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Parlour Bells' moonlight dance

Few things that happen so frequently are as revered as nightfall.
Cellars by Starlight
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 07, 2012

Dead Cats Dead Rats can't slow down

Dead Cats Dead Rats have found a few musical truths about themselves to be self-evident: they're fast, they're unapologetic, and they're at their best when capitalizing on a combination of the two.

By HILARY HUGHES  |  November 23, 2012

The orchestrated pleasure of Eddie Japan

Sitting with Eddie Japan frontman David Santos, there is suspicion he might be a spy. He's well-dressed, to suit any occasion that might arise, and he refuses a drink.
Cellars by starlight
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 16, 2012

Haunted by sound, Pile is rising

The five-year-old quartet Pile, among the brightest of Boston's bursting subterrane, makes waltz-time, feel-bad guitar music that is gothic in the non-eyeliner sense: angular songs express the sort of specific, primal anxieties that litter a liberal-arts

By JAY BREITLING  |  October 26, 2012

The recorded rebirth of Mean Creek

Outside their rehearsal space, Mean Creek are standing with their hands in their pockets, excited to dig into some discussion about their anticipated new record, Youth Companion .

By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  October 12, 2012

The Shills change to stay the same

Youth is both the blessing and the curse of Boston's music landscape.
Natural progression
By PERRY EATON  |  April 27, 2012

sewer goddess 4

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