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This season starts retro and then fades to Black

After a summer and fall that saw local releases at a fever pitch, perhaps it was inevitable we'd see something of a retrenchment for the dark days of winter.
A Modest mid-winter
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2011

Interview with Richard Ayoade, director of "Submarine"


  What is it about these Cambridge guys? You'd think the university that matriculated John Milton would not produce such funny alumni as Peter Cook,...
By Peter Keough  |  June 17, 2011
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Review: Submarine

Here the eloquent misfit is Oliver Tate, a cynical wise guy whose inept horniness competes with his existential anxiety. .

By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 17, 2011
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Arctic Monkeys escape the pitfalls of buzz

Three for three with critically acclaimed #1 albums in their native UK. Top spots in countries around the world with each release. Early hype for their forthcoming Suck It and See (Domino). That's a pretty good track record.
Post-hype sleeper
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  May 13, 2011
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WFNX's top 101 songs in 2010

WFNX listeners voted online at  wfnx.com  for six weeks to create this list of 2010's best songs.
WFNX's most popular songs in 2010
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 07, 2011
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Codeine Velvet Club | Codeine Velvet Club

Like a Glaswegian version of Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner’s Last Shadow Puppets , the Codeine Velvet Club project finds Jon Lawler of the Fratellis making retro-’60s supper-club pop with sweeping orchestral arrangements where the fuzzy guitars us
Dangerbird (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 16, 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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Photos: Arctic Monkeys at the House of Blues

Photos of the Arctic Monkeys tour with Screaming Females
W ith Screaming Females, live at the House of Blues, December 13, 2009
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 18, 2009
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The Big Hurt: 10-year glitch

It boggles the mind that as recently as a decade ago, if you wanted to hear "Knockin' da Boots" by H-Town (and you did, believe me), you'd have to perform a primitive prayer ritual: you'd call some creepy guy with a really deep voice and beg him to play
The Big Hurt: A major decade for music — minus the music
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 18, 2009

VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys at the House of Blues


Arctic Monkeys perform "My Propeller." See a gallery of Derek Kouyoumjian's live show photos hereJust five months after they last touched down on Boston, mop-topped...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  December 17, 2009


Straight Out of Brighton [Video Edition]


Editors – Papillon Ian Brown – Stellify The Big Pink – Dominos Arctic Monkeys – Cornerstone By Paul Driscoll  |  November 17, 2009

Beating HPV

When I was an undergrad student in Boston, I was diagnosed with HPV and went through all the same medical procedures Lisa Spinelli experienced, and the LEEP procedure, too.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 25, 2009
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Photos: Arctic Monkeys at Paradise

Photos of the Arctic Monkeys at their Boston stop on their new album, Humbug , tour
Arctic Monkeys, live at the Paradise on August 5, 2009
By LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
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Girls gone wild

Maybe it was a good thing after all that Jeremiah Freed packed up and moved to Los Angeles. Sure, the band broke up, but in the process bassist Matt Cosby met Pete Donovan and managed to drag him back here to Maine.
Making Friends and cultivating Strangers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 10, 2009


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Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008
The Last Shadow Puppets... oy!

The Last Shadow Puppets... oy!


So, I saw Big Jim's post about this dancey remix from the UK that he is into.  Since I've been slacking on posting blogs lately,...
By Fletcher  |  April 14, 2008
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Doherty dos and don’ts

Not even Pete Doherty’s regular absences were enough to hold back the Libertines.
From the Libertines to Babyshambles
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 22, 2008
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Guest lists 2007


Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007
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The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007


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Slideshow: Austin City Limits 2007


 Bjork, M.I.A., Regina Spektor, and more
By CARINA MASTRACOLA  |  September 24, 2007
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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007
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Not better off dead

Three years ago, London’s Art Brut debuted with a punk-rock song called “Formed a Band.”
Art Brut find their way in the post-punk world
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 12, 2007
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Dizzee Rascal

Boy in da Corner may be the classic Dizzee will be forced to chase for the rest of his career.
Maths + English | XL
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  June 12, 2007
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Serious simians

It’s a rock star’s prerogative to get up every morning in the afternoon.
A day spent with Arctic Monkeys reveals the band to be, well, regular guys
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 18, 2007


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Hip and free VBS.TV

In collaboration with Vice magazine, Spike Jonze has put together an on-line TV station.
But will it play in Peoria?
By RICHARD BECK  |  April 24, 2007
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Just like a woman

The new, improved, clean, sober, and buff Trent Reznor is no longer wrestling with downward spirals.
Spring brings new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, Timbaland, and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 15, 2007
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Going on sale: March 16, 2007

Arctic Monkeys, Manu Chao, Motherboar, Mastodon, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  March 13, 2007
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Heard it first

I decided to check out four bands on the bill whom I’d never heard.
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By WILL SPITZ  |  February 07, 2007