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As spring arrives, so do the Sun Gods
There's something in rock and roll that's tied up with those hetero-stereo male traits of bravado, carnal sexuality, and toughness, from Elvis's hips to Jimmy Page's tight pants to Lemmy Kilmister's grizzled face.
Returning from Exile
| March 15, 2013
Culinary news; carping ’bout Kimye; Republicans’ Feet lodged in mouth
When meat packer (no jokes, please) Hormel recently acquired Skippy peanut butter, Phillipe and Jorge could only think of one person: Elvis!
Corporate Elvis merger
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 11, 2013
The Gaslight Anthem | Handwritten
Handwritten finds the Gaslight Anthem firmly grounded — all grease, grit, and earnest emotion as visceral as the hometown soil caked beneath their fingernails.
| July 20, 2012
Chris Isaak | Beyond the Sun
Critics of Chris Isaak have long considered him a neo-Elvis in a cheaper suit.
| October 21, 2011
Immortalizing Irene: dressed up to clean up, tales of survival, and blowhards
Phillipe had to endure Irene at Casa Diablo South in Newport. No problems at all, save for a titanic poplar limb, whose size had already led P&J to dub it "Johnny Wadd," falling all the way across the circular driveway and nearly taking down the pow
Paging Babe the Blue Ox
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 02, 2011
Sonny Burgess had his first hit for Sun Records in 1956 — two minutes and 26 seconds of howling wild-ass stomp called "We Wanna Boogie."
No dust on Sonny Burgess
| July 09, 2010
Metal Elvis is not alone: a trip down live-metal-mashup memory lane
Tonight, something called Metal Elvis makes its Boston debut at the Hard Rock Cafe -- and if you couldn't already tell from the high-concept title,...
| July 03, 2010
The radio on TV
There is nothing new about bands playing on television. But local bands and local channels? Lately there’s been something of an explosion.
Suddenly local music is all over the airwaves
| May 14, 2010
Go for the doughnuts
The French Press occupies the conceptual space matching its geographic location: to the left of Dunkin Donuts — more local, more artisanal, but hitting the same basic notes.
The French Press is making a name for itself
| March 26, 2010
Various Artists | Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010
The notion that regional musical flavors exist independently in American cities is quickly becoming an archaic truism, seeing as how the world really is a stage these days, at least in the digital sense.
| January 08, 2010
Iggy Pop | Préliminaires
| July 03, 2009
Kanye Wants To Be Elvis, and 9 Other Things We Learned At the 2008 American Music Awards
10. PINK IS ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTISTS OF OUR TIME. At least according to noted musical-greatness e...
| November 24, 2008
Attack of the 50-foot Oprah
David Letterman is by no means the first one to realize that the road to success — or forgiveness — entails planting a kiss somewhere on Oprah’s oft-fluctuating anatomy.
Why America’s most powerful celebrity should be more feared than loved
| February 09, 2006
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