Alanis Morissette

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Alanis Morissette | Havoc and Bright Lights

Alanis Morissette is one of those artists whose works can't be judged on anything but a case-by-case basis, due to the fact that she puts the entirety of her emotions, personal triumphs and failures into each one.
Collective Sounds
By  |  August 18, 2012

Raw Boswell

David Foster Wallace had a crush on Alanis Morissette. He drank Diet Rite soda by the case. David Lynch changed him.

By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 14, 2010

After Eden

One of the heroines of Stick Fly , a post-doctoral student of etymology, likes to smear honey on the table and then scrutinize the flies that get stuck in it.
Stick Fly at the Huntington; Paradise Lost at the ART; boom at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 12, 2010
Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more

Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more

Most of you were probably too busy personally livetweeting last night's Grammy Awards to actually watch the performances or pay attention to what pop stars...
By Carrie Battan  |  February 01, 2010

In the red

A handful of Phoenix readers questioned the parameters of what exactly defined a "Breakthrough Act" in our recent Best Music Poll, decided in dominant fashion by alt-rock quartet SEXCoffee. What exactly constitutes a band playing together for six yea
SEXCoffee amp it up on The Morning After
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2009

Going on sale: July 25, 2008

Ratatat, Jamie Lidell, Street Dogs, Cut Copy and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 23, 2008


A Peapod grows in Portland

Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 07, 2008

Crossword: ''Repeat after me''

I solemnly swear that's how it works.
By MATT JONES  |  April 30, 2008

Alanis's humps

One thing’s certain: as word spreads about Alanis’s humps, she’ll be getting a lot of requests for the tune this summer.
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 08, 2007

Get heavy with it

It’s a late weeknight and I’m washing dishes in the kitchen when I hear my wife’s voice from down the hall: “Come look at this!” Wicked Wisdom perform "Something Inside of Me" on The Late Show with David Letterman (YouTube)
Down and dirty with Mrs. Smith
By JON GARELICK  |  August 10, 2006


Peaches sharpens her synth hooks, varies the electrogrooves, and serves up 13 tracks that are just amusing enough in their risqué behavior to keep the smiles coming.
Impeach My Bush | XL
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 18, 2006


Foo Fighter

“When the Foo Fighters release a record,” says the band’s long-time drummer, Taylor Hawkins, “if we get a bad review, it’s like, ‘Hey, I’m just the drummer!’ But with my record, if I get a bad review it’s my ass.”
Taylor Hawkins and his Coattail Riders
By KEN MICALLEFF  |  April 18, 2006

Daydream believer

Mother knew best. “First they don’t love you, now they do love you. What if tomorrow they don’t love you again?”
Jen Trynin’s Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be
By AMY FINCH  |  February 09, 2006

Behind the music

An excerpt from Everything I’m Cracked Up to Be : A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale
By JEN TRYNIN  |  February 09, 2006