Every line I enter into my computer about the Hub is also part of a love story, because like a parent in the 1950s (or today, I guess) attempting to rationalize smacking their kids, I truly love the objects of my animosity. Oftentimes, it hurts me more than it hurts Boston to level such relentless criticism.
As a form of musical expression, the solo performer with acoustic guitar is a pretty well-worn one. I mean, it started out great. Pioneers of the form such as Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bukka White and John Fahey still hold up today as vital and creative, but somewhere along the way it ...
For our recurring interview series, the iconic rapper talks Fela Kuti, stripper poles, and escaping death in the ’80s.
From open mics to Dana Gould and Whitney Cummings
From The Gas! to Garofalo to Gaffigan
Magical brilliance, timeless and still vibrant in the present
It goes without saying that this a seriously subjective roundup, compiled by our brain trust and the interjectors who barged into our discussions at the coffee shops and bars where our list blossomed.
"Why aren’t we as motivated to vote as the knuckle-dragging, gun-humping Jesus-fellating weirdos are? What’s wrong with us?"
Over the course of two sets, the veteran tunesmiths reaffirmed their standing as the best big indie band in the land.
Indie rock trio Yo La Tengo return to the folk days of Fakebook with covers of Hank Williams, Sun Ra, The Parliaments, and... er, themselves.