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After All, the Nebs debut a disc
Just about two years into their life as a trio, the Nebs deliver their first release this week, a four-song EP, After All . Therein, frontman Matt Grassi announces himself as a bit of a songwriter.
Out of the dark
| March 11, 2011
The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
| May 07, 2010
Party like it’s 2010
Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. So to help you make this one count, here are some sure-thing NYE happenings, and some suggestions for the first day of '1
Get your New Year’s Eve on — and hit the ground running on New Year’s Day
| January 01, 2010
Fly by night?
For a decade, Eric Johnson's primary songwriting vehicle has been Fruit Bats, but the Portland-via-Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist has always dipped in and out of other projects — Califone, Vetiver, Ugly Casanova among them.
Fruit Bats aren't a Shins side project
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| September 11, 2009
It looks like the road does go on forever for the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, the jam band patriarchs who have built a four-decade career on...
| August 25, 2009
Portland Music News: March 20, 2009
We got a chance this weekend to finally see ALL THE REAL GIRLS in action and we were certainly impressed,
PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF
| March 18, 2009
A guitar howls through the streets of downtown Chattanooga just as the sun begins to set, pealing out an elaborately improvised solo pasted onto the end of “Red House.”
Back Door Slam rejuvenate a British tradition
| August 19, 2008
Where has all the Gonzo gone?
On top of everything else they’ve blighted over their awful eight-year reign, the Bushies did this: they killed Hunter S. Thompson.
In the first presidential election since the death of Hunter S. Thompson, we finally realize what we've lost
| July 23, 2008
The Big Hurt: Tragic kingdom
The whole Hard Rock enterprise — which started as a café and has since branched out into hotels, casinos, and a vast nationwide network of lame T-shirts — has built great success on the idea of “rock.”
Hard Rock Park about as awesome as it sounds
| May 20, 2008
Good to great
Harrity attributes the reverb’s warmth to the location of the recording, but there is also a collective consciousness here.
Dead End Armory offer treasures by the ounce
| May 07, 2008
Boston hits Detroit
There’s a dirty little secret about the J. Geils Band — one that diehard Boston fans don’t always appreciate hearing.
Peter Wolf joins forces with Kid Rock
| January 29, 2008
North Mississippi Allstars
This time they’ve hit on a more original strain blending the slimy supercharged guitar tones of stoner rock with old-school boogie and roll.
Hernando | Songs of the South
| January 22, 2008
The Republicans may want to keep their opinions of Carter to themselves.
Mike Huckabee and GOP b ête noir Jimmy Carter share few political views, but Huckabee’s rise mirrors that of Carter’s 1976 campaign
| December 12, 2007
Beyond the White Stripes
There’s a blues and old-school R&B resurgence rumbling in the indie-music underground, and it goes well beyond the icky thump of the White Stripes.
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant lead an Americana resurgence
| October 30, 2007
Something for everybody
As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
| June 11, 2007
New Orleans notes
This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
| May 08, 2007
For the past 11 years, Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy has been trying to carve his band’s image into the Mount Rushmore of Great American Rock.
Jeff Tweedy takes Wilco to the next level
| May 08, 2007
Of pols and pop culture
The Tote Board’s preliminaries are almost over, meaning next week we begin to set the odds.
A fifth, and final, cardinal rule for presidential wannabes
| February 28, 2007
Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
| January 24, 2007
Every year the box sets reshuffle jazz history.
Box sets and jazz history
| December 12, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 12
Led Zeppelin | Boston Tea Party | January 23-26, 1969
| October 25, 2006
One of Boston’s more notorious late-’60s artifacts, this is the psychedelic album that a 19-year-old Steve Cataldo recorded a few years before forming the Nervous Eaters, and it’s making its CD debut on a prog-specialist UK label.
Over The Hills/The Bastich | Eclectic Discs
| October 10, 2006
How Taylor Hicks plans to get his groove back
It will be a great evening of blues at the Asylum in Portland on Thursday.
| September 20, 2006
It wasn’t so long ago that a Cat Power show was a roll of the dice. Cat Power, "The Greatest" (mp3)
Cat Power reveals the secrets of her stability
| September 01, 2006
Crossword: 'You're a Tiger'
Tony would be so proud
| July 19, 2006
The Derek Trucks Band
Derek Trucks regains the eclectic mastery of his early recordings with the dozen tunes here on his group’s first full-length studio album in four years.
Songlines | Columbia
| March 21, 2006
Steve Wynn at the Lizard Lounge
At the end of Steve Wynn’s set at the Lizard Lounge a week ago Thursday night, he uncorked “Days of Wine & Roses,” one of the few old Dream Syndicate songs that he still plays at nearly every show.
Three's a charm
| February 14, 2006
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