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Take a hit

Compromises must be made.
By KARL STEVENS  |  September 21, 2012

Review: Marley

After two-and-half hours of hagiography, talking heads, archival footage, still photos, and snatches of his songs, Bob Marley remains elusive in Kevin Macdonald's documentary.
Bob Marley remains elusive
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 20, 2012
Love for Bob Marley, 30 years Later (RIP)

Love for Bob Marley, 30 years Later (RIP)

Bob Marley and the Wailers performing at Paul's Mall folk club on Boylston Street, July 1973. Photo by Clif Garboden.The founding father of reggae spread...
By Ariel Shearer  |  May 11, 2011

In an iPod world, Broadway goes vinyl

Dave Lifrieri, owner of Analog Underground on Broadway, was in the eighth grade listening to Beatles and Led Zeppelin on vinyl when the CD player — and the inevitable avalanche of remasters — made their full arrival.
Records Department
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 01, 2011

Review: Growing up fast in 'Dancing Your Bedroom'

"Dancing In Your Bedroom," at the Chazan Gallery at the Wheeler School (228 Angell Street, Providence, through April 9), appears to have teleported stuffed animals, posters, bookbags, and the disheveled beds of teens right into the space.
Inner sanctum
By GREG COOK  |  April 01, 2011

Bob Marley at the Ellsworth Grand

For upstate options, see a slightly more controlled comedy performed by the indefatigable Bob Marley at the Ellsworth Grand (165 Main St., 207.667.9500) for $24....
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Bob Marley at Merrill Auditorium

Rounding out an impressive week of comedy options (people must really need to blow off some steam . . .) is Maine's top dog, Bob...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010

Review: Dancin' just thinkin' about it

Whether it was hilariously gruesome female assassins or the soft-touch smiles of a family enjoying daily life, the fifth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival spanned genres well. We had roller-skating, pantomiming, art-creating, cannibalist
Our fifth annual short-film festival really moves
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 26, 2010

Bubblegum pop, legendary sax, and a taste of Trails

Though they didn't win the ROCK-OFF this year, pop band FYVE did turn more than a few heads, with a bubblegum pop sound bolstered by twin-sister harmonies.

WAN Convenience Store and Deli

I can easily imagine my less-adventurous friends entering WAN Convenience for the first time, glancing around, and turning on their heels to flee.
Excellent sub sandwiches, served on island time
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 26, 2010


It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010


10 things to do on St. Patty's Day 2010

Places to go, food to eat, and where to have fun on this Irish holiday.
You don't have to be Irish to score some fun this St. Patrick's Day
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB TEAM  |  March 19, 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
By BILL FLANAGAN  |  February 05, 2010

Candles + caring

Former Best Music Poll nominee Mike Gendron and uncle Pete Gendron team up and unplug at the Greenwich Hotel on THURSDAY (the 4th), rocking the lounge free of charge til 12:30 am.
Bob Marley’s b-day + downcity benefits

50 ways to leave 2009

We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 01, 2010

People, Get Ready

What folkie force Moore, Wild, and Lynch have been up to

Burrito, Forsberg, MRTPQ, Name, Bob Marley and WTF(s)

Burrito, Forsberg, MRTPQ, Name, Bob Marley and WTF(s)

Info Burrito, Chris Forsberg, MRTPQ, Name That Name, comedian and Mainah Bob Marley and WTF Line Pts. 1 & 2 are all in today's Sandbox...
By Charlie  |  October 14, 2009

Burrito, Bob Marley, MRTPQ, Special Ed, Sam Yoon and WTF

  The Info Burrito, comedian Bob Marley, the Qdoba Mega Robo Thunder Query, Ed whistling, Boston mayoral candidate Sam Yoon and the WTF Line all...
By Charlie  |  July 30, 2009

The Big Hurt: Bomb squad

Plenty of great shit to get excited about this week: new Wilco and Jarvis Cocker, tons of Rolling Stones reissues, a double-disc Jonas Brothers DVD spectacular, and the long-awaited 31st edition of the venerable Now That's What I Call Music! series. Bu
This week in optional listening
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 03, 2009

Suite relief

For Longstreth, the pressure's been ratcheted up following the online leak a couple of months ago of Dirty Projectors' fifth LP, Bitte Orca (Domino) which is finally, officially out this week.
Dirty Projectors' breakthrough has but one concept: Rule
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 12, 2009

Timeline: Reggae in Boston

A timeline of reggae milestones in Boston
1968 - 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009


Reggae revival

The climate is tropical, sweet skunk fills the air, and reggae jams are hitting such lofty decibels that I can't even feel my phone vibrate.
Booming in Boston's underground, Caribbean riddims are about to burst back into the mainstream
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009

Clik tracks

Hide your naughty daughters and aspiring MC sons: Brooklyn’s Duck Down is that kingly retrofitted, incomparably propped hip-hop label that all of the boys and all of the girls are begging to fuck with.
Buckshot and Black Moon get live
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 17, 2009

Springing ahead

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009

The Big Hurt: Marley pimped, Miley sorry, Kanye secure

This goes to print a week after I write it because of the damnable pre-Web technology of the printed page, but I swear to God that I was the first son of a bitch to think of it: Jackson Browne, James Brown, Bobby Brown, Chris Brown .
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 19, 2009

Starting from Scratch

If the hip-hop generation ever calls for martial law, the revolution will be sponsored by Scion. The rectangularly adventurous car company is our closest corporate ally, bankrolling a large segment of the low-slung-pants community, and providing the res
The Upsetter screens at the Coolidge
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2008


What rhymes with Barack?

The story of underground hip-hop these days often seems like the inverse of Barack Obama’s story.  
Mr. Lif takes on the headlines
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  October 27, 2008
Bob Marley, Andrew Ference, WTF , The Finisher and Ozzy!

Bob Marley, Andrew Ference, WTF , The Finisher and Ozzy!

Bob Marley hangs out with us to talk about bad performances and the follow-up to Boondock Saints, we mark the beginning of the 2008-2009 Bruins...
By Charlie  |  October 07, 2008

Sharp accents

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
By JON GARELICK  |  June 30, 2008
Bob Marley, Pop Trash, WTF and the Finisher!

Bob Marley, Pop Trash, WTF and the Finisher!

Comedian and Mainah Bob Marley stops in to trade awful cab stories, Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash and we check the WTF Line. Put...
By Charlie  |  June 19, 2008