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School of Rock Profile (MMR Magazine, February 2013)

February 10, 2013

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  School of Rock’s Chris Catalano. ties for self-improvement. It’s not just for budding rock stars – retailers have something to gain, too. Last fall, financial consultant Chris Catalano found himself in a small backstage room in Chicago’s Wrigley Field, greeting a soaking wet Bruce Springsteen off the stage where he’d just performed a concert […]

Contemporary Improv at 40 Years (JAZZed Magazine, November 2012)

February 10, 2013

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Dominique Eade at NEC. Mandolin player Sarah Jarosz spends a good deal of her year on the road, performing at folk and bluegrass festivals and headlining tours of her own that meet a growing love for heartfelt American roots music.  The Austin native is currently in the middle of recording her third album for Sugar […]

The Residents (Boston Globe, 2.8.13)

February 10, 2013

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Still anonymous, the Residents show signs of humanity   The past few years have found perennial art-rock pranksters the Residents in a reflective mood. On recent tours, a mock fireplace glowed onstage on a hearth scattered with allusions to past Residents themes: a gingerbread man, a flickering black-and-white TV set. A masked old man in […]

Weirdo Records Profile (Boston Globe, 1.31.13)

February 10, 2013

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Music-obsessed find a trove of wonders at Weirdo Records Angela Sawyer worked as a record clerk in various stores for years before starting Weirdo Records online, and then opening the Central Square storefront business. JOHN TLUMACKI Stepping through the door into Weirdo Records can drop an unprepared visitor right into the middle of conversation about obscure […]

Codeine Reunion (Boston Globe, 6.28.12)

February 10, 2013

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’90s slow-core pioneers Codeine return   Things seem to be always getting faster. The jump cuts introduced on early MTV seem about as rapid-fire as a bingo game these days, while the flood of new bands that jammed everyone’s dinky radars back in the early ’90s would probably be a drop in the bucket compared […]

Human Sexual Response Reunion (Boston Globe 10.31.12)

February 10, 2013

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Boston to experience Human Sexual Response again   For those of us who weren’t around during Boston’s late-’70s underground rock heyday, a handful of grainy YouTube clips makes for a pretty decent substitute. Quick searches can bring up a teenage David Minehan fronting the slack-punk jangle of the Neighborhoods and the stern and lanky Ian […]

Record review: Speedy Ortiz ‘Sports’ EP (Boston Globe 6.01.12)

February 10, 2013

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It takes a uniquely Massachusetts ear to champion the kind of sludgy, wry guitar scrub-brush of bands like Northampton’s year-old four-piece Speedy Ortiz. Its new record, “Sports,” (the band’s first collection after a couple of Internet-only singles), resurrects the floppy-stringed rock guitar dissonance of old-school Boston bands like Kudgel and Swirlies, or Rob Crow from […]