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2008 Stories by Saby Reyes-Kulkarni

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  • Joe Satriani and Mountain

    published October 30, 2008

    Although the pairing of Joe Satriani and Mountain initially seems a bit incongruous, this double bill should have guitar enthusiasts wetting... More >>

  • Paco Osuna

    published October 30, 2008

    Characterized by spare, repetitive house beats, the work of self-described minimalist DJ Paco Osuna is based on an insistent throb — the... More >>

  • Massachusetts Trio 27 Conjures up Swirly Postrock at Revolution

    published October 30, 2008

    "We have a sound?" laughs Maria Christopher, guitarist/frontwoman for the Cambridge, Massachusetts trio 27. Well, yes and no. The band,... More >>

  • Jaguares

    published October 23, 2008

    Named for the sacred, otherworldly power of the jaguar in Mayan lore, this Mexican four-piece inadvertently proves that commercial forces have... More >>

  • The Verve

    published October 2, 2008

    Is Richard Ashcroft talking about his bandmates when he sings "sometimes life seems to tear us apart/I don't wanna let you go" on The Verve's... More >>

  • Bendy Pastorius Group Plays Van Dyke Café

    published September 4, 2008

    Fusion. Within music, it's practically a dirty word. Though the term is intended to suggest the magic of endless possibilities, it has an... More >>

  • The Alaskan Psych Freaks of Portugal. The Man Shamble Down to Culture Room

    published July 24, 2008

    Portugal. The Man likes spontaneity. In fact you might even say the Alaska quartet does things ass-backward. For example: Even though the band... More >>

  • Vans Warped Tour Hits Miami

    published July 10, 2008

    How best to catch the sprawling, guitar-driven extravaganza that is the Vans Warped Tour? To put it simply: You can't see all of it. Faced with... More >>

  • Matisyahu

    published July 10, 2008

    Looks like everyone's favorite Hassidic reggae singer/rapper might just outlast his novelty status after all. But that doesn't necessarily make... More >>

  • They Won't Go Quietly

    published July 3, 2008

    As much as some of us might fantasize about it, becoming a household name obviously has cruel consequences. This is particularly true for... More >>

  • Cents and Sensibility

    published June 12, 2008

    "The music industry," declares Less than Jake drummer and lyricist Vinnie Fiorello, "is pointing towards bands becoming their own cottage... More >>

  • Close to Us

    published June 12, 2008

    Much like a lover who keeps threatening to pack up and leave, The Cure's Robert Smith has suggested often that each successive album or tour by... More >>

  • Steely Dan

    published June 5, 2008

    It's certainly impressive that Steely Dan masterminds Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have contributed such a staggering group of hit songs to... More >>

  • The Art of Doing Nada

    published May 29, 2008

    "Everyone else who gets the one-hit-wonder tag had real hits," chuckles Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws. Caws should know... More >>

  • Meshuggah

    published May 29, 2008

    Prong's Tommy Victor recently remarked that metal bands can't play in standard E tuning anymore because they'd "sound like the Eagles." Not... More >>

  • Pee, Nut Butter, and Chocolate

    published May 8, 2008

    "Honestly I'd rather fuckin' be drawing a comic strip like Garfield and have it be syndicated," laughs Mindless Self Indulgence frontman... More >>

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