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Mental illness, bankruptcy, heartbreak, sonic impotence: Chan Marshall has suffered through her share of crises since her last album of original material, 2006's highly praised The Greatest .
Matador (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  September 14, 2012

Getting literary with There Is No Sin

For those of you bemoaning the loss of the LP and its attendant album art, Troy Keiper feels your pain.
Rooms made of notes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 21, 2011
Lilith Fair at the Comcast Center

Lilith Fair at the Comcast Center

Gird your loins - music's annual estrogen fest is back. And this year's Lilith Fair is shaping up to be killer. The festival has walked...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  July 28, 2010

Together at last: Cat Power, Kelly Clarkson, Tegan and Sara, Carly Simon to play Boston Lilith Fair

We were praying for Rihanna + Loretta Lynn + The Gossip, but we'll take what they're giving: the Boston stop of the revamped Lilith Fair...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 04, 2010

Review: Tegan and Sara at the Orpheum

Considering that it was Valentine's Day eve and identical twins Tegan and Sara are currently the indie pop darlings of the gay world, one would expect to find a whole lot of grrrl power flowing at the Orpheum last Saturday night.
Tegan and Sara, live at the Orpheum, February 13, 2010
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  February 19, 2010

Slow emotion

Whatever happened to good old-fashioned reflection?
John Cunningham’s songs are worth the wait
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  January 15, 2010


Local heroes, ’09 edition

The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 25, 2009

VIDEO: Our 10 most popular videos from 2009

The most popular videos from the Phoenix in 2009
Hardcore bands, porn stars, vampires, zombies, and vandals
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Pouring it on

Like most of us around here, 75orLess Records founder and Six Star General frontman Mark "Slick" MacDougall would like to put 2009 to bed.
Six Star General’s raucous Take Your Teeth Out
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 18, 2009

Review: Mirah at Somerville Theatre

The mid-March release date of Portland-based singer/songwriter Mirah’s newest solo album, (A)spera , seemed ill fitting.
 At the Somerville Theatre, October 9, 2009
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  October 16, 2009

Photos + Review: Pretenders, Cat Power at Pavilion

The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis | August 12, 2009 at Bank of America Pavilion
The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis | August 12, 2009 at Bank of America Pavilion
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009

Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

Another budget-busting but awfully tempting concert at Hampton Beach's Hampton Beach Casino, where Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders headline and the increasingly expansive and emotionally...
By webteam  |  August 05, 2009

Letters to the Portland editor: June 12, 2009

I'm writing to thank you for your brief, honest assessment of our band's performance and constitution (see " Bands Come, Go, and Get Bashed ," by Christopher Gray, June 5).
Thanks for honesty
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Put your skirt on

Portland's aggressive new frontgal can hit all the notes while she hits you in the face.
Isobell are a girl with style, grace, and muscle
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 22, 2009

Feel the music

I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 08, 2008

Susanna | Flowers of Evil

Flowers of Evil — a covers record, though it includes two originals — lacks power.
Rune Grammofon (2008)
By DEVIN KING  |  November 24, 2008


Photos: Lollapalooza 2008

Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, and more

Times a' changed

Ever since Dylan plugged in (gasp!), the Newport Folk Festival has preserved a noble tradition of ignoring what folk is supposed to be in favor of defining the stuff for itself.
The 2008 Newport Folk Fest mixes it up
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 22, 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

Tattoo you

Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s current exhibition on Maori tattoos, we raised a call to adventurously inked souls in Boston.
Some of Boston's best tattoos
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 26, 2008

Campfire blues

Snock (a/k/a Michael Hurley) is a banjo-strumming Woody Woodpecker whose campfire is a constant blaze of dreamy, peculiar Americana.
Snock a/k/a Michael Hurley
By PETER SMITH  |  May 28, 2008

Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus

It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes

Mad lulling

Attendees of this week’s José González show on March 13 at the Paradise will be treated to an opening set from LA’s Mia Doi Todd.

Mia Doi Todd's dark folk

By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 04, 2008

Less is best

González possesses the will power and the patience to dig into each of his songs until he has exhumed its bleeding heart.
The spare science of José González
By SHARON STEEL  |  March 04, 2008

Dancing in the Dark

If you’re a Cat Power devotee or even a casual fan, you’ve heard the horror stories about Chan Marshall’s live performances.
Cat Power at the Orpheum Theatre, February 7, 2008
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  February 12, 2008

Cover girls

On Cat Power’s second album of covers, she might be traveling the same territory Elvis did in “Kentucky Rain” — a country road with low clouds on a chill, gray afternoon.
Cat Power and Shelby Lynne
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 04, 2008


Buzz babes

Among the top contenders early on: a mom setting the tone of a teen-pregnancy flick.

The new "It" girls

By VICTORIA WELCH  |  January 14, 2008

Start with some Spice

The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 26, 2007

Dead white females

Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007

Digital or timeless?

Garrison Keillor went into one of his trademark reveries and began to tell us about Tanglewood’s “designer” fireworks.
‘Opening Night at Tanglewood,’ the Dutch and the Danes at Jacob’s Pillow, ‘The Unknown Monet’ at the Clark
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 18, 2007