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Still catering to popular tastes after 40 years

According to a recent article on online indie music publication, Pitchfork Media, the radio industry has fundamentally changed since the heyday of English DJ, John Peel. Essentially, Peel felt that his mission was to educate… Read More...

Don't count them out yet

The perennial curse of bands that develop well-defined sounds is the stereotyping by critics that can stifle creative freedom. Journalists will often develop certain catchphrases for such bands that inevitably become incorporated in their identities.… Read More...

Real Emotional Trash

Two summers ago I was fortunate enough to see Stephen Malkmus and Sonic Youth perform back-to-back sets at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. When Thurston Moore invited Malkmus onstage for a rousing encore, what left an… Read More...

Boston Unhinged Chamber Players perform

After seeing a flyer advertising the debut concert of the Boston Unhinged Chamber Players, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Did “unhinged” refer to an experimental style of music, an innovative type of instrumentation… Read More...

Patchwork sound

“While people have cheered on the awful mess we’ve made,” crooned indie pop songstress, St. Vincent, “through storms of red roses, we’ve exited the stage.” After her stellar performance on Saturday night at the Middle… Read More...

A throw back to the hybrid music of Paul Simon

If we trace rock and roll music’s roots back far enough—through jump blues and boogie to blues and African shuffles—indie band Vampire Weekend appears doubly indebted to west-African pop. Not only does it inherit a… Read More...

More power to her

Critics who review Cat Power concerts are often compelled to eschew descriptions of her musical interpretations in favor of her enigmatic personality. Fortunately, after a performance Friday night at the Orpheum Theater there appears no… Read More...

Be proud, don't invent history

“What I want to do today is probably the weirdest talk you’ve ever heard,” declared Dr. Ibrahim Sundiata at the opening ceremony for the Brandeis Black Student Organization’s (BBSO) celebration of Black History Month on… Read More...
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