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Ask the Dead crank it up on debut EP

Bring the Noise
Indie-punk quartet Ask the Dead may be a relative newcomer to the PVD music community, but the players have been kicking around and making noise for quite awhile.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 19, 2012

Listening to WFNX 1983-2012

Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 24, 2012

Bolting Cölt

Wax Tablet
Received some sad news that WESLEY ALLEN HARTLEY 's project SPLENDORA CÖLT , which led the core trio of his Traveling Trees further down the dark trails of postpunk country, are splitting up.

Photos: Foo Fighters + Social Distortion + The Joy Formidable at the TD Garden

November 16, 2011 | TD Garden
The Foo Fighters, Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable perform live at the TD Garden on November 16, 2011.
By TIM BUGBEE  |  November 22, 2011

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Photos: Foo Fighters + Foster the People + Muse + more at Lollapalooza 2011

Scenes from the 20th annual Lollapalooza festival | August 5-7, 2011
Surveillance footage from three days packed with solid sets -- and even a few mind-blowing ones.
By JARED DIONNE  |  August 12, 2011
FF list

Foo Fighters | Wasting Light

Roswell/RCA (2011)
After Nirvana, Dave Grohl could easily have spent the rest of his career hiding behind a drum kit somewhere, but instead he risked undeserved scrutiny by jumping to the mic in front of his own creation.
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  April 13, 2011

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WFNX's top 101 songs in 2010

WFNX's most popular songs in 2010
WFNX listeners voted online at  for six weeks to create this list of 2010's best songs.
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 04, 2011

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Oranjuly | Oranjuly

Self-released (2010)
Three years is a long time to make an album. A band could either neuter every nuance that might have existed on the tape or patiently polish their songs like little gemstones.
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  July 01, 2010

The Big Hurt: Dispatches from Splitsville

FOB fall out; Scorpions subsist; Tyler frightens shoppers
Ladies and gentlemen, the unthinkable has happened: Fall Out Boy have split up.
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 09, 2010

Priestess | Prior To The Fire

Tee Pee (2009)
Now Priestess are back in Indieland, rubbing denim-clad elbows with the likes of Nebula and Black Math Horseman.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 27, 2010

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade

The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
Video of WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 06, 2010

WFNX's top 101 songs in 2009

WFNX's most popular songs in 2009
Videos of the 101 most requested songs on WFNX in 2009
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 03, 2011

Them Crooked Vultures | Them Crooked Vultures

DGC/Interscope (2009)
One day, maybe in a decade or three, somebody will dig this LP out of the future virtual version of a record crate in a Salvation Army and be blown away by the deep grooves this supergroup generate
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 18, 2009

Newport’s rock royalty

The diePods — straight outta the City by the Sea
If 75orLess Records CEO (and Six Star General bassist) Mark MacDougall decided to host an East Bay Desert Sessions, the diePods would be the 3 am headliner.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 21, 2009

How it feels to be something (back) on

The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
By LEOR GALIL  |  September 22, 2009

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Rockers moonlighting with non-rock producers

. . . or are we dancey?
The Killers first worked with Stuart Price on a dance remix of their hit “Mr. Brightside” — and so far, this blend of rock-band brawn and electro-dance bliss has worked smashingly.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009

Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity

The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 06, 2009

Furious foodies

Top Chef at midseason
Top Chef at midseason
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 16, 2008

Offa my couch, Larroquette

Foos fight McCain, Madonna pans Palin, Heart hearts Barack
In a video posted to his Web site, former Rolling Stone Ringo Starr has lovingly warned his fans to stop sending him fan mail.  
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 24, 2008

Interview: Shane West

Too late to stop
The actor discusses the Germs . . . and ER.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 19, 2008

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We are Devo

The return of Akron’s finest
It’s been almost three decades since five guys in baggy yellow industrial clean-up suits sporting the letters D, E, V, and O took the Paradise stage, jerking about like robots, playing clipped, caustic art punk.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 17, 2008

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By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 28, 2008

The French are coming

Justice and Busy P bring the Ed Banger sound to Boston
The launch of an extensive North American tour sponsored by MySpace that comes to the Paradise this Saturday.
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 10, 2008

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