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Interview with Dinousar Jr. frontman

Everyone loves Dinosaur Jr.'s Bug except J Mascis

For Dinosaur Jr., an achingly melody-fueled power trio formed from the ashes of several Amherst-area hardcore bands in 1984, the pursuit of awesome came at the price of happiness, harmony, and ultimately the band itself.
No fun
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 17, 2011

Photos: The Godfathers at Johnny D's

The Godfathers play Johnny D's on February 16, 2011.
The Godfathers | Johnny D's | February 16, 2011
By K. BONAMI  |  February 18, 2011

Photos: Muse and Silversun Pickups at TD Garden

Photos of Muse and Silversun Pickups at TD Garden
Muse and Silversun Pickups, live at the TD Garden, March 6, 2010
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  March 12, 2010


Even if they had closed up shop 15 years ago, the Residents would go down as some of rock's most prolific pranksters. They aped the Beatles on their 1974 debut, Meet the Residents , tormented short attention spans with 40-minute songs on 1980's The Com
After 40 years, the Residents ditch the script
By MATT PARISH  |  February 05, 2010

Photos: Brand New at House of Blues

Photos from Brand New's Boston stop on their Daisy tour
Brand New live at House of Blues Boston, November 18, 2009
By CATHERINE LEE  |  November 20, 2009

Photos: Santigold, Amanda Blanks at House of Blues

Santigold, Amanda Blanks, and Trouble Andrew, live at House of Blues on June 1, 2009
Santigold, Amanda Blanks, and Trouble Andrew, live at House of Blues on June 1, 2009
By MATT TEUTEN  |  June 05, 2009


Something for everyone

In the last three years Hands and Knees have been signed to the Beatings' Midriff Records and racked up ample gold stars from critics; late last month they also dropped their splendid sophomore record, Et tu, Fluffy?
Hands and Knees' vintage-to-Fraggle rock
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 15, 2009