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Photos: George Clinton at The Wilbur Theatre

George Clinton, "Dr. Funkenstein, PhD.," played The Wilbur Theatre on Sunday, February 12, 2012.
George Clinton | Wilbur Theatre | Sunday, February 12, 2012.
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  February 24, 2012
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George Clinton takes a victory lap through Boston

We are all George Clinton's babies.
Dr. Funkenstein, PhD
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 24, 2012
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Winter live music preview: Tour stops

Ten gigs worth trudging through snow to
Ten gigs worth trudging through snow to
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 31, 2010

VIDEO: Notes from Nateva


Portland's own Rustic Overtones and Isobell (video by RogerThat! Productions)First thing I noticed about the Nateva Festival in Maine this past weekend, before any of...
By P. Nick Curran  |  July 09, 2010
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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010
George Clinton at the House of Blues

George Clinton at the House of Blues


Take it from a crew of music writers who collectively hit several dozen shows a week: NO ONE smashed the House of Blues this past...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010


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Beginning? Or end?

Let me get this straight up front: I didn't go to Woodstock. But I was teaching a "student-initiated course" in pop-music history at Antioch College at the time, and a number of my students announced that they were going to miss a couple of classes beca
Woodstock 40 years later
By ED WARD  |  August 14, 2009
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Beginning? Or end?

Let me get this straight up front: I didn't go to Woodstock. But I was teaching a "student-initiated course" in pop-music history at Antioch College at the time, and a number of my students announced that they were going to miss a couple of classes beca
Woodstock 40 years later
By ED WARD  |  August 14, 2009
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Various Artists | Comfusões

The Portuguese pun on this compilation's title suggests both "confusions" and "with fusions."
Out/Here (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  July 31, 2009

Crossword: ''That's B. S.''

At least it's broken up
At least it's broken up
By MATT JONES  |  May 29, 2009
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Master of ceremony

As if Ash Wednesday weren't already the best party night of the year in Boston, George Clinton and his motley crew swung their tour bus through Lansdowne Street last night.
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic live at House of Blues, February 25, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 03, 2009


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N.A.S.A. | The Spirit of Apollo

I could fill up my allotted space by simply listing the plethora of cameos, not to mention incongruous match-ups, stuffed within this Benetton ad of a debut by Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegan, a/k/a N.A.S.A.
Anti- (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 18, 2009
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Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009
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Party like it's 1999

Just because you puked a lung on New Year's Eve doesn't mean you can't plan another five-alarm rager this month.
How to throw a wicked pisser goodbye Bush/HellObama bash
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008
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CMJ in one day


The Gray Lady of indie music fests ain’t what she used to be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 29, 2008
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Hooray I'm On My Way To CMJ For Just One Day


I’m not packing clothes for this year’s CMJ Marathon in New York City. In fact, I’m not even br...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 20, 2008


Crescent City health report

“Is much better! The tourists is coming back !” That was our cab driver from Louis Armstrong Airport into New Orleans — a transplanted Haitian from Jefferson Parish.
The New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival buoys a wounded community
By JON GARELICK  |  May 06, 2008
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Too legit to quit

The early word on Wu-Tang Clan’s new 8 Diagrams   is that it will rip the group apart at the seams.
Wu-Tang Clan and Ghostface Killah
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 31, 2007
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Get Ready, Here Come... The '70s

Okay, so they missed a few things, but Get Ready manages to be a whole lot of fun by ignoring the music that mattered.
Shout Factory!
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  September 12, 2007
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One nation under a groove

A Clinton show is a happy genre collision, where the fantasy of one nation under a groove becomes reality for a night.
George Clinton, Roxy, September 6
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 10, 2007
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Revving it up

The Wrong Reasons have mustered a gallant comeback, and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
The Wrong Reasons tough it out; plus, Machines with Magnets
By BOB GULLA  |  September 04, 2007


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Ooh La La

You know that scene in The Blues Brothers where Jake and Elwood are buying instruments for the band and find themselves organ shopping with Ray Charles?
Miss Fairchild sexes up New England a second time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 22, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 70-61


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Music

Who are the unsexiest music men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Martin Solveig

This two-disc set is the third release for Solveig — one of Paris house music’s most important DJs — and