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Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012

Photos: New Orleans Jazz Festival 2012

The New Orleans Jazz Fest, from April 27–May 6, 2012.
April 27–May 6, 2012
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  May 11, 2012

Photos: Bruce Springsteen at TD Garden

Bruce Springsteen played the TD Garden on Monday, March 26, 2012.
Springsteen at TD Garden
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  March 28, 2012

SXSW 2012 marks the end of the superstars

In his keynote speech, informally anointed King of Music, Sir Bruce Springsteen, gave some uncle-ly advice to all the young'uns with their deathmetals and their trollgazes who made up the complicated and chaotic mass that was this year's SXSW talent poo
Twilight of the gods
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 23, 2012

Bruce Springsteen | Wrecking Ball

There was a time when Bruce Springsteen didn't need rousing choirs, swelling orchestrations, or repetitive Pogues poses to broadcast anthemic populist subversion.
Columbia (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 09, 2012

Vinny’s way with words; a couple of Bruces; kids’ stuff; a miracle in Newport

Quite a few were surprised when it was recently announced that P&J's old pal, legendary Vo Dilun boxing champeen Vinny Paz, is going to play a starring role as a WASPy US Senator in the Stage Door Theater Company's production of A.R. Gurney's play,
Love letters from Paz
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 09, 2012

J. Biddy at RiRa, March 30

J. Biddy has been a weekly staple at RiRa for quite some time. He's a human acoustic jukebox and takes requests from a printed list of his repertoire.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  April 08, 2011

With Going Out in Style, Dropkick Murphys remain Boston's most treasured punk success

Dropkick Murphys are the best tourist trap in this city. Maybe in any city. Maybe in the world.
The tightest ship in the business.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 25, 2011
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Michael Patrick MacDonald writes the Dropkicks' backstory

Who is Cornelius Larkin, and how did his obituary come to be on the cover of the new Dropkick Murphys disc, Going Out in Style ?    
Common ground
By CLEA SIMON  |  February 25, 2011

Gift Guide 2010: DVD Box Sets

Some people will tell you that the economy is frozen in a recession that may never thaw. That makes Blu-ray/DVD box sets more valuable than gold.
Sureties and obscurities
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  December 10, 2010


The Big Hurt: Deluxe buyer's guide

Record labels used to be content to slap a "remastered" sticker and a few B-sides on an album and call it deluxe, but that kind of lackluster package won't fly in 2010.
The word on seasonal box sets
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 05, 2010

Review: Megafaun | Heretofore

Hometapes (2010)
Hometapes (2010)
By MATT PARISH  |  September 03, 2010

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’
By JIM MACNIE  |  May 07, 2010

Chinnock of the North

How did I not know that Bill Chinnock was Dick Curless’s son in law?
The re-release of Dime Store Heroes , and a look back
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2010

Review: Jakob Battick and Friends

Jakob Battick and Friends at Slainte on April 9, 2010
At Slainte on April 9, 2010
By BRYAN BRUCHMAN  |  April 16, 2010


Boys meet girls

Much of the press tumult over Beach House has focused on how the duo’s idiosyncratic musical style folds into a surging wave of like-minded indie artists eschewing rock histrionics for a gentler path to the hearts of music listeners.
What duos do
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 26, 2010

Greasing the skids

Things could have been different for Ben Maitland-Lewis.
Berklee grad Ben Maitland-Lewis had a successful music career and a high-powered job at a major record label. Then he gave it all up for Boston and a beat-up, vegetable-oil-fueled van.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 26, 2010

Review: Patti Smith's Just Kids

How do you get to be the Godmother of Punk? Pure dumb luck, for starters.
The small prophecies of Patti Smith
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 12, 2010
PODCAST: Grammys Edition: "Music on My Brain," featuring Rosanne Cash and Daniel Levitin [MP3]

PODCAST: Grammys Edition: "Music on My Brain," featuring Rosanne Cash and Daniel Levitin [MP3]

In a few short hours, we'll all find out whether Rosanne Cash will take home a Grammy for "Sea of Heartbreak," her duet with Bruce...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 31, 2010

Vegas and Jungleland

Paul Shaffer is a happenin’ cat. Pick an It Moment from pop culture over the past 30 years and Shaffer was there. He was an original band member on Saturday Night Live . He played hapless promo guy Artie Fufkin in This Is Spinal Tap . Disco? He co-wr
Paul Shaffer and the Big Man tell all
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 27, 2009


Rosanne Cash | The List

In 1973, when she was an 18-year-old rock fan, Rosanne Cash's dad gave her a list of songs he felt she should know — mostly country, all falling under the current banner Americana. She held onto that list, and now she's recorded a dozen tunes from it.
Manhattan (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 02, 2009

Interview: Robert Siegel

As Robert Siegel explores the idea of what happens when reality curb-stomps overblown expectation, it's hard not to feel a visceral twinge of empathy.  
 On the shoulders of Giants fans
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 22, 2009

Best Music Poll 2009 concert

Stream audio of all the bands' performances, watch video highlights, download interview podcasts, browse concert and behind-the-scenes photos, and share your own photos and videos at the  Boston Phoenix Web site  or  WFNX's site.  
A 40,000-person group hug
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 07, 2009

Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners

More than a feeling

The centerpiece of the Museum of Fine Arts' "Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs" is Candice Breitz's 2005 Queen (A Portrait of Madonna), a wall of 30 televisions, each showing a different Madonna fan singing a cappella to her 1990 greatest-hits compilat
Music inspires art at the MFA, Panopticon, and the Gardner
By GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2009

Graffiti of the Day Award: To whomever tagged the old WBCN studios last night

Graffiti of the Day Award: To whomever tagged the old WBCN studios last night

Photo credit: Michelle AbbascianoPhoto above was taken this afternoon over at 1265 Boylston St, site of the old WBCN studios.  In other way-back-machine news, here's...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 16, 2009

The New Alibis | Hard Promises

Stick around any scene long enough and after a while everyone's been in a band with everyone else.
Teenage Heart Records(2009)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 03, 2009
Burrito, Maura, MRTPQ, Elijah and WTF

Burrito, Maura, MRTPQ, Elijah and WTF

  The Info Burrito, the Sandbox's chat with Maura from, the Qdoba Mega Ro...
By Charlie  |  June 25, 2009
deer list

Hail, Deer Tick!

Heady days for Deer Tick.
The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 19, 2009