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This region of the country is, and always has been, a magnet for artists. If I spent some time thinking about why this is the case, I could probably conjure up a few convincing theories. But that's not my purpose today.
Express your self; bus fumes; bands behind bars
| July 15, 2011
Hail the swinging geniuses!
For a tiny state, Rhode Island has offered much to the world — Mr. Potato Head, the Claus von Bulow trial, and a rich local music scene that covers the waterfront from alternative acts to blues, country, and a wide variety of artists in electronic n
A fan's notes on the Young Adults
| May 27, 2011
Music for the love of it
Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
| May 07, 2010
Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
New York Dolls | 'Cause I Sez So
The big news regarding the New York Dolls’ second album since their reactivation five years ago is the return of Todd Rundgren as producer.
| May 01, 2009
Picaresque journey: 30 years in Rhode Island
Hard though it might be to believe, some things in Rhode Island actually do change.
What we mostly want is a low-number license plate
| October 23, 2008
Boston has its own vital scene of pan-American jazz and folk (hey, Mili Bermejo, Alex Alvear, Sergio Brandão, and everyone at Ryles on Wednesday nights!).
Forro in the Dark and Marta Topferova talk the talk
| June 30, 2008
Man of the Century
Bo Diddley, a particular favorite of Lupo, was the first “name” performer to play the club.
The late, great Bo Diddley helped put Lupo’s on the map
PHILLIPE + JORGE
| June 04, 2008
Bo Diddley was a gunslinger
Grab a stack of albums at random and scan the liner notes. Ten bucks says you’ll find the name “E. McDaniel” listed among the song credits on at least one of them.
| June 04, 2008
Other music meccas
| June 29, 2007
Everything on these CDs is played with total command.
Worl Full of Blues | Stony Plain
| June 26, 2007
A Go-Go goes
This Friday, January 26, your friendly neighborhood bowling alley/nightclub, the world-famous Milky Way Lounge and Lanes, transforms into a ’60s wonderland of go-go dancers, wild groove music, and the ubiquitous Brother Cleve. "Bossy (Drop Tha Beat rem
The Milky Way gets sexadelic, plus Braun Bergundy
| January 23, 2007
Too many shows
If this winter’s concert scene were a crazy tag-team wrestling match, rock would be the ass-kicking king of the ring.
A hot winter concert season
| December 28, 2006
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
| November 16, 2006
Remembering Randy Hien
In an unfathomably cruel twist of fate, longtime Living Room owner Randy Hien was killed in a car accident on Monday, September 25.
A collection of anecdotes and heartfelt farewells
REMEMBERING RANDY HIEN
| September 28, 2006
From Belfast to Boston
“You look at the Bosstones," says one veteran punk frontman, "you look at Dropkick Murphys, you look at the Bruisers, the Ducky Boys, and you hear SLF in all those bands."
The explosive impact of Stiff Little Fingers
| January 17, 2006
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