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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.

By TIM BUGBEE  |  December 14, 2012
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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.

By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  November 02, 2012
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 13, 2012
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2010

Injustice everywhere

Thank you for the timely interview with Harvey Silverglate.
Letters to the Portland Editor, October 9, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 09, 2009


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Spring cleaning

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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2009
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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
By IAN PAIGE  |  March 11, 2009
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Twin reverb

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
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 09, 2008
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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


By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2008
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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
By BOB GULLA  |  February 13, 2008


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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
By BRETT MILANO  |  January 14, 2008
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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
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007
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Last call

All good things must come to an end.
A changing of the guard at the Narragansett Café
By BOB GULLA  |  December 12, 2007
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Perfectly strange

He still likes to mix it up between tours with his trusty Crazy Horse.
Neil Young at the Orpheum Theatre, December 2, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 09, 2007
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Don’t start wondering how you missed the first Chrome Dreams .
Chrome Dreams II | Reprise
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 22, 2007


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Magic numbers

“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
By BRETT MILANO  |  August 14, 2007
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Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007
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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"
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 29, 2007
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Marc Ford

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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 18, 2007
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North American idol

Neil Young always knows what he’s doing — especially when he doesn’t.
Two sides of Neil Young
By JAMES PARKER  |  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
By BOB GULLA  |  January 02, 2007
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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
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007
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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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 11, 2006
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Soundoff: Benbazi

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
By SOUNDOFF  |  November 15, 2006
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Work ethics

You can file Jason Molina with the über-prolific. Magnolia Electric Co., "Lonesome Valley" (mp3)
Jason Molina and Magnolia Electric Co.
By 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.
By BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  August 30, 2006
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Rallying cries

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
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 15, 2006
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St. Anger

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
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 02, 2006