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Sun Airway | Soft Fall

One of the more remarkable evolutions in the contemporary musical underground may be Jon Barthmus's decade-long peregrination from hardcore punk to the ambitious electro-pop of Sun Airway.
Dead Oceans Records (2012)
By JAY BREITLING  |  October 12, 2012
Music: Converge

Converge go back to basics

For most Bostonians of a certain age, Converge's Jane Doe (2001) is always going to be "that" record. But sentimentality aside, the metal/hardcore quartet's latest, All We Love We Leave Behind — out Tuesday on Epitaph — bangs right up against it.

By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  October 05, 2012
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You Me at Six | Sinners Never Sleep

Sinners Never Sleep is a transitional album, though such efforts rarely bode as well for the future as this does.
Virgin Records (2011)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  January 27, 2012
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Cloud Nothings | Attack on Memory

With Attack on Memory , the third full-length from Cleveland-based Cloud Nothings, 20-year-old frontman Dylan Baldi approaches new, drastically darker material with the same empty-bottle angst that made his previous releases so appealing.
Carpark (2012)
By PATRICK MCDERMOTT  |  January 27, 2012
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Photos: Give Up the Ghost at the Wonderland Ballroom

Give Up the Ghost/American Nightmare reunite for two gigs after almost eight years -- with their first show ravaging a hearty crowd at Revere's Wonderland Ballroom on December 29.
Give Up the Ghost | Wonderland Ballroom | December 29, 2011
By MIKE JOHNSON  |  December 30, 2011
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Give Up the Ghost roar back for a timely reunion

It's tough to maintain unswerving matter-of-factness without boring anybody. But hardcore, at its best, manages exactly that.
Growing up hardcore
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 23, 2011


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Photos: Women of Boston hardcore -- Curmudgeon + Get Laid + Honeysuck + The Inhalers

Curmudgeon, Get Laid, Honeysuck and The Inhalers perform and practice in spaces around Massachusetts.
Great Massachusetts punk rockers -- who just so happen to be women
By ALI DONOHUE  |  September 16, 2011
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Punk and hardcore's latest heroes: Massachusetts women

In the boys' club world of contemporary music, gender relationships are complex even in DIY punk — the strain of rock that historically prides itself most on egalitarianism.
Pushing back
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 16, 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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Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing

In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011
[live preview] Choke Up!’s homecoming show, Sunday @ Wacky Kastle

[live preview] Choke Up!’s homecoming show, Sunday @ Wacky Kastle


  Everyone's favorite local melodic-upbeat-hardcore outfit CHOKE UP! are about to return from a three week tour during which drummer Harley Cox turned 21 (which...
By Ali Donohue  |  July 08, 2011


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Fucked Up scale new concept heights, eye closure

Fucked Up have always relished the idea of screwing with people's heads.
Fucked Up scale new concept heights, eye closure
By REYAN ALI  |  June 24, 2011
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After a decade on the grind, Trap Them find their stride

Hardcore cribbing from metal is hardly new territory. At least, according to Trap Them vocalist Ryan McKenney.  
Reshaping their core
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  May 20, 2011
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Death Ray Vision emerge from scrap metal

Metal, being a musical genre based on extremes, embodies an ongoing war between conservative and radical forces.  
Veteran thrashers
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 22, 2011
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How staying different saved street art in the Bean

Boston has a special place in graffiti history — and not just because one of our early marquee vandals, Popeye, was Jordan Knight of the New Kids on the Block.
Boston bombers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 01, 2011
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A Deathwish comes true

If you've lived in Boston for more than a few months, you've surely felt the pang of "Whoa" that runs up and down your spine the first time you see their trucks: huge black-and-gold behemoths stocked with intimidatingly jacked dudes all dressed in black
Psycho Pirates Dept.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 11, 2011


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Photos: Motherboar at Great Scott

Motherboar perform at Great Scott on January 22, 2011.
Motherboar | Great Scott | January 22, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 28, 2011
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None More Black | Icons

Icons demonstrates just how little None More Black have changed over 10 years.
Fat Wreck Chords (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  October 22, 2010
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Photos: Vanna and Our Last Night in Bangor

Photos of the two bands performing during the Skate Against Drugs 2010 Tour
Vanna and Our Last Night, live at Bangor Skatepark, May 1, 2010
By ANDREW FOSTER  |  May 07, 2010
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How it feels to be something (back) on

Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
By LEOR GALIL  |  September 25, 2009
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Paul Schrader at the HFA

"I'm not sure what happened to me," says Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, one of the least reliable of the director's succession of unreliable narrators, in the film named for her.
American contradictions
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  January 26, 2009


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Save yourselves

The media-propagated notion that the Canadian sextet Fucked Up are "saving hardcore" seems silly.
Fucked Up are not your father's hardcore
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 12, 2009