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David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars [40th Anniversary Edition]

Bowie's greatest album? Depends on the day. Canonically, however, this is and will always be a BFD: an archetype of alternative commercial rock, the primo platter of the so-called glam era; and arguably the best record ever made about apocalypse, interp
Virgin/EMI (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  June 08, 2012

[in belichick we trust] Jimmy Fallon as Tebowie


From the department of How The Hell Didn't Anyone Think Of This Sooner comes the hit-or-miss JIMMY FALLON hitting massively with his parody combo of...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 13, 2012
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Driven to extremes


I start to worry about my judgment when I see that the things I like about some films rouse people to litigation and rioting. For...
By Peter Keough  |  October 10, 2011
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Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Star Wars came out the year after Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film (re-released now in an uncut version), and after that no studio was likely to make anything similar again, nor would many audiences have the patience to watch it.
Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011
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Nikki Sixx faces his doppelgangers

Nikki Sixx remains a live wire when onstage with LA dirtbags Mötley Crüe.
Still shouting
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPER  |  July 15, 2011
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Review: Hedwig and her Angry Inch visit SPACE

A captivating, flippant, and shockingly wigged chanteuse will be holding court at SPACE Gallery over the weekend.
Beautiful anger
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 20, 2011


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Duncan Jones on solving Source Code

It's the elephant in the room when you're talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie, Ziggy Stardust's son. It's uncool to bring it up, but how can you not at least mention it?
Game plan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2011
Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"

Interview with Duncan Jones, director of "Source Code"


It's the elephant in the room when you're talking to Duncan Jones: this guy is Zowie Bowie -- Ziggy Stardust's son! It's uncool to bring...
By Peter Keough  |  March 31, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Deluxe buyer's guide

Record labels used to be content to slap a "remastered" sticker and a few B-sides on an album and call it deluxe, but that kind of lackluster package won't fly in 2010.
The word on seasonal box sets
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 05, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #5 - David Bowie

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #5 - David Bowie


    We enter the top five with an innovator.  Not just a musician, but actor, producer, and fashion icon.  David Bowie could be considered...
By MorningIntern  |  August 27, 2010
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Street-walkin’ cheetah

It’s hard to fathom now, when their music has achieved such godhead status, but in 1971, Ann Arbor’s legendary Stooges had dissolved in ignominy, dropped by Elektra after the seemingly indulgent commercial failure that was 1970’s howling  Fun House .
The Raw Power of the Stooges’ James Williamson
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 27, 2010


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Days of future past

Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 18, 2010

Marie Stella + Dead Man’s Clothes + Art of Shooting at Bayside Bowl

Marie Stella's EP-release show was as much a social happening as it was a concert.
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010
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The Big Hurt: ICP take on magnets

Would that I could simply post the entire lyric to “Miracles” by INSANE CLOWN POSSE and call it an article.
Plus Slash loves Axl and Dre does Freddie
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 16, 2010
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Review: The Runaways

The mid 1970s was a time of tight pants and even tighter radio playlists.
Doesn't quite take them back home
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010
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Iggy & The Stooges | Raw Power (Legacy Edition)

We can argue all you want about proto-this and seminal that, but when Raw Power is on the stereo, it’s hard to deny that it’s the greatest rock record ever.
Columbia/Legacy (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 26, 2010


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Flanagan’s empire

Once a staple of the pages of The NewPaper (original incarnation of The Providence Phoenix ), Warwick-born Bill Flanagan went on to become a prominent rock journalist whose credits include U2: At the End of the World , the definitive portrait of on
Native son Bill Flanagan — novelist and MTV executive — dissusses big books, musical longevity, Irish Catholicism, and behind the music.
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  February 05, 2010
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Of Doctor Tremendanus and the giant furry jellyfish

It was New Year’s Eve and in the belly of the Roxy nightclub, away from the teeming Bright Night crowds, there were monsters on the loose: creatures with protruding noses, googly eyes, and spindly legs.
 Monsters, Inc.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  January 08, 2010
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Going down

One last fling with The Elevator Drops
One last fling with The Elevator Drops
By MATT PARISH  |  December 18, 2009
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Same old song

Most music fans can probably be forgiven, at this point, for being doubting Thomases at the alleged demise of the major-label music industry.
Reissued and remastered CDs give classic releases a fresh face
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 11, 2009
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Same old song

Most music fans can probably be forgiven, at this point, for being doubting Thomases at the alleged demise of the major-label music industry.
Reissued and remastered CDs give classic releases a fresh face
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 11, 2009


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Blu Christmas . . . without DVD

Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: DJ Hero

Shortly after DJ Hero ’s release, a couple of craiglist ads popped up from gamers claiming they’ll plug in and play the game at your party for $75 — all you have to provide is the TV and the speakers.
Hit the decks in DJ Hero
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 13, 2009
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Morrissey | Swords

Morrissey — begrudging patron saint of all that is emotionally desolate and otherwise comfortably bummed — is but a mere mortal, as his recent collapse on stage proves.
UME Imports (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 06, 2009
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David Bowie | Space Oddity: 40th Anniversary Edition

David Bowie’s 1969 album Man of Music/Man of Words was retitled a few years after its debut, most likely because it was quickly becoming known as Space Oddity and Those Other Eight Songs We Could Care Less About .
Virgin/EMI
By ZETH LUNDY  |  October 30, 2009
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Review: Bandslam

This Todd Graff film suggests a year's worth of Degrassi plots squished into one overcomplicated bouillon cube.
Where the Disney Channel and MTV2 intersect
By SHAULA CLARK  |  August 14, 2009


Ziggy lives!

Club Hell starts the weekend off THURSDAY (the 6th) with an early-bird experimental rock show featuring Houston's SCALE THE SUMMIT (currently on tour opening for Dream Theater) with Cranston's CALIFORNIA SMILE , who are reportedly finishing a new rec
And FH13 offers a little bit of everything
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 07, 2009
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More than a feeling

The centerpiece of the Museum of Fine Arts' "Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs" is Candice Breitz's 2005 Queen (A Portrait of Madonna), a wall of 30 televisions, each showing a different Madonna fan singing a cappella to her 1990 greatest-hits compilat
Music inspires art at the MFA, Panopticon, and the Gardner
By GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2009
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Shoot the piano player

Robert Stillman's music is like an anachronistic, sepia-toned spin on the fanciful film scores of Jon Brion (Punch-Drunk Love, I Heart Huckabees). Both make fleet-footed, extremely visual piano songs with trotting melodies, a natural fit for an old sile
Robert Stillman returns with Master Box
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 24, 2009
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Photos: 'Seeing Songs' at MFA

Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs at the MFA
An eclectic mix of work that draws on music as inspiration
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 17, 2009