Nostalgia
Nostalgia
It doesn't take your dad's old hippie friend to tell you that music festival culture isn't what it used to be. The large gatherings originated with the vision of microcosmal peace and understanding -sharing a toke here and some love there. The past decade has given way to a new culture fueled by brand names, party drugs, Whole Foods tents, and the same headliners over and over again. It's a sign of the times, nobody's fault really. Conveniently placed in the middle of the original Woodstock and today's Coachella, however, is what I consider to be the most fascinating music event of our time: Woodstock '99. More
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Country for Cool Kids: Sturgill Simpson, the Mavericks, and More
Music
Rumor has it that Boston is not a country town but we've found evidence to the contrary. While we may not be a hotspot for indigenous twang -- we blame the accent -- the Hub has been getting increasingly country-friendly in recent years.  Beyond the big names like Zach Brown Band at Fenway or Keith Urban at the Xfinity Center, beyond the corporate radio format shifts that have placed pop-country where our alt-rock (and EDM) used to be, you'll find a broad pallette of country sounds in record stores and clubs. Here we wrap up the latest and the greatest of what we're listening to and looking forward to on record and in local clubs with a few road trips thrown in for fun.
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Top Films of 2004 Retrospective, Part I: More Than Just Fetch, The Shins, and Napoleon
Movies
I was merely a simple middle-school student back in 2004, and my taste in film was pretty undeveloped, to say the least. I vividly remember endlessly quoting, “Tina, you fat lard!” and “She doesn’t even go here!” with classmates in the halls. My brothers and I actually decided to name our family cat Napoleon (luckily, I can get away with saying he was named after that French guy). And to think about how many soppy make-out sessions were soundtracked by Natalie Portman’s go-to “life-changing” song sends a shudder down my spine. More
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Tour Diary Pt. I: Group Therapy Begins, on the Road with Couples Counseling and Pariuh
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Our contributing writer Ali Carter toured the east coast with Boston-based musicians Pariuh and Couples Counseling for two weeks in June. Read her tour diary for a city-by-city account of their do-it-yourself saga, featuring grimey basements, waterfalls, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and more, which we’ll be running in a five-part series over the next two weeks. More
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Tour Diary Pt. II: Down South, on the Road with Couples Counseling and Pariuh
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Our contributing writer Ali Carter toured the east coast with Boston-based musicians Pariuh and Couples Counseling for two weeks in June. Read her tour diary for a city-by-city account of their do-it-yourself saga, featuring grimey basements, waterfalls, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and more, which we’ll be running in a five-part series over the next two weeks. More
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Pre-Bar Exam: News You Can Use
News
For the past ten days or so, the news has been especially depressing, and you’re probably thinking that you can’t talk about frequent flyer miles or hummus in polite company. We’re here to help you navigate the delicate minefield of socializing while informed. More
Video
First Impressions: The ’50 Shades of Grey’ Trailer from Two Different Perspectives
Video
The first trailer for the infamous upcoming film adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey" surfaced today, and you can tell it's already extremely popular because it's in the Facebook trending box (the ultimate indicator of things that are of public interest). Many people have been speculating about this film for sometime, and while it likely doesn't boil down to a male vs. female difference, we figured it may provide a dichotomy in opinions to gather the first impressions of one of each. What are your thoughts on the trailer? Does it look like a win or a yawn? More
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Salsa, Seafood, Swing Dancing and More Weekend Events
Boston events
What did the humidity say to the heat? “It’s not you, it’s me!” (That joke also works with “What did the DiGiorno pizza say to delivery?” or “What did HBO say to TV?”) Try not to laugh so hard you forget to put on deodorant, because it’s pretty sticky out there and a lot of this weekend’s events are happening outside, and this is America where we possess a relatively low tolerance for other people’s body odor -- one of our greatest cultural achievements along with football and jazz music.
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Sports
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The Knuckles: Coaching Hypocrites and Bellyaching Pitchers
Sports
Fresh off the slowest week of the sports calendar, there's no shortage of knuckleheads. Coaches and players alike can barely go one full 24-hour news cycle without doing or saying something ridiculous/asinine/pick your adjective, which is why The Knuckles not only survives week after week, they thrive. This week features angry losing pitchers, buffoon NFL coaches and homophobic hypocrites. So bring us your tired, your poor, your huddled knuckleheads. We've got room for 'em all!
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Local Music
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Allston Pudding’s Boston Band of the Week: Grey Season
Local Music
The Boston Band of the week is brought to you by our content partner Allston Pudding, which is a Boston based music blog that highlights new and live music from the local music scene and beyond. Each week, Allston Pudding will highlight awesome local acts that they feel should be on your radar. For more about music from Boston and elsewhere, be sure to check out Allston Pudding More
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