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For the record

For the record

Every music fan can name a life-changing album. So in honor of the "American Punk" series at the Harvard Film Archive (get details here), we...
By Scott Kearnan  |  August 22, 2011

Atomik at Bayside Bowl, March 15

Having a DJ (or, in this case, two) play your bowling night is a luxury, but damned if it doesn't seem like an obligatory one on occasion.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 25, 2011

Review: Halloween Party at SPACE Gallery, October 30

It's humiliating to admit this, but if you were at SPACE last Saturday you probably agree: a fucking cover band just restored my faith in rock and roll.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 05, 2010

Old 97's | The Grand Theatre

When Old 97's are on — which they are most of the time on their eighth studio album — they're very, very on.
New West (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 15, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #1 - The Clash

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #1 - The Clash

  This band were part of the original wave of British punk, they formed in 1976 and for the main part of their career consisted...
By MorningIntern  |  September 02, 2010

Chinnock of the North

How did I not know that Bill Chinnock was Dick Curless’s son in law?
The re-release of Dime Store Heroes , and a look back
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2010



It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010

Prep rally

Much of the early backlash that followed the Strokes' meteoric rise had to do with the idea that a '00s punk revival couldn't be spearheaded by a band of moneyed prep-school twerps — as if boarding school and rock stars didn't go together like marmalade
Rock's rich history of boarding-school brats
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 08, 2010

Interview: The Damned's Captain Sensible

"School teachers and lawyers come along to see the Damned. . .and they want to see really bad behavior."
The Damned carry on
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 29, 2008

The Big Hurt: Frequently asked questions

Who wrote the book of love? Book of Love (1990) was a low-budget teen comedy that I rented once on a whim.
Pop's great rhetorical inquiries answered in uncomfortably erotic detail
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 16, 2008

Interview: Billy Bragg

English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg once called himself “a one-man band who thinks he’s the Clash.”  
Mr. Love & Justice on the Clash, the Queen, and preaching to the choir
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 15, 2008



A host of unseen lyrics, cartoons, and other memorabilia belonging Joe Strummer are set to be compiled in a new book. The Clash singer died...
By Paul Driscoll  |  December 08, 2007