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Cellars by Starlight archives

Boston's 10 best
From Apolloís sunshine to tunnels of Love
Compiled by Matt Ashare
from December 23, 2005

Lost and found
The dynamic duality of Lightning Bolt
By James Parker
from December 16, 2005

Guitar Hero Heroes
Graveyard BBQ score a videogame hit
By Mike Miliard
from December 9, 2005

The new program
Certainly, Sir take indie electronic
By Matt Ashare
from December 2, 2005

Late bloomers
Taxpayerís Bones & Lungs makes it to Lunch
By Will Spitz
from November 25, 2005

A great ride
David Minehan reunites with the Neighborhoods
By Ted Drozdowski
from November 18, 2005

Table manners
Hilken Mancini and Chris Colbourn open their own kitchen
By Ted Drozdowski
from November 11, 2005

Twisting Fates
Aberdeen City embrace The Freezing Atlantic
By Sarah Tomlinson
from November 4, 2005

Abbey Loungers
Coffin Lids hope for a happy Halloween
By Brett Milano
from October 28, 2005

Noise Boys
Sunburned Hand of the Man
By James Parker
from October 21, 2005

Coma chameleon
Seth Putnamís near-death experience
By Carli Carioli
from October 14, 2005

Cars talk
Ric Ocasekís not in, but heís back out
By Brett Milano
from October 7, 2005

Going underground
Night Rally find a comfortable N.E.S.T. in Boston
By Sarah Tomlinson
from September 30, 2005

Warehousing rock
Compound 440R create their own local scene
By Camille Dodero
from September 23, 2005

Twisted Villagers
The unholy alliances of nmperign and Heathen Shame
By Chris Nelson
from September 16, 2005

Heavy Rotations
Apollo Sunshine's new CD takes them back to Berklee
By Jonathan Perry
from September 9, 2005

Staying Alive
A safe landing for Rooftop Suicide Club, plus fun with Furvis
By Jonathan Perry
from September 2, 2005

More is More
A Wilhelm Scream pile on the punk harmonies with Ruiner
By Will Spitz
from August 26, 2005

Rocking, stopping, and bopping
Apple Betty, the Stairs, and the Pixies
By Matt Ashare
from August 19, 2005

Band on the Run
Mobius Band find themselves in the middle of somewhere
By Will Spitz
from August 12, 2005

Crock rock
Robby Roadsteamer gets his ya-yas out
By Mike Miliard
from August 5, 2005

Odd men in
The Rudds and the Incredible Casuals
By Brett Milano
from July 29, 2005

By any other name
Frank Smith become a band, and the Lot Six retool
By Will Spitz
from July 22, 2005

Missing in action
The return of Ashby and a solo Emily Grogan
By Brett Milano
from July 15, 2005

Getting personal
Spookie Daly Pride and Reverend Glasseye
By Will Spitz
from July 8, 2005

Homeland security
Session Americana, the Heygoods, and the Coots find comfort at Hi-N-Dry
By Jonathan Perry
from June 24, 2005

Fight club
Dropkick Murphys lay down their Warriorís Code and team up with the Unseen
By Mike Miliard
from June 17, 2005

Mix-tape master
The Clinton Sparks plan for world domination
By Nick Sylvester
from June 10, 2005

Guy walks into a tunnel
The perverse pleasures of Tunnel of Love, plus news and notes
By Ted Drozdowski
from June 3, 2005

93 South
The Glow and Bugs and Rats come straight outta Quincy
By Will Spitz
from May 27, 2005

Garage powered
The Charms avoid the blues ó and Charlie Chestermanís next chapter
By Brett Milano
from May 20, 2005

California dreaming
Kay Hanley and Paula Kelley start over out West
By Johnny Angel
from May 13, 2005

Waxing prophetic
Edanís struggles with rapís relevance; the Perceptionistsí new perceptions
By Nick Sylvester
from May 6, 2005

Sass and stomp
Sarah Borges finds her roots, plus Jimmy Ryanís new Hayride
By Jonathan Perry
from April 29, 2005

Sweet returns
Lost City Angels and Willie Alexanderís Boom Boom Band
By Ted Drozdowski
from April 22, 2005

Darkness and light
Bourbon Princess and Mary Timony
By Brett Milano
from April 15, 2005

