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Packets of Sugar

It’s easy to paint Bebe Buell as some talentless pretty face who slept her way to whatever modicum of stardom she has right now.
Bebe Buell returns to town throwing ‘Air Kisses’
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2010

Mixed grill

Dave Bryant stood among the folding chairs in the audience before Scarecrow Mobius's gig at Outpost 186 a week ago Monday night, looked at his two-deck keyboard rig, and mused, "Not pretty, but I guess it will do. I had more room at rehearsal."
Scarecrow Mobius, Monique, and Morley
By JON GARELICK  |  December 01, 2008

Hometown Throwup, Pt. 1

Darkbuster have their “Hometown Throwup,” an eight-night stand with an affectionate wink and nod in the general direction of the Bosstones.
Darkbuster at Harpers Ferry, February 17, 2008
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2008

Fallout joys

In his newly published The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll , Phoenix contributor Brett Milano explores the evolution of the local music scene.
When the Nirvana explosion rocked Boston
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 18, 2007

Boston music news: June 22, 2007

Keith Lockhart doesn’t think the Edgefest mix is much different from when the Pops played with Duke Ellington.
Notes on the Boston Pops, Darkbuster, and Beatlejuice
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 19, 2007

Mr. Crafty

When Brett Rosenberg and I meet for an interview in Porter Square, we keep getting distracted by the sight of Al Kooper walking past Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery. Brett Rosenberg, "Absolutely Not" (mp3)
Brett Rosenberg solves a few problems
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 21, 2006

Twin Engines beat list photo 04/21/06

Two by two

Twin Engines have four songs up on their MySpace page, and though guitarist Jimmy Walls cautions they’re just demos, you can get a good feel for the amount of sound and energy Walls and Rae can produce.
Twin Engines marries Vacationland and New York City
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 19, 2006

Legendary Harte

Rick Harte literally suffered to stake out his role in Boston music history.
Rediscovering the roots of Ace of Hearts Records
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 11, 2006


If you’ve seen Din play clubs, odds are you’ve been both impressed and confused.
By BRETT MILANO  |  April 10, 2006