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Holding on

Of all the details to emerge from the Norway atrocities last Friday, one of the most harrowing was the thought of those frightened, bewildered youngsters leaping from the shores of Utøya, dragging their limbs through the gloppy water as if in some kind
Death’s confluence: Amy Winehouse and the Norwegian terror victims
By CHRIS WRIGHT  |  July 29, 2011
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Amy Winehouse, 1983–2011

While we all await the inevitable "Last Days of Amy Winehouse" report from Rolling Stone , let's take a breather and remember the voice. It was slow, smoky, insinuating, sweet-and-sour, and seemed to conjure a handful of jazz-and-soul divas in a sylla
In Memoriam
By JON GARELICK  |  July 29, 2011
Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011: reflecting on a death that comes as no surprise

Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011: reflecting on a death that comes as no surprise


It’s been a longtime since we had a legit musician deathwatch. Aside from perhaps The Libertines' Pete Doherty (who hasn't quite reached water-cooler talk and...
By Michael Christopher  |  July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse, RIP


 Goodnight, sweet princess. As the 27 Club gains another member, TMZ comes in with the deets: A press release from the Metropolitan Police, which doesn't...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 23, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Winehouse blows it in the Balkans, Morrissey murders cats

Some people think music writing is pretty soft compared to being a war correspondent or whatever, but I listened to a Limp Bizkit song and an Evanescence song tonight. That has to be a million times worse than anything that's ever happened in Libya.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 01, 2011

Celebrity gossip

In the final days of a tight gubernatorial race, the campaigns tend to get desperate, then frantic, then crazy. That progression leads to increasingly wacky attacks on the opposition, few of which turn out to be true, although many of them ought to be.
Candidates in their final, desperate moments
By AL DIAMON  |  October 29, 2010


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Contemporary heart

Music is really just a form of time, so it makes sense that our many musics represent the many different ways we wrangle with this irritatingly linear mortal coil.
Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells open the present
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 30, 2010
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Woodward at Ames

The Woodward is the slightly quieter upstairs of the Woodward Tavern, a high-concept downtown café-bar based on the idea “Ben Franklin meets a supermodel.”
Ben Franklin meets a supermodel? Go with it — it works.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 23, 2010
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Joyride

It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Everybody hurting

The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
Warning: Scorpions content
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 05, 2010
CLICK TRACKS: In which Wayne Coyne is a blob, Mystikal is offended, and the Killers are dead (for now)

CLICK TRACKS: In which Wayne Coyne is a blob, Mystikal is offended, and the Killers are dead (for now)


Amy Winehouse fined for assaultAmy Winehouse managed to keep her bedraggled self out of the tabloids for an admirable run, but sooner or later water...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  January 25, 2010


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VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009



By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009
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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009

Crossword: ''Uh-oh, it's magic''

Your standard cheap trick
Your standard cheap trick
By MATT JONES  |  November 06, 2009
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The Big Hurt: ''Losing'' news in brief

AEROSMITH ’s disastrous summer of canceled tours and geriatric folly has taken its toll on guitarist Joe Perry, who recently told MTV that the band were on “indefinite hiatus” — which is music-industry slang for “I hate Steven Tyler.”
Aerosmith lose Joe; A-Ha lose everybody; Diddy loses bling; Corgan just loses it
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 30, 2009


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Soul training

Mayer Hawthorne rose to instant retro-pop acclaim the same way that everyone from Al Green to Michael Jackson moved on up — work and luck.
Suddenly, Mayer Hawthorne is running retro-pop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 25, 2009
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Review: Various artists | Tru Thoughts Covers

Brighton-based label Tru Thoughts emerged at the dawn of the millennium with hit down-tempo/IDM acts like Bonobo.
Tru Thoughts (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 18, 2009
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Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009
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Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009
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Blank slates splattered with neon: Santigold and Amanda Blank

I’m not sure what kind of set list Santigold brought, but I’m guessing that she scrapped it after the crowd remained limp three tracks in.
Santigold, Amanda Blank, live at the House of Blues, June 1, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 12, 2009


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Lily Allen | It's Not Me, It's You

On her 2007 debut, this young British MySpace sensation came across like that rare thing — a natural.
Capitol (2009)
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  February 09, 2009
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Amy Winehouse Peep Show!


Amy Winehouse is on Holiday in St. Lucia.  Is she keeping a low profile?  Not so much. &...
By Fletcher  |  December 22, 2008
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Half-baked Alaska

Until a couple months ago, did the state of Alaska ever cross your radar? Its chief exports were cute polar-bear screen savers and Northern Exposure .
Why is the coldest state such a hotbed of corruption?
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 05, 2008
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Stayin’ alive

Once in a while, usually during slow rock weeks, some strange little “quirky news” story will get stuck in the media craw and bounce around uselessly to pretty much every outlet.  
How to survive without resorting to disco
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 28, 2008
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Boo-ya!

Maybe it’s because dressing up as the economy would be kind of lame, but I’m haven’t heard Jack O’Shit in the way of truly scary costume ideas this year.  
When bands dress up for Halloween, it’s creepy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 28, 2008


Amy's "Blake Incarcerated" (nude... kinda)

Amy's "Blake Incarcerated" (nude... kinda)


This is the husband of Amy Winehouse.  He's in jail? Weird. 
By Fletcher  |  September 17, 2008
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Gov. Darwin’s excellent misadventure

Welcome to Casa Diablo, Alaska Governess Sarah Palin. Oh, and, wait for it . . . she doesn’t believe in evolution. Jackpot!
Palin may rally the right, but she doesn’t make the cut
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 03, 2008
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Festival casualties ’08!

A young man died of meningitis, which doctors believe he contracted by sharing joints with contagious hippies at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.
A grim reminder that rock can still maim you
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 21, 2008

Licensed to ill

I’m devoting this column to my plan to improve state government in one simple step: Fire Matthew Dunlap.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 09, 2008