Music 

REVIEW + FOTOBOM: ARCADE FIRE AT XFINITY CENTER

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Arcade Fire reached moments of magisterial splendor at the Xfinity Center, a rapturous celebration of a little indie band that could. Continue reading

News Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: THE DEEP ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM IN FERGUSON

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Since being radical means getting to the root of things, I thought to address some of the unfortunate reactions to developments in Ferguson, and to trace them back to the underlying problems. Continue reading

Music 

THE PRIMER: KEVIN GATES AT BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL TONIGHT

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“I really don’t like to speak behind my concepts of my songs … What you took away is not necessary what someone else took from it. I feel like it takes away from the magic of the song.”

Well, shit. Forgive us Kevin. The following post is a magic-free zone.

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Music 

IAN: “I DON’T CARE”

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It’s no easy swallow, but once digested, her vocals articulate something our brains and hearts have long been trying to fuse together. Continue reading

Music 

LIKE MIKE: MICHAEL CHRISTMAS REVIEWS MICHAEL CERA’S ‘TRUE THAT’

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You get the feeling that only a few people truly understand Michael Cera: maybe Jonah Hill or Jason Bateman, definitely not Ellen Page. But what about Michael Christmas? Continue reading

Music 

REVIEW: AFI, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, AND LINKIN PARK AT THE XFINITY CENTER

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Seering hatred, self-admiration, and upbeat angst all merged with three distinct, engaging performances on Saturday night at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. There was something for everyone between AFI, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Linkin Park. Continue reading

Music 

COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: TWENTY ONE PILOTS

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This will likely be the moment of the set where people in the pit decide to chance it with water — nightmarish port-a-potties BE DAMNED. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: TINDER LOVE

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We met at a bar (where it took three shots of Fireball Whiskey to calm me down before he even arrived.) He walked in and I wanted to laugh. He was so much shorter than I imagined, but still, really cute. We got along well and I loved that he didn’t know anything about me. I wasn’t Mike’s ex, or Dave’s ex, or a wrestler, or a bartender. Just a stranger. Continue reading

Music 

COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: VOLCANO CHOIR

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In Justin Vernon’s side project Volcano Choir, his ego gets time to nap and his music soars as a result. Continue reading