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  • June 25, 2005
    By webteam


    1. Here’s how it goes at a Tunnel of Love show: three scraggly dudes show up, set their pawn-shop gear near the stage but not on it, peel off their street clothes down to striped tights and soccer shorts, affix crowns and capes, and, thus revealed as junk-stomp superheroes, crank their amps up to “nuclear turd” and go Phi Crappa Altamont, chainsawing their own songs and assassinating other people’s (so long, “Hey Joe”), annihilating the first few rows in a blitzy white-noise mushroom cloud.

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  • June 24, 2005
    By webteam

    Circle: unbroken.

    1. We don’t want to overstate the case, but at least right now, on our back porch with a breeze blowing through, Session Americana’s old-timey double-album The Table Top People, Volumes 1 & 2 feels like one of the most loose, spontaneous, warm, and homespun acts of community and decency since the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will the Circle Be Unbroken


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  • June 24, 2005
    By webteam
    While some of you are debating the merits of Wilco v. Oasis tonight -- *yawn* -- the rest of us are having trouble deciding between a Montreal avant-folk weirdo and, as our pal David Day succinctly puts it, "one of the most popular mash-up/re-rub/ADDDJs in the world."

    So let's make the case for Cosmo Baker, shall we? All who say yeah can meet up tonight around 11 at Enormous Room; show up early and catch David and Amy doing their thang.

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  • June 23, 2005
    By webteam


    Photos, as always, courtesy
    of the wonderful Kelly Davidson.
    (Happy Birthday, Kelly!)

    Holy beejezus! All we gotta say about last night’s Sleater-Kinney show at Avalon is . . . “Mother”?!? Mother?!? As in Tell your children not to walk my way..? Did we say holy fuckin' beejezus? Yeahhh!






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  • June 23, 2005
    By webteam
    1. Old news first: Diplo and M.I.A. have, by several accounts, gone their separate ways. On the bright side, Diplo and Sasha Frere-Jones have kissed and made up. (n.h.)

    1.5. S/FJ is correct, by the way. That Diplo "Hollaback" remix is online somewhere. Specifically, on the Rub wesbsite: Gwen Stefani, Hollaback Girl (Diplo Remix) (mp3)



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  • June 23, 2005
    By webteam
    TONIGHT:
    When we saw Alkaline Trio getting the goth-punk extreme makeover, we feared the worst: 'cause, y'know, there just ain't enough counter space at Hot Topic for two AFIs. Not to worry, though, because with the exception of a little ghost-haunted piano here and there, Crimson (Vagrant/Interscope) is straight-up Chicago punk rock.

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  • June 22, 2005
    By webteam

    Carrie shows us some metal.

    TONIGHT: When Sleater-Kinney stepped away for a minute, in 2002, they were pretty much the biggest thing in indie rock. Three years later, Modest Mouse and the Postal Service have sold a million albums, college radio sounds as if it were being programmed by Nina Blackwood, and the S-K ladies are royally, beautifully pissed.


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  • June 22, 2005
    By webteam

    Aural pleasure.

    I know, I know: you love your iPod. But did you really need to have sex with it, too? Giving new meaning to the phrase "plug in," a helpful toy going by the name Audi-Oh syncs to your mp3 player and vibrates in time with whatever you're listening to. (Our suspicion: Ying Yang's whisper song just got a whole lot more useful.


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  • June 21, 2005
    By Carly Carioli


    The White Stripes
    At The Opera House
    Tuesday, September 20 & Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 7:30 pm
    Tickets are $47.50, $42.50 and $37.50
    Tickets go on-sale Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 10:00 am
    Call (617) 931-2000.

    Sidebar 1. Jack and Meg get a Fresh Air-ing (mp3, NPR interview)
    Sidebar 2. White Stripes, "Blue Orchid" (mpg video)











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  • June 21, 2005
    By webteam
    Guess who attended the Sean Carter Memorial Publicity Stunt Academy?

    A Message to Chicago from Billy Corgan (.pdf)

    Operative graf from his full-page ad in today's Chicago Tribune:
    "When I played the final Smashing Pumpkins show on the night of December 2,
    2000, I walked off the Metro stage believing that I was forever leaving a piece







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  • June 21, 2005
    By webteam

    Photo courtesy Amy Wallenberg. She rules.

    1. It was billed as an acoustic set, but it didn't turn out that way: the Soundtrack of Our Lives, just a few hours removed from opening for Robert Plant at the Pavilion, showed up for a late-night apertif at T.T.'s with all their gear, cranked up full volume, and burned the place to the ground.


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  • June 21, 2005
    By webteam

    Boston indie-punk 'pon Lock.

    TONIGHT: Since releasing their debut full-length, Pull Up the Floorboards, last fall, the members of Lock and Key have spent almost as much time in their van as in their Lower Allston digs. So we were happy to learn that the post-hardcore road warriors are fitting a local show into their busy schedule.


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  • June 20, 2005
    By webteam


    Fuck yeah. This is very good news

    Also, Turbojugend Boston T-shirts now available.

    Turbonegro, High on the Crime (video)

    Previously: Hello, Darkness

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  • June 20, 2005
    By webteam


    Some of you may remember the walk-of-fame at the old Tower Records on Mass Ave, where the Virgin Megastore is now. Somehow, we hadn't noticed until just today that when Tower moved out, they yanked the stars right out of the concrete. Whatever became of them? Well, you'd have to ask this guy, we guess. He's asking $400 a pop.
  • June 19, 2005
    By webteam
    So whaddya want me to say? Happy Father's Day?

    Quintaine Americana, "I'm Sorry" (mp3 you-send-it link)
    Miltown, "Unraveling" (mp3, via Traktor7 site)

    Thanks to Quintaine for signing off on on the link for this special Father's Day presentation of our favorite songs to sing to Dad. QA's song (that was a rare Mark Schleicher lead vocal) is from their 1996 CherryDicks Records debut Needles, an album that some of the new school Allston rock bands might enjoy.




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