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Road Trip! Manic Street Preachers In Boston Thursday

[youtube]GI-3jykWsN0[/youtube] The Manic Street Preachers haven’t toured the US since the nineties, but they’re back now promoting their new album, Journal For Plague Lovers.  All the album’s lyrics were written by Richey Edwards, the group’s guitarist who abruptly disappeared fourteen years ago.  (He was never found, and officially presumed dead last November.)  Meanwhile, the band’s […]

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The Final Loaded!

[youtube]mZpUcp-wgKM[/youtube] Friends, the end is nigh: tomorrow’s LOADED! will be the very last. For almost two years it has been our pleasure to share with you our record collection and to dance and drink away the pain of having worked a whole two days into the week, and we would be honored if you could

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Look, It’s That Naked Baby Toilet Picture Again

Matthew Perpetua, originator of the first-ever mp3 blog, just posted a neato mix by pre-millennial Bostonian indie-rockers Sebadoh. The trio, which had ties to Dinosaur Jr and the Folk Impolosion, had a couple of hits locally–the delightful Ocean and the sappy-yet-not-terrible Willing To Wait–though they’re generally overlooked these days when people talk about that era

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Tonight: IPod DJs and Regular DJs

On the last Tuesday of every month, the Armageddon Shop DJs break out their IPods and head to the E&O. What do they play? Um, hard to describe. When I caught them at the Fez last month it was some weirdo metal, some scary/awesome satanic stuff from Norway, probably, and I think they played some

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Supergrass Can Still Bring It

For a few, 1995 and the release of Supergrass’ I Should Coco (cockney slang for ‘I should hope so’, thanks, NME) was the real high water mark for the already cresting britpop invasion, led half-a-year or so earlier by Blur’s Parklife and of course Definitely Maybe. But it was I Should Coco, with its shaggy

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