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Birds, noise vs. wind power

I was very disappointed that the Phoenix chose to endorse subsidizing the wind power industry.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, January 4, 2013
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 04, 2013
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Getting loud with Lightning Bolt

What is noise?

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 21, 2012
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The Jesus and Mary Chain’s psych renewal

For anyone interested in gritty, stylish psych-rock with smoky swirls of noise and ambience, 2012 is a pretty good place to be.
Louder now
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 31, 2012
Micachu & The Shapes -- Never

Micachu & The Shapes | Never

Like her stylistic sista Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Micachu's Mica Levi makes pixelated, abstract anti-pop that sounds like marionettes jamming in an aluminum factory.
Rough Trade (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  July 20, 2012
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The quiet side of A Place To Bury Strangers

When you are surrounded with those jagged barbs of sheer bloody noise for the first time, do you run for the hills or continue to stick your head in the acid bath? It only takes a few seconds of luxuriating in the stinging audio hailstorm that is A Plac
Sonic bids
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 30, 2012
Band: Ceremony. Album: Zoo

Ceremony | Zoo

Ceremony aren't as intellectual or dryly hilarious as Wire and don't attempt a comparable stylistic variety, but the raucous Zoo is a fine tribute to Wire's heavier side, alternating between powerful, lumbering riffs and manic splatters of guitar nois
Matador (2012)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  March 16, 2012


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Future of the Left | Polymers Are Forever

Since we last heard from Future of the Left, Cardiff's greatest non-furry export lost founding member Kelson Mathias and gained two new ones.
Xtra Mile (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 20, 2012
O'Brother - Garden Window review

O'Brother | Garden Window

O'Brother's bio for their debut album, Garden Window, reads in part: "Native American tradition believed taking a picture of someone also took a piece of their soul. O'Brother views this album in the same vein. It captures a piece of them at a time in t
Triple Crown/Favorite Gentlemen (2011)
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  January 13, 2012
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A postmodern dance lineage sings

Brown's newest work, Les Yeux et l'âme , is a suite of dances from Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera Pygmalion , which Brown directed in Europe last year.
Forest forays
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 26, 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
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The December Sound drop a sonic boom

Sonic mastermind Zack Sarzana (who returned from a sojourn to New York City a while back) and bandmates Jimmy Rossi Jr. and John McGuigan have always had a knack for finding the plot in a vast haze of feedback, occasionally shaping that cosmic stuff into
Grand scale
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  July 01, 2011


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Young Widows seek beauty and mortality in noise

It's not much of a leap to imagine Young Widows hanging out in a funeral home.
Sludge hammer
By REYAN ALI  |  May 06, 2011

[boston blackout] Controlled Bleeding's Paul Lemos on 30 years of experimental noise


Industrial forbears CONTROLLED BLEEDING play their first Boston show in years this Saturday at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston. The group formed in the late ‘70s,...
By Ian Duncan-Brown  |  April 21, 2011
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TV Ghost | Mass Dream

Welcome to beautiful Lafayette, Indiana: population 67,000, plus the four rapidly disintegrating psyches of the guys in TV Ghost.
In the Red (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  April 15, 2011
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TV Ghost | Mass Dream

Welcome to beautiful Lafayette, Indiana: population 67,000, plus the four rapidly disintegrating psyches of the guys in TV Ghost.
In the Red (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  April 15, 2011
Podcast:  Henry in the Hub, T Max of The Noise

Podcast: Henry in the Hub, T Max of The Noise


The Noise is celebrating it's 30th year of exposing New England bands.  T Max joined the breakfast show this morning to talk about it's history,...
By FNXAdmin  |  February 23, 2011


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Tribute: Friends remember Billy Ruane

Billy Ruane died on a Tuesday night.
The heart of Boston rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 12, 2010