ryan’s smashing life

Music 

DIG THIS: RYAN’S SMASHING ANNIVERSARY

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Every wonder why it is that this Ryan dude gets to prop up a modifier next to his entire existence while the rest us are just stuck with our lame-o un-smashed lifestyles? Continue reading

LULZ 

EXIT POLLS: RYAN AND ANNGELLE

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WRAPPING UP THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF BOSTON EMISSIONS AT WZLX, SUNDAY 1.9.11 Continue reading

Music 

BOSTON MUSIC 2010

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Many hellos and goodbyes were exchanged over the course of 2010 in Boston music: Venues closed, but new spots opened in their place; bands broke up, but new collaborations kicked off; kids picked up guitars for the first time at Girls Rock Camp, and scene veterans were taken from us too quickly. If it taught us anything, it’s this: Don’t take a single moment for granted and capitalize on every opportunity, because you don’t know when you’ll get another chance. Continue reading

Arts LULZ 

BEAST OF THE NORTHEAST: The Photobooth

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This is what happens when you have a $5 Honest Tea drink special, a remote controlled camera and a bunch of rowdy musicians and scenesters with a penchant for flashing lights. This is BEAST OF THE NORTHEAST: THE PHOTOBOOTH. Leave your vanity at the door of Arlene’s Grocery because, uh, we totally did. Continue reading

Film Music 

CMJ 2010: The Photos

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We came, we saw, we danced, we boozed, we traversed the Williamsburg Bridge and E. Houston Street about 912 times and we left our credit cards in dive bars across the Lower East Side. These photos are much more interesting as they actually pertain to what the CMJ Music Marathon is all about: the MUSIC. Photos from Beast of the Northeast after the clicky-clicky. Continue reading

Music 

CMJ 2010: Beasts, Bands, Brooklyn? Sure!

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Apologies for the delays in posting CMJ coverage, but I promise that your resident audiophile has been up to plenty of antics while running around like a crazy person all over the Lower East Side (and Brooklyn!) since Thursday night. I’ve experienced the perks of CMJ (stumbling upon new bands; dancing all night to fantastic music I’ve recently discovered with friends from all over the place) and the pitfalls (the badge system is, erm, less than ideal, and one of our friends got hit by a cab last night?!), so let’s do a quick recap before I hydrate, shower, down approximately 6 shots of espresso and head across town for CMJ’s final day of showcases. Continue reading