Cyndi Lauper

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The feel-good prog rock of By Blood Alone

If there's one thing for certain, it's that no one will feel cheated by By Blood Alone.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 22, 2011
Cyndi Lauper at the Zeiterion Theatre

Cyndi Lauper at the Zeiterion Theatre

Nope, I wasn't looking for a blues record from Cyndi Lauper either. But all sorts of wayward artists try all sorts of stylistic recalibrations, so...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
June 26 | Cyndi Lauper at House of Blues

June 26 | Cyndi Lauper at House of Blues

The Donald may have "fired!" her from the just-finished season of The Celebrity Apprentice, but luckily Cyndi Lauper has a career to fall back on...
By Scott Kearnan  |  June 14, 2010
Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

Gotta love Cyndi Lauper. It's not often that a minor artist with major hits (make that iconic hits in the case of "Girls Just Want...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009
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Back in action

Veteran punk rock quartet Senior Discount returns to the live circuit this weekend, starting with the big Lupo's/WBRU Block Party on Friday and an early-bird slot at Club Hell on Saturday. And national retailer Hot Topic has invited the band to play a
Multitasking with Senior Discount 
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 10, 2009

Interview: Keith Lockhart

"There's always some set of events, positive or negative, that color the lens that people see the Fourth of July through."
America's bandleader prepares for another Fourth
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 03, 2009


Rootin' tootin' Hooten

Once a month, in the cramped A-frame attic of a house in Allston, folk singers from around New England gather to sing for each other.
Allston Folk at Home
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  April 01, 2009

Thaww, yeah

Ah, wintertime. It's dark, it's cold, it seems like you might lose a few extremities to frostbite on the way to the club. You know what? Just go for it.
Local CDs to help you make it until spring
By MATT PARISH  |  December 29, 2008

Halloween Dance Party

Portland brought out its dead for SPACE Gallery’s annual Halloween smash on Friday.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, October 31, 2008
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  November 05, 2008

Candide camera

There might be a dark side to Poppy (Sally Hawkins), the driving force behind Mike Leigh’s new film Happy-Go-Lucky , but damned if I could find it.  
Mike Leigh lightens up in Happy-Go-Lucky
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 16, 2008

Miley Cyrus

Breakout  is a puzzling mishmash that makes sense only if you read between the lines and see the 15-year-old trapped in a machine that is partly of her own design.
Breakout | Hollywood
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 04, 2008


Gay bash

I had that same feeling I always get at the end of big gay happenings: how far we’ve come. How good that is. And how did I spend $90?
True Colors Tour at Bank Of America Pavilion, May 31 2008
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 03, 2008

Back to school

It’s a veritable survey of cosmic philosophies, thinly veiled as (highly entertaining) drunk talk.
Harbor Light's trolley-ride through time
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 21, 2008


As soon as you think you’ve got Catherine Russell figured out, she lobs another detail your way that throws the whole thing off.
Catherine Russell’s rich musical path
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  February 26, 2008

Boston music news: August 10, 2007

The Dresden Dolls played Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” tour this summer.
Notes on the Dresden Dolls-Aberdeen City connection
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 07, 2007

Panoramic pop

The Pavilion was P-town for a night.
Cyndi Lauper and "True Colors," Bank of America Pavilion, June, 16, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 19, 2007


Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007

Working girl

It’s no surprise that the big local winners in our Best Music Poll tend also to be the hardest working bands and artists.
Amanda Palmer reflects on the Dresden Dolls’ breakthrough year
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 06, 2007

Boston muisc news: April 13, 2007

The working title for Amanda Palmer's solo album is Who Killed Amanda Palmer? , but the Dresden Doll says she’s toying with another: That’s Amanda Fucking Palmer to You .
Notes on Amanda Palmer and the Mystery Tramps
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 09, 2007

Boston music news: March 16, 2007

Amanda Palmer may be the public face of Dresden Dolls, but drummer BRIAN VIGLIONE is no shrinking violet.
Notes on Brian Viglione's many projects, plus Elaine O'Rourke and Guster
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 13, 2007

Boston music news: January 26, 2007

Not long ago, John Virant, label president at Rounder, was chatting up the nine-girl Boston pop group Girl Authority to Tanya Donelly.
Notes on the Tanya Donelly-Girl Authority connection, and the next Darkbuster Hometown Throwup
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 23, 2007


That’s just super(groups)

You know, ideas are the easy part. It’s the execution that gets tricky.
Some ideas for bands that may never be, but should
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 03, 2007

Mass Muzik moves

The saga continues down on Mass Ave as the recently renamed Mass Muzik, the metro’s sole underground-dance shop, is packing up and moving out.
San Serac on fire; baile funk gurus Nossa play the Enormous
By DAVID DAY  |  August 15, 2006


This article originally appeared in the July 29, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Madonna alters female adolescence
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 26, 2006

Potvin's luck

DJ Michael Potvin is many things to many people.
C440r’s DJ breaks out; DJ On&On strikes gold
By DAVID DAY  |  June 08, 2006

Species warp

Larry Keigwin’s dance is mostly about sex: homosex, heterosex, kinky, tender, tragic, contentious, friendly, and even subliminal sex.
Larry Keigwin at Zero Arrow
By MACIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 09, 2006