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For the record

For the record

Every music fan can name a life-changing album. So in honor of the "American Punk" series at the Harvard Film Archive (get details here), we...
By Scott Kearnan  |  August 22, 2011

The best local discs of '10

'Twas an incredible (and incredibly diverse) year for Rhody-based musical acts, and formulating a Top 10 of 2010 was no easy task as we plunged into the archives and dug up some of our favorite LPs from the past 12 months.
Mix it up
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 24, 2010

The Kim Lamothe Tree-oh officially in bloom

Tiverton-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Kim Lamothe doubles as a full-time organic gardener and owner of Greenlion Design, and her new sophomore release, Mystery of Viburnum , provides the perfect landscape for the Kim Lamothe Tree-oh to fully bloom
Mystery achievement
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 26, 2010

Necro: Horror business

When you're a Necro fan, tough love is the name of the game.
Brooklyn hip-hop artist embraces his bad rap
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 08, 2010

Ani DiFranco at the Stone Mountain Arts Center

Elsewhere, $72 nets you an Ani DiFranco ticket for an 8 pm show at the Stone Mountain Arts Center at 695 Dug Way Rd in...
By webteam  |  September 21, 2010
Ani DiFranco at Showcase Live

Ani DiFranco at Showcase Live

Seems like Ani DiFranco is always playing somewhere. Performing is as much a part of her artistry as writing and recording, and it's on stage...
By webteam  |  January 27, 2010

Ani Difranco + Clara Berrt + Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys

Too much to mention elsewhere: see our listings for details on the Awesome at Bubba's, Ani Difranco at the Strand in Rockland (there will be...
By webteam  |  January 20, 2010

Portland Music News: April 10, 2009

We have a tentative street date for cheek-metal purveyors PIGBOAT 's new album, Float: April 21, with a release show later that week, April 25, at Geno's
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 10, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

Primordial stages

Boston's open mics: Launch pads or crash sites?
Boston's open mics: Launch pads or crash sites?
By MATT PARISH  |  November 24, 2008

Ani DiFranco | Red Letter Year

This is DiFranco’s most sophisticated album, a musical convergence of her best qualities: warm singing, graceful writing, experimentation.
Righteous Babe (2008)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 23, 2008


Going on sale: September 12, 2008

Chinese Stars, Kings of Leon, Diamond Mines, Tsu Shi Ma Me Re, Ani DiFranco and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  September 10, 2008


Festival Ballet Providence’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” program is a stunning selection of short classical and contemporary ballet, performed with polish and passion.
Festival Ballet’s intimate showcase
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008

Pour some Sugar on me

“I want this company to add substantially to the blues repertoire,” he writes on the label’s site, “and not just come out with the ‘same old, same old.’”
Samuel James returns with Songs Famed for Sorrow and Joy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 27, 2008

Call and response

We’ve had the pleasure here in Portland of watching a number of great singer/songwriters develop their careers into something substantial recently.
Satisfying a growing crowd with a Playtime Music Session
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 20, 2008

A noxious rush

Is it a fact (as I have observed) that women just can’t understand Rush?
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 14, 2008


Ani and angst

“I look back on my body of work and there’s a lot of moaning and groaning,” says Ani DiFranco.
The not-so joyful girl gets happy
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 23, 2008

Save the dates, and get your tickets

Here’s a guide to some you might want to buy early for, a few of which have already been rescheduled due to recent snowstorms.
Music seen: 2008 in preview
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 26, 2007

The wonder years

Lots of kids grow up on Yanni and Barney; Casey Desmond grew up on the Residents and the Bentmen. Casey Desmond, "To Myself" (mp3)
How Casey Desmond, daughter of Bentmen, became a pop princess
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 15, 2007

Covering all the bases

Anais Mitchell took the Club Passim stage with hair freshly cut at Cambridge’s Judy Jetson salon and polled the crowd as to whether it was okay to switch hairdressers within the same establishment.
Anais Mitchell and Mike Merenda, Club Passim, January 5, 2007
By JEFF BREEZE  |  January 30, 2007

Rock and role

Greg Dulli may wear his tender heart on his suave, stylish sleeve, but it’s just bait — a lure for unwitting romantics who enjoy having their hearts broken. Slideshow: Twilight Singers at Avalon, November 14, 2006
The Twilight Singers, Paradise Rock Club, November 14, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 20, 2006



Toward the end of Respect: A Musical Journey, a revue bringing together some four dozen female-associated pop oldies, comes the big moment that’s supposed to represent American womanhood shaking off its shackles and stepping bravely into the future.
Dorothy Marcic’s musical journey
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 08, 2006

Going on sale: August 8, 2006

Iron Maiden, Ani DiFranco, Atreyu, Bouncing Souls, Dead Kennedys, Pet Shop Boys, James Blunt, Justin Timberlake, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  August 08, 2006

On the racks: August 8, 2006

Plus Blood Meridian, the Gin Blossoms, and Bernard Fanning.
Dirty Pretty Things, Ani DiFranco, and the Cure
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 08, 2006

Hamell on Trial

The sixth album recorded by the 50ish anti-folkie Ed Hamell under his Hamell on Trial moniker is recommended listening for parents who enjoy drugs, childless people who enjoy parents who enjoy drugs, and anyone else with a taste for sidesplitting songs.
Songs for Parents Who Like Drugs | Righteous Babe
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 17, 2006