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| January 18, 2013
Take it to the Bridge
Report to Machines with Magnets and revel in the loudness on FRIDAY (the 9th) with San Fran's OXBOW (their only New England appearance), as well as local guests TINSEL TEETH and WHORE PAINT.
Plus, even more to do in Pawtucket
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| September 09, 2011
Yo La Tengo's awesome-sounding tour not coming to Boston, sadly
Yo La Tengo's new tour sounds quite amazing:We’re going to split our performance into two sets. At the beginning of the night, we’ll bring a...
| November 05, 2010
What does it say about the current scene when the standard full rock band of two guitars, bass, and drums can seem novel?
Mean Creek look forward to a long road
P. NICK CURRAN
| June 05, 2010
Various Artists | Songs For Chris Knox
On June 11 of last year, Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke.
| February 19, 2010
As action-packed as the holidays are, they can be a real dead zone when it comes to decent shows.
Ten shows you didn't know you'd be going to
| January 01, 2010
Dropping by with an old friend
Even before there were festivals like All Tomorrow’s Parties to formalize the concept, Sonic Youth have always given off a curatorial air.
Sonic Youth + The Feelies, live at the Wilbur Theatre, November 22, 2009
| November 27, 2009
I tried hard to be born earlier, but it didn't work. As a result, I've had to contend with an irritatingly positioned cultural blind spot (roughly 1976–1986) that currently occupies all that open space once filled with childhood memories.
The Feelies pick up their legacy
| November 20, 2009
Yo La Tengo | Popular Songs
Yo La Tengo are articulate, thoughtful purveyors of highbrow pop.
MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY
| August 21, 2009
New music: Yo La Tengo, "Periodically Double or Triple"
LISTEN: Yo La Tengo, "Periodically Double or Triple" (mp3) Yes, Yo La Tengo sort of released an albu...
| June 04, 2009
Papercuts | You Can Have What You Want
Hidden under reverb and aggressive analog production, the first sung lyrics on You Can Have What You Want belie what seems to be a cheery record title: "Once we walked in the sunlight three years ago this July."
| April 17, 2009
Condo Fucks | Fuckbook
In the unlikely event that you haven't already discovered this on the Internet: the Condo Fucks are not the "legendary New London, CT trio" they're described as on Matador's Web site.
| March 23, 2009
Year in Local Pop: Local motion
Bands come and go, but songs stick around.
Our 2008 playlist
| December 22, 2008
On-campus concerts — for us graduates or college abstainers — offer a lot to complain about, but it’s worth taking a chance on a college gig or two this year.
College rock hits the campus circuit
| October 16, 2008
Crossword: ''Fools on film''
All is not as it seems
| June 11, 2008
“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
| May 07, 2008
Keeping it Clean
David Kilgour likes to claim he’s not a very driven fellow. At least not anymore.
David Kilgour looks to the future
| February 05, 2008
One suspects all colds are terrible in the world of Stephin Merritt.
Stephin Merritt warms up on Distortion
| January 07, 2008
Dylan is his own cover band.
From Newport to I’m Not There
| November 20, 2007
Renewing their vows
Life obviously isn’t fair.
Spouse return after three years with Relocation Tactics
| April 04, 2007
If every generation has its Love Story , its tragic tale of romance and loss, then Rob Sheffield’s Love Is a Mix Tape is that book for those who came of age with indie rock.
Critic Rob Sheffield comes to terms with the death of his musical soul mate in Love Is a Mix Tape
| March 10, 2007
Sounds like awesome
Citadel sound like every great psych-rock band from the late ’60s, and Modern Syndrome sound like every great indie-rock band from the ’90s.
Citadel and Modern Syndrome put their influences to bed
| February 07, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
Heard ’round here
There were lots of great records to choose from, so I decided not to limit the list to 10 selections.
15 reasons to be cheerful
| December 20, 2006
Tempera and Citadel
Saturday night at SPACE Gallery was packed with Portland locals and holiday visitors to see a lineup comprised of entirely homegrown acts, including the already-lauded-in-this-column Cult Maze, so let’s focus on the other fresh faces of the evening.
SPACE Gallery, November 20, 2006
| November 29, 2006
Hunting the wild Klosterman
He is Charles John “Chuck” Klosterman: pop-culture critic, four-time author, celebrity profiler, Esquire columnist, ESPN Page 2 sportswriter, former Spin senior editor, unrepentant Billy Joel fan. And he makes girls spit. Chuck Klosterman reads f
Things about the pop-culture writer that are true, things that might be true, and something that isn’t true at all
| October 05, 2006
Yo La Tengo
As silly as the title sounds, it’s an accurate reflection of the we’re-not-afraid-to-take-on-anything attitude that’s propelled Yo La through the past dozen years. Yo La Tengo, “Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind”
I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass | Matador
| September 18, 2006
Going on sale: August 4, 2006
Lewis Black, Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Head Automatica, Madeleine Peyroux, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| August 01, 2006
When Tom Thumb, aka Andy Arch, last put a record out, it was a solo acoustic outing, bedroom folk music, one guitar and one voice.
Andy Arch and the Latter Day Saints’ masterful EP
| May 02, 2006
Michael Hoffman’s look at one man’s reaction to the ’86 World Series has some bona fides: a screenplay by novelist Don DeLillo, strong turns from Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Keaton, a soundtrack by Yo La Tengo.
Keaton, Downey, Jr, Yo La Tengo, Don DeLillo revisit '86 World Series
| March 07, 2006
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