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What’s F’n next: Tanlines

The formation of Tanlines was as inevitable as it was organic.

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 16, 2012

Live jazz from John Scofield Trio at the Regattabar

Not long into his encore during the first set at the Regattabar Thursday night, guitarist John Scofield stopped the band, walked across the stage and took the sheet music from Steve Swallow's stand.

By JON GARELICK  |  September 21, 2012

A moving second record from Dark Hollow Bottling Company kicks off a busy summer

Talk about a band stepping up their game. Dark Hollow Bottling Company lead off a busy summer of releases this weekend by moving from being a pretty entertaining and fun string band to putting out a genuinely important second album in American Ghosts
A Dream preferred
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 08, 2012
Slideshow: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman

Photos: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman at the Paradise Rock Club

Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman played the Paradise Rock Club on June 3, 2012.
 Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman | Paradise Rock Club | June 3, 2012
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 08, 2012

Esperanza Spalding’s “Society”

The first time I was knocked out by Esperanza Spalding, she wasn't even playing — she was talking.
Charmed agenda
By JON GARELICK  |  April 20, 2012
Hello Helios opera

Helios Early Opera's Charpentier; plus, the BSO's Mendelssohn Lobgesang

There's a new group in town doing Baroque opera — not an easy ambition.
Hello, Helios!
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  February 03, 2012

Cardinal - Off the Record

Cardinal | Hymns

After a nearly two-decade silence, chamber-pop duo Cardinal emerge from their near-mythic hibernation with the sleepy-eyed, Beatles-underwater gem "Northern Soul," which crawls out of the speakers as if to say, "Yeah, we've been gone since 1994 — but re
Fire Records (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  January 13, 2012
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Shaping noise into extreme metal with Sewer Goddess

Sewer Goddess are gritty, grimy, and unpleasant listening, but a growing legion of gluttons flock to the band's audial punishment.
The grimy underground
By IAN DUNCAN-BROWN  |  August 26, 2011
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Sun Araw | Ancient Romans

The hypnotic fifth LP by Sun Araw — the five-year-old solo project of Angelino Cameron Stallones — is a double-vinyl spiral through deep zones of neo-primitive psych-drone noise.
Sun Ark/Drag City (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 19, 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

Interview: Melissa Auf der Maur

Melissa Auf der Maur describes herself as "a good Boston Irish girl," born on St. Patrick's Day in 1972.
On her new CD and movie — and Billy, Courtney, and Danzig
By JON GARELICK  |  October 15, 2010


Esperanza and Kenny

Spalding's chamber music; Werner's elegy
Spalding's chamber music; Werner's elegy
By JON GARELICK  |  October 01, 2010