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Crossword: ''That bowls''

Football overload!
Football overload!
By MATT JONES  |  January 22, 2010

The Big Hurt: Falling down the rabbit hole

Lee, Hoppus, Wentz, Avril, and 3OH!3 fall down the rabbit hole
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 22, 2010
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2009: The year in books

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best books the Phoenix reviewed in 2009.
True stories - fact and fiction
By JON GARELICK  |  December 25, 2009
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Carnal knowledge

When I interviewed Nick Cave for the Phoenix three years ago and he told me — drolly, languidly, literarily — that his next writing project was about “a sexually incontinent hand-cream salesman” on the south coast of England, I assumed he was taking th
Nick Cave’s bad Bunny
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 09, 2009
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Lavigne squeaks; Winehouse freaks; Oasis leaks

Courtney Love and Avril Lavigne both have laryngitis this week. Explain that, Richard Dawkins.
The Big Hurt: music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 12, 2008

Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus

It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes
By JAMES PARKER AND SHARON STEEL  |  March 19, 2008


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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
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Going on sale: January 18, 2008

Jonathan Richman, Sons & Daughters, Beach House, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 16, 2008

Gothic + Lolita by Masayuki Yoshinaga


Phaidon | 272 pages | $29.95
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 03, 2007
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Free culture: what it is, why it matters

“Copyright law has successfully stopped artists in the past from releasing sample-based works, but I don't think anything could stop me from making it," says Gregg Gillis, a/k/a Girl Talk.
Copyright reform in the digital age
By JOE BERNARDI  |  November 19, 2007
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Going on sale: November 16, 2007

Moe., James Blunt, Chapel/Chapter, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  November 13, 2007


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Boston music news: August 10, 2007

The Dresden Dolls played Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” tour this summer.
Notes on the Dresden Dolls-Aberdeen City connection
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 07, 2007
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Tween troubles

Poor Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly Clarkson’s fall from grace
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 09, 2007
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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
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The best damn thing?

Avril Lavigne doesn’t always act like a spoiled bitch.
Whatever, Avril goes straight to the top
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 01, 2007
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Wishing on a popstar

Avril Lavigne has never had a problem with viewing herself and her music as an aid to empowerment.
Avril Lavigne partners with Del Ray Manga
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 03, 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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Indie springs forward

For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007
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Hitsville USA

There are singles artists and there are album artists. Watch videos from Beck's The Information (Windows Media)
The Killers reach higher, plus Beck and Evanescence
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 11, 2006

Prime-time drama

Regarding “ Foleygate ”: a) There is no excuse good enough for Foley; no one but his lawyer should attempt to defend his behavior — but remember, there are no apparent criminal acts here.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 13, 2006
By LETTERS  |  October 11, 2006
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Back to the garage

In a perfect world, it would have been Little Steven Van Zandt’s channel, rather than Howard Stern’s, that prompted hundreds of thousands to sign up for Sirius satellite radio.
Little Steven and the Mooney Suzuki
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 12, 2006


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Hate club

We lurve being Lily Allen’s friend on MySpace. Does that mean we have to post lies in her comments section and declare that “Smile” really is catchier than “Stars Are Blind?” America's next musical genius: Paris Hilton serves up a sonic bitchslap
Ten celebs more objectionable than Paris
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 17, 2006
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32 worst lyrics of all time

The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne
By BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART  |  June 08, 2006
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The 100 worst lyrics of all time

"My lovely lady lumps," "She's my cherry pie," and other phrases that make you go "Ewwww."
It's in your hands, America
By BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART  |  April 20, 2006