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Converge go back to basics

For most Bostonians of a certain age, Converge's Jane Doe (2001) is always going to be "that" record. But sentimentality aside, the metal/hardcore quartet's latest, All We Love We Leave Behind — out Tuesday on Epitaph — bangs right up against it.

By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  October 05, 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

Port City soars, Venue tanks

PORT CITY MUSIC HALL must be doing something right.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 04, 2011

Livening up 2010: Many bands, all over town

It was about the experience in 2010. Whether it was the sweaty, riotous, arm-over-your-buddy's-shoulder type of concert or the ruminative, head-plodding sort, concertgoers in town (and away) had much to immerse in.
Music seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 24, 2010

The Trapps at the Venue


New Paltz, New York, has long been known for its grassroots progressivism and cultural diversity. As its kinsmen, The Trapps are an appropriately soulful roots-rock...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Songwriters unite

Following up on his run as president of the MAINE SONGWRITERS ALLIANCE , BOB MCKILLOP has now founded a Portland chapter of the NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL .
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 08, 2010


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Clinic | Bubblegum

The name Clinic has always suited the music of these wired-up, post-punk Brits.
Domino (2010)
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  October 08, 2010

Wayne Hancock at the Portland Venue


Bloodshot Records hypesa Hank Williams acolyteat the new Venue. Venue/Portland | Portland | Wayne Hancock | 9 pm | $15
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Tao Seeger Band at the Venue


Pete Seeger's grandson (of the Mammals, and the group Rig with Sarah Lee Guthrie) brings his Tao Seeger Band to the Portland's Venue at 9...
By webteam  |  August 18, 2010

George Porter Jr. and the Running Pardners at Venue


George Porter Jr., famed bassist of the Meters, brings his new group, the Running Pardners, to Portland's Venue at on 865 Forest Ave. at 9...
By webteam  |  August 18, 2010

Tracy Bonham at the Venue


One of a few nearly-forgotten artists (like Jill Solbule) finding a resurgence in self-distribution recently, Tracy Bonham, of mid-‘90s MTV staple "Mother Mother," brings some...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010


Spouse at the Venue


Jose Ayerve's Spouse debut at the new Portland Venue location on 865 Forest Ave., where they play with Northampton buds Fancy Trash and local cult...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2010
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Head games

One of the best artworks seen around here in recent years was Newton artist Deb Todd Wheeler's installation Live Experiments in Human Energy Exchange , at the (now defunct) Green Street Gallery in Jamaica Plain in 2006.
Deb Todd Wheeler and Ben Sloat give conceptual art a kick
By GREG COOK  |  June 11, 2010
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Zombie overdrive

Pete Witham and the Cozmik Zombies are and are not exactly what you'd think. Sure, they're silly and ironic and probably wish it were 1954 all over again. But behind a bit of hokum lies a damn good band, more than a few smart turns of phrase, and an int
Pete Witham's Cozmik view of Americana
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 12, 2010

Carolina Chocolate Drops at Venue and Lewis Hyde speaks at 522 Congress Street


Elsewhere, the acclaimed African-American string band Carolina Chocolate Drops stop by the novel but atrociously named Venue in Freeport (formerly Freeport Cabaret) at 8 pm...
By webteam  |  January 20, 2010
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50 ways to leave 2009

We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 01, 2010


PODCAST: Cory Doctorow talks Makers, 3-D printers, and Disney at Harvard Book Store [MP3]

PODCAST: Cory Doctorow talks Makers, 3-D printers, and Disney at Harvard Book Store [MP3]


Cory Doctorow opens his mouth, and nerdgasms fall out: at any given moment, he's liable to be spouting off about feral robot dogs, space domes...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 18, 2009
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Practice makes precious

After seeing her do her thing at the House of Blues on Wednesday, I think I can safely conclude that something about Jenny Lewis just doesn’t do it for me.
Jenny Lewis + Deer Tick, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 12, 2009