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Nicole Atkins finds peace in her darkness
A lot seemed to go wrong for Atkins after Columbia Records released her classic-pop imbued debut Neptune City four years ago. The singer of the newly rechristened Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea watched everyone responsible for getting her signed to a
Fade to black
| August 12, 2011
Fountains of Wayne | Sky Full of Holes
Sky Full of Holes, the first Fountains album in four years, is another reminder of why the band deserve some limelight of their own.
Yep Roc (2011)
| August 05, 2011
Fountains of Wayne at Port City Music Hall
In this life, errors are unavoidable. I made one just last week in saying that tonight's Fountains of Wayne show is anywhere other than the...
| October 13, 2010
Fountains of Wayne and Jill Sobule at the Met
"There's something wrong that she can't describe" is a key Fountains of Wayne line. It's from the band's last record, Traffic and Weather, and it...
| October 05, 2010
Fall Music Preview: Stay positive
The face of the local nightlife landscape undergoes a major change in the form of a renewal this autumn, as the State Theatre’s exhaustively maligned absence ends on October 15, with 10 fall concerts on their docket already. But that’s not the only new v
The local concert calendar is filled to capacity
| September 17, 2010
The Big Hurt: Sub-super supergroups, INXS excess, and unsaved unsavories
I think we can agree that "supergroups" have a history of underperforming in the superness department.
Music news in brief
| March 03, 2009
Going on sale: December 5, 2008
Semi Precious Weapons, Lenka, Slipknot and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| December 03, 2008
Big chord changes and bigger melodies mark Neo Nouveau’s second stellar album, Courtyard , released a few weeks back.
Neo Nouveau’s crafty Courtyard
| May 13, 2008
New kids on the rock
Back on June 20, three tour buses were lined up like impregnable traveling fortresses behind the House of Blues in Cleveland.
The Click Five struggle with the new world disorder
| June 29, 2007
Crossword: 'Boardin' boredom'
Note the starred entries; I wrote this in an airport.
| April 04, 2007
Elixir of youth
After 11 seesaw years in the pop music marketplace, Fountains of Wayne return on a fourth studio album as an unparalleled American pop-rock phenomenon.
Fountains of Wayne push their expiration date
| March 27, 2007
Facing the music
There’s a fine distinction between “music snob” and “music connoisseur.”
Pandora works roughly half the time
| January 31, 2007
Indie springs forward
For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
| January 02, 2007
The Hold Steady
Like many of America’s smartest rock bands — from Fountains of Wayne to the Drive-By Truckers — this Minneapolis-to-Brooklyn quintet are an anomaly. The Hold Steady, "Killer Parties Remix"
Boys And Girls In America | Vagrant
| November 13, 2006
On the racks: August 8, 2006
Plus Blood Meridian, the Gin Blossoms, and Bernard Fanning.
Dirty Pretty Things, Ani DiFranco, and the Cure
| August 08, 2006
Kay Hanley may have relocated to LA, but when she returned to T.T. the Bear’s Place, she was greeted by a packed crowd who hadn’t forgotten past triumphs.
| January 13, 2006
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