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[live review] The Black Crowes @ the House of Blues 10.22.10

 Editor's Note: Not much in the way of photo or video evidence of Friday and Saturday's Black Crowes shows. Apparently security was so tight at...
By Michael Christopher  |  October 25, 2010

Dick 50 | Late Show

Nothing jells like a band who play constantly.
Dick 50 Music (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 30, 2010

Charlotte Hatherley | New Worlds

Charlotte Hatherley is to the 1990s as the Black Crowes are to the 1960s: not a revivalist, mind you, but a sympathizer — a careerist.
Minty Fresh (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  December 18, 2009

Raunch 'N' Roll

Song-wise I always thought THE BLACK CROWES were a little obvious, a little hokey. But there ain’t much you can take away from the band...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 08, 2009
beat list


How we think about making and consuming music is changing. It is not news that labels, albums, and record stores are dying, pushed aside by new ways of conducting the commerce of music. (Though at the turn of the 20th century the song was king and the t
Shardlow and Goodyear and a brand-new studio
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 17, 2009

Review: Mark Olson and Gary Louris, Ready for the Flood (New West)

Some of us sat idly by while the Stooges, the Pixies, the Police, and the New Kids were busy plotting their improbable reunions, our arms crossed, feigning indifference.
Return of the Hawks
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 20, 2009


Here they come a-wassailing

There's not a whole lot of Yuletide-themed activity on Boston's musical fringes this year, and that makes the holiday rock show at the Milky Way this Sunday all the more welcome.
Rock bands, throat singer, and a partridge in a pear tree
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 16, 2008

Which way is up?

You’ve seen them in the Old Port, whether it’s just J Biddy, or as Crossfire Inferno, playing plenty of rock covers, slipping in originals more and more often recently .
This Way may not Make History , but they certainly rock out
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 03, 2008

Hangin' Tough

This article appeared in the September 9, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
New Kids 4-evah!
By JASON GAY  |  September 26, 2008

Times a' changed

Ever since Dylan plugged in (gasp!), the Newport Folk Festival has preserved a noble tradition of ignoring what folk is supposed to be in favor of defining the stuff for itself.
The 2008 Newport Folk Fest mixes it up
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 22, 2008

Going on sale: June 20, 2008

Built To Spill, The Dandy Warhols, The Duke Spirit, Black Kids and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  June 17, 2008

Darien Brahms + American Music Club

Not to diminish where she is right now, but Darien Brahms would make one hell of a novelty dive-bar act in 20 years.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, April 21, 2008
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 23, 2008

Solo shot

Gary Louris had no grand designs for the beginning of his solo career.
Gary Louris leaves the Jayhawks behind
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 25, 2008

The Big Hurt: This week in free stuff

In yet another blow to the traditional record industry, the Charlatans UK have released their new album, You Cross My Path , as a free download.
A sharp decline in the value of music?
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 21, 2008

That hurts

Regarding David Thorpe’s recent “The Big Hurt” column: it’s unfortunate and a sad commentary on society that you get paid for this.
Letters to the Boston editor: March 14, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 12, 2008

Goings and comings

At the Living Room last week, a healthy gaggle turned out to bid their goodbyes to Copper Pocket, a power-pop trio out of URI that is headed to Austin, Texas.
Copper Pocket, L-Ski, Sick Electric, and the Bob Enos bash
By BOB GULLA  |  March 05, 2008


The Big Hurt: Fire sales

The world’s largest collection of recorded music has gone up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of $3 million.
Plus, this week in tedious headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 04, 2008

North Mississippi Allstars

This time they’ve hit on a more original strain blending the slimy supercharged guitar tones of stoner rock with old-school boogie and roll.
Hernando | Songs of the South
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 22, 2008

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

Start with some Spice

The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 26, 2007

Marc Ford

Ford staked his claim to fame as the Black Crowes’ first lead guitarist, but his second solo album has a more contemporary singer-songwriter’s sensibility.
Weary and Wired | Blues Bureau International
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 18, 2007

Music City Dos

Where to go in Nashville
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007

Nashville underground

Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

None more black

"The music is our outlet, otherwise we’d all be in the nut house," says Black Angels' Christian Bland. The Black Angels, “The First Vietnamese War”  (mp3)
Droning on with Austin's Black Angels
By VICKI G. SIOLOS  |  November 02, 2006

Five jewels in the Rubin crown

Since launching the pioneering rap label Def Jam out of his NYU dorm room, Rubin has threaded his fingers through almost every genre, from the dirty boogie of the Black Crowes to the metal of Danzig to the pop ephemera of God Lives Underwater to, well, N
Five Rubin classics
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 27, 2006


Boston music news - June 16, 2006

Iconic rock groupie Bebe Buell taps the Rudds; Bleu heads to LA.
Notes on Bebe Buell and Bleu
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  June 14, 2006

Going on sale: May 12, 2006

Bruce Springsteen, DJ Shadow, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple, Ashlee Simpson, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 09, 2006

Running the gamut

You may have seen him recently sitting in with Black Honey, but didn’t realize it.
Johnny Juxo rocks and rolls and swings and . . .
By BOB GULLA  |  March 29, 2006

The return of Terrastock

This April 21-23, serious music fans in Providence are in for a real treat.
‘ Outsiders’ gather in Providence; plus, Black Honey
By BOB GULLA  |  March 01, 2006