In the midst of the chaos in the Boston area last night, a missing Brown University student named Sunil Tripathi was falsely identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, "Suspect No. 2" now on the loose after Monday's marathon bombings.
The accusation came shortly after a Reddit user posted a strikingly clear ... More >>
Sure, New Yorkers like booze. But, according to a list composed by The Daily Beast, Bostonians like it a lot more. Boston continues its reign as the drunkest city in America with 20.1% of the population identified as "binge drinkers." New York, on the other hand, doesn't even rank in the top twenty. ... More >>
After he graduated high school, John McCauley convinced his parents to let him tour the country playing his guitar rather than going to college. Somehow, they listened, and he birthed Deer Tick, an alt-country band that's since released four records and a handful of EPs. McCauley is now in his mid-t ... More >>
Last weekend rightbloggers put on their finery for the Breitbart Awards in Providence, Rhode Island. Some got plaques, others listened to speeches and attended seminars.
It certainly sounds like a good time to us, so we think it strange that rightbloggers didn't seem as interested in their own even ... More >>
Viktor Vazquez has just arrived at a hotel in Seattle and is pining for some noodles. Specifically, he has the hankering for some "fancy ramen noodles." It's a caliber of Japanese wheat-noodle that he has not been able to find since leaving his home in New York City to undertake a vehement 30 ... More >>
The ZEBU! song "Your Band Is Nothing"from Hookers In Sweatpants (Feeding Tube, 2006)is pretty hard to argue with. Guitar-slinger Steve D'Agostino pinches off mammoth riffs that somehow conflate hair metal, Molly Hatchet, bubblegum bliss, and peevish Peavy blare while scrappy sin ... More >>
A sandwich, though not a Dufresne sandwich.Sandwich shops just keep on rising from the ashes of the 2008 financial meltdown, and the latest indication of their still surging popularity comes from none other than Wylie Dufresne's dad.
Paramore w/ fun., The Stereo, The Swellers, and This Providence
Wednesday, September 8
Better than: Getting soaked on the long walk back to the subway.
In one of the many shoutouts Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams directed toward her record label Fueled By Ramenthe emo-pop ma ... More >>
Jason Frank RothenbergThe rock band Battles is often likened to a machine. It's not too much of a stretch: on their breakthrough debut Mirrored, they soldered together eerily controlled riffs, futuristic textures, and fiendishly powerful drumming; and on stage, the group's wrench-heavy, wrenc ... More >>
Alkhawaja: Beaten in BahrainLeading Bahraini human-rights activist Abdulhadi Alkhawaja was beaten bloody and dragged out of his house by government police over the weekend in Manama, his daughter (and former Fulbright Fellow at Brown University) Maryam Alkhawaja tells the Voice.
Abdulhadi Al ... More >>
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Thursday, January 6
Better than: Going completely deaf anywhere else.
Metal has a habit of cannibalizing its own classic sounds in times of inspirational drought, and it doesn't take much for a few well-meaning homages to spawn a ... More >>
The first openly gay winner of yesterday's election won long before the polls even opened on the East Coast...in Guam! A former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam, openly gay Benjamin Cruz won re-election to the Guam Senate.
Not nearly as far away but perhaps even more surprising, Jim Gray ... More >>
(via Daily News)The previous Guinness world record for high-fiving has been trampled by a 49-year-old salesman from Rockland County. In a gritty performance yesterday, Sam Kass started high-fiving people in Times Square at 4:18 p.m. and finished in under four hours at 8:02 p.m., completing 3,132 ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Sightings are Brooklyn's greatest living noise band--period. The avant-bruisers have been making jagged, nauseous, pig-fucked chip-'n'-sizzle for over a solid decade and have only gotten better with ... More >>
Today's local, seasonal special: roadkill.Knowing exactly where your food is from is a source of pride these days. Patrons of a Providence, Rhode Island sportsman's club, however, might prefer to stay in the dark. Richard Bourque, the chef at Smithfield Sportsman's Club, is on the state's Dep ... More >>
That's what you get in this week's column [CLICK HERE], which I managed to compile before taking the vacation that has some of you so understandably distraught. Well, you can console yourselves with my tasty pile of tawdry anonymous tidbits--though that's only at the end of the opus. As with sex, yo ... More >>
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne
See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing
South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>