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This week in the Phoenix: Actionable odors! Spine hymens! Weirdly prescient scholarly Godzilla throwdowns!
A whole heap of nerdly delights ensconced in this week's Phoenix -- from an interview with comix goddess Lynda Barry (who encourages you to "blow...
| April 17, 2011
The Big Hurt: Britney, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Rebecca Black, and Miley Cyrus weigh the price of fame
BRITNEY SPEARS is being sued for $10 million by the company that helped her score a fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden. It's claiming that she owes it a 35 percent commission on the sales of her popular scents. This boosts my self-esteem a little — say
Music news in brief
| April 15, 2011
Britney Spears | Femme Fatale
To fans and detractors alike, Britney Spears is less a flesh-and-blood human being than an abstraction, an ideal, a pagan icon, a symbol of innocent temptation and not-quite-articulated desires.
| April 01, 2011
The Big Hurt: Snoop goes 4G
Plus, Scott Walker's drift, Rick Ross's Tweet thuggery, Sting's Libya worries, Biebs's deep thoughts
Music news in brief
| March 04, 2011
The Big Hurt: The 'best' of Digital Songs
Let's check out Billboard 's Digital Songs chart, which tracks the most-downloaded songs in all genres. Should make for some interesting diversity, right? No! Actually, it's all the same crap from the Hot 100 in a slightly different order.
| February 18, 2011
Haters: Come one, Come All and Take a Stan
The other day, I found a link from one reliable source/friend to another reliable source/friend lying ever-so-unassumingly on a facebook thread. The subject of said...
| February 10, 2011
The Big Hurt: A Swift descent into Cake, Broadcasting death, and Steven Tyler's Idol
It was a minor tragedy when blameless young TAYLOR SWIFT scored the worst-selling #1 album in recorded chart history. But the humiliation didn't end there: the poor kid's record was shattered only a week later by quasi-novelty dorks CAKE , who manage
Music News in Brief
| January 28, 2011
Hot damn! Britney's back with a club banger
Despite the creamy Brit-step center, today’s new Britney Spears single is some white-hot shit. With the help of hit-making co-producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin,...
| January 11, 2011
Britney Spears + Mel Gibson: BFF!!
Oh, Brit Brit. We knew you were cuckoo bananas back when you first started traipsing around gas stations in your bare tootsies and dating men...
| July 22, 2010
Karen Finley won’t be naked, or covered in chocolate. Candied yams will not be involved. If there are neighborhood morality-watch squads in Salem, they’ll have the night off.
Karen Finley does Jackie
| May 28, 2010
Phillipe and Jorge have always had a problem with Providence College basketball’s advertising campaign, which refers to the area as “Friartown” in a delusional suggestion that the squad has support throughout the local community.
PC players foul out. Plus, helping Johnny Mac, a Supreme shift, and ‘Monbo Time’
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| April 16, 2010
The Big Hurt: Say anything
It’s almost impossible to read a single page of YouTube comments without being confronted by society’s ugliest afflictions: ignorance, pointless fights, horrifying racism, and unfair criticism of Justin Bieber’s haircut.
The week in YouTube comments
| April 09, 2010
Video: Miike Snow at the Paradise
Miike Snow play "Animal" at the Paradise The elusive Swedish producers-turned-indie-pop-hitmakers Miike Snow have worked hard at translating a subdued electronic debut album into a...
| April 03, 2010
You have a better chance of hearing Taylor Swift songs banging out of Kanye’s tinted windows than you do of hearing either of their pop asses on the Good Life speakers during Fever.
Flavorheard, Frank White, and Mister Jason are Fever
| April 02, 2010
Interview: Max Raabe
"It was so crazy in the '20s, in the Weimar Republic. Everything was so open-minded and wide, and that is why I love that period so much."
Killer cabaret: bringing Berlin to Boston
| March 05, 2010
The Big Hurt: Britney vs. bulls#!t
At the end of a grim year and a disappointing decade, the music press has become a particularly peaty slog.
Damage control ain't what it used to be
| January 08, 2010
Photos: Most popular slideshows of 2009
Our most popular slideshows from the last year: including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Dale Bozzio's crazy cat house, and much more.
Don't blame us. You clicked on them!
| December 25, 2009
The Big Hurt: Faces refaced
Faces refaced, Spears speared, Hook hacked
Also Spears speared, Hook hacked
| November 27, 2009
CLICK TRACKS: Ashlee Simpson worms back into the Great White Way, Courtney Love re-mounts Hole, and more
Thought Macbeth was the most cursed play in history? Think again. Former pop starlet/defensive hoedown expert Ashlee Simpson has been tapped to reprise her...
| November 14, 2009
Photos: Britney Spears at TD Garden
Photos of Britney Spears' Circus tour at TD Garden
Britney Spears, live at TD Garden on August 29, 2009
| September 04, 2009
The Big Hurt: MJ murder mystery, Aerosmith injuries
Much as I hate to bring up Michael Jackson again, I was intrigued by sister La Toya's allegations that he was knocked off for his publishing assets.
Music News in Brief
| July 24, 2009
LIVE STREAMING: Michael Jackson memorial
Thousands attend Michael Jackson's memorial inside the Staples Center in LA
Watch live streaming video of Michael Jackson's memorial in LA
| July 10, 2009
Phillipe and Jorge wish they could claim to have coined that headline about professional loony Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska prior to her first term being completed, but full points go to Geoffrey Dunn of The Huffington Post .
Sarah says 'no mas.' Plus, the United States of Goldman Sachs.
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| July 10, 2009
Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out
Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
| July 03, 2009
Announcing Our Britney Tix Contest Winner: The what fell out of her what?
Last week we decided to try our hand at a little Mad-lib, Twitter-style (or maybe it was kind of a l...
| June 23, 2009
Twitter-to-win our @britneyspears tix -- before they go onsale!
Maybe they really dug our slideshow from the first time Britney brought her Circus to town -- you r...
| June 15, 2009
I Monster | A Dense Swarm of Ancient Stars
Twins of Evil (2009)
Twins of Evil (2009)
| May 29, 2009
Boston Phoenix makes Greil Marcus-edited Best Music Writing 2009
Former Boston Phoenix staffer JAMES PARKER -- who now covers SpongeBob for some up-market liberal r...
| May 26, 2009
He shall overcome
There’s nothing lamer than articles that lead with cheap metaphors inspired by an artist’s stage name. But I can’t avoid this one: when Amadeus the Stampede rushes, get the fuck out of the way.
Amadeus the Stampede keeps on pushing
| May 22, 2009
The Big Hurt: Jacko solvent! Boyle swelling! Lupus dissed!
If you had your heart set on picking up a gently used chimp tuxedo or a suspicious child skeleton, you're outta luck
MJ's ranch, Hoppus and Wentz on Twitter, and Susan Boyle
| May 01, 2009
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