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Allysen Callery's alluring Winter Island
Folk singer/songwriter Allysen Callery received scores of positive press for her 2010 sophomore disc, Hobgoblin’s Hat (pick it up, along with her ’07 debut Hopey , at iTunes and cdbaby.com ).
From Bristol to Berlin with love
| June 03, 2011
Midlake | The Courage Of Others
On this lovingly crafted follow-up, the men of Midlake have moved on to emulating the late-'60s/early-'70s British folk-rock scene.
Bella Union (2010)
| February 12, 2010
Scene and heard
Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
| December 31, 2007
When I first met Joe Boyd, I knew him only as a legend, the force behind the psychedelic and folk-rock movements of the 1960s.
Joe Boyd remembers; remembering Joe Boyd
| March 27, 2007
In our guitar-centric culture it’s easy to forget that the first rock-and-roll instrument was the saxophone. Deric Dyer, "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (mp3) Paul Ahlstrand, "Sunday Hang" (mp3)
Local luminaries Deric Dyer and Paul Ahlstrand
| August 29, 2006
ID Check: Chelsea Spear
Chelsea Spear grew up in Medford, back when it was strictly a working-class enclave known largely for “big hair, Spandex, and KISS-108,” so she understands the injuries of class.
| June 07, 2006
Richard Thompson’s fans can be a bit smug about the singer/guitarist’s ongoing failure to achieve a commercial breakthrough.
Richard Thompson’s Free Reed box
| March 29, 2006
“I wouldn’t really say that my music is introverted and sad,” Teddy Thompson says on the road from a Chicago venue.
Teddy Thompson takes after the ’rents
| March 28, 2006
Chafee protects his liberal flank
US Senator Linc Chafee — in the ideological hot seat, as always — had to make another tough strategic decision, deciding to vote against confirming Judge Samuel Alito.
His vote against Alito is better late than never
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 01, 2006
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