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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.
| 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
| 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
| March 05, 2010
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...
| February 19, 2010
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
| 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
| September 11, 2009
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
| August 28, 2009
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...
| 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
| May 15, 2009
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
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
On the racks
Nelly Furtado, Frank Black, Pearl Jam, Fatboy Slim, and Luna.
| 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
| 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
| 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
| May 07, 2008
Guest lists 2007
Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
| December 21, 2007
Plaid to the bone
Dicky Barrett is on his cellphone from Atlanta.
The return of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones
| October 23, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| 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
| February 14, 2007
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
| January 24, 2007
The Pixies have always been an electric band.
Three DVDs capture the Pixies’ reunion
| 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
| 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
| 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
| August 25, 2006
The nostalgia game
Like, gag us with a spoon already!
Covers too bitchin’ for a ghetto blaster
| August 22, 2006
There’s a lot to like about Fast Man Raider Man .
Fast Man Raider Man | Back Porch
| August 15, 2006
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
| July 05, 2006
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
| 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
| May 15, 2006
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