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The Irish rovers

The Pogues return to their other 'old main drag'
"The Pogues and Boston go together in ways that belong in the realm of the unexplainable."
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 18, 2009

Slideshow: Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues

Photos of Dropkick Murphys, live at House of Blues, on March 12, 2009
At the House of Blues in Boston on March 12, 2009
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  March 17, 2009

Interview: Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys

Shipping up to Lansdowne Street again
"I think I would have thrown a little more venom behind the lyrics [of The Meanest of Times ] if I'd known it was gonna get this bad."
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 16, 2009

Open House

After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 06, 2009

On with the shows . . .

Winter 2009's got plenty in store
If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.

Angst-free zone

Barnicle keep things nice and friendly
It’s possible I’m working backward from a bullshit conclusion, but I’m half-convinced the main topic of most arts-and-entertainment journalism isn’t actually arts or entertainment.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 16, 2008

Fast-breaking music

You heard it here first
WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 03, 2008


Guinness brewmaster says Shane MacGowan, Dropkick Murphys grossly mistaken
With or without its fabled special ingredient, Ireland’s most distinctive pint is in good health.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 27, 2008

A team effort

Everyone’s gonna find out about Hello Mahalo
Yes, the name sounds familiar and no, they don’t play Hawaiian music.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 23, 2008

Please shut up!

Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008

Geography lessons

Street Dogs remain Boston to the core
"You could put us in Anchorage or Alaska or Antarctica or even somewhere in the Himalayas, and at heart we’d still be from Boston.”
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 24, 2008

Winning losers

Stand up for your write(-ins)
Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008

A cop with an assitude

Watertown’s Clambake Animation pushes TV’s boundaries with a homicidal heinie
Mr. McGee comes by his name honestly. He is, quite simply, an ass.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 09, 2008

Sober as judges

Dropkick Murphys at Paradise Rock Club, March 17, 2008
He doesn’t chant, “Yankees suck.” Why should we?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 24, 2008

One Too Many is never enough

The Pubcrawlers give you a reason to celebrate, March 17
This time of year always brings about a bunch of talk about the Irish, but we’ve really been inundated of late, no?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 12, 2008

Boston music news: March 7, 2008

Notes on Street Dogs and Eli "Paperboy" Reed
The Street Dogs, fronted by former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan, have signed to Hellcat Records.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 04, 2008

Hometown Throwup, Pt. 1

Darkbuster at Harpers Ferry, February 17, 2008
Darkbuster have their “Hometown Throwup,” an eight-night stand with an affectionate wink and nod in the general direction of the Bosstones.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2008

Lansdowne Street blues

The first House of Blues opened in Harvard Square in 1992.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 06, 2008

A winning combination

Hot Stove, Cool Music at the Paradise Rock Club, January 5-6
Fans of the Sox and of local rock once had at least one thing in common: a big inferiority complex.
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 08, 2008

Star teamz

Ten from Boston’s 2007 pop underground
Mark it, dude: another banner year for the Boston music scene.
By WILL SPITZ  |  December 18, 2007

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