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Potty Mouth spring out of Northampton

On the top floor of Ally Einbinder's house in Western Mass, back behind her Creamsicle-colored bedroom, is a tiny attic with low ceilings, lit by one pink lamp, with walls covered in Xeroxed, vintage punk posters.
Rural development
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 24, 2012
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Jen Johnson finds her ground with Velah

Last year was many things for many people, but 2011 as a whole just wasn't much fun for former Static of the Gods vocalist/guitarist Jen Johnson.
Rhymes with Stella
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 04, 2012
MP3 of the Week: Dirty Virgins "I Like You"

MP3 of the Week: Dirty Virgins "I Like You"


The artwork for DIRTY VIRGINS’ self-released Whiskey Dick EP is an eyecatcher. Not because of the pale, female, thonged ass yawning for attention (the “y”...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 03, 2011
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The Vandelles ride a different kind of wave

If you were listening to the audio version of this interview, you might find yourself sifting through lots of reverb and the rumble of a passing motorcycle.
Technicolor noir
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  October 07, 2011
[free download] The New Highway Hymnal, live @ WFNX; Deep Heaven Now content

[free download] The New Highway Hymnal, live @ WFNX; Deep Heaven Now content


Earlier this week we invited former Mp3 of the Week'ers and current new favorite band THE NEW HIGHWAY HYMNAL up to the WFNX studio to...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 05, 2011
[download] 28 Degrees Taurus release Satanic EP, prep for Deep Heaven Now IV this weekend

[download] 28 Degrees Taurus release Satanic EP, prep for Deep Heaven Now IV this weekend


There's a devil inside Jinsen Liu, and for once we're not talking about Jagermeister. The 28 DEGREES TAURUS guitarist/vocalist, kickstarter of the DEEP HEAVEN NOW...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 02, 2011


[awesome video alert] Dead Cats Dead Rats "No Money No Honey"


It’s been an eventful week for DEAD CATS DEAD RATS – the most dangerous entertainers to emerge from North of Boston since John Cena. Last...
By Barry Thompson  |  June 22, 2011

Deep Heaven Now IV announced: Aug 5 + 6 in Union Square, Somerville


 It’s baaaaaaack. DEEP HEAVEN NOW returns for a fourth installment this summer, taking over Union Square August 5 and 6 for two days across two...
By Michael Marotta  |  June 20, 2011

Deep Heaven Now 3 releases online compilation


Because compact discs are just so '90s, the brains behind the upcoming third installment of the DEEP HEAVEN NOW festival have released a 25-track compilation...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 29, 2011

The Week in Geek, 2.21.11 - 2.28.11: Assassins, Stephen Fry, and The Googlization of Everything


Welcome back, humans, for another episode of THE WEEK IN GEEK! You may have thought this so-called "President's Day" would stop us, but oh no....
By Alec Ernest  |  February 21, 2011
Deep Heaven Now II crashes Somerville

Deep Heaven Now II crashes Somerville


Yeah yeah, there's a hundred billion things going on this weekend, but there are just about a hundred billion bands playing the second Deep Heaven...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 12, 2010


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Barn Owl | Ancestral Star

A quick heads-up to the folks at the Nature Channel or anyone working on one of those films about the formation of the Earth: this third LP from San Francisco instrumental duo Barn Owl has the type of glacially churning geological-genesis drone rock yo
Thrill Jockey (2010)
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  November 05, 2010
Charms and Mission Creeps at P.A.'s Lounge

Charms and Mission Creeps at P.A.'s Lounge


Local DIY label Floating Garbage Continent (home of Girlfriends, our Best Music Poll 2010 winner for Garage/Psych Act) is throwing a can't-miss garage-rock night headlined...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 31, 2010
The Loom at P.A.'s Lounge

The Loom at P.A.'s Lounge


Fans of the Arcade Fire, the National, and the Decemberists will dig the multi-instrumental chamber folk of Brooklyn's The Loom. Whether they're dark and brooding...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 25, 2010
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Psych in, psych out

