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Who needs Austin? Keep it local ...

On FRIDAY (the 15th), the Spot Underground hosts Brooklyn's DOPAPOD with guests MATT CAREY and FIKUS (401.383.7133).
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By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 15, 2013

From Lolita to Vance

Last call for a heavy-duty metal feast on THURSDAY (the 24th) at Dusk with LOLITA BLACK headlining along with INSUFFERABLE INGRATE, TONGUE DYNASTY, and WORSE OFF ALIVE; dial 401.714.0444 for details.
Plus, Boo City boogies down to Local 121
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 25, 2013
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Mass appeal: Local pop acts of 2012

The best music from our city was cultivated within the clubs of Cambridge, Allston DIY spaces, squares of Somerville, and way across the pike in Western Mass.

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 21, 2012
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Photos: Earthquake Party, Fat Creeps, RIBS + Viva Viva at the WFNX Boston Accents Funeral Party (Night 1)

Earthquake Party, Fat Creeps, RIBS and Viva Viva perform live during night one of the WFNX Boston Accents Funeral Party | Monday, July 23, 2012 at Great Scott
Monday, July 23, 2012 | Great Scott
By MICK MURRAY  |  July 27, 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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Review: Redbones Barbecue Food Truck

With food trucks slowly taking over our streets, we get Redbones on wheels around Copley Square five days a week.
Southern comfort goes mobile
By Ariel Shearer  |  October 07, 2011


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Review: Think Tank Bistrotheque

The owners have some very good ideas about food and drink — Southeast Asian treats are cool, and craft cocktails go better with them than wine does — but they have also produced some decisions that make the rest of us scratch our heads.
Southeast Asian treats among some head-scratchers
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 19, 2011
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OUT: Ribs shine through a strobe in Allston, kick off East Coast tour

Whereas most bands nurse hangovers on Saturday mornings, the dudes in Ribs spent the one before their tour kickoff party at Home Depot, wandering the tall aisles of suburban fix-it wonderland in search of multi-colored floodlights and thin, four-foot-lo
Rainbows bright
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 13, 2011

[phlipcam video] RIBS @ Great Scott


More to come on RIBS' tour kickoff show in next week's Phoenix, but in the meantime here's a quick-hit phlipcam clip of "Please Don't Go"...
By Michael Marotta  |  May 06, 2011
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A stellar Super Bowl spread matters when no one cares who wins

While Patriots fans may not have much enthusiasm for this year's Super Bowl, that's hardly an excuse not to bring your A game to the party.
Bring your best game
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  February 04, 2011

MP3 of the Week: RIBS "Please Don't Go"


 Perhaps the most famous ribs in Boston last year were the ones Jacoby Ellsbury fractured, ribs that forced the Red Sox outfielder to sit out...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 27, 2011


[mp3] The sound of Boston's Class of 2011


In this week's Phoenix we hype 11 local bands you should know in 2011. While the feature includes tasty tidbits like each band's bio, next...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 06, 2011
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Winter Boston music preview: Stacked bills

If 2010 was the year Boston re-acquainted itself with its local music scene, then 2k11 should be one big party, right?
Local gigs to break the ice
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 31, 2010

Boston rock's 2010 in review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 24, 2010
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Boston Rock’s 2010 Year In Review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 17, 2010