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  • November 29, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    First, Jon Stewart, paying homage to Tom Waits's appearance (and performance) on "The Daily Show" Tuesday night, says his favorite musicians are "Tom Waits, Buffalo Tom, Beethoven, and Roxette..." Moments later, Colbert delivers the lead-in to his show by saying, "Why is an indie rock band ripping me off when they can be like every other indie rock band and rip off the Pixies"? (The band in question was the Decemberists, who have filmed themselves against a green screen and asked their fans to fill in the CGI/animation/ whatever, just as Colbert did a few months back when he jumped around in front of a green screen with a "Star Wars" light saber.

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  • November 27, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    Chuck D
    November 21, 2006
    at Berklee Performance Center

    Chuck D – legendary MC, Public Enemy founder, hip-hop philospher, activist, rap spokesmodel, all-round genius – was at Berklee last week to speak to a packed auditorium of high school and college students. Since it wasn’t open to the public, and since almost everything that comes out of his mouth is interesting, I hoofed it down on a press pass.



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  • November 26, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    DOWNLOAD: Roh Delikat, "10 Brand" (mp3)

    Having dropped the stylishly percolating ProTools pop of their debut like a cheating boyfriend, ROH DELIKAT ditch the sequencer and fall in love with the sound of guitars on their new disc Sunny. Their matching of a pretty voice with dark, askew melodies winks back at the old-school 4AD roster, the sound of pale girls junked on goth and dub.

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  • November 22, 2006
    By webteam

    ^YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley ^ DJ and Phoenix columnist David Day

    Flipping through the brand-new Wired this morning on the train and we were like, 'David Day got into Wired? Awesome!' Then we realized that the photo our thumb was dirtying up was actually YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley and not Forced Exposure's unshaven hustler.


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  • November 21, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    1. Tell all your friends: it's time to change the default "one Boston rapper I know the name of" config file in their brains from "Mr. Lif" to Termanology. One of our pet peeves around here is people don't seem to realize what's happening in their own backyards. You got kids getting excited-excited when white backpack punks on dope come to town and do the rappity-rap early-'90s jig at the Middle East, but a Puerto Rican dude from Lawrence (who already done rocked mics with Christina) hops on a commercial track with the biggest producer/rapper in the world and all we hear from Boston is sleeping in stereo.

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  • November 20, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    1. Killswitch Engage's new As Daylight Dies full-album stream at MySpace. They got their vans on but they look like autographed guitars.

    2. Gwen and Pharrell: the sequel. "Yummy" = instant banger.

    3. Care Bears on Fire: the sequel. Buscemi-connected tween band with ex-punkrock parents get more exposure than Paris Hilton's vagina.

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  • November 20, 2006
    By webteam











    The most photographed dude at the party.

    Part I: Thunderdome
    Our heads nearly exploded this weekend. First off, Thunderdome was like hundreds of people, seven or eight DJs, two floors, tons of sweaty asses, and one popular Moosehead. DJs wore antlers,Providence's Triangle Forest [see Miliard's post for mp3s] were way better than their obtuse name suggests, good streetwear went super-bad, and the downstairs dancefloor was so hot, the wall mirrors done gone foggy.













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  • November 18, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    The Mission of Burma documentary Not a Photograph is coming out this week. We've got your hookup for the DVD-release party at the Coolidge on Tuesday night -- we're giving away 10 pairs of tickets to the Coolidge screening, where the band will be hanging out and signing stuff beforehand (unfortunately, they're not DJing this time), plus 10 copies of the DVD.

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  • November 18, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    Spent all morning watching YouTube footage of PS3 mayhem, but we don't think that can compare to what these people have planned for tonight. It's all push push hush-hush for now, but we'll tell you all about it tomorrow.

    Today's shows:

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  • November 18, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    IF YOU GO:

    A lot's happened since we introduced you to AbCity's "God Is Going To Get Sick Of Me" back in July of 2005. Back then we predicted they'd end up opening for U2




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  • November 18, 2006
    By Carly Carioli


    All photos (c) Matt Teuten, except top photo (c) Byron Smith

    Had the Lot Six's farewell gig at the Middle East not coincided with the Phoenix's 40th anniversary at Avalon, there would've been a lot more of us there. As it is, we sent Will Spitz -- and the rest of Age Rings -- in our stead. Also on the bill were Mittens, Headband, Eyes Like Knives, and -- check second photo from bottom -- an impromptu reunion by Officer May during the intermission.


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  • November 16, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    1. Name all the faces on the cover of the Phoenix, and we'll email you a ticket to the paper's 40th b-day tonight at Avalon with OKGo. Sike, you don't have to guess the names. Just print this out and we'll see you at the club. But better get there early.

    2. Shadows Fall partying with Dave Grohl. We're all for those dudes wasting as much of Atlantic's money as possible.

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  • November 15, 2006
    By Carly Carioli


    Green Line nerd graffiti so real.

    1. Nick Sylvester faints, again.

    2. Spitz went to the Joanna Newsom show last night and says that for at least half-hour or so it was the best thing he's ever seen, then it got a little boring. She came out and did a couple Milk Eyed Mender tunes, some Scottish thingee, then brought the band out and did Y's, front to back, in order.


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  • November 15, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    Hidden Cameras
    November 14, 2006
    at the Middle East, Cambridge
    all photos (c) Sam Thompson

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