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Out: Frank Black of the Pixies hits up Allston

Seconds into an overdue piss break, I heard a thing of beauty and relative singularity coming from the next room over.
Pixie gauged
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 28, 2011

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

The Big Hurt: Lightfoot lives!

Last week, the world was gripped in the terror of a GORDON LIGHTFOOT death scare when a realistic-looking Twitter obit was picked up by several Canadian papers.
Plus Weezy tweets and Mayer backpedals
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 05, 2010
Does anyone *really* want to hear Frank Black talk about vagina?

Does anyone *really* want to hear Frank Black talk about vagina?

Probably not. But  that isn't stopping the Pixies frontman from getting really, really, REALLY into it on his new solo album, NonStopErotik. The new BLACK...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 19, 2010

Sick sense

We've been told there's no such thing as a new idea, but that may well be bullshit. The new ideas are out there, they just need bands like Bunnies to root them out.
There's a madness to Bunnies' method
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 15, 2010

Band of outsiders

The Beatings got back from their eighth US tour the day before, but they’re already reconvening over at frontman Eldridge Rodriguez’s misplaced little two-story beach house in Lower Allston. I do a double take on the way through the cute picket fence.
The Beatings are at home under the radar
By MATT PARISH  |  September 11, 2009


Owing muses

A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009
Out: Nave Gallery Presents: The Frank Black Tribute Night

Out: Nave Gallery Presents: The Frank Black Tribute Night

Caitlin Frane Early on during last Saturday’s Frank Black Tribute Night at P.A.’s Lounge (thrown i...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2009

Review: The Thermals at the Middle East downstairs

You know summer's almost here when the pipes that snake along the low ceiling of the Middle East downstairs start beading up with sweat in the middle of a show.
The Thermals, live at the Middle East Downstairs, May 7, 2009
By MATT PARISH  |  May 15, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

On the racks

Nelly Furtado, Frank Black, Pearl Jam, Fatboy Slim, and Luna.
June 20
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 27, 2008


New England product, 2008

It’s hard enough for bands to get any attention from their local public without some pesky election coming in and hogging the spotlight.
Vets and newbs vie for your vote
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 08, 2008

A Peapod grows in Portland

Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 07, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008

Guest lists 2007

Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007

Plaid to the bone

Dicky Barrett is on his cellphone from Atlanta.
The return of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 23, 2007


Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007

Tanya’s new Life

Nearly three years have passed since formerly local heroine Tanya Donelly issued her last record, 2004’s Whisky Tango Ghosts.
Donelly is looking at music with fresh eyes
By BOB GULLA  |  February 14, 2007

Nashville underground

Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007

Documentary evidence

The Pixies have always been an electric band.
Three DVDs capture the Pixies’ reunion
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 12, 2006

Rock, stop, and bop

This article originally appeared in the August 19, 2005 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Pixes at the Paradise, August 15, 2005
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 25, 2006


loudQuietloud: A Film About The Pixies

Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin followed the Pixies on their when-pigs-fly reunion tour in 2004, and their perceptive documentary is a must-see for fans. Watch the trailer for loudQuietloud: A Film About The Pixies  (QuickTime)
A must-see for fans
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 18, 2006

The quieter side of Dave's world

Grohl seemed to relish the opportunity to sit, talk, and play some of his favorite Foo tunes in a less intense setting than he’s clearly used to. Foo Fighters and Frank Black at the Wang Center, August 22, 2006.
The Foo Fighters at the Wang, August 22, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 25, 2006

The nostalgia game

Like, gag us with a spoon already!
Covers too bitchin’ for a ghetto blaster
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 22, 2006

Frank Black

There’s a lot to like about Fast Man Raider Man .
Fast Man Raider Man | Back Porch
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 15, 2006

P.F. Sloan

P.F. Sloan sings about as well as Jimmy Webb — which explains why both are known mainly for the late-’60s hits they wrote for others.
Sailover | Hightone
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 05, 2006


Blasting off

You might not buy this, given the band’s propensity for reunion gigs, but the Neutral Nation show at the Living Room on Saturday will most likely be their last.
Neutral Nation goes south
By BOB GULLA  |  June 06, 2006

Going on sale, May 19, 2006

Pink, Foo Fighters, Mission of Burma, Roger Waters, Newport Folk Festival, and Newport Jazz Festival, plus Def Leppard shares a bill with Journey
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 15, 2006