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Laura Stevenson moves from aggression to affirmation

Fuck math. All teenagers should be forced to play in punk bands.
Yes we Cans
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 16, 2010
Travis Barker: 1, Paparazzi: 0!  [VIDEO]

Travis Barker: 1, Paparazzi: 0! [VIDEO]

By Fletcher  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  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
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009

By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  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
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  August 14, 2009

Smack downer

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 24, 2009
Santoro, Pat D., Blink 182 and WTF

Santoro, Pat D., Blink 182 and WTF

  Henry Santoro: 180 turns into a contentious debate over the merits of "hate' c...
By Charlie  |  May 26, 2009
The Sandbox interviews Blink 182

The Sandbox interviews Blink 182

 The Sandbox interviewed Blink 182 about their reunion tour coming to Mansfield, MA in August.H...
By Charlie  |  May 26, 2009

'BRU's bracketology

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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  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
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 24, 2008

Roller-skate skinny

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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 16, 2008
Tom Delong Interview

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!
By Charlie  |  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
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  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
By MATT ASHARE  |  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
By WILL SPITZ  |  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
By 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
By BRETT MILANO  |  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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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
By MATT ASHARE  |  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)
By MATT ASHARE  |  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
By ELLEE DEAN  |  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.
By EDITIORIAL  |  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
By AUDREY GRAYSON  |  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
By MIKE JOHNSON  |  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
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 16, 2006

Digging deeper

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
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  January 27, 2006