This week in the pages of the Boston Phoenix and online at thephoenix.com...
Richard Beck talks to Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear as his band tries to ride the positive buzz on Veckatimest to a breakout beyond the blogosphere.
Daniel Brockman discusses cleaning up with Amanda Blank, and offers his favorite Philly rap jams.
Anne Vickman explores the huge-drum-banging world of Odaiko New England on the occasion of their 15th birthday.
David Thorpe takes on Eminem, Chris Brown, Whitesnake, and more in his latest edition of the Big Hurt.
Barry Thompson talks to the New Collisions on their smashing success. Also, download a song from them here.
Richard Beck catches St. Vincent live, finds her at her best during those crazy guitar solos.
Michael Brodeur reviews the Dirty Projectors' shit-hot new album Bitte Orca, plus reviews of new releases by Black Moth Super Rainbow, Flipper, I Monster, Marco Polo and Torae, and Soundcarriers.