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Big Fat Whale
Laura Stevenson moves from aggression to affirmation
Fuck math. All teenagers should be forced to play in punk bands.
Yes we Cans
| February 04, 2011
The Big Hurt: Critic proof
One of the perks of being a credible music journalist for a major weekly is that record labels are always sending you free promo CDs, hoping you'll find the time to shine the light of your critical expertise upon them (and liberally quote the press kit).
The wacky world of Allstar Weekend
| July 16, 2010
Travis Barker: 1, Paparazzi: 0! [VIDEO]
| February 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
| January 22, 2010
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
WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF
| December 18, 2009
Hottest songs of 2009
| December 18, 2009
Photos: Blink-182, Fall Out Boy
Photos from Blink-182 Summer Tour with Panic! At The Disco, Chester French, and Fall Out Boy
Also with Panic! At The Disco, and Chester French, live at the Comcast Center, August 6, 2009
| August 14, 2009
I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
| July 24, 2009
Santoro, Pat D., Blink 182 and WTF
Henry Santoro: 180 turns into a contentious debate over the merits of "hate' c...
| May 26, 2009
The Sandbox interviews Blink 182
The Sandbox interviewed Blink 182 about their reunion tour coming to Mansfield, MA in August.H...
| May 26, 2009
The 2009 WBRU Rock Hunt continues this week with six more bands on tap, following victories by the Viennagram and Baylock last weekend.
The Rock Hunt semi-finals, part two
| March 18, 2009
The Big Hurt: Dr Pepper sickens Axl
Unless we act fast, the darkest chapter in American æsthetic history may soon be revisited.
Plus Creed threaten to exist again; Camp Freddy awful
| December 09, 2008
The Big Hurt: Weezy unplugged
Our dream of a post-racial America moved one space closer to "king me" on the checkerboard of terrible metaphors this week
Plus Auerbach unbound and Glitter undeterred
| November 24, 2008
Offa my couch, Larroquette
In a video posted to his Web site, former Rolling Stone Ringo Starr has lovingly warned his fans to stop sending him fan mail.
Foos fight McCain, Madonna pans Palin, Heart hearts Barack
| October 24, 2008
Sometime between the advent of rollerblades and the invention of those irksome Heelys, America forgot about roller-skating.
Struggling Chez Vous keeps it on the wheel
| September 16, 2008
Tom Delong Interview
We interviewed Tom Delong. This morning we ran an edited version of what was actually an epic-length interview. Check it out!
| September 16, 2008
The kids are all right
There is an outstanding possibility that your high-school band sucked.
Teenage kicks courtesy of Mindwalk Blvd
| August 26, 2008
’Round the outside
Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
| May 19, 2008
Show and tell
After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
| January 04, 2008
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
So wrong they're Righteous
Less than two years into their existence, the Self-Righteous Brothers already have a press kit worth of raves.
These brothers make their own rules
| July 25, 2007
Matter of characters
Two men are on the phone.
In the age of the sound bite, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are reviving the lost art of long-form radio comedy
| April 04, 2007
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
| April 03, 2007
On the racks: November 21, 2006
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead
Army of Anyone, Joanna Newsom, the Game, (+44)
| November 21, 2006
Schoolhouse sex: It rocks
Dorm-room digs are not conducive to sex, any sort of sex at all — even with your roommate.
Ten places — and then some — to tryst where your roommate can’t bother you
| August 30, 2006
Flashbacks: July 28, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| July 26, 2006
An honest mistake
Yellowcard's enthusiasm is what the mundanity of their strongs struggles against. Slideshow: Yellowcard play Avalon, June 28, 2006
Yellowcard and Matchbook Romance at Axis
| June 29, 2006
Suddenly, last summer
The dynamic between Taking Back Sunday's eccentric singer and his audience is still preacher-to-choir -- it's just a much bigger choir. Slideshow: Taking Back Sunday at the Tweeter Center
Angels and Airwaves, Taking Back Sunday, and the Subways at the Tweeter Center
| June 26, 2006
On the racks: May 16, 2006
Plus new records by Radio 4, Rock Kills Kid, and Ben Folds.
T Bone and the Raconteurs show their roots
| May 16, 2006
Last year should have been a very good one for Yellowcard — five guys in their mid 20s who had seen their under-the-radar, Los Angeles–based indie pop-punk band evolve into a multi-platinum major-label behemoth in less than two years.
Yellowcard’s Lights and Sounds profits from pain
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| January 27, 2006
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