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Photos: Earthquake Party, Fat Creeps, RIBS + Viva Viva at the WFNX Boston Accents Funeral Party (Night 1)

Earthquake Party, Fat Creeps, RIBS and Viva Viva perform live during night one of the WFNX Boston Accents Funeral Party | Monday, July 23, 2012 at Great Scott
Monday, July 23, 2012 | Great Scott
By MICK MURRAY  |  July 27, 2012

The Big Hurt: An unknown legend comes in from the cold

From the early '70s through the late '90s, artist branding guru Harold Wells worked with nearly every major label, coming up with perfect names for some of the most famous acts in rock history.
Return of a band namer
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 01, 2012

Photos: 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round #2

Animal Talk + Grey Valley Ghosts + Thick Shakes + Garvy at TT the Bear's Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round #2  
Rock n Roll Rumble Day 2, at T.T. the Bear's Place
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  April 06, 2012

The Big Hurt: JACKED at SXSW

This year's South by Southwest festival has plenty of big attractions, but none are bigger than the Doritos JACKED Stage.
Indie’s rising stars play beneath the shadow of Big Dorito
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 23, 2012

Photos: SXSW 2012 booths at the Austin Convention Center

SXSW 2012 attendees, bands, and booths on display at the Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012

8 new records that will give Boston rock a charge

Boston's going through an identity crisis; never has the city's music scene been so diverse, its sonic landscape so eclectic.
High voltage
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 02, 2012


Say yes to the Can’t Nots

The Can't Nots released their debut EP, Applesauce , earlier this year and quickly racked up some positive press around these parts, and garnered a Best Breakthrough Act nomination in our 2011 Best Music Poll.
A positive double negative
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 07, 2011

Photos: One Night Band at the Middle East

40 musicians from a cross section of area bands form eight new acts for one night only in One Night Band at the Middle East on September 24, 2011.
Hosted by Boston Band Crush | September 24, 2011
By KYLE CARRIER  |  September 30, 2011
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Tampa re-emerging as a death-metal hotbed

People up here in the Northeast normally associate Tampa, Florida, with balmy beaches and snowbirds. But look beyond the sands and the area is the perfect grindcore dystopia: boulevards flanked by miles of strip sprawl cut across a lattice of low-slung
Dark rays
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  August 26, 2011
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Dave Mustaine's righteous path

Now sober, the ginger frontman is not only sharing a bill with Metallica, but the stage in an end-of-the-night jam to celebrate the Big Four, along with Slayer and Anthrax, and commemorating 30 years of pioneering thrash by playing select gigs around the
Tragic hero
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 26, 2011

Out of this world...

We were charmed to learn that THE KENYA HALL BAND , one of the finest and few of our local R&B groups, played a show at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village last weekend.
Wax Tablet


Photos: Taking Back Sunday at the MFA

Taking Back Sunday performs at the Museum of Fine Arts for a WFNX Acoustic Session on July 20, 2011.
WFNX Acoustic Session | July 20, 2011
By ALEXA FAY  |  July 29, 2011

Photos: Torche at the Middle East Downstairs

Torche performs live at the Middle East Downstairs on July 21, 2011.
Torche | Middle East Downstairs | July 21, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  July 29, 2011
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Washed Out | Within and Without

Two summers ago, a number of glo-fi buzz bands surfed trendy chillwaves around the blogosphere, reaching mild popularity amongst fans of subtle, retro dance beats and laid-back vibes.
Sub Pop (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  July 15, 2011
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From afar, Destry bring vintage allure to Boston

When Destry's Michelle DaRosa tells me she grew up watching musicals excessively, I find myself listening to her singing voice just to see what type of musical heroine she'd be.  
Cowboys in waiting
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  May 06, 2011

Coachella 2011 Photos: WFNX Sapporo House

WFNX and Sapporo hosted band interviews and performances during Coachella | April 15-17, 2011
Freelance Whales, Foster The People, Jack's Mannequin, Mumford & Sons, The Joy Formidable, Cults, Neon Trees, Plan B, She Wants Revenge, The National
By  |  April 29, 2011

Music Seen: Spose

Though it was Spose's first big show locally since the "I'm Awesome" craze died down, Saturday night was as much about showcasing Spose's P.Dank label as it was debuting songs from his new We Smoked It All, Vol. 2.

By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 29, 2011

Kristi Martel, Meta P, and more!

So Late it Hurts is the title of the forthcoming disc from THE 'MERICANS; last call to catch Chris Daltry & Co. kick out some brand-new jams at Firehouse 13 (401.270.1801) on THURSDAY (the 28th) with Baltimore's Lower Dens and the Manderson Projec
Wild weekend

Review: Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story

It's difficult to say whether anyone besides fans will be drawn to Robert G. Bralver & David Ferino's at times hagiographic documentary about the late Morphine frontman, who died on a concert stage in Palestrina, Italy, in 1999, at the age of 46.
Documentary about the late Morphine frontman
By JON GARELICK  |  April 29, 2011
John Powhida International Airport wins rumble semifinals

Photos: 2nd night of semifinals at Rock 'n' Roll Rumble

John Powhida International Airport win the second night of Rumble semifinals
Black Thai, Old Jack, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, John Powhida International Airport | April 15, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 22, 2011
Sidewalk Driver at the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble

Photos: Sixth night of preliminaries at Rock 'n' Roll Rumble

Rock 'n' Roll Rumble at TT The Bear's | April 9, 2011
Sidewalk Driver win the sixth and final night of Rumble preliminaries at TT's
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 15, 2011


Photos: A.K.A.C.O.D. at the Plough & Stars

A.K.A.C.O.D. perform live at the Plough and Stars on December 8, 2010.
A.K.A.C.O.D. | Plough & Stars | December 8, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 17, 2010

Huak + Metal Feathers at Bayside Bowl, September 24

The DJ at Bayside Bowl can't stop playing the Pixies' Bossanova. Not that anyone's complaining.
Music seen

Providence Student Survival Guide: List of lists

It's back-to-campus time. You've got shopping lists, book lists, syllabi, class rosters, and Facebook. Who would possibly think you could handle more lists? We would, that's who.
New to Vo Dilun? Trust us, you need this
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 03, 2010

Photos: Vivian Girls at Great Scott

Photos of Vivian Girls at Great Scott
Vivian Girls, live at Great Scott, March 8, 2010
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  March 12, 2010
The Numeric Band Challenge!

The Numeric Band Challenge!

   Today during the show the guys, with the help of  the listeners, began to compile ...
By FNX Intern  |  May 14, 2009

Portland Music News: May 1, 2009

SEAN MORIN will perform his senior composition recital at UMaine Augusta's Jewett Hall on May 6.
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  May 01, 2009

Just the 11 of us

De La Soul believe that three is the magic number. My college girlfriend thought it was 55, not counting guys she only blew.
The Macrotones find strength in numbers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2009