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  • April 02, 2011
    By Daniel Brockman


    WIRE are often pegged as minimal, but a conversation with main-man COLIN NEWMAN tends to be anything but—meaning of course that when we featured them in this week’s issue, a lot of great interview clips were bound to hit the cutting room floor. The band’s latest, this winter’s Red Barked Tree, continues the band’s winning streak they’ve been running since 2003’s shockingly awesome Send, and their current triumphant run sees them coming to the Middle East Downstairs Sunday night, April 3rd.

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  • April 01, 2011
    By Ian Duncan-Brown

    Gruesome Singaporean grinders WORMROT were scheduled to play in Somerville last September, but a holdup at U.S. Customs left local fans disgruntled. Luckily, the band are honoring their commitment and making their Boston debut at O’Brien’s Pub this Saturday in Allston.

    Stylistically, Wormrot resemble Nasum and Phobia -– on their new LP, the group couples discordant blasting with crusty grooves, deftly avoiding the sterility of some modern grindcore acts and the sloppiness of others.

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