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Futurism at 100 in the Boston Phoenix, 4.22.09

April 23, 2009

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100 years since Marinetti took that initial spill into the greasy ditch of progress, Harvard rounds up some of the world’s preeminent thinkers to spend the day discussing the movement. A contingent of insider guerilla musicians crashes the party. “The day was winding up with a panel discussion when a gaggle of younger participants crept […]

The WHRB Record Hospital Fest in the Boston Phoenix, 4.15.09

April 17, 2009

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Dudes in sleeveless T-shirts who looked as if they’d been bathing in Taco Bell bathrooms for months rolled amps through the quiet, misty Harvard quad to Holden Chapel, where a stately portrait of a shiny-domed professor looked down on a mess of kids flailing around to screamo cadre the Saddest Landscape. The crowd took over on choruses, stealing the mic from the singer as he scrambled around on the ground trying to re-duct-tape the cable back into his guitar. It was Night Two of WHRB’s Record Hospital Fest.

House Show in Watertown, MA in the Boston Phoenix, 3.11.09

March 23, 2009

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I run into a house organizer on the stairs near the water heater, and it turns out we’re not really on uncharted house-show territory out here. "We just found out this is the house that Anal Cunt used to live in. They practiced in this basement!" Chances are, it wasn’t this whimsical in those days — a huge plastic sailfish adorns one wall, along with a cartoonish painting of what one attendee notes may be the haunted-ballroom scene from The Shining. A dummy Spider-Man with a Regis Philbin mask seems sort of crucified on some wood behind the stage and covered in Christmas lights.

Whitehaus Blastfest in the Boston Phoenix, 3.18.09

March 23, 2009

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The crew seem to have dragged half the house on stage with them. Toy planes, Barbie dolls, plants, driftwood, an old lamp, and a dozen old bike wheels — all part of an ever-changing sculpture that takes up all three stories at Whitehaus — are scattered and hung up around the stage, giving it a surreal, rustic-drama-club or Goonies-attic feel.

Mass Market Flea Market in the Boston Phoenix, 12.16.08

January 4, 2009

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Electrical outlets decorated with cutouts from vintage girlie mags, baby pajamas with fuzzy duck patches, copper jewelry, epileptically colored prints on giant posterboard — it's all here. Liz Coffey pushes a candle on me that says, "Go Away Writer's Block!" (She's sold out of the mixtapes she made: "One about drinking, one about driving, one about drinking and driving.")

After Hours At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

August 16, 2008

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New OUT column ran in this week’s Phoenix about the Gardner Museum’s monthly “After Hours” program. August 7th, 2008 Issue of The Boston Phoenix.

Gabriel Birnbaum’s Field Trip, in Boston Phoenix, 6.28.08

July 28, 2008

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WALK ‘N’ ROLL: Ambling bands go on a field trip [photo of Hello Shark on the second leg of the Field Trip, by Pete Smith] This past Saturday afternoon, Gabe Birnbaum – wearing ratty jeans and T-shirt, a guitar slung over his shoulder – stood beside a posterboard sign taped onto an old mic stand […]