Philadelphia space-rock quartet Bardo Pond were barely into their headlining set at 1996's first-ever Deep Heaven festival when a group of older guys posing as cops stormed the Kingston Street recording-studio performance-space stairway armed with Maglit
Deep Heaven Now resurrects the ’90s festival
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 06, 2010
MP3 of the Week: 28 Degrees Taurus 'Turn Me On'

MP3 of the Week: 28 Degrees Taurus 'Turn Me On'


Even in the past decade of ambitious musical mash-ups, disco and shoegaze were genres that rarely crossed paths. After all, it’s hard to dance to...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 05, 2010


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Second wind

The good news is that 30 new Drug Rug songs are alive and well in a stack of incubator demo tapes somewhere. It might be a while before they hit your speakers, however.
Drug Rug hit San Fran to record a new album
By MATT PARISH  |  July 30, 2010
Nobunny at P.A.'s Lounge

Nobunny at P.A.'s Lounge


A half-naked man, a rabbit mask, and a cache of props that's included ball gags and knee pads - sound like the set-up to a...
By webteam  |  June 22, 2010
2nd Annual Deviled Egg Off!

2nd Annual Deviled Egg Off!


Pity the humble, underappreciated hard-boiled egg no longer: the sulfurous but oh-so-delicious snack has its day with the “Second Annual Deviled Egg Off,” a culinary...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010
Booty Advisory: Lost is over, but the night has just begun

Booty Advisory: Lost is over, but the night has just begun


Paul Oakenfold  THURSDAY 05.20 | SOUNDSCAPE 2010.1 @ Caprice + UnderbarIf your definition of dancing is looser than other people's - say, "creating a synergistic...
By webteam  |  May 20, 2010
Johnny Cash Tribute Show at P.A.'s Lounge

Johnny Cash Tribute Show at P.A.'s Lounge


The Nave — with some help from the folks of the “Band in Boston” podcast, Portland’s Space Gallery, and the Rhode Island School of Design...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010


Boston Moustache-a-Thon Fundraiser Finale with Spirit Kid and the Needy Visions

Boston Moustache-a-Thon Fundraiser Finale with Spirit Kid and the Needy Visions


Since February 15, 70 Bostonians have been growing out their facial hair in support of the local writing-oriented non-profit 826 Boston. In the face of...
By webteam  |  March 31, 2010
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Old man riffer

Bluesman James "T-Model" Ford is a survivor, and has been for a very long time.
T-Model Ford turns 90 . . . or thereabouts
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 26, 2010
T-Model Ford with Ten Foot Polecats at P.A.'s Lounge

T-Model Ford with Ten Foot Polecats at P.A.'s Lounge


T-Model Ford is the Energizer Bunny of hardcore Mississippi blues, a bloody-knuckled guitarist given to three-to-five-hour performances spiked with lusty remarks about women, drinking, and...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010
MP3 of the Week: Thick Shakes, "Baby You're a Starfish"

MP3 of the Week: Thick Shakes, "Baby You're a Starfish"


Part motivational speech and part theme to your next car chase, this standout jam off the debut EP from the JP garbáge-rock trio THICK SHAKES...
By webteam  |  February 12, 2010

I Wore a Snuggie All Night and All I Got Was This Lousy Hangover


"Best Snuggie Pirate" contest at the Independent The otherwise frighteningly weird idea of a Snuggie pub crawl -- in which grown adults pay to traipse...
By Carrie Battan  |  February 01, 2010


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5 for '10

I love baby bands, and I hope the ones I mention here don't mind my calling them that.
New locals to love right away
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 22, 2010
2010 Rock Paper Scissors Competition

2010 Rock Paper Scissors Competition


Back in the day, a simple "Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!" could determine everything from who had to take the dog out to who ruled the...
By Ian Sands  |  January 20, 2010
The Milkman's Union

The Milkman's Union


We were skeptical about the Bowdoin-based Milkman's Union after reading that they were created by Henry Jamison when he was in high school, and that...
By Ian Sands  |  January 20, 2010
Pearl And The Beard + Ugly Purple Sweater

Pearl And The Beard + Ugly Purple Sweater


The Brooklyn-based Pearl And The Beard consist of Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Styles - all of whom can really sing, as their...
By Ian Sands  |  January 06, 2010