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Dominique Eade at Scullers
"I'm discontented with homes that I've rented/so I have invented my own," sang Dominque Eade slowly, over a simple bass accompaniment.
All about transparency
| February 10, 2012
Voice of the County
How boys who grew up a few miles from each other in the County wound up making a record together in Nashville is one of those vagaries of the music business that will never make sense.
Travis James Humphrey gets local in Nashville
| May 14, 2010
Music for the love of it
Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
| May 07, 2010
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’
| March 26, 2010
Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
Obama's year two to-do's
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration. Can you believe it?
What Have You Done for Me Lately Dept.
| January 22, 2010
As action-packed as the holidays are, they can be a real dead zone when it comes to decent shows.
Ten shows you didn't know you'd be going to
| January 01, 2010
2009 had some redeeming qualities - really
Let's get serious: For many Portlanders, 2009 was a crap year.
Don’t look back in anger
DEIRDRE FULTON AND JEFF INGLIS
| December 25, 2009
A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
| August 28, 2009
More than a feeling
The centerpiece of the Museum of Fine Arts' "Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs" is Candice Breitz's 2005 Queen (A Portrait of Madonna), a wall of 30 televisions, each showing a different Madonna fan singing a cappella to her 1990 greatest-hits compilat
Music inspires art at the MFA, Panopticon, and the Gardner
| July 24, 2009
Photos: 'Seeing Songs' at MFA
Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs at the MFA
An eclectic mix of work that draws on music as inspiration
| July 17, 2009
Hail to the chief
Phillipe and Jorge are delighted to see that Paul Suttell, our pick for Chief Justice of the Vo Dilun Supreme Court, smoothly sailed through the General Assembly to assume that grand position.
The supreme Suttell. Plus, Newport news, and more on Michael.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 03, 2009
In the early days of the Obama administration, one politically perilous warning keeps resurfacing for the man in the Oval Office: "Don't turn into another Jimmy Carter."
Constant comparisons to Jimmy Carter are driving Barack batty. And they're unfair — to Jimmy Carter.
| April 03, 2009
A Fighting Spirit
The funniest Providence Newspaper Guild's annual Follies of all time.
Laughing to keep from crying at the Projo's follies
PHILLIPE + JORGE
| March 04, 2009
Party like it's 1999
Just because you puked a lung on New Year's Eve doesn't mean you can't plan another five-alarm rager this month.
How to throw a wicked pisser goodbye Bush/HellObama bash
| December 30, 2008
Spare Us the Early Onslaught of Christmas!!
On the night of Saturday, November 1, I went to a house party in the Fox Point section of Providence. Standing in the beer line, flanked by Cruella DeVille and Catwoman, I was both confused and underdressed.
| November 12, 2008
To get questions about the name out of the way, “bokx” is the industry term for boxed cuts of meat, and number 109 is prime rib.
Go meat in Newton
| October 29, 2008
Ike & Tina Turner | Sing The Blues
It’s unclear what love — or hate — has got to do with superior music, but chances are you’ll be spinning this long after you’ve forgotten your copy of “Private Dancer.”
| October 28, 2008
Photos: Newport Jazz Festival
Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Christian Scott, and more
| August 14, 2008
State of the art
You could find just about any kind of jazz you wanted on the three stages at the JVC Jazz Festival in Newport last weekend.
Newport's Jazz ID check
| August 12, 2008
Meet the new Amys
Brace yourselves: we’re doomed to at least a summer of sub-Winehouse neo-soul torture.
Neo-soul torture from the sub-Winehouses
| April 01, 2008
Our producers Hall of Fame
| October 17, 2007
At home with home
Women may dominate the pop charts from time to time, but in the annals of acknowledged rock/pop greatness, they are few in number.
Sara Cox arrives at domesticity with Crowded Is the New Lonely
| May 30, 2007
Going on sale: April 6, 2007
Flyleaf, Great Lake Swimmers, Elvis Costello, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| April 03, 2007
The label's essentials
| March 20, 2007
R.I.P., Godfather of Soul
Regular readers of the Cool, Cool World obviously recognize the musical genius of James Brown.
James Brown stood his ground against Cianci
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| December 27, 2006
Making book on rock 'n' rool
Everybody knows that the first rock critics were those sweaty adolescents who got dragged up to American Bandstand’s Rate-a-Record display by Dick Clark.
The dean's list
| November 06, 2006
On the bus
There’s nothing remarkable about a new band — or even an old one — hitting the tour circuit.
Scritti Politti learn to tour
KURT B. REIGHLEY
| October 31, 2006
Players and painted stage
It seems the fall theater season was shot from a gun this year, barely after the Labor Day picnic baskets had been packed away.
Fall on the Boston boards
| September 13, 2006
Young, gifted, and blonde
What starts as a tribute to ‘Aretha and Miles’ ends as a far more loving tribute to Christina Aguilera’s first and greatest inspiration, Christina Aguilera.
Christina Aguilera stripped down to basics
| September 06, 2006
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