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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
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Billy Hart’s ongoing education

Billy Hart still remembers his first drum "lesson."
Masterful
By JON GARELICK  |  March 23, 2012
Album review: Be the Void

Dr. Dog | Be the Void

With Be the Void , their sonically raw sixth album, these Philly psych-pop oddballs have pulled a fussy, self-conscious about-face, indulging in their weirdest ideas in years.
Anti- (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  February 03, 2012
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The Drums | Portamento

If the Mozzer himself is going to stay forever ensconced in his elder-statesman Vegas Era, then I'll gladly take this bold blond bout of Morrissey youth-worship wrapped nicely in 2011's garage-pop wave.
Frenchkiss (2011)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 09, 2011
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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
Grass Widow in the zoo

How Grass Widow came to play a concert for a small group of great apes

Gigi was in her late 30s the first time she saw a rock band play. The concert took place outside her enclosure, at 8:30 in the morning, so it wouldn't interfere with Franklin Park Zoo's usual visiting hours.
Gorilla Theater
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 05, 2011


Reel around the fawning: The Drums' Morrissey worship right on the "Money"


Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before. A few years ago, when he was still spitting sighs over synths in underrated...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 26, 2011
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Review: Rock Band 3

Adding a keyboard to Rock Band 3 was the most logical move for Harmonix.
Keys open doors
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 12, 2010
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The Drums | The Drums

The Drums' Jonathan Pierce has it all mixed up — today's fame-seeking musicians are trading in their guitars for keyboards, not their keyboards for guitars.
Downtown Records (2010)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 15, 2010

Sonic DNA: Stanton Moore and Anthony Brown

Music is mystery, maybe, but for some of us that conceit is a provocation for deep-nerdy investigation.
They know where music comes from
By JON GARELICK  |  September 17, 2010
Surfer Blood at Jerky's Music Hall

Surfer Blood at Jerky's Music Hall


Rolling Stone positioned their riff-obsessed opuses as both genuflection to and attack on '90s moodiness, and that's kinda/sorta correct. Surfer Blood's Astro Coast (Kanine) alludes...
By webteam  |  September 07, 2010


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Drum circle

It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke. When Man Forever take the stage at Great Scott in Allston this weekend, the band will run five or six drummers deep.
Man Forever's John Colpitts finds his rhythm
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  August 13, 2010
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The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009
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Feel the beat

A single set of precise, thundering beats fills the modest rehearsal space of Woburn's American Chinese Art Society. The sound rattles the flooring and shakes my guts. It emanates from a petite woman holding two thick wooden sticks and walloping a pair
Odaiko New England turns 15, wails on huge drums
By ANNE VICKMAN  |  May 29, 2009