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What's F'n Next? Disclosure

FM radio ruins everything.
Surrey, England
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 15, 2013
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Interview: God save John Lydon

When Sex Pistols impresario Malcolm McLaren coined the phrase "cash from chaos," he may have been describing his own filthy lucre, but for the members of rock's most explosive group, the fiduciary comeuppance was and has been eternally forthcoming.

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 12, 2012
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Review: Solomon Kane

The last time Pete Postlethwaite died onscreen, he was being gunned down in The Town .

By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 05, 2012
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Photos: The xx at the Wilbur Theatre

The xx perform live at the Wilbur Theatre on July 31, 2012.
July 31, 2012
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  August 03, 2012
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Lemmy and Motörhead are still raising hell

At 66 years old, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister is still at it, playing the game and loving every minute, having fun while so many of his contemporaries act dour and aloof.
An Ace, in Spades
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 03, 2012
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Review: Showtime’s The Borgias

The second season of The Borgias (Sunday at 9 pm, Showtime) enters a crowded Sunday night field: HBO's Game of Thrones , AMC's Mad Men , even AMC's much discredited The Killing .
Blood oaths
By JON GARELICK  |  April 06, 2012


Film: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

This winning British movie, in which rumpled fisheries expert Fred (McGregor) and sleek exec Harriet (Emily Blunt) help realize the dream project of a sheik, brings to mind the classic Ealing comedies that starred Guinness.
Swimming upstream
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  March 09, 2012
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You Me at Six | Sinners Never Sleep

Sinners Never Sleep is a transitional album, though such efforts rarely bode as well for the future as this does.
Virgin Records (2011)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  January 27, 2012
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Review: The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep's two films with Phyllida Lloyd, Mamma Mia and this silly biopic, demonstrate that even when the world's greatest actress is at the peak of her powers — whether dramatic, comic, or musical — it's not enough.
Streep's not enough to save this one
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2012
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Lyric's Or, mines the Restoration

Liz Duffy Adams's dramaturgical homage, Or, , is more florid than floral and sometimes clever bordering on cute. But the play, being given a brisk area premiere by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston (through November 6), is ingenious.
Before and aphra
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 21, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Alex James's cheese, the Chili Peppers' video, Noel and Liam's suit, Nicole Scherzinger's Killer Love, Sammy Hagar's Chickenfoot III

James is on the vanguard of a truly extraordinary future: now that cheese has been infused with the flavor of ketchup, it's only a matter of time before entire cheeseburgers — with beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and all — are compressed into pre-s
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 02, 2011


At the trough

In another example of the wonderful money management skills of government everywhere in Rhode Island, it appears that when it comes to getting rid of a budget deficit, you do it by throwing money at lawyers.
Good money after bad; letter from London; road woes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 19, 2011
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Britpop timeline

AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 19, 2011
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Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher talks new music, the Oasis breakup, and 'shithole' Glastonbury

Back in March, I caught up with Liam post-soundcheck in Paris, when he called to talk about his new gig, Noel taking credit for the success of Oasis, and how he is scaling back the partying -- but not to Chris Martin of Coldplay levels.
Feeling supersonic
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Attack the Block

As a group of teenage thugs approach their intended victim (only their eyes are visible as they glare at the trainee nurse who's walking the cold south London streets alone on the way home from her shift), you'll be forgiven if you recall the recent wave
London crawling
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 19, 2011
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PhDisasters

I knew a man pursuing a PhD in literature. His dissertation had to do with humor as a form of dissent in 20th-century literature. And how enthused he was at first! How passionate and excited.
Worried about writing that thesis? Turns out writing could be the least of your problems.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 29, 2011


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Meery olde beer

In the increasingly specialized craft beer marketplace, fresh and edgy tends to trump tradition.
A new look at some old styles
By JOSH SMITH  |  April 15, 2011
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Review: The Druid’s fine trip to Inishmaan

Although Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan is the least likely of his plays to provoke a riot, as John Millington Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World did at its 1907 Dublin premiere, it is the most Synge-like of the Anglo-Irish dramatis
Cripple kicking
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 04, 2011

Marie Moreshead + Ellen Tipper at Blue, January 28

The dual CD-release party for Ellen Tipper's The Juggler and Marie Moreshead's self-titled full-length album was a stripped-down affair, which was a relief because Blue was packed to the gills.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 04, 2011
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How the Decemberists ruined indie rock

If you're a regular reader of the Phoenix's music section, you'll have noticed a decided uptick in the space devoted to electronic music here lately: electro, laptop lo-fi, chillwave, superstar DJs, and whatever other bullshit genre we're about to hype n
Colin Meloy's crew have much to answer for
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011
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Monty Python takes the stage at MSMT

"Adult Situations," a sign in the theater lobby promises, though as my companion eagerly commented pre-curtain, the disclaimer should perhaps also include a warning of "Childish Situations."
Airspeed + swallows
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 20, 2010


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Stark reality

Steven Stark is known to Phoenix readers for his "Presidential Tote Board" odds-making feature, but it turns out that he and his son, Harrison, are also soccer aficionados, having become fans of London side Fulham FC during stays in the British capit
Your indispensable World Cup update
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2010
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Review: Harry Brown

It's formula with a vengeance.
The trouble with Harry
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2010
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Photos: Massive Attack at the House of Blues

Massive Attack, live at the House of Blues, on May 13, 2010
Massive Attack, live at the House of Blues, May 13, 2010
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  May 21, 2010
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Mood swings

There’s nothing like getting socked in the head with a big fat metaphor — and if it’s carried along by some solid guitar playing, so much the better.
Chris Pureka makes highs out of lows
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  April 09, 2010
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Photos: The xx at the Paradise

Photos from the xx's Boston stop on their 2010 world tour.
The xx, live at the Paradise Rock Club, April 2, 2010
By MARCUS GUTTENPLAN  |  April 09, 2010


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This bird can sing

For any artist, there comes a time when you must assess just what it is you have to offer the world.
The voice of Florence and the Machine carries to the States
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 02, 2010
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Interview: Ozzy Osbourne

Long before he bit the heads off bats and doves, Ozzy Osbourne worked in a cheerless abattoir in the hardscrabble Aston section of Birmingham, England, where for 18 months he held such titles as "cow killer," "tripe hanger," "hoof puller," and "pig stunn
The belles lettrist tells all
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 29, 2010
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Photos: Arctic Monkeys at the House of Blues

Photos of the Arctic Monkeys tour with Screaming Females
W ith Screaming Females, live at the House of Blues, December 13, 2009
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 18, 2009

Play by Play: November 13, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2009