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See this film: Splinters @ the Regent w/ live surf rock


Decades ago, someone left a surfboard behind on the beach near a remote village in Papua New Guinea. The inhabitants had no knowledge of the...
By Peter Keough  |  January 19, 2012

See this film: Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged @ the Regent Theatre


If there ever is a biopic of Ayn Rand, Nicolas Cage should play the lead; the resemblance is uncanny. In the meantime, you can watch...
By Peter Keough  |  January 16, 2012

See this film: The Wrecking Crew [with director in person] @ the Regent Theatre


A band that can play back-up to acts ranging from Bing Crosby to the Beach Boys must have some chops, which was certainly the case...
By Peter Keough  |  December 13, 2011

Attend this film fest: Arlington International Film Festival at the Regent Theatre


Dedicated to increasing multicultural awareness through the power of cinema, the brand new Arlington International Film Festival runs October 6-9 at the Regent Theatre, screening...
By Peter Keough  |  October 05, 2011
See this film: Yogawoman [with Q&A] at the Regent Theatre

See this film: Yogawoman [with Q&A] at the Regent Theatre


It sounds like the name of a New Age superhero, one who fights stress, gloom, and bad posture in a crusade for universal peace of...
By Peter Keough  |  September 07, 2011
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Review: Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters | Spread the Love

Boston-based blues-guitar virtuoso Ronnie Earl seems to be considering his past on his 23rd album as a leader.
Stony Plain Music (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 10, 2010


Suck: A Rock N' Roll Vampire Spoof at the Regent Theatre

Suck: A Rock N' Roll Vampire Spoof at the Regent Theatre


Just when you thought every last drop of viably entertaining blood had been drained from the vampire craze, Moby rears his chrome dome. Suck: A...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 31, 2010
Isle of Wight 40th Anniversary Film Festival at the Regent Theatre

Isle of Wight 40th Anniversary Film Festival at the Regent Theatre


Outdoor rock concerts on the scale of the third and final Isle of Wight extravaganza in 1970, which attracted 600,000 fans, are pretty much a...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 26, 2010
Moya Brennan at the Regent Theatre

Moya Brennan at the Regent Theatre


Clannad star Moya Brennan, a stunning vocalist by any standard, brings her trancy, etherealized, and very effective version of Celtic folk music to the Regent...
By webteam  |  March 24, 2010
Spike & Mike's "Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation" at Regent Theatre

Spike & Mike's "Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation" at Regent Theatre


Okay, so a lot of things that declare themselves to be "twisted" are pretty mellow: alcoholic iced tea, that Carrie Underwood song, even Twisted Sister....
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010
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From Mozart to milonga

We Bostonians may swathe ourselves in sweaters and lock our doors against the blustery weather, but once the music begins, dance performances can help us shake off the shivers — and often transport us to more temperate climes.
All kindsa dance hits the stage
By DEBRA CASH  |  January 01, 2010


Boston does Christmas: Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents cover Hank Ballard's "Santa Claus Is Coming" and Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)


Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents, Santa Claus Is Coming (Live at Arlington Regent, 2009) For those of us who still consider the Phil Spector Christmas...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 17, 2009

Boston does Christmas: Sarah Borges covers Tom Petty's "Christmas All Over Again"


Not a bad year for SARAH BORGES. After touring relentlessly behind her record The Stars Are Out -- the only country record we own with...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 16, 2009

Boston Does Christmas: Eli Paperboy Reed and Barrence Whitfield, "Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday"


Recorded live at the Regent Theater in Arlington during last night's "Rock N Soul Revue" to benefit the Music Museum of New England, we bring...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 14, 2009
Rock 'N Soul Holiday Concert

Rock 'N Soul Holiday Concert


The Rock 'N Soul Holiday Concert is a benefit for the Music Museum of New England, so the organizers tried to collect as many New...
By Jason OBryan  |  December 08, 2009

Geek it up this Weekend: Halloween Suggestions


Halloween could be classed as the nation's most geek-friendly holiday, since it's the one day a year when you can cosplay without being judged. So, first...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 27, 2009


The Haunted World of El Superbeasto at Regent Theatre

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto at Regent Theatre


Back in 2007, Haverhill native Rob Zombie first tantalized us with the promise of his raunchy toon masterpiece The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. Lo,...
By Shaula Clark  |  September 09, 2009
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Feel the beat

A single set of precise, thundering beats fills the modest rehearsal space of Woburn's American Chinese Art Society. The sound rattles the flooring and shakes my guts. It emanates from a petite woman holding two thick wooden sticks and walloping a pair
Odaiko New England turns 15, wails on huge drums
By ANNE VICKMAN  |  May 29, 2009
Cruisin' For A Bruisin'

Cruisin' For A Bruisin'


If you can’t make it to one of the Boston Derby Dames’ upcoming scrums, Hell On Wheels is your nex...
By webteam  |  February 18, 2009
TINGLE ALL THE WAY . . . : JIMMY TINGLE

TINGLE ALL THE WAY . . . : JIMMY TINGLE


 . . . out to Arlington, since you can’t see the legendary Cambridge comic in his Davis Square ...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 23, 2008

THE DROIDS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR: METROPOLIS WITH ENUMA ELISH


A silent saga of future shock and robot lust, Fritz Lang’s 1927 METROPOLIS is an irresistible chal...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 19, 2008


Friday, November 21 – Sunday, November 23: Brainwaves Festival


Before indie and electronic music fans turned to Pitchfork or their favorite blog for their daily soundwave fix — heck, before anyone knew what a blog was — there was brainwashed.com, an online haven for music geeks. Founder Jon Whitney mounted the first Brainwaves Festival in 2006 to celebrate the site’s 10th anniversary. It was so well-received, he’s doing it again at the Regent Theatre (7 Medford Street, Arlington, 781.646.4849). The multimedia, genre-bending bonanza boasts a lineup that ranges from Meat Beat Manifesto to shoegaze bands to influential avant-garde noise acts to local performers like chanteuse Marissa Nadler. As with any proper festival, this one lasts three days — but no camping provisions are required. For a full schedule, visit www.brainwavesfest.org. Three-day passes are $77.50; check the Web site for single-day-pass availability. Get them at the Reg
By Liza Weisstuch  |  November 14, 2008

Outtake: November 18, 2008


Celluloid Androids

A haunting, dystopian saga of future shock, class warfare, robot lust, and sick family mind games, Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent masterpiece Metropolis — the mother of all sci-fi thrillers — stands the test of time. Yet many musicians just can’t resist giving the film’s original soundtrack a fu- turistic makeover. Local avant-electronica group Enuma Elish are the latest to step up to the plate. They’ll be bathing Lang’s exquisite Art Deco visuals with their ethereal soundscape at the Regent Theatre (7 Medford Street, Arlington, 781.646.4849) on November 20 and at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard Street, Brookline, 617.734.2500) on November 21.

By Shaula Clark  |  November 14, 2008
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What's left behind

Tap Olé is less a new-fangled bicultural fusion than a return to tap dancing’s foundational swingtime.
Tap Olé at the Regent, Rachid Ouramdane at the ICA, Prometheus at Boston Conservatory
By DEBRA CASH  |  May 21, 2008