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Fun with mirrors

The dark lounge band JOHNNY CREMAINS are putting the final touches on their first full-length, tentatively titled Leave It To Believers .
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 17, 2012
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Let them eat cake

Phillipe and Jorge will be keeping a close eye on the upcoming Senate vote on continuing the tax cuts for the filthy rich (the top two percent of Americans) who now appear to control America. And we trust Messrs. Reed and Whitehouse will do the right th
Obama caves, FIFA cashes in; Don checks out; Huzzah for Bill and Jaimy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 10, 2010

High-flying guitar, Full tilt vocals


Last month I was cleaning the garage and blasting that BUDDY GUY career compilation, Can’t Quit the Blues (Sony Legacy). Man, I forgot just how...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  September 08, 2009
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Various artist | Chicago Blues: A Living History

The first two generations of electric Chicago blues are either dead or on the endangered list, but this double-disc set proves the style still has teeth and claws.
Raisin (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 17, 2009
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Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009
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On with the shows . . .

If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
By MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008


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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

The (other) British invasion


Five great bands from UK blues’ back pages
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 19, 2008
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Keep a knockin’

Mike Dinallo has been in and around R&B, roots, blues, and rock since I started writing this column, most notably with the Radio Kings a while back.
Mike Dinallo helps Eddie Floyd get back in action
By BOB GULLA  |  July 09, 2008
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Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007

Every so often in Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 you can see the beaming host, Eric Clapton, behind a stack of amps shooting photos of his fellow performers.
Rhino
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 22, 2008
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Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007


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Matter of characters

Two men are on the phone.
In the age of the sound bite, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are reviving the lost art of long-form radio comedy
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 04, 2007

Crossword: 'Grid magic'


Wild words all over
By MATT JONES  |  January 24, 2007
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Laughter from space

A History of Violence was a tense mob movie, but that title could also serve a documentary about Buddy Guy’s guitar attack.
Buddy Guy’s royal blues
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 12, 2006
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Hidden Cameras

Much like Stephin Merritt’s Magnetic Fields, the Hidden Cameras have evolved from something of a bedroom-demo recording project into a fully orchestrated studio band complete with cello, viola, glockenspiel, upright bass, and the like. Hidden Camera
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By MATT ASHARE  |  November 07, 2006
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On the racks: June 27, 2006

. . . and all sorts of guest stars.
Dashboard Confessional, India.Irie, Shawnna, Grant Lee Phillips . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 27, 2006


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Teo Leyasmeyer, 1947–2006

Teo Leyasmeyer, who died last Tuesday at the age of 59 from liver cancer, was a special kind of local hero.
In memoriam
By JON GARELICK  |  May 25, 2006