Music 

FANS CONNECT WITH MUSICIANS IN NEW “CAREERFUNDING” PLATFORM

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“One of our catch phrases is ‘Be more than a fan’ because when you sponsor an artist, you’re not just a consumer anymore.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

FINAL BATTLE: SOUS CHEFS, HIP-HOP, AND PATIO PARTYING THIS SUNDAY

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“We have a lot of interesting, smart people coming together over food, and that’s really what it’s about,” Meenan says. “Building community while breaking down the traditional silos [and social interaction] people are used to being a part of in Boston.” Continue reading

Film 

THE TALE OF A MAN ROBBING A BANK, TWO WAYS

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Drafthouse Films’s new documentary The Dog is here to find out more about the larger-than-life man who inspired one of the greatest films of all time, . Continue reading

Arts 

SPLENDID: SHINIQUE SMITH RETURNS TO BOSTON FOR MFA EXHIBITION + DEWEY SQUARE MURAL

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Smith’s work screams America in the 80s. You’ll understand when you stand in front of “Splendid” — a mixed media piece that looks as though Jackson Pollock took a shot of dopamine to the carotid, followed by a lesson from a street artist. Continue reading

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