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Ty Segall Band | Slaughterhouse

Even for a garage-rock record, Slaughterhouse is especially sloppy and overeager.
In the Red (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  June 22, 2012

Spotlighting the origins of garage rock heroes Barry & the Remains

Nearly 50 years ago, Barry Tashian found his beat in the center of London.
OUT Preview: This weekend in Allston
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 13, 2012

Catching up with a shape-shifting Viva Viva

With creative assists from Bud, Jack, and Marlboro Reds — call it a musician's late-night BLT — Viva Viva's Chris Warren grabs his acoustic guitar and launches into an impromptu "Sweet Jane."
Band on the run
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  November 11, 2011

Out: Dressed in drag and out stealing veggie oil, the Fagettes crew conquer the west coast

"We toured in a Vietnam-era, two-and-a-half ton military truck," says Ryan Major, singer/guitarist of Allston '60s garage-rock revivalists the Fagettes.
Too drunk to truck
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  September 02, 2011
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Crystal Antlers | Two-Way Mirror

Crystal Antlers' latest can be a pretty frustrating record — not because of what it is but because what it isn't.
Recreation Ltd. (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  July 22, 2011

Jeff the Brotherhood bring the DIY

"If I hadn't witnessed Jeff the Brotherhood, there would be no Skimask," Skimask singer Andy Brown told me after an Allston basement show last month.
By LIZ PELLY  |  March 25, 2011


Obits | Moody, Standard, and Poor

Rick Froberg's co-workers have no idea how much he hates his office job and the people around him
Sub Pop (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  March 11, 2011

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Rule #17 of survival in the DIY-ish indie-rock circuit: always stay busy.
Hardly Art (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  February 11, 2011

Photos: Best Coast at Paradise Rock Club

Best Coast, No Joy, and Wavves perform live at the Paradise Rock Club on February 4, 2011.
Best Coast + No Joy + Wavves | Paradise Rock Club | February 4, 2011
By STEPHANIE ROSE  |  February 11, 2011

Life on the mend with Austin's Woven Bones

"Woven bones" suggests a serial killer trying to consolidate many corpses, or something a bloodthirsty despot might use to fashion a crown.
Road out of ruin
By REYAN ALI  |  October 22, 2010

Celebrating Ralph's

Having survived the temporary loss of its coolness factor at the turn of the century, and the death of namesake Ralph Moberly last year, Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner, the 400-seat Worcester night-life landmark that's showcased several decades worth of
A Worcester Icon at 30
By BRIAN GOSLOW  |  May 08, 2009


Screaming Females | Power Move

A while back, New Jersey's Screaming Females achieved the prestigious distinction of coolest band ever to crash at my apartment.
Don Giovanni (2009)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 10, 2009
Last Night: the Hives at the Middle East

Last Night: the Hives at the Middle East

New suits, new ’staches, new songs — same old vaudevillian showmanship, same old mathematically pr...
By Will Spitz  |  October 15, 2007


The White Stripes with opener Dan Sartain July 23 at Aggainis...
By Caitlin E. Curran  |  July 24, 2007