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Woody Allen might have passed on making this film 35 years ago because it was too dated and middlebrow.
Jonathan Parker's a little too comfortably bourgeois
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 13, 2009

The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009

Classing up the joint

A substantial portion of the Paradise's clientele Friday evening wouldn't have looked out of place at a fancy dinner party. Thanks to the World/Inferno Friendship Society, punk rock and snazzy fashion sense are no longer mutually exclusive.
World/Inferno Friendship Society at Paradise Rock Club, April 11, 2009
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 24, 2009

Play by Play: February 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 24, 2009

Play by play: February 20, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 17, 2009

All-natural ingredients

After more than 10 years of New York City — the rent, the intensity, the heat, the cold, and the inability to "pry" friends from their apartments — Rob Barber has had enough.
High Places and the quest for oomph
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 03, 2009

Star search

The winsome and irrepressible Miss Pixie was born at Perishable Theatre for 2002-03 post-show discussions, the whimsical suggestion of Marilyn Busch, who was the theater's publicist at the time.
Miss Pixie's long, strange trip
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 16, 2008

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin

Swiss pianist Bärtsch calls the music of his quintet variously “zen funk” or “ritual groove music.”
Holon | ECM
By JON GARELICK  |  February 20, 2008

Save the dates, and get your tickets

Here’s a guide to some you might want to buy early for, a few of which have already been rescheduled due to recent snowstorms.
Music seen: 2008 in preview
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 26, 2007

These are the breaks

Not long ago, our friendly neighborhood Hard Rock Cafe asked us if we wanted to smash some guitars.
Video: Damone, Jordan Knight, and DMC smash guitars for a cause
By BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO  |  July 06, 2007

Pointed pop

Beyond the technophobia, and the pomo paralysis, and the communications-breakdown undertones, the Knife's  Silent Shout ’s other devastating reminder is that all recorded music is a lie. Blade runners: Our interviewer goes around, over, through, and un
The bemused machinations of the Knife
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  November 14, 2006


Boston music news: September 8, 2006

Singer/violinist Tracy Bonham was a local favorite long before “Mother, Mother” hit the alt-rock charts in 1996, and she remained one even after her burst of fame dissipated and she resettled in LA.
Notes on Tracy Bonham and the Blue Man Group
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 05, 2006

Raising Hell

It could be that with the new Daughters album, Hell Songs , we’ve reached the end of the sonic line.
Daughters’ hardcore mayhem; Eric Fontana; Coat of Arms
By BOB GULLA  |  August 08, 2006

Kaki King

Although she’s barely larger than her guitar, New Yorker Kaki King is a monster stylist. Kaki King, "Gay Sons Of . . . " (mp3 via MySpace)
. . . Until We Felt Red | Velour  
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 27, 2006

Last days of New Alliance

Wandering around the Fenway’s soon-to-be-demolished RFT building feels like spelunking through the bowels of Boston’s hard-rock scene.
The nerve center of Boston’s rock scene for the past 19 years is packing up and moving across the river  
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 19, 2006