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Message points

Instrumental music isn't very dependable at conveying specific non-musical subject matter.
Christian Scott's political science, Anita Coelho's connections
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 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

Crossing the line

The news from the Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp., owners of the Dallas Morning News and our own Providence Urinal, hit home hard and quickly last week in Our Little Towne.
Belo Sells out. Plus, talk like a Brit, Chicago Vin acts up, and faithless football.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 11, 2009

Prime time

To many political conservatives during Vietnam, championing the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell was the equivalent of French-kissing Chairman Mao.
Heeere’s . . . Johnny Cash!
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 23, 2007


This article originally appeared in the August 23, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

His death will change nothing: He had already expanded forever our notion of what was possible

By KIT RACHLIS  |  August 20, 2007

Rock, roll, jump, jive

There are plenty of Mainers supplying the Austin music scene, but there aren’t a ton of Texans holding down the fort in these parts.
Sean Mencher heads for the Finnish
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 07, 2007


Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash at San Quentin was a huge hit in 1969.
 At San Quentin — Legacy Edition | Columbia/Legacy
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 19, 2006