Dinoczar and White Reaper opened Saturday for Together Pangea’s Boston stop of their North American tour for “The Phage.” The show at the intimate Middle East Upstairs brought three differing punk bands together for an overall enjoyable performance. Boston-based, Southern California-bred Dinoczar opened the show, and did not defy local opener expectations. True to their […]

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For all the attention that “Master of None” is getting, not much is being paid to the title. It is taken from a Beach House song of the same name, which seems to fit perfectly. Music seems a key device of “Master of None”, and while its soundtrack is full of obvious echoing of plot, […]

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Dear Record Labels, It is me again, Rivers Cuomo of the band known as Weezer. How have you been? It’s been what, five years since we last spoke? I know we’ve both said some things that we didn’t mean. You once told me to write catchier songs, so I stormed out of the meeting and […]

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At 22 years old, Will Toledo, the frontman of the definitively DIY band Car Seat Headrest, is getting noticed for his music’s location. And not just in the traditional sense of Los Angeles versus New York versus some irrelevant town in Nebraska, either. No, Toledo is getting noticed because of where he makes his lo-fi […]

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What is four years old, gets more than 4 million views a month, and gives dating advice from the Beastie Boys? Rookie magazine. The fourth, possibly final (and possibly best) “Rookie Yearbook” was published Tuesday, adding a new gem to Rookie’s stash. The first three Rookie yearbooks were enchanting annual compilations of the best work […]

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The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is currently hosting the first major American exhibition of lesser-known Canadian painter Lawren Harris. This exhibit, however, is a first in more than one way, because it is the first co-curation by celebrity Steve Martin. The comedian, actor, writer and, most importantly, Grammy Award winning banjo player, was not […]

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Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei found hidden listening devices, or “bugs,” in his studio after returning to his Beijing home last week. Ai, famous for his design of the Bird’s Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, was visiting an exhibition of his work in London, his first trip out of the country […]

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From the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, to the growing awareness of police brutality, to the debate over cultural appropriation to the expanding impact of feminism, equality is a hot topic. But in these progressive conversations, one issue is being ignored altogether. North American education systems, though increasingly progressive and supportive of sex education, lack such […]

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