Chris Colbourn

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Arts Well - Buffalo Tom

25 years later, Buffalo Tom's frontman looks back at the early days

Buffalo Tom was on its way up. But back then, the farthest imaginable point "up" for a band like us was to be able to tour the States and Europe, maybe headlining places like the Channel or even, in our wildest dreams, the Orpheum. This was P.N. (pre-Nir
Career in rock
By BILL JANOVITZ  |  November 18, 2011

Restless songsmith

He wasn’t quite happy, and throughout Dirty Vegas’s two-disc career, he continued writing introspective, confessional songs on his acoustic guitar.
Steve Smith finds a home for his rock in Boston
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 27, 2008

Fallout joys

In his newly published The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll , Phoenix contributor Brett Milano explores the evolution of the local music scene.
When the Nirvana explosion rocked Boston
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 18, 2007

Taking charge

If Hilken Mancini’s ego were bigger, her new album would be billed as the career breakthrough.
Shepherdess puts Hilken Mancini in the lead
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 10, 2007

Tried and true

In a year when every outfit from Smashing Pumpkins to the Police is reuniting, it can be hard to convince people that you never broke up.
Buffalo Tom find their comfort zone
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 03, 2007

Boston in Austin

There were 26 bands from Massachusetts in Austin last week to play the South by Southwest music conference Black Helicopter, "Buick Electra" (mp3)
Black Helicopter’s trip to South by Southwest
By JEFF BREEZE  |  March 20, 2007


Kimchee encore

After the second consecutive Friday-night show celebrating the 10th anniversary of the local indie Kimchee Records, it was easy to see how the label has managed to thrive over the past decade.
The second birthday bash, T.T. the Bear's Place, January 5, 2007  
By JEFF BREEZE  |  January 10, 2007

Kay Hanley

Kay Hanley may have relocated to LA, but when she returned to T.T. the Bear’s Place, she was greeted by a packed crowd who hadn’t forgotten past triumphs.
Homecoming queen
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 13, 2006