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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
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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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Salsa, Seafood, Swing Dancing and More Weekend Events
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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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The Knuckles: Coaching Hypocrites and Bellyaching Pitchers
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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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Allston Pudding’s Boston Band of the Week: Grey Season
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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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Video Premiere: Dylan Ewen – ‘Fkuu Me’
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Jamaica Plain's resident sad boy Dylan Ewen knows how to get emotional in the grooviest way possible. The BUFU Records jack-of-all-trades often croons about the perils of heartbreak, failure, and boredom in the most blunt way possible, which, in some misery-loves-company type of way, ends up translating into some pretty sweet party music. More
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Harvard Women’s Rugby Team Launches Powerful ‘Rugged Grace’ Photo Campaign
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Usually when you think rugby, you probably think sweaty, European men in short shorts, running and huddled up around a ball that has some semblance to our country's native pigskin. However, the Harvard Women’s Rugby team has published a photo project that not only celebrates everything they love about the sport and the teammates they spend tireless hours with in training, but that shares their message of creating a positive body image for women. More
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Take Our BDCwire User Survey and Help Us Improve!
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It's self-help time over at BDCwire. We're breaking out all our old "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and running off to an inner wellness retreat in the mountains with the hopes of returning a more friendly, approachable website. It's time we figure out what works and what is giving you, our loyal and awesome readers, the most headaches. There's only one problem: we need you! Yes, it seems counter-intuitive to work on inner wellness by asking others to tell us what's wrong. What can we say, we love the irony. More
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Common, La Roux, Joyce Manor, More New Albums This Week
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Another week, another crop of new albums. This time, we're not looking at any platinum sellers, but instead some debuts from impressive young acts and new releases from punk heroes. If you're looking for a way to move past that Lana Del Rey album, this week may just be your opportunity, pal!
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Photos: Boston Parties on Wheels to Celebrate Donna Summer
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Friday night, Boston showed its groovy side, putting on a free roller disco party on City Hall Plaza. Thousands showed up to show their tastiest roller rink moves, many in retro garb, moving to the sounds of Dorchester's DJ Kon. The event was created with the help of Together Boston in order to honor the late great Donna Summer, who passed away last year. Some of Summer's greatest hits were played, and disco culture was revived in Boston for one hot summer night. More
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