Posts Tagged ‘The Boston Phoenix’

June 29th, 2010 - 2:13 am § in True/Slant

Giving 'bad music' another chance

Back in May, “Best Worst Movie” director Michael Paul Stephenson wrote an editorial about loving bad movies. It was titled: Bad Books Are Bad, and Bad Food Is Bad. But Bad Movies Are Not Always Bad What’s missing from the title? Music. Specifically bad music. Perhaps Stephenson lef[...]

April 25th, 2010 - 5:22 pm § in Freelance Work

Kid vicious – Music Features – Boston Phoenix

It’s not easy being a rapper from Wisconsin. Just ask 23-year-old hip-hop lifer Juiceboxxx. Music journalists and bloggers have spent years trying to pin down the Milwaukee wordsmith’s ecstatic dance rap with one pigeonholing term after another. Nerdcore. Hipster rap. Back in 2007, the Phoenix[...]

September 30th, 2009 - 11:44 pm § in Perfect Lines


Finally scanned these babies. Facebook them. Twitter them. Love them.[...]

September 25th, 2009 - 9:38 pm § in Perfect Lines

Hold The Phone, Buzzgrinder

Buzzgrinder whipped up a little post today about a new Sunny Day Real Estate album. I say “whipped up,” because they certainly embellished something. Here’s the “scoop”: Regular Buzzgrinderer Travis Lee dropped us a tasty tidbit. He just saw Sunny Day Real Estate in Mi[...]

September 23rd, 2009 - 11:05 pm § in Perfect Lines

On and On and On

I wrote another piece for The Boston Phoenix, this time about… Sunny Day Real Estate. Whoda thunk it? For folks wondering about A) all the reunion hubub and why it’s happening 2) what’s the big deal with the band C) just how the band got back together and 3.14) the details of the r[...]

September 16th, 2009 - 12:54 am § in Perfect Lines


I wrote a little review of the forthcoming album from Brand New for The Boston Phoenix. It can be hard to write reviews in just 250 words or less, and Brand New’s album is no exception to that: I spent a large part of the time merely outlining the band’s history and why I felt […][...]

August 14th, 2009 - 12:03 pm § in Perfect Lines

Say What?

I stumbled upon this on the net: my article on scrunk. Though it wasn’t the one the Boston Phoenix published, but Oakland’s East Bay Express. Which is all a bit odd. I don’t necessarily mind that the paper is using my article – in fact, I’m flattered that they would cho[...]

August 6th, 2009 - 12:00 am § in Perfect Lines

Juice Sux

I did a little write up for The Boston Phoenix this week on Jamba Juice’s blatant rip-off of Get Your War On. I’d always been a fan of David Rees and GYWO since I came across it in high school (back when I, yes, did in fact read, Rolling Stone… and yet, I knew there was something[...]

July 20th, 2009 - 12:53 am § in Perfect Lines


Well, I haven’t gotten out to Warped just yet, but even so, it seems that I got the jump on the New York Times with my piece on the whole scrunk thing for The Phoenix. Ok, perhaps that’s a huuuuuge overstatement, but Jon Caramanica did notice the combination of electronics and screamo a[...]

July 16th, 2009 - 1:03 am § in Perfect Lines

A Brief Scribe on Scrunk

The behind-the-scenes (or rather, behind-my-thoughts) on the Boston Phoenix piece I did on scrunk and Warped Tour is still to come, but consider this a little preview. A lots been said online since the piece went on the net about scrunk/crunkcore and its impact on Warped Tour, which isn’t to [...]

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