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Live review: The Upper Crust and the Lights Out rock New Year’s Eve
An annual tradition, local fop-rock faves the Upper Crust headlined Church's NYE festivities for a fourth straight year, but rock upstarts the Lights Out provided a healthy bit of rock of their own during 2010's last gasp.
Dropping balls at Church in the Fens
| January 07, 2011
Review: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
You might expect that a sycophantic documentary about Hugh Hefner would suggest that Hef invented tits and ass. Brigitte Berman's Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel goes farther.
Rabbit run: Hef poses as a history maker
| August 13, 2010
Photos: KISS at TD Garden
KISS brings their Alive/35: 2009 North American tour to Boston's TD Garden
KISS, live at TD Garden, October 5, 2009
| October 09, 2009
I'm hard-pressed to say, though, whether Extract is a significant leap forward for Judge in terms of story or just not as funny as his earlier work.
Mike Judge goes back to work
| September 04, 2009
Review: AC-DC at Gillette Stadium
Photos of AC/DC at Gillette Stadium: Let There Be Rock
AC/DC, live at Gillette Stadium, on July 28, 2009
| August 07, 2009
Fletcher, LeVeille, Johnston, Gene Simmons, MRTPQ and WTF
Fletcher finds out he's an uncle again, via Facebook. Again. Steve Leveille joins us on th...
| January 29, 2009
Bringing sexy back
I give you serious props for listing all-time douche Roger Clemens at the number-one slot, as well as for giving Tom Cruise, Tom Brady, and other unsavories their, uh, “due.”
Letters to the Boston editor, April 11, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 09, 2008
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 60-51
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 13, 2007
Worst in breed: Music
Who are the unsexiest music men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
| April 12, 2007
Worst in breed: Television
Who are the unsexiest TV men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men of 2007
| April 12, 2007
With apologies to those of my readers who were expecting a poignant analysis of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shalom in the Home .
Sometimes you eat the bull and sometimes . . .
| March 28, 2007
Last year, after surviving a deal with RCA and returning to indie Hydra Head, Cave In were voted Best Local Metal Band in the Phoenix /WFNX Best Music Poll. Octave Museum, "Kid Defender" (mp3)
Cave In spin off
| January 11, 2007
On the Racks: May 23, 2006
Plus new releases by Osaka Popstar, PJ Harvey, and the American Idol kids.
Def Leppard, Dixie Chicks, Damone
| May 23, 2006
Bad to the bone
What happens when a savvy creative person starts believing his or her own hype?
Has Hank III self-destructed?
| March 13, 2006
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