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The music community comes together for 95 Columbia Street

More than 30 bands and artists will perform live next week across multiple venues to raise money for the victims of the August 23 house fire at 95 Columbia Street in Cambridge, also known as "The Danger Zone" and "Columbia House" — a welcoming space tha
Emergency music
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 07, 2012

Bands from the blogosphere

There were nearly 100 bands, artists, or acts nominated in the Boston edition of this year's Best Music Poll, and yet there was still a healthy debate over omissions.
BMP 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 15, 2012

Photos: Mayer Hawthorne & The Sterns at Brighton Music Hall

Mayer Hawthorne & The Sterns stopped by Brighton Music Hall on Thursday, February 9, 2012.
Brighton Music Hall | Thursday, February 9, 2012
By JOSH BERLINGER  |  February 17, 2012

Back with Bozmo, Moore takes off his Thinkers cap

Bo Moore is "a little Thinker-ed out."  
Kid n' play
By RYAN REED  |  December 16, 2011
[mp3 premiere] Little Spoon - "Slumber/Truss"

[mp3 premiere] Little Spoon - "Slumber/Truss"

Little Spoon (formerly High Sea) is Allston resident Cameron Potter's local dreamy psych-gaze solo project. Potter sent us two new ultra-inspired jams last night, "Slumber"...
By Liz Pelly  |  November 22, 2011

The timely pop return of Emergency Music

"I would agree that Emergency Music started at a rough time to be in a band if you're comparing it to starting up a band in 2011," frontman Jesse Duquette offers via email.  
So long to the subtle
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  September 23, 2011


Out: Boston loses a musical ace

As the book says, it is best to follow the example set by Jesus Christ himself — live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse.
Ketman a go-go bye-bye
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 16, 2011

Boston rock bands together for Crash Safely

If music can be a refuge for the open-minded, it should also be able to take the lead in changing entrenched attitudes.
Landing spot
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  September 16, 2011

Photos: Allston DIY Fest at Ringer Park

Local musicians perform and artists gather and display their wares at Allston DIY Fest at Ringer Park on July 23, 2011.
Ringer Park | July 23, 2011
By TY UEDA  |  July 29, 2011
BT List

Rediscovering Bobb Trimble's long-lost legacy

With the help of Los Angeles re-issue label Yoga Records, Trimble is celebrating the re-release of his third full-length, the long-lost The Crippled Dog Band at Great Scott on Thursday, July 28.
Tape delay
By LIZ PELLY  |  July 29, 2011
TIO List

The In Out | The Venal Column

The In Out are one of Boston's true underground rock bands.
Sell You (2011)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  July 29, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 6.12.11

FREEZEPOP - We Don't Have Normal Livesfrom the album Imaginary Friends.  Playing Phoenix Best Music Poll Awards party, Wed 6/15 @ Brighton Music Hallwww.freezepop.comBODEGA GIRLS...
By New England Product  |  June 12, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 6.5.11

SLEEPY VERY SLEEPY - Another Worldfrom the album Unlimited Circulation.  Download this song at Boston Band Crush .orgwww.sleepyverysleepy.bandcamp.comONE HAPPY ISLAND - Night With A Friendfrom...
By New England Product  |  June 05, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 5.22.11

KINGSLEY FLOOD - I Don't Wanna Go Homenew single. Next area shows happening in Junewww.kingsleyflood.comELDRIDGE RODRIGUEZ f/SARAH BORGES - Miss Me When I'm Gonefrom the...
By New England Product  |  May 22, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 5.15.11

LINDSEY STARR & THE CHEMICAL SMILES - Love and Death in the Cityfrom the EP Fake It.  CD release June 24 @ The Pill, Great...
By New England Product  |  May 15, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 5.8.11

RADIO CONTROL - 2015from the album Hot Audio.  Playing 5/13 @ Sally O'Briens (Somerville)www.weareradiocontrol.comBRENDAN BOOGIE f/SARAH RABDAU - First Saturday  from the Songs From The...
By New England Product  |  May 08, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 5.1.11

HOORAY FOR EARTH - True Lovesfrom the album True Loves.  New video for the song can be found via band's websitewww.hoorayforearth.netTHE BYNARS - How Does...
By New England Product  |  May 01, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 4.24.11

GIRLFRIENDS - Cave Kidsdigital single.  Available at bandcamp HANDS AND KNEES - Dancing On Your Tearsfrom the album Wholesome.  Next Boston show 5/27 @...
By New England Product  |  April 25, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 4.17.11

THE SHEILA DIVINE - Carve Awaynew recording. Song available for download via bandcamp sitewww.thesheiladivine.bandcamp.comENDLESS WAVE - Land of the Sunfrom the album Notes From The...
By New England Product  |  April 17, 2011
More music isn't always better music

More music isn't always better music

A little more than five years ago, Matt Farley, a musician then based in New Hampshire, told us: "I think if you force yourself to...
By Jeff Inglis  |  April 13, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 4.10.11

HOORAY FOR EARTH - Sailsfrom the album True Loves.  Album due out May 10www.hoorayforearth.netGENTLEMEN HALL - Take Me Underfrom the album Give Us Roots, Give...
By New England Product  |  April 10, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 4.3.11

Tonight's show was a special 2-hour look at this year's Best Music Poll - Boston local ballot.  While we didn't have time to cover all...
By New England Product  |  April 03, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 3.27.11

BROWNBOOT - Iron & Ledsonfrom the album Here's The Thing.  CD release show Fri 4/1 @ Middle East upstairs w/The Future Everybody, Sarah Rabdau &...
By New England Product  |  March 27, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 3.20.11

THE CARS - Sad Songfrom the album Move Like This.  First album in 24 years, due out May BYNARS - How Does It Feel...
By New England Product  |  March 20, 2011
The Bynars

Spring's starting line-up of new Boston rock

In the spirit of the fast-approaching baseball season, let's take a look at nine local rock shows that might offer the city more hits than Carl Crawford in April.  
Nine volts
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 18, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 3.13.11

THE SHEILA DIVINE - The Innocentsnew recording.  Playing Thu 3/17 @ WFNX St. Pats party - Hurricane O'Reilly's.  Listen to WFNX for your chance to...
By New England Product  |  March 13, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 3.6.11

SOFT PYRAMIDS - Dwightsnakefrom the Electric Scenes EP.  Download the song at & see the band 3/10 @ Precinctwww.softpyramids.bandcamp.comMOUNT PERU - Summer Jinxfrom the...
By New England Product  |  March 06, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 2.27.11

THE FATAL FLAW - Narrow Hoursfrom the album Narrow Hours.  Next show 3/19 @ Great Scott w/Taxpayer, Tiny ON ROLLERSKATES - The Fighterfrom the...
By New England Product  |  February 27, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 2.20.11

BUFFALO TOM - Guilty Girlsfrom the album Skins. Band's 8th studio album in stores nowwww.buffalotom.comTHE LONGWALLS - Sargasso in Spacefrom the Careers in Science EP. ...
By New England Product  |  February 20, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 2.13.11

GENTLEMEN HALL - Our Love Is All We Havefrom the album Give Us Roots, Give Us Wings.  Best New Artist winner of 2010 Phoenix Best...
By New England Product  |  February 13, 2011