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Food and Drinks 

TAP THAT: BEER FROM MUSKET HANDLES AT THE TAP TRAILHOUSE

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Mike Boughton, the mind behind the beer program here, acknowledges that in spite of 24 drafts and 19 different bottles and cans at the ready, he has only begun to scratch the surface of local beer procurement. He aims to maintain a rotating beer list by swapping different styles and breweries more often then you probably do your laundry. Continue reading

LULZ News 

A RHYME CAPSULE FOR THE TIME CAPSULE

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But days before historians revealed the big find
They asked how we’ll be recalled by mankind
So from Allston to Eastie they rushed and they came
To fill the next capsule in their neighborhood’s name Continue reading

Arts Music News 

SPECIAL: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF HUB HIP-HOP

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Like so much history about communities of color, the narrative of Boston hip-hop has been largely buried, ignored, forgotten. Thankfully, there remain innumerable artists, writers, fans, and even academics who, in the storytelling tradition rap music is rooted in, have kept dope alive via marvelous multimedia tributes. This whole package is dedicated to them. Continue reading

Music Read 

WHEN THE MOB RAN RAP MUSIC IN BOSTON: TDS MOB WAS THE HUB’S FIRST HUGE HIP-HOP HOPE …

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I interviewed Kool Gee the day after he rocked Wally’s. At his request, we met at the place where the TDS Mob story begins—the stoop of the old Tower Records on the corner of Newbury Street and Mass Ave. From there, he took me back to 1989, when TDS ran the calendar with a year of rap perfection. Continue reading

Arts Music Shop 

PETAL’D WARES: A THIRD-GENERATION FLOWER ENTHUSIAST HAS YOUR CROWN AT BOSTON CALLING

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So if you’re into the whole woodland-nymph dancing to a pan-flute in the wilderness thing (or just like wearing colorful local wildflowers on your head) be on the look out for her booth. Continue reading

Food and Drinks News 

AW, NUTS: FOUR PIECES OF LOCAL DONUT NEWS THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR LIFE

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The team behind the loud and boisterous Washington Street house of solid beer and poutine galore, The Gallows, have announced plans for something called Blackbird Doughnuts, which at present has plans for a South End opening at 492 Tremont Street. Continue reading

Music 

SPILLING BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR WITH AMADEUS THE STAMPEDE

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As Boston became one of boom bap’s foremost breeding grounds for lyrical prowess in the aughts, Amadeus played a particularly noteworthy role in Hub hip-hop. Continue reading

News 

PARKING WARS: NEW STRETCH OF PUBLIC PARKING OPENS UNDER 93 OVERPASS IN SOUTH END

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The long desolate stretch of nothing under the 93 overpass in the South End, once a blight and an eyesore, is about to make parking easier in that whole area. Continue reading