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666-pack: Music to groove the savage Beasties

Three white smart-asses from Brooklyn lay waste to their wildest, most diseased daydreams on Licensed to Ill .
This article originally appeared in the January 13, 1987, issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By CHUCK EDDY  |  March 08, 2012
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Beastie Boys | Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Capitol Records (2011)
"Back on the mic, it's the anti-depressor," flows King Ad-Rock over raunchy drums and speaker-busting clavinet in "Make Some Noise," the bravado launching pad of Beastie Boys' eighth studio album.
By RYAN REED  |  May 06, 2011

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Atomik at Bayside Bowl, March 15

Music seen
Having a DJ (or, in this case, two) play your bowling night is a luxury, but damned if it doesn't seem like an obligatory one on occasion.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 23, 2011

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Thinking outside the Woodbox

Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
By MATT TEMPESTA  |  March 17, 2010

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The Big Hurt: Broken bones and stripper poles

The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
Only a few weeks ago, I was making fun of Aerosmith for their inability to present Aerosmith in their Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour.
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 18, 2009

Melody makers

So you started a band — now what? Berklee and Topspin are here to help.
If you’re an up-and-popping band or artist, you first need to find fans, friends, and fiends on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and, of course, in real life. But where do you go from there?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 13, 2009

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Mommy, what's with Michael?

State of the art
" After I got HIStory , I played it incessantly. It was the greatest, strangest, angriest, most bizarre thing I ever heard. Michael Jackson is this iconic persona..."
By MICHAEL ENDELMAN  |  June 30, 2009

Recap: Bonnaroo 2009

Blog posts, slideshows, and more from Bonnaroo 2009
Live from Bonnaroo 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 19, 2009

Photos: Friday at Bonnaroo 2009

Public Enemy, Santigold, Beastie Boys, and more on Friday, June 12, 2009 at Bonnaroo
Photos from Friday, June 12, 2009 at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 17, 2009

Crossword: ''Pig out''

External appearances count.
External appearances count.
By MATT JONES  |  May 13, 2009

Vital overtones

Five essential Byrne-Eno collaborations
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  November 25, 2008

Philly busters

In the studio with Jedi Mind Tricks
Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz instructed me to meet him at a barren studio beneath a highway overpass in South Philly, where they were at work on their latest, A History of Violence (now out on Babygrande).  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 24, 2008

Battling Scientology

Anonymous's Gregg Housh is committed to bringing down the Church of Scientology. Is he a gadfly or a goon?
In a world wracked with uncertainty, there is at least one thing you can bet on: pick a fight with the Church of Scientology, and its leaders will fight back — always with vigor, often with a vengeance, and sometimes with litigation that can be long and costly.  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 23, 2008

Chinese democracy

A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 08, 2008

Here we go, yo

Rock the Bells: Q-Tip reunites A Tribe Called Quest one last time
No Rock the Bells tour would be official without a godlike headliner at the helm.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 22, 2008

The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008

Courting dissent

Interview: Brett Morgen defends his Chicago 10
One of the great principles of American jurisprudence, though not necessarily of film criticism, is a defendant’s right to confront his accuser in a court of law.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2008

Chicago 10

A motion-capture cartoon with an anachronistic soundtrack
Some of the lead participants in the farce leave lasting impressions, not least the antic prankster Abbie Hoffman, voiced by Hank Azaria.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 21, 2008

Cuong Vu

Vu-Tet | artistShare
For those who know trumpeter Cuong Vu from his work with the Pat Metheny Group, Vu-Tet could come as a rude shocker.
By JON GARELICK  |  February 06, 2008

Live and kicking

Live reviews: 2007 in review
Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007

Crossword: ''Un-scary movie''

Slasher pics get the edit
Slasher pics get the edit
By MATT JONES  |  October 24, 2007

Sound and silence

Old and new images meet at the RISD Museum
The RISD exhibit reminds us that filmmakers at the forefront of the medium have been consistently drawn to the novelty of the medium.
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007

Audible Treats

"Underground" hip-hop
When the word “underground” gets attached to “hip-hop,” we’re apt to imagine white boys spouting SAT verbiage in a feeble imitation of the real thing.
By DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  September 12, 2007

Working girls

Northern State keep their raps real
Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
By IAN SANDS  |  August 14, 2007

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