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Winter warmers

Local rockers drop it like it's cold
Sure, some bands take the easy route and have album releases through the summer, enticing you to shows with back-patio barbecues and all-night rooftop after-parties. In January? Not so much.
By MATT PARISH  |  January 04, 2010

Crash proof

Arms and Sleepers are more than just a hard drive
I've never trusted music that's too engineered, too perfect. Headphones on the drummer and a hundred tracks running off a laptop? Most bands practice and practice to get things just right, but it's that threat of the unexpected that makes a show worth seeing.
By MATT PARISH  |  September 29, 2009

Players only

A peek inside the world of Harmonix
Jessica Smith has spent years booking death-metal shows around Boston. On top of loads of meat-and-potatoes nights at O'Brien's in Allston and Dee Dee's in Quincy, two of her shows — Origin and Malevolent Creation — actually sold out the Middle East upstairs.
By MATT PARISH  |  August 24, 2009

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