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Brian Eno | Panic of Looking

For those who enjoyed Brian Eno's collaboration with English poet Rick Holland from earlier this year, Drums Between the Bells, this follow-up EP may be a nice digestif.
Warp (2011)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 18, 2011

Mogwai | Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will

There's a fine line in the post-punk instrumental world between mind-blowing musical ecstasy and, uh, whatever is playing underneath the guy who says, "Well, there's an app for that."
Sub Pop (2011)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 18, 2011

Brian Eno | Small Craft on a Milk Sea

Brian Eno is a man, flesh and bone, who talks and farts and sleeps and listens to things and presses buttons.
Warp (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 05, 2010

Bryan Ferry | Olympia

From the Kate Moss cover pic to the A-list of guest stars to the reunion with original Roxy Music members Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay, Olympia screams, "EVENT!"
Astralwerks (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 22, 2010

The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age

By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 25, 2010

Liars | Sisterworld

Regardless of whether Liars have broken ground connecting the amateur groping of punk rock to the exotic modalities of modern (12-tone) classical and Eastern European music, Sisterworld feels utterly wrenched with bourgeois boredom.
Mute (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 05, 2010


African Head Charge | Vision Of Psychedelic Africa

UK dub guru Adrian Sherwood and adventurous percussionist Bonjo I have been releasing their sonic experiments as African Head Charge since the early 1980s.
On U Sound (2010)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  February 12, 2010

Brian Eno can still walk into a porno store undisturbed (and other thoughts on art, criticism, and airports)

Two weekends ago, Brian Eno — who burst into public consciousness as the ostrich-feather-bedecked "non-musician" with the band Roxy Music — descended on Long Beach,...
By webteam  |  September 29, 2009

Eno Moebius Roedelius | Cluster and Eno/After the Heat

Krautrock pioneers proved much more simpático musical partners than either the fractious Roxy Music or the British classical avant-garde milieu that thought of Eno as an untrained fanboy.
Bureau B (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 25, 2009

Best Music Poll 2009: Anything goes

The underground: saved, salvaged, or savaged?
The underground: saved, salvaged, or savaged?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 31, 2009

Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples | Circulations

My friend Robbie and I once had a brilliant idea: we were going to put out a field-recording LP called Sounds of Guitar Center , 70 minutes of us walking around the monopolistic retailer with a microphone to capture the cacophony.
Faitiche (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 05, 2009


Meant to be

The Books are, more and more, making their work something you can see.
The Books leave (almost) nothing to chance
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 10, 2009

Review: Drew Brown | Tiago La Is Losing the Plot

You know how Brian Eno is supposed to have said something like, "Only 5000 people ever bought a Velvet Underground album, but every single one of them started a band"?
Lex (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 13, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

A different Empire

I grew up in central New York, and I can confirm that anyone who grows up in upstate who wants to do something interesting or awesome usually winds up doing it somewhere else
The many sounds of upstate
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008

Vital overtones

By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  November 25, 2008


Same as he ever was

Thirty-four years after forming the legendary band Talking Heads with fellow Rhode Island School of Design students Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, David Byrne returns to the area to perform “The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno.”
David Byrne on working with Brian Eno, the new music industry, and his time in Providence
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  November 25, 2008

Severed Heads

“This ain’t no CBGB,” David Byrne sang during his late-set dive bomb into “Life During Wartime,” and a glance around the immensely classy premises of the Wang Theatre verified it.
David Byrne at the Wang Theatre, October 31, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 04, 2008

Get around to it

You would not guess, listening to his music, that Arthur Russell grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa. In fact you might not guess that he came from anywhere.  
Belated props to Arthur Russell
By RICHARD BECK  |  October 21, 2008


Unexpected and improbable spontaneity is a trademark for What Cheer?, one of a number of groups that blend punk rock ethos with the mobility of marching bands  
Mixing old and new, Providence’s What Cheer? Brigade takes a stand against pre-fabricated culture
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 09, 2008

Spirited moves

Paula Hunter gets under your skin.  
Paula Hunter’s off-kilter world
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2008


World party

In its fifth year, FirstWorks Festival 2008 has grown to be a culturally diverse showcase, distinctly international in flavor, with an array of theater and family entertainment.  
Fresh fare at the FirstWorks Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 01, 2008

Mix nuts

Pop music has a history of great production teams.
An interview with breakout roots-music production stars the Tremolo Twins
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 23, 2008

Baby fights the blues

Evening slants in over the spires of Harvard, and Juliana Hatfield is watching me across the table.
Juliana Hatfield is still standing. How a hometown guitar hero dodged the bullet, and then wrote a book about it
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 17, 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno

Everything That Happens is a brilliant addition to a creative partnership that has yielded so much and shouldn’t have taken 27 years to rekindle.
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today | Self-Released
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  August 26, 2008


Career-spanning records usually mark a band’s evolution; this outfit existed for just two years, so the material sketches a near-perfect first and sole album.
The Complete Studio Recordings, NYC 1977-1978  | No More
By DEVIN KING  |  July 29, 2008


The ultimate balancing act

About 100 films deep, MIFF ’08 has intriguing offerings for cineastes of all stripes. Here’s a slice of what to look out for.
An extraordinary documentary opens the 2008 Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 09, 2008

Text messages

Cross-pollination in the arts shows up in many media, but it is perhaps most evident in dance.
CTS Dance Company’s reverent movements
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 04, 2008

Balancing act

It’s been quite a year for Boston Ballet.
Interview: Mikko Nissinen and Boston Ballet
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2008

Real to reel

Even now, after Greil Marcus’s Lipstick Traces and Simon Reynolds’s Rip It Up and Start Again , the rock-star-as-vector-of-ideas is still something of a challenge for us.
The exquisite artifice and lasting weirdoid-ness of Roxy Music
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 01, 2008