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Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
The Big Hurt: A healthy death
A member of the recently reunited BACKSTREET BOYS — the really Christian one who looks like the Beast from that 1980s Beauty and the Beast TV show — has swine flu. That doesn't even come close to being sufficient punishment for his many aesthetic at
Music news in brief
| October 16, 2009
Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out
Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
| July 03, 2009
Review: Appetite for Self-Destruction
Like any good murder mystery, Steve Knopper's Appetite for Self-Destruction keeps the tension high and the action swift as the search for a culprit drags on.
How the record industry killed itself
| January 13, 2009
This article appeared in the September 9, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
New Kids 4-evah!
| September 26, 2008
Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| July 09, 2008
The Big Hurt: This week in free stuff
In yet another blow to the traditional record industry, the Charlatans UK have released their new album, You Cross My Path , as a free download.
A sharp decline in the value of music?
| March 21, 2008
A Kind of homecoming
The scene: four chairs, four acoustic guitars, four semi-famous, sensitive singer-songwriters on a small stage in a room with a few dozen chairs.
Dave Gibbs returns to Boston with Low Stars
| March 14, 2007
Justify my love
Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred. Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)
He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
| February 05, 2007
Theresa Rebeck’s new Mauritius makes philately seem almost as exciting as the activity it sounds like.
Mauritius ; Stuff Happens ; 9 Parts of Desire
| October 24, 2006
Flashbacks: March 31, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| March 29, 2006
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