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Ed Reed sings it his way

It's almost cliché to describe the sound of a veteran jazz singer as "lived in."
Life stories
By JON GARELICK  |  January 13, 2012

Hello, we’re Johnny Cash

The Nave Gallery in Somerville kicks off its month-long salute to the Man in Black next week.
Stacked all-star tribute/benefit at the RISD Auditorium
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 02, 2010

Crash proof

I've never trusted music that's too engineered, too perfect. Headphones on the drummer and a hundred tracks running off a laptop? Most bands practice and practice to get things just right, but it's that threat of the unexpected that makes a show worth
Arms and Sleepers are more than just a hard drive
By MATT PARISH  |  October 02, 2009

Review: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Early rocker turned country icon Cash hit California's Folsom like a lightning bolt on January 13, 1968, delivering two raw shows to a captive audience.
Legacy Edition
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 09, 2008

Luckey in Amsterdam

Simply, there’s no more prestigious place for a documentary to debut than IDFA, rightly regarded as the very best documentary festival in the world.
Paralyzing hopelessness at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam
By GERALD PERRY  |  December 05, 2008

2008 Rock N' Roll Rumble

No villain would’ve scripted a well-deserved victory for honky-tonky good ol’ boys Girls Guns & Glory.

Girls, Guns, Glory and Gall at Harpers Ferry, April 25, 2008

By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 01, 2008