Bottoms up
Darkbuster get loaded, and the Konks go Bomp!
By Brett Milano
from April 8, 2005

Goals beyond
The courts have their say on Mark Sandmanís recorded legacy
By Matt Ashare
from April 1, 2005

Roomfuls of blues and jazz
A healthy Ronnie Earl swings with Duke Robillard, and Jay Geils plays jazz
By Ted Drozdowski
from March 25, 2005

Foreign affairs
The Dresden Dollsí Dresden debut
By Eric Gershon
from March 18, 2005

The family plan
Lock and Key become leaders of a new local scene, and the Call Up join in
By Will Spitz
from March 11, 2005

Rerocked
The Bags power back up; Asa Brebnerís second or third career
By Jonathan Perry
from March 4, 2005

Local upstars
Bowman and the Brett Rosenberg Problem
By Jonathan Perry
from February 25, 2005

Mass masters
Guitarist Gary Hoey and songwriter Tom Hambridge
By Ted Drozdowski
from February 18, 2005

Ch-ch-ch-changes
Damon & Naomi find pop fulfillment, and the Abbey changes hands
By Brett Milano
from February 11, 2005

Unhyphenated rock and roll
The Dents do it their way; so does Abbey Lounge Records
By Brett Milano
from February 4, 2005

Back to school
Teaching blues at Harvard, and a video breakthrough for the Pernice Brothers
By Ted Drozdowski
from January 28, 2005

Big fun
The Gentlemen ride again
By Brett Milano
from January 21, 2005

Progressive parties
Fluttr and Specimen 37 prove prog-rock doesnít really suck
By Brett Milano
from January 7, 2005

Heart matters
Mittens and the Vinyl Skyway choose a quiet path
By Jonathan Perry
from December 17, 2004

Beyond Morphine
Sandbox reveals just how much there was to Mark Sandman
By Matt Ashare
from December 10, 2004

Thinking personís metal
Isis discover Panopticon, and Diecast soldier on
By Sean Richardson
from December 3, 2004

No joke
The Lost City Angels deliver a message
By Ted Drozdowski
from November 26, 2004

Bite-size music
Lunch Records follows up Dear Leader with Four by Four
By Jonathan Perry
from November 19, 2004

Play well with others
Victory at Sea and Andrea Gillis
By Brett Milano
from November 12, 2004

Happy accidents
The Twinemen grow out of Hi-n-Dry and invite Caged Heat along for the ride
By Brett Milano
from October 22, 2004

Found sounds
New music from Skating Club and Myanna, and at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum
By Ted Drozdowski
from October 15, 2004

Major priorities
The Explosion sing the Virgin Records fight song
By Carly Carioli
from October 8, 2004

The best of the fest
The Black Keys and half a dozen other picks for this weekendís NEMO festival
By Ted Drozdowski
from October 1, 2004

Bred in the bone
Jake Brennan finds his roots with the Confidence Men
By Ted Drozdowski
from September 24, 2004

Pop projects
Emergency Music hook up with managers Mary Lou Lord and Kevin Patey
By Brett Milano
from September 17, 2004

Myths and local legends
Twisted tales from Fiery Furnaces, White Magic, and Night Rally
By Mike Miliard
from September 10, 2004

Buffalo Bill's new ride
Buffalo Tomís Bill Janovitz takes a cruise with Crown Victoria; plus Henry go Underground
By Ted Drozdowski
from September 3, 2004

Metal gone mad
The macho bombast of Robby Road Steamer
By Mike Miliard
from August 27, 2004

Fiddling around town
Bluegrass and more at the Cantab
By Ted Drozdowski
from August 20, 2004

Rise of the rebels
7L & Esoteric break out on DC2: Bars of Death
By Steve Perez
from August 13, 2004

Quiet storms
Tanya Donelly turns the volume down and the intensity up
By Carly Carioli
from August 6, 2004

Lucky breaks
Dylan hires Stu Kimball, Eugene Mirman hits Comedy Central, John Horton heads to Ďtoon town,í and the Boston Blues Challenge goes on
By Ted Drozdowski
from July 23, 2004

Hitsville, MA
Baby Strange make Motown sounds; the Model Sons get virtual
By Mike Miliard
from July 16, 2004

