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Photos: Neil Young and Patti Smith at the TD Garden
Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Patti Smith perform live at the TD Garden on November 26, 2012.
| December 14, 2012
Neil Young inspires a chill new wave
Over six decades, Neil Young's musical expression has expanded beyond the rock and roll of his nascent years and the folk-rock that brought him his initial burst of renown.
| November 02, 2012
Review: Neil Young Journeys
Young is old now, and in Demme's film, looking like a stubbly coot in a battered Panama hat, he's having the time of his life.
Young having the time of his life
| July 13, 2012
Review: Crazy Horse
In La Danse — The Paris Opera Ballet , Frederick Wiseman looked behind the scenes at a revered dance institution. In his new documentary he examines a dance institution of a different sort, the cabaret bar of the title, a Parisian pop-cultural icon a
Wiseman behind the scenes at a revered dance institution
| January 27, 2012
Wrote a song for everyone
Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
| May 07, 2010
Thank you for the timely interview with Harvey Silverglate.
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 9, 2009
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 09, 2009
Without beating around the bush, here are three EPs worth hearing that have been sitting around the office a bit.
Three discs you should hear as the weather warms
| March 18, 2009
Hanging in the balance
Septuagenarian Andre LaPorte may be a veteran artist but, relative to his long career, he is a new painter.
Andre LaPorte exhibits variation on the theme at Greenhut
| March 11, 2009
For the better part of his prolific songwriting career, Texas singer/guitarist Will Johnson, when not releasing albums under his own name, has donned distinctive hats for his two bands.
Centro-matic and South San Gabriel
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| June 09, 2008
The big hurt: Music news in brief
Those of us still chuckling over DMX's “your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack” diatribe are in for another dose of ill-informed rapper cuteness.
Wal-Mart wanes, Satan wins, Weiland whines
| April 15, 2008
DIY all over again
Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
| February 13, 2008
Twang and burn
When Sarah Borges performs in roots-music hot spots like Nashville and Austin, they don’t ask about her country credentials or her alt-rock background.
Sarah Borges lights a roots-rock fire
| January 14, 2008
The year the music thrived
Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
| December 17, 2007
All good things must come to an end.
A changing of the guard at the Narragansett Café
| December 12, 2007
He still likes to mix it up between tours with his trusty Crazy Horse.
Neil Young at the Orpheum Theatre, December 2, 2007
| December 09, 2007
Don’t start wondering how you missed the first Chrome Dreams .
Chrome Dreams II | Reprise
| October 22, 2007
“I like that Stone Roses song,” one of them noted. “You know the one I mean — ‘I Wanna Be a Door.’ ”
The mysterious allure of 27
| August 14, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
Warm and Scratchy
The Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” isn’t just about programming smart animation for Futurama and Family Guy addicts.
14 new and exclusive tracks from "Adult Swim"
| May 29, 2007
Ford staked his claim to fame as the Black Crowes’ first lead guitarist, but his second solo album has a more contemporary singer-songwriter’s sensibility.
Weary and Wired | Blues Bureau International
| May 18, 2007
North American idol
Neil Young always knows what he’s doing — especially when he doesn’t.
Two sides of Neil Young
| May 16, 2007
The new year is full of promise
Local music took a few hits in 2006, with the shuttering of more venues, leaving us with a small cluster of fully functioning outlets for homegrown bands: AS220, the Ocean Mist, Cats, and the Living Room.
Things we'd like to see happen this year in local music
| January 02, 2007
Indie springs forward
For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
| January 02, 2007
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Neil Young was starting his transition from pop melodist to free-ranging noisemaker when he played these songs at New York City’s most famous rock hall on a bill with the Steve Miller Band and Miles Davis.
Live at the Fillmore East 1970 | Reprise
| December 11, 2006
BENBAZI , the mohawk-wearing percussionist for BOOMBAZI and BOOMSQUAD , as well as a performer with LABSEVEN , weighs in on songs by SAMUEL JAMES and HOUR PAST.
Weighing in on tracks by Samuel James and Hour Past
| November 15, 2006
You can file Jason Molina with the über-prolific. Magnolia Electric Co., "Lonesome Valley" (mp3)
Jason Molina and Magnolia Electric Co.
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| September 15, 2006
Flashbacks: September 1, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands and Paul Babin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS
| August 30, 2006
An increasingly unpopular war, a body count that grows daily even as our commander-in-chief touts our military triumphs, and an increasing sense of uneasiness as it becomes all too apparent that our leaders have been less than candid.
Pearl Jam and Neil Young respond to Bush’s war
| May 15, 2006
Plus new albums by Jewel, the BellRays, and Rebel Meets Rebel.
On the racks: Neil Young's Living with War ; Pearl Jam's comeback album
| May 02, 2006
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