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SXSW 2010: British Invasion

These four bands from the UK left me hungry for more.
WFNX honcho rates his four best English bands at SXSW
By MIKE TIERNEY  |  March 26, 2010

Priestess | Prior To The Fire

Now Priestess are back in Indieland, rubbing denim-clad elbows with the likes of Nebula and Black Math Horseman.
Tee Pee (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 29, 2010

Live Earth 2007

So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 10, 2007

It's Township

Ah, the WBCN Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble, the battle of the bands that stokes the local music scene into a conflagration of puerile mudslinging, blind favoritism, and ill-informed conspiracy theory.
The Rumble, Harpers Ferry, April 20, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 23, 2007

Lords of acid rock

At both shows Earl Greyhound have played in the Boston area to date — upstairs at the Middle East (to which they return this Tuesday) in early October and outdoors in Harvard Square for Oktoberfest a week later — people laughed. Earl Greyhound, "All Be
Earl Greyhound open the floodgates
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 10, 2007

Cabin fever

Local-music aficionados were downright spoiled in 2006. Hallelujah the Hills, "Hallelujah the Hills" (mp3) SnowLeopards, "Stuck in the Middle" (mp3)   Tulsa, "Whissper" (mp3)
Local bands that will get you through the winter
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 02, 2007


Whack attack

“Whack!” That’s the sound (whack!) of ¡Forward Russia! (whack!) conducting one of the most irritating (whack!) soundchecks ever done (whack!) in a Boston club.
Fenway celebrates its 30th session
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 04, 2006

Psych wards

No band, as far as I can tell, more perfectly marries the mediævalist echoes of the neo-folkies to the low-end wallop of bong metal, the ballad to the blood mountain.
Dead Meadow, Middle East Upstairs, November 20, 2006
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 28, 2006

Different Strokes?

I feel bad for Julian Casablancas, as strange as that may sound. Slideshow: The Strokes at Bank of America Pavillion Slideshow: The Mess Hall and Wolfmother at Bank of America Pavillion
The Strokes and Wolfmother at the Bank of America Pavilion, September 13, 2006
By WILL SPITZ  |  September 18, 2006

Local heroes

The set time, 9 pm, wasn’t ideal, but everything else came together perfectly for Zox as they made their inaugural appearance at the music industry blitzkrieg known as South by Southwest.
Rhode Island bands make a good showing at SXSW
By BOB GULLA  |  March 21, 2006