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The Big Hurt: Pete Wentz, celebrity-judge addict

I was always amused by the Pete Wentz phenomenon: here was a vainglorious loudmouth who came up in the Chicago hardcore punk scene, scored some moderate hits with his nü-emo group Fall Out Boy, and then rocketed down the slope of artistic corruption with unprecedented glee.
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 15, 2012

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Crossword: ''Leaving So Soon?''

Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
By MATT JONES  |  March 17, 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

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The Big Hurt: Falling down the rabbit hole

Music news in brief
Lee, Hoppus, Wentz, Avril, and 3OH!3 fall down the rabbit hole
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2010

Photos: Hot Stove Cool Music at the House of Blues

Tinted Windows, Low Anthem, Kay Hanley, and more, live at the House of Blues, January 9, 2010
Hot Stove Cool Music benefit show featuring Tinted Windows, State Radio, The Low Anthem, Kay Hanley, and more, live at the House of Blues
By MARY OUELLETTE  |  January 14, 2010

Going down

One last fling with The Elevator Drops
One last fling with The Elevator Drops
By MATT PARISH  |  December 16, 2009

The Big Hurt: Release yo’ delf

The week in horrendous press releases
Every slow pop week has a silver lining: it’s a great chance to catch up on the thrilling world of useless press releases.
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 22, 2009

Tropicália storm

The long awaited return of Os Mutantes
When Sérgio Dias takes to the Somerville Theatre stage this Sunday with the current incarnation of Os Mutantes, it's a safe bet he'll be beaming with gratitude. "I'm riding the same wave," he says of his band's legendary Brazilian albums, "but this time I have my eyes open."
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 28, 2009

Pain makes you beautiful

 Dead Season find the middle ground between life and death
With all the success Dead Season have had, perhaps their greatest talent lies in their unflappable honesty, their unwavering self-confidence. At times, their songs, full of introspection and naked emotion, are like being forced to stare at the sun. The instinct to blink is strong.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 09, 2009

Review: Cobra Starship | Hot Mess

Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance (2009)
Are Cobra Starship's gleeful Day-Glo appropriations and their unbridled enthusiasm really indications of a disparity between intention and expression? Or is their crime simply the meta-mania of their fusion of '80s retro kitsch and '00s celebrity worship? Really, it's neither.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 03, 2009

Bill Frisell | Disfarmer

Nonesuch (2009)
Guitarist Frisell is one of jazz's great impressionists, and here he has the perfect subject for one of his audio mini-movies: the eccentric Arkansas portrait photographer Michael Disfarmer.
By JON GARELICK  |  July 15, 2009

Scrunk happens

We're not fans, but the kids seem to like it
According to AbsolutePunk's Jason Tate, brokeNCYDE "epitomize everything that music (and human beings) should not be."
By LEOR GALIL  |  July 14, 2009
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History bites

Bramhall shuttered; Jerks need a new home
Just a few months after the close of its upstairs neighbor, the Roma Cafe, the Bramhall Pub, long an institution in the West End, shut its doors two weeks ago. And while there's talk it may reopen after renovations, one thing is for sure: The 11-plus-year run of Jerks of Grass shows on Thursday nights, the longest-standing weekly gig in Portland, has come to an end.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 24, 2009
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Hail, Deer Tick!

The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
Heady days for Deer Tick.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 17, 2009

The Big Hurt: Jacko solvent! Boyle swelling! Lupus dissed!

MJ's ranch, Hoppus and Wentz on Twitter, and Susan Boyle
If you had your heart set on picking up a gently used chimp tuxedo or a suspicious child skeleton, you're outta luck
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 28, 2009

What can Brown do for you?

Take a walk along Eustis Ridge with Gunther
Our local alt-country renaissance continues this weekend with Gunther Brown's debut release, a five-song, 20-minute EP called Eustis Ridge.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2009

Ship, ahoy!

Pigboat proves metal can Float
Pigboat are not nu metal, or speed metal, or death metal, or glam metal, or any of the other metals, really.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2009

47. Pete Wentz

If the Fall Out Boy-toy was nailing the hot Simpson sister, we might want to hear about his sexcapades. But he’s married to the busted one, so we’ve had enough, homey.    
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

The way things will be

The Goodnight Process offer a strong debut
The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2009

Review: Made in Mexico

A house in Allston, January 12, 2009
As a crush of enthusiastic dudes knocked into me in spastic reverie while watching Made in Mexico at a house show last week, I recalled how, mere hours before, the room had been empty save for a heap of cases and equipment and an inexplicable grocery cart filled to the brim with VHS cassettes of Korean porn
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009

Puttin’ on the Brits

Logan 5 and the Runners go beyond homage
There’s a song on Logan 5 and the Runners’ first album, Featurette, where Dave Berndt sings, “I wish I could see you at night/Naked through your window.”
By MATT PARISH  |  January 13, 2009


Kino Proby pay tribute to a legend
Tribute bands are usually considered blights, godsends, or novelties of dubious value.
By DAN CLARK  |  January 07, 2009

Sizzling frost

Dance heat 2009
The winter dance season starts out promoting international coexistence.
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 29, 2008

Year in Jazz: Playing for keeps

By JON GARELICK  |  December 22, 2008

Sweet Dichotomy

No Age at the Middle East Downstairs, November 24, 2008
No Age are a punk duo from Los Angeles. A week ago Monday at the Middle East downstairs, their clothes helped explain what they were up to.
By RICHARD BECK  |  December 02, 2008

Say it ain't so, Joe

Breaking: Biden resigns the vice-presidency amid Wentzgate scandal
Breaking: Biden resigns the vice-presidency amid Wentzgate scandal
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 14, 2008

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