Quiet storms
A new New Year CD, a solo Chris Brokaw, and Dresden Dolls rework their summer plans
By Matt Ashare
from July 9, 2004

Blade aid
Unearth and Beyond the Embrace sign to a storied metal label
By Sean Richardson
from July 2, 2004

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
Heidiís happiness, Joan As Police Woman, and a Pillsí parting
By Brett Milano
from June 25, 2004

Local, live, and free
An early-week club crawl
By Ted Drozdowski
from June 18, 2004

Boston's own British invasion
The Anglophile angles of the Good North and the Information
By Mike Miliard
from June 11, 2004

Here's Johnny
The Blackjacks return, Lilli leaves, and a Rumble winner
By Brett Milano
from May 28, 2004

Punk plus
Piebald and Avoid One Thing mature beyond the mosh pit
By Sean Richardson
from May 21, 2004

Cocked and loaded
The Konks shoot to thrill, and the Marvels get soaked
By Brett Milano
from May 7, 2004

Happy returns
Mission of Burma release their first album in more than 20 years
By Ted Drozdowski
from April 30, 2004

Born again
Peter C. Johnson and Catie Curtis deliver
By Ted Drozdowski
from April 16, 2004

Rock 'n' roll hearts
In the garage with Little Steven and the Coffin Lids
By Brett Milano
from April 9, 2004

On the rise
The Lot Six and Runner and the Thermodynamics
By Mike Miliard
from April 2, 2004

Still on fire
Kristin Hersh punks it up, and Meghan Toohey gets a band
By Brett Milano
from March 26, 2004

Pop survivors
There's still something about the Push Stars ó and Lloyd Cole
By Jonathan Perry
from March 19, 2004

Regarding the beginning?
Robert Fisher and Willard Grant Conspiracy take a big step forward
By Jonathan Perry
from March 5, 2004

Guitar men
Johnny A. and Jeff Platzís Skull Session, plus Bobby Keyes and Ray Mason
By Ted Drozdowski
from February 27, 2004

Baby Blue steps
Mary Lou Lord takes the slow road back into the spotlight
By Brett Milano
from February 20, 2004

Roomfuls of tunes
JamSpot, plus new music from Greg Piccolo and Ron Levy
By Ted Drozdowski
from February 13, 2004

Rooted in Boston
The Tarbox Ramblers and Mark Erelli
By Ted Drozdowski
from February 6, 2004

Working out
Punk Rock Aerobics goes national
By Robin Vaughan
from January 30, 2004

Garageland
The Charms and Muck & the Mires
By Brett Milano
from January 23, 2004

Second helpings
The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, James OíBrien, and Well
By Ted Drozdowski
from January 16, 2004

Mixed grilles
Josh Lederman y Los Diablos, Charlie Farren, and Johnny Cunningham
By Ted Drozdowski
from January 2, 2004

Garageland and more
The best local rock of 2003
By Brett Milano
from December 26, 2003

All popped up
Apollo Sunshine, Din, and the Loud Family
By Brett Milano
from December 19, 2003

Career opportunities
George Howard and Kitty Brazelton show how itís done
By Ted Drozdowski
from December 12, 2003

Payback
Dumptruck get some respect
By Brett Milano
from December 5, 2003

New grass
The Benders, David Peterson & 1946, Mark Simos, and Barn Burning
By Ted Drozdowski
from November 28, 2003

Birthday blues
Local harp master Jerry Portnoy turns 60 with a bang
By Ted Drozdowski
from November 21, 2003

Good company
Wheat, Loveless, and the Spaceshots
By Ted Drozdowski
from November 14, 2003

Avant guardians
Cul de Sac score, and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic get spiritual
By Ted Drozdowski
from November 7, 2003

High steppin'
Thaddeus Hogarth, Nicole Nelson, and the Silver Lining Singers do it for Dimock
By Ted Drozdowski
from October 31, 2003

Local folks
Kris Delmhorst, Holly Harris, and John Cremona
By Ted Drozdowski
from October 17, 2003

Working-class city rockers
Street Dogs fight fire with fire, plus a Boston Scene Report
By Sean Richardson
from October 10, 2003

Law and disorder
Richard Davies lives locally and thrives musically
By Jonathan Perry
from October 3, 2003

Art breakers
The irresistible draw of the Dresden Dolls
By Brett Milano
from September 26, 2003

