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Frank Hopkins finds an inner peace (and jam)

After three albums of stern lecture, it would seem that Frank Hopkins and his Line of Force have decided to just roll with the punches and turn out a nice dance jam.
Graceland
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 13, 2011

Spouse frontman goes solo, Spose celebrates 4/20, and more

SPOUSE frontman JOSE AYERVE has a new solo project that ought to shake things up a little.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 08, 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

Join the Gypsy caravan

The latest on Gypsy Tailwind, Low-Flying Airplanes, and more
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 07, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Lightfoot lives!

Last week, the world was gripped in the terror of a GORDON LIGHTFOOT death scare when a realistic-looking Twitter obit was picked up by several Canadian papers.
Plus Weezy tweets and Mayer backpedals
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 05, 2010
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Working on your heart

With the talent we have in this town, just about anybody can put together a decent-sounding album.
Carll Wilkinson starts the whole damn thing all over
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 03, 2009


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Making it right

Whatever increments of recovery New Orleans has made since Hurricane Katrina, in many ways the city never changes. The only shocker was a lower-left-hand piece, "Crime is down sharply in N.O."
New Orleans drops the guns and dances
By JON GARELICK  |  May 08, 2009
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Post-steroid baseball

The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
Nine questions that will shape the new season
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 01, 2009
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Sizzling frost

The winter dance season starts out promoting international coexistence.
Dance heat 2009
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 29, 2008
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Hearts of gold

Pete Kilpatrick’s burgeoning career is a microcosm of the near-chaos that is the current state of the music industry.  
Pete Kilpatrick Band make like Obama and hope
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 02, 2008
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Dirt merchants

In the hegemony of mid-’80s mega-rock-star benefits, Farm Aid stands as the American blue-collar uncle to Live Aid’s international whiz kid.
Farm Aid crops up in Massachusetts
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 16, 2008


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The shores of cool

I’d love to get all swept up in the hullabaloo surrounding Liz Phair’s 1993, now seminal, now reissued  Exile in Guyville , I really would.
Interview: Liz Phair paddles back to Guyville
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 26, 2008

Three in one (more)

Last week, we previewed the releases of three discs. This week, we offer three discs that came out this summer, but didn’t hit my desk till recently.
New from Marie Moreshead, Adam Kurtz, and Hotel Arrival
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 13, 2008
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Going on sale: July 25, 2008

Ratatat, Jamie Lidell, Street Dogs, Cut Copy and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 23, 2008
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Here we go, yo

No Rock the Bells tour would be official without a godlike headliner at the helm.
Rock the Bells: Q-Tip reunites A Tribe Called Quest one last time
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 21, 2008
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The kids are alright

It’s not amateurish at all. It’s just rough around the edges — and enjoyable in its bravado.
Faster! Faster! debut with music.sex.coffee
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 11, 2008


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Walking the line

Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
By BOB GULLA  |  May 28, 2008
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Going on sale: March 28, 2008

Alicia Keys, Joe Lally, Ryan Adams, and more.

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade


By GOING ON SALE  |  March 25, 2008
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Willie Nelson: Moment of Forever

Nelson turns 75 in April, but this disc sounds fresh and timeless next to other recent albums from Nashville’s Music Row.
Lost Highway
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 26, 2008

Other music meccas



By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 29, 2007
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Going on sale: March 30, 2007

Album Leaf, Cocorosie, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Village People, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  March 27, 2007


Voicing dissent

I have no beef with your story “ Culture War .”
Letters to the Boston editor: March 23, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 21, 2007
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Vusi Mahlasela

Mahlasela is among Africa’s best singer-songwriters, and here he delivers 16 largely acoustic-based tunes that span kwela, reggae, swing jazz, mbaqanga, and rock.
Guiding Star | ATO
By BANNING EYRE  |  March 19, 2007
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Keepin' it real

As I was walking up to Avalon a week ago Tuesday to see the Roots, a group of college kids crossed the street in front of me sporting backwards hats and puffy vests.
The Roots, Avalon, March 13, 2007
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  March 19, 2007
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Jurassic 5

Major-label “positive” rappers like this decade-old crew have defended the old school like schoolmarms upholding the five principles of hip-hop as if they were as much fun as the three R’s. Jurassic 5, "Work It Out" feat. Dave Matthews Band  (Quicktime
Feedback | Interscope  
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  August 21, 2006
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Rising sun

What else could a mid-level, socially conscious band of affable guys writing listenable pop music want? To lose their collegiate reputation.
Guster for grown-ups?
By JONATHAN STERN  |  August 07, 2006


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Knives out

A few years back I raved about a band called Holiday.
The new sound of Neo Nouveau; plus Wetlands Preserved
By BOB GULLA  |  August 02, 2006
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Jam bandaging

The Dave Matthews Band are an interesting anomaly. Slideshow: Dave Matthews Band and Sheryl Crow at Fenway Stadium, July 7, 2006  
Dave Matthews at Fenway Park
By TOM KIELTY  |  July 10, 2006
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D-Tension and Effect

Los Wünder Twins Del Rap are like the Tenacious D of old-school rhyme-spitting: supposed brothers, goofball raconteurs, big eaters, crass sex-talkers. Los Wünder Twins Del Rap, "Myspace Bitches"  (mp3)
W?nder twins: Activate!
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 15, 2006
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Mieka Pauley

For her latest release, local singer-songwriter Mieka Pauley collects five of her best songs on an EP produced by pop maestro John Alagia. Mieka Pauley, "Stronger" (mp3)
Out of Car Wrecks and Hurricanes | Self-Released
By SUE BELL  |  June 14, 2006