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Feature: Berklee Singers Take on “Abbey Road” (Boston Globe,

December 20, 2010

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Once upon a time, it was all about a few years’ worth of tunes cooked up by a group of nice English lads and played on turntables in bedrooms. The world’s favorite band, simple as that. Flash-forward a few generations to earlier this month, when Apple called on everyone to stop the presses: longtime digital […]

Feature: Roky Erickson (Boston Phoenix, 11.9.10)

December 20, 2010

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After Halloween, B-movie DVD collections pop up in sale bins everywhere you look. Old Roger Corman monster movies, ancient rookie work from Scorsese, Night of the Living Dead — stuff that’s either entered the public domain or slipped through significant cracks in legal paperwork that was probably questionable to begin with. They’re always cheap, and […]

Feature: Gary Numan (Phoenix, 10.19.10)

December 20, 2010

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Gary Numan has never been one for nostalgia. Since his icy 1979 high-water mark, The Pleasure Principle (Beggars Banquet), he’s put out 16 albums ranging from smoothed-out fretless-bass funk to industrial pop metal. But given the comeback punch that old-school synths have been throwing at every corner of music lately, it seems a ripe moment […]

Feature: Young Adults (Boston Phoenix, 11.2.10)

December 20, 2010

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Last month, when scraggly local trio Young Adults wandered out on stage at the Middle East downstairs to open for hyped lo-fi darlings Best Coast, college indie brats were already thronging the room. Young Adults are a house-show beast by nature, all fuzzed-out bass and splintered bits of guitar that go well with fire hazards […]

Feature: Reunited Come (Boston Phoenix, 9.21.10)

December 20, 2010

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“I had already pretty much been around the block at the time,” says Thalia Zedek. We’re at Deep Ellum (which has cleared out for the afternoon) in Allston, talking about the salad days of 1990, when Zedek and a new Boston quartet called Come were just beginning their grim assault on our emotional well-being. At […]