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Music 

KING SLAINE: RENOWNED BOSTON RAPPER-ACTOR TAKES A RIDE ON HIS BACK-IN-THE-DAYCYCLE

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Slaine is an open book, having spilled his guts on tracks and in interviews about everything from drug abuse to divorce. So in light of his most mature album to date, The King of Everything Else, and his release bash at the Middle East this week, I asked him to think back a little further. Continue reading

Food and Drinks News 

24-HOUR CLOVER: IT’S HAPPENING, HERE’S THE DEAL

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“I think there are a lot of people awake in the middle of the night and I think it’s nice to have some friendly, positive place they can go,” said Muir. Continue reading

Music 

CRISIS: HOW NATASHA KMETO’S LAST ALBUM WAS ANYTHING BUT

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““It was really the first record where I found my actual voice as an artist.” Continue reading

Comics 

LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: “RISE OF THE MACHINES”

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I’ve seen all the Terminator movies and this NEVER ends well for humans! Also, can robots really fight “to the death” if they’re never technically alive?

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Music 

REVIEW: LOOP @ MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS, SAT 4.19

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The last time Loop toured, Hampson’s hair fell to his shoulders, Scott Dowson’s guitar was clean, and bassist Neil MacKay would cross the stage with a stagnant indifference that felt bold given their slightly slacker stance. Continue reading