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Review: Joyful Noise
There's not much joy but there's plenty of noise of the rafter-rocking gospel singing variety in Tony Graff's musical dramedy.
Rafter-rocking gospel singing
| January 13, 2012
Erica Brown is more than a pretty girl with a fiddle
Just hitting the backside of her mid-twenties and already coming up on two decades into her career as a fiddle/violin player and singer here in Maine and beyond, Erica Brown is one of the youngest true veterans on the circuit you're likely to find.
| July 08, 2011
England in the mid-’80s, gray and depressed by Thatcherism and the Smiths, wasn’t a place folks typically dressed to the nines in ten-gallon hats, bolo ties, and Nudie shirts. But such were the sartorial choices made those days by the members of the Meko
In his paintings and music, Jon Langford resurrects and pays respect to a vanished American past
| April 09, 2010
Art in America
The legend of the Old West's cowboys and Indians, flinty pioneers and buffalo killers, sheriffs and gunslingers started with the tall tales that cowboys themselves told of their glorious exploits.
From the Old West to middle-class guys
| June 19, 2009
Here's a hot flash for you: dying is easy (in the theatrical sense of bombing onstage); producing a successful show is hard.
Menopause the Musical summers at Trinity
| June 05, 2009
Rock n' Roll saves the day
One way to keep dry, academic art theorizing from getting too, well, dry and academic is to inject some rock and roll.
'Inappropriate Covers' at Brown's Bell Gallery
| May 08, 2009
Dolly Parton should run for president.
Dolly Parton rolls out the big guns
| April 30, 2008
Festival Ballet Providence’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” program is a stunning selection of short classical and contemporary ballet, performed with polish and passion.
Festival Ballet’s intimate showcase
| March 12, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Kathleen Madigan
The problem is that at the end of the day, when the clone figures out they’re a clone, they get mad and kill you.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 05, 2008
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
| January 14, 2008
Start with some Spice
The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
| December 26, 2007
Going on sale: December 21, 2007
O’Death, Sia, Blitzen Trapper, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| December 18, 2007
Boxed and ready
The cream of the season’s CD/DVD crop
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 14, 2007
Citadel of sound
Before the digital universe expanded, serious home recording was just a dream.
Nashville’s RCA Studio B celebrates its 50th
| July 03, 2007
Ain’t that America
Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
| July 03, 2007
Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
Melcher Street in South Boston still feels like a little piece of the late 19th century.
LaMontagne Gallery opens with ‘Regional Highlights’ — plus ‘Endosymbiont’ at Axiom, and Joel Janowitz at Victoria Munroe
| June 20, 2007
“Eleven Cent Cotton” is a great country song, a wry, catchy, energetic, swinging two-step that creates a tableau of the bygone rural South.
Country legend Porter Wagoner delivers a gem
| June 04, 2007
At home with home
Women may dominate the pop charts from time to time, but in the annals of acknowledged rock/pop greatness, they are few in number.
Sara Cox arrives at domesticity with Crowded Is the New Lonely
| May 30, 2007
One year younger than Dolly Parton, Iggy is an indestructible trouper whose communion with his audience is vulgar, essential, perennial.
Iggy and the Stooges bring it again
| March 06, 2007
Conor Oberst's come a long way from being an introverted solitary performer with an acoustic guitar.
Bright Eyes, Somerville Theatre, February 28, 2007
| March 02, 2007
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the late ’70s musical getting an entertaining staging at URI Theatre, is quite a curious little time capsule.
URI stages a wholesome Whorehouse
| December 05, 2006
Red, white, and the blues
This article originally appeared in the September 30, 2005 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The White Stripes at the Opera House, September 28, 2005
| October 25, 2006
For the sake of whetting your whistles, here is a brief primer to the Portland Best Music Poll ballot’s major categories.
Don’t be an uneducated BMP voter
| April 05, 2006
From the archives
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Eleanor Mary Boudreau.
| January 04, 2006
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