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  • June 27, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    All photos (c) Byron Smith

    Speaking of how Fueled By Ramen rules the universe, the kids were dying to let us let them shoot Cute Is What We Aim For, who we'll all be talking about in a few months as the next Panic! at the Disco. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. First, they had to play the obligatory packed-solid, buzzed-to-death church show up in Allston, just so all our fave scenesters could say they Saw Them Way Back When.

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  • March 08, 2006
    By webteam

    The recently reunited Smoking Popes absolutely, uh, smoked last night downstairs at the Middle East at their first show in town in “like eight years,” according to frontman Josh Caterer. As one of the best and most under-appreciated power pop bands of the ’90s, Caterer, his brothers — guitarist Eli and bassist Matt — and drummer Mike Felumlee deftly married big power chords and big hooks with Josh’s distinctive Kermit-the-Frog-meets-Morrissey croon.

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  • January 27, 2006
    By webteam

    "I'm not that good at pictures," protested lil' man Alex Whalen-Brown
    right before our cameraman took this photo.

    Photos by Matt Teuten.

    We’ve seen the three-man musical-amoeba that is Devil Music headline the Milky Way as an electric-violin-led rock trio. We’ve seem ‘em perform contemporary-classical works with a 20-piece orchestra at the sold-out Mills Gallery -- and one of those works was a balding dude mouth-farting for like ten minutes, seriously.

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  • January 27, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    Look, before you start, you're preaching to the choir, OK? Dudes come up from Rhode Island talking "punk rock band with a violinist," we're not just gonna yellowcard the fuckers, we're gonna red-card 'em and they're out for the rest of the game. We hear you, brah. But give us a second on this here band VERBANA DARVELL (yep, not only are they punks-with-violin, they've also got a name that sounds like a cheap hooker trying to make it in a Broadway chorus line).

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