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Photos: Allman Brothers Band at the Orpheum Theatre

The Allman Brothers Band took the stage at the Orpheum Theatre November 29, 2011.
Orpheum Theatre | November 29, 2011
By MILES WEAVER  |  December 02, 2011
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Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010

When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix  that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
From the xx to Jay-Z
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 25, 2010
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Review: Green Day: Rock Band

Activision has pumped out rhythm games centered on a single band — Aerosmith, Metallica, and Van Halen have all had their own Guitar Hero . Harmonix has offered only The Beatles: Rock Band . Until now.
Repeat, repeat
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 25, 2010
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Guitaristic

As guitar heroes go — even jazz guitar heroes — Ben Monder flies under the radar.
Ben Monder's unique space
By JON GARELICK  |  June 18, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Enduring the Billboard ‘Active’ chart

If you're not in the radio business, you might not know the term "Active Rock." It's not a genre, thank Heaven, but a radio format — the worst radio format.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 04, 2010


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Bettye LaVette | Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

Bettye LaVette’s previous two albums had titles that required a little digging to unpack.
Anti- (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 04, 2010
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Gravity and grace

Like most post-rock bands worth their “post-rock” tag, Mono — who come to the Middle East this Friday — just can’t help sounding immense.
Mono’s tender post-rock gets even bigger
By REYAN ALI  |  May 28, 2010
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Talking ’bout a revolution

It takes a theatrical genius like Tom Stoppard to come up with Rock ’n’ Roll, which merges the pulsing spirit of both until they feel like one. And it takes a theater of the caliber of the Gamm to make history feel like a Stones concert that becomes a po
 The Gamm’s life-affirming Rock ’n’ Roll
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2010
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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
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Interview: Ray Manzarek of the Doors

It’s been nearly 40 years since the death of Jim Morrison, but the surviving members of the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and percussionist John Densmore have kept soldiering on, playing in various reformations of the ground-br
The return of the Lizard King, sort of
By TOM MEEK  |  April 09, 2010


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Joyride

It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010
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Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids

The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
By PATTI SMITH  |  March 05, 2010
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In good Company

Dark Hollow Bottling Company take a piece of their name from an old-school folk/bluegrass tune, "Dark Hollow," possibly made most famous by the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia's Old and in the Way , but also recorded as early as 1926, with popular versio
Dark Hollow Bottling debut a new old-time sound
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2010
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Tom Caruana Presents: Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers | Wu-Tang Vs. The Beatles

There were mash-ups before The Grey Album . (They were called "hip-hop songs.") And there will be mash-ups in the future.
Tea Sea (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 12, 2010
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Fela Kuti | The ’69 L.A. Sessions

Amiri Baraka put it best in his poem "In the Funk World": "If Elvis Presley is King/Who is James Brown, God?" So, by that logic, is Fela Anikulapo Kuti higher than or equal to God?
Knitting Factory (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 12, 2010


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The Big Hurt: Dispatches from Splitsville

Ladies and gentlemen, the unthinkable has happened: Fall Out Boy have split up.
FOB fall out; Scorpions subsist; Tyler frightens shoppers
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 12, 2010
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The Big Hurt: The decade ahead

As a new decade dawns, it's time to cast a curious eye toward the future.
Music predictions for the pubescent millennium
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 15, 2010
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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
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Sexiest video-game studs of 2009

Video-game characters get more realistic all the time - and by more realistic, we mean sexier. This year offered a plethora of digital delights and graphical innovations, and although developers don't cater to their straight female and gay male audience
The cream of the crop
By MADDY MYERS  |  December 18, 2009
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Charlotte Hatherley | New Worlds

Charlotte Hatherley is to the 1990s as the Black Crowes are to the 1960s: not a revivalist, mind you, but a sympathizer — a careerist.
Minty Fresh (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  December 18, 2009


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The Rolling Stones | Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert

This live 1969 Madison Square Garden set was released at the band's peak, following Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed , preceding Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street , and recorded a week before the disaster at Altamont.
ABKCO (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  December 11, 2009
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The Doors | Live in New York

In 1970, Doors producer Paul Rothchild assembled a tight “live set” out of a bunch of different concert recordings from the band’s 1969/early-1970 shows and Elektra released it as the Absolutely Live LP.
Rhino (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  December 11, 2009
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Elvis Presley | Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight

There's a plethora of Elvis Presley albums on the market, most of them compilations and box sets, each focusing on certain hits, eras, and/or styles.
RCA/Legacy (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  December 11, 2009
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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009

Kudos to Phish nerds, and other music matters

We stand corrected
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 27, 2009


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The end that could have been

For a few wonderful days, it seemed that Aerosmith were finally kaput.
Three missed Aerosmith break-up opportunities
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 20, 2009
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Them Crooked Vultures | Them Crooked Vultures

One day, maybe in a decade or three, somebody will dig this LP out of the future virtual version of a record crate in a Salvation Army and be blown away by the deep grooves this supergroup generate
DGC/Interscope (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 20, 2009
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AC-DC | Backtracks

How easy is it to admire AC/DC?
Columbia (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 13, 2009
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Nirvana | Live at Reading and Bleach

Here in the Internet Age, we tend to think that we made possible the overnight transformation from blog-buzz baby to arena-rock idol.
DGC/Sub Pop (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 06, 2009