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Review: AoK's solid debut

Appropriately, AoK Suicide Forest's self-titled debut record is traveling music; whether a soundtrack for coursing through terrain similar to their grim namesake or a more, uh, cosmic environment, is a decision left to the listener.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 12, 2010

52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010

World's greatest boss

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band at TD Banknorth Garden, April 21
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band at TD Banknorth Garden, April 21
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 01, 2009

Video + Photos: World's 52nd Most Unsexy Man Covers Even Unsexier ZZ Top Song

SPRINGSTEEN: does ZZ Top in BostonIn case you missed it, the World's 52nd Most Unsexy Man played t...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 22, 2009

Music seen: Never Got Caught, Mess with the Bull + Phantom Glue

In the late '90s, Boston (and by extension northern New England) experienced a rock renaissance.
Never Got Caught, Mess with the Bull + Phantom Glue, March 14, at O’Brien’s Pub
By DAN CLARK  |  March 18, 2009

Feel the music

I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 08, 2008


Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008

Murder Weapon, Werewolves on Wheels, Lead Stiletto

Despite a thin crowd, each band was in fine form.
Music seen, Geno's, August 28, 2008
By DAN CLARK  |  September 03, 2008

Spring cleaning

Some find it remarkable, but it is nevertheless true that far more local CDs are released than there are weeks in a year.
A grab bag of discs buried by winter snow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2008

Excellent Italian interview

Steve Albini is a pretty nerdy guy.
Steve Albini speaks
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2007

Recapturing the magic

Watch a slideshow of the Police at Fenway Park.
The Police, Fenway Park, July 28, 2007
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 30, 2007


Going on sale: July 27, 2007

Soulive, ZZ Top, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 24, 2007

New Orleans notes

This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
By JON GARELICK  |  May 08, 2007

Worldly travelers

Recently, Brother Cleve has become something of an international presence, thanks to an eclectic band he plays keyboards in called Dragonfly and to an increasingly successful career as a DJ. Dragonfly, "Blind (Brother Cleve's rock 'n dhol remix)" (mp3
Dragonfly and the many sides of Brother Cleve
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 13, 2006

Two guys walk into a bar . . .

From the outside, P.A.’s Lounge looks like a place a man in a joke about a bar might think twice about bringing his talking dog into.
The debut of the Union Square Round Table
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 13, 2006

Do what they mean

When 2006 wraps up, it’ll be hard to think of another show as fun as the Big Easy’s stage for the Best Music Poll Festival back in May, with Cosades and Loverless opening for Rock Kills Kid.
Loverless are a lean Fighter machine
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 20, 2006


Is the RIAA inoculating itself against viral video?

You’ve seen them: the hundreds upon hundreds of homemade clips on YouTube and Google Video where bored teenagers set up a webcam and lip-sync cheekily to their favorite songs.
YouTube under fire
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 21, 2006

Crossword: 'I'm not a doctor!'

But I get this cool title anyway
By MATT JONES  |  May 03, 2006


Matt Shardlow; RPM Challenge; impending spring Band Guide
Portland's local music news for the week of Feb. 3-9

Last days of New Alliance

Wandering around the Fenway’s soon-to-be-demolished RFT building feels like spelunking through the bowels of Boston’s hard-rock scene.
The nerve center of Boston’s rock scene for the past 19 years is packing up and moving across the river  
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 19, 2006