A question of balance
Akrobatik takes it from the streets to the prep schools and back
By Franklin Soults
from September 19, 2003

Feeling it
Juliana Hatfieldís Some Girls, and the last of little a
By Ted Drozdowski
from September 12, 2003

Songs sung blue
New solo CDs from Paula Kelley and Leah Callahan
By Brett Milano
from September 5, 2003

Man with a mission
Burmaís Clint Conley returns to Consonant
By Robin Vaughan
from August 22, 2003

Dambuilders then and now
Catching up with Dave Derby, Joan Wasser, Eric Masunaga, and Kevin March
By Jonathan Perry
from August 15, 2003

Rock-and-roll dreams
Thundertrain return; John Powhida and the Rudds obsess
By Brett Milano
from August 8, 2003

Divine reinvention
Aaron Perrino takes charge of Dear Leader
By Jonathan Perry
from August 1, 2003

Six-string slingers
Duke Levine and Kevin Barry, plus Joe Stump, and the return of Jon Butcher
By Ted Drozdowski
from July 25, 2003

Rock godesses
Heavy Stud release Straight Out of Lakeville, and Eileen Rose comes home
By Brett Milano
from July 18, 2003

Born-again punks
Darkbuster reunite and the Unseen hit the Warped Tour
By Sean Richardson
from July 11, 2003

Mystery achievers
Maybe Baby and Bourbon Princess shed light on darkness
By Ted Drozdowski
from July 4, 2003

Scene and heard
Soltero, Alexander McGregor, California Stadium, and Star Star Quarterback
By Mike Miliard
from June 27, 2003

Resurrections
The Shods and Gail Greenwood resurface
By Brett Milano
from June 20, 2003

Emotional rescues
The tough and tender sides of Meaghan McLaughlin and the Kitty Kill
By Brett Milano
from June 13, 2003

Reality bites
All Kindsa Girls celebrates the Real Kids on film
By Robin Vaughan
from June 6, 2003

Paying to play
Staind deal with life on the top while 6gig try to get there
By Sean Richardson
from May 30, 2003

Bullshit detecting
Powerman 5000, plus Araby and Read Yellow
By Carly Carioli
from May 23, 2003

R&Believers
Mighty Sam McClain, Sugar Ray Norcia, and Roomful of Blues
By Ted Drozdowski
from May 16, 2003

Lost and found
The 'other' songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney
By Robin Vaughan
from May 9, 2003

Closing time
Throwing Muses decide to go out with a bang
By Brett Milano
from April 25, 2003

Monsters of rock
Godsmack and Event arenít faceless anymore
By Sean Richardson
from April 18, 2003

Moving on up
Warren Zanes, Phil Aiken, and Stan Martin step into the spotlight
By Ted Drozdowski
from April 3, 2003

Pop-o-rama
Francine and Dave Aaronoff and the Details
By Brett Milano
from March 27, 2003

Et tu, punk
The Explosion, Clint Conley, and Hilken Mancini find their own way
By Robin Vaughan
from March 20, 2003

Fewer calories, more filling
Cave Inís major-label debut is a meal in itself
By Carly Carioli
from March 13, 2003

Independent spirits
Kimchee emerges as Bostonís best new local label
By Jonathan Perry
from March 6, 2003

Wellesley hill-country blues
Tone-Cool's unlikely ó and very real ó success story
By Ted Drozdowski
from February 27, 2003

Revenge of the losers
American Hi-Fi and the Dubnicks
By Sean Richardson
from February 20, 2003

Back to square one
Robin Lane returns to the Chartbusters
By Ted Drozdowski
from February 13, 2003

Guitar-rorists
The six-string slinging of Mark Dwinell, Allen Devine, and Tim Mungenast
By Ted Drozdowski
from February 6, 2003

Garageland
The Charms and the Downbeat 5
By Brett Milano
from January 30, 2003

An ax man for all seasons
This time, Rich Gilbert goes down the country road
By Brett Milano
from January 23, 2003

California dreaming
Gigolo Aunts and Velvet Crush go West
By Brett Milano
from January 16, 2003

Different strokes
Bleuís hooky rock and the Darlings' country
By Brett Milano
from January 9, 2003

Home-town boys
Catching up with the Bosstones
By Brett Milano
from January 2, 2003

 









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