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What's F'n Next? Bad Books

Andy Hull is doing just fine with the introspective and sometimes angst-tinged alt-rock of Manchester Orchestra, and Brooklyn-based Kevin Devine has built up a solid following with his own singer/songwriter thing.
Atlanta, Georgia
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  February 15, 2013

Here We Go Magic | A Different Ship

On paper, at least, it's a match made in psychedelic alt-rock heaven.
Secretly Canadian
By RYAN REED  |  May 11, 2012

The Black Keys rise to the arenas

When it was announced that the Black Keys were headlining the TD Garden, it looked like a mistake.
Key bumps
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  March 02, 2012

The improbable rise of We Are Augustines

With new management, new supporters, and the same Pela fans, We Are Augustines remain a work in progress.  
Comfort music
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 23, 2011

Getting an alt-rock buzzcut with Yuck

Somewhere along the line in the history of music journalism, writing about the way a record sounds turned into drawing up a laundry list of predecessor comparisons.
Sonic mooch
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  September 16, 2011

Full Body Anchor rebuild their own alt-rock nation

The whole Full Body Anchor gang either used to, or continue to, play in keystone Boston punk and/or hardcore and/or rockabilly operations like Drago, the Marvels, the Dents, and the Raging Teens.
Open to interpretation
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 05, 2011


Review: The Go! Team | Rolling Blackouts

For close to a decade now, this Brighton (UK) band have gleefully championed going all in.
Memphis Industries (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  January 28, 2011

How low can you go?

"Turn down the bass!" a well-meaning fan finally yelled last Saturday night, about a half-hour into Murder by Death's sold-out performance downstairs at the Middle East.
Murder by Death live at the Middle East Downstairs, February 7, 2009
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  February 10, 2009

Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007