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Fiona Apple | The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do
Long delays between albums, equally long album titles, uncompromising artistic vision, the is-Joni-Mitchell-is-not-Joni-Mitchell question, and that "Criminal" video.
| June 22, 2012
Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day
While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
| June 08, 2012
Bettye LaVette | Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
Bettye LaVette’s previous two albums had titles that required a little digging to unpack.
| June 04, 2010
Moving on up
In the R&B and soul the very talented vocalist Jaye Drew purveys, you need something real, a grit and substance that allows you to rise above sentimental pap and make people actually give a fuck about you. She finds — and shows — just that on A Movi
Jaye Drew proves herself a smooth operator
| August 14, 2009
Interview: Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik hit the Top 20 in 1996 with “Barely Breathing,” a moody, catchy song from his homonymous debut album.
| April 24, 2009
Three in one (more)
Last week, we previewed the releases of three discs. This week, we offer three discs that came out this summer, but didn’t hit my desk till recently.
New from Marie Moreshead, Adam Kurtz, and Hotel Arrival
| August 13, 2008
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
A Fine Frenzy
A Fine Frenzy is 22-year-old Alison Sudol, an LA-based piano-pop prodigy who’s probably never heard a Fiona Apple song she didn’t love.
One Cell in the Sea | Virgin
| October 01, 2007
Boston music news: July 20, 2007
“I am not a lame performer,” declares singer/songwriter/pianist Jennifer Greer.
Notes on Jennifer Greer, the Dropkick Murphys, and O'Brien's Pub
| July 18, 2007
It’s a delicious surprise to find that Jose can get beyond the bedroom sound of Veneer , and by “get beyond,” I mean this guy can swing with a reckless, nerdy abandon that does nothing to rob him of his Nick Drake comparisons. Slideshow: Zero 7 at Av
Jose Gonzalez and Zero 7 at Avalon, September 12, 2006
| September 18, 2006
Nelly Furtado’s not the first pop diva to embark on a lucrative hip-hop detour.
Hip-hopped-up hits from Deborah Harry to Gwen Stefani
| June 20, 2006
On the racks: June 13
Joan Jett, Futureheads, Hot Chip, Sonic Youth, Matthew Sweet, and more. Sonic Youth, "Incinerate" (mp3)
| June 14, 2006
A preggers Sally Ellyson sings warm drizzles for NPR outcasts and soccer dads.
Hem please at the Paradise — without coming apart at the seams
| June 13, 2006
Gorillaz in the midst
Remember the great electronica gold rush of ’97, the year Madonna’s Maverick label won a massive bidding war over long-ignored rave mystic Liam Howlett, a/k/a Prodigy, and we all grooved to the electropunk clash of “Smack My Bitch Up”?
Damon Albarn joins Beck in the pan-cultural playground
| May 17, 2006
Going on sale: May 12, 2006
Bruce Springsteen, DJ Shadow, Elvis Costello, Fiona Apple, Ashlee Simpson, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
| May 09, 2006
Since neither Henry Binns nor Sam Hardaker is a singer anyone cares much to hear, the duo’s ascent has also produced a small fleet of Zero 7–branded vocalists.
Sia, Mozez, and Tina Dico minus Zero 7
| March 02, 2006
It may be her own fault, but Chan Marshall can’t seem to win for losing.
THE GREATEST | Matador
| February 16, 2006
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