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Looking for a reason to head to Belfast?

April 24 might be a good bet

Must Flee TV?

If Jersey Shore and Last Comic Standing had a threesome with Curb Your Enthusiasm in the men’s room of Great Scott, the bastard issue might look a little something like Quiet Desperation .
With his new ‘reality sitcom,’ the artist formerly known as Robbie Roadsteamer tries to stop the Allston hipster brain drain
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010

The other river rave

When heads deserted the Chinatown-warehouse rave scene in the late '90s, the house loyalists from Soul Clap and Marz Entertainment were still cracking glow sticks.
Soul Clap and Marz bring life to the banks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 19, 2009

Mat city

Despite the bleak scenario, this is Aronofsky's funniest film.
Aronofsky, Rourke make The Wrestler a champ
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 22, 2008

Muzzle mania

Giving a Muzzle Award to the Boston Police Department for its handling of Veterans Day protesters is in keeping with widespread media complicity that allows lower ranks to be court-martialed while war criminals in the White House escape accountability fo
Letters to the Boston editor, July 11, 2008

The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2008


Telling the Truth

Providence hip-hop ain’t what you think it is.
Prolyphic and Reanimator bring it
By BOB GULLA  |  May 07, 2008

DIY all over again

Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
By BOB GULLA  |  February 13, 2008

A stand against silence

Their hearts were warmed by passion, despite the cold temperatures.
The patriots’ offensive line
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  November 29, 2007

The War is swell

Sometime in the late ’80s, I was sharing some Iron City with my father at the bar of a Pittsburgh American Legion post.
Ken Burns captures reflections in ‘Hell’s own cesspool’
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 18, 2007

The best of times

On Boston Harbor’s Long Island, two miles out in Quincy Bay, the Curley Building stands hulking and decrepit.
More than a decade into their career, Dropkick Murphys accept success — and pay tribute to the people and the city who helped them earn it
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 07, 2007


Summertime techno

With Sun Season upon us, sounds get a little brighter, parties a little sweatier, and asses a little looser. The Roots of Soulclap podcast (mp3)
Soulclap!, plus Wednesdays return and Boy in Static’s “Skull”
By DAVID DAY  |  June 12, 2007

Hunting season

"Any shows in Boston feel like home," says Casey Crescenzo.
The Dear Hunter set their sights on opera, Boston, and the Receiving End of Sirens
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  December 28, 2006

Veterans won’t let veterans march

Maine Veterans for Peace may not be allowed to march in Portland’s Veterans Day parade this year, because parade organizers and participants object to the group’s anti-war politics.
By SARA DONNELLY  |  October 04, 2006

Synapses firing

Back on Monday August 14, when Kenmore Square was the usual pre–Red Sox game Tasmanian clusterfuck, a smaller but no less devoted crowd began to form outside Avalon. Receiving End of Sirens, "Planning a Prison Break" (mp3)
The Receiving End of Sirens have their own Fenway faithful
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 08, 2006

Flashbacks: May 5, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 03, 2006


Our kinda Blue

She may currently live outside of Boston, but Diane Blue is, in her heart and on record, an Ocean Stater.
Diane’s masterful Here I Am ; Monty's goes national  
By BOB GULLA  |  March 08, 2006