Articles tagged boston

St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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Colorway - “Come Back July” (audio) (Premiere)

Those still recovering from the bitter winter months, particularly in America's Northeast region, will find much to relate to in Colorway's ode to summertime, "Come Back July".

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Drunken Logic - “(The Good News Is) No One Gives a Damn” (audio) (Premiere)

The sarcastic wit of Bomb the Music Industry! meets the catchiness of Green Day in the newest tune by the Boston folk-punk outfit Drunken Logic.

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I Heard You Missed Us (Says Van Halen and Many, Many Others)—We’re Back!

The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.

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21 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

The Hush Now: Memos

Boston quintet aims high on their shamelessly massive third LP.

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Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers: Gift Horse

Featuring some of Kellogg’s strongest melodies and most introspective lyrics yet, this album stands as the best album yet from an artist who seems not to know the meaning of second best.

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‘Busy Monsters’: Losing It, With Glorious Prolixity

William Giraldi’s ravaging way with the language is so dexterous and sure-handed that his comic romp of a novel fairly detonates.

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Art and the American Evolution: The Arts of the Americas Wing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

In America, art tells the story of an early predominance of classical European ideals, the emergence of a national identity amidst civil war, and the melting-pot existentialism that dominated a media-obsessed 20th century.

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Waxing Nostalgic: The Mantras of the Music Geek

Four music geeks reunite to reminisce over their college days in the late '80s. Bold mantras about what's wrong with today's music ensue.

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The Submarines: Love Notes/Letter Bombs

The Submarines charm below the surface of their newest album, but get too monotonous as they emerge.

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (40th Anniversary Edition) by George V. Higgins

Higgins’ message, about crime’s futility and the falseness of its glamour as portrayed by Mario Puzo and Francis Coppola, is an important one, and his book more than succeeds in conveying it.

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The Little Sleep by Paul Tremblay

In the modern era of the damaged private-eye, Paul Tremblay’s Mark Genevich just about takes the cake.

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The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

American Exceptionalism has the potential to spur great innovation and bring about profound change, yet it can also be a destructive, insular force that pits the country against those who dare question its authority.

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Boston: Boston / Don’t Look Back

Three decades after exploding on the pop-rock scene with Boston and Don't Look Back, Tom Scholz brings us his band's first two albums in remastered form.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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