News Opinion 

CITY HALL SPECIAL: HOW’S THE CURRENT COUNCIL CROP DOING SO FAR?

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On the highlight reel, Baker’s attempt to roll back a Menino regulation calling for property owners to report energy usage to the city was replaced with a compromise version filed by Mayor Walsh. In other news, Yancey failed, five votes to eight, in his attempt to ban Biosafety Level-4 research citywide. Continue reading

Music 

THE DIRTY NIL: CINNAMON B/W GUIDED BY VICES EP

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Fat Wreck Chords’ newest batch of industry rejects come with a little maple in their streams (they’re Ontario-ans) and a little flannel on their arms. Continue reading

Music 

COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: LAKE STREET DIVE

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Top-down on the freeway jazz for people who didn’t realize they were even into that. Continue reading

Music 

FROG EYES TOURS AFTER TURBULENT YEAR

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“This was the most incredible reminder of that, of the power your music can have on people and the response that people can have.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks News Shop 

TALLY UP: THERE’S A NEW WAY TO YELP. IT’S CALLED TALLY.

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“If you look at the bad column and the top take says the service was poor and 30 local people agree, it’s not one person’s story,” Myers says. “It’s clear that’s the deal. The ordering comes down to crowd consensus.” Continue reading

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 

COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: SKY FERREIRA

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When the hollow-eyed starlet launches into her hit “Everything Is Embarrassing” this fall, we’ll be smirking. We love you, Sky, but our hearts are too mean not to revel in the irony.
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