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2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

2017 In Review

10 Protest Songs That Defined 2017

Whichever side you’re on in the "art is inherently political" debate, there are certain eras wherein political turmoil overwhelmed artistic output. From the '60s through…
Sophie Israelsohn | December 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Downtown Boys Cost Of Living

On their 2015 sophomore LP, Providence punks Downtown Boys throttled authority with a saxophone by their side. The album was called Full Communism, and it…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2017 - 12:06 pm

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Musicians Pledge To Boycott Amazon Events Over ICE Contract

This December, Amazon Web Services, Amazon's cloud computer and web hosting arm, will host Las Vegas' Intersect Festival, the service's first music festival. There's no…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2019 - 11:08 am

Stream La Neve’s Debut Album The Vital Cord

Joey La Neve DeFrancesco plays slashing, urgent guitar in the great Providence punk band Downtown Boys. But she also makes music on her own, under…
Tom Breihan | October 14, 2019 - 9:27 am

Joyero – “Evacuate” & Gauche – “Body Count”

Recently, the venerated North Carolina indie Merge has been running a 7" subscription service called Born Under A Good Sign. Back in May, two of…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2019 - 10:07 am

La Neve – “A Pretty Red”

In addition to being in Downtown Boys, Joey La Neve DeFrancesco makes radical dance music as La Neve. DeFrancesco released the project's debut American Sounds
James Rettig | September 10, 2019 - 10:38 am

Stream Gauche’s Debut Album A People’s History Of Gauche

Within its ranks, the DC band Gauche includes members of two of our greatest groups, Priests and Downtown Boys. Based on that alone, you should…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2019 - 1:31 pm

La Neve – “Maximum Wage”

La Neve, the "more fully realized" version of Joey La Neve DeFrancesco, is a musician and drag artist who performs house and industrial music that’s…
Connor Duffey | May 6, 2019 - 3:58 pm

Gauche – “Conspiracy Theories” Video

Gauche are a Washington, DC-based band that includes members of Downtown Boys and Priests. They released their debut tape, Get Away With Gauche, back in…
James Rettig | January 15, 2019 - 10:07 am

Downtown Boys – “Fotos Y Recuerdos” (Selena Cover)

The great Providence punk band Downtown Boys released their latest album, Cost Of Living, last year, and during the recording sessions for that album, with…
James Rettig | May 24, 2018 - 10:34 am

Downtown Boys – “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” Video

Last month, Downtown Boys released their excellent new album, Cost Of Living, and today they've shared a video for its lead single "Somos Chulas (No
James Rettig | September 19, 2017 - 1:02 pm

Stream Downtown Boys Cost Of Living

Next week, the incredible Providence punk band Downtown Boys will release Cost Of Living, their third album and their first for Sub Pop. It is…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2017 - 10:12 am


Downtown Boys – “Lips That Bite”

Next month, the ferocious, politically charged Providence punk band Downtown Boys will release their new album Cost Of Living, their first for new label Sub…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2017 - 10:46 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Summer is fast-approaching and the office has been pretty much empty all day seeing as how it's Memorial Day weekend. We've had some heavy consecutive…
Stereogum | May 26, 2017 - 5:45 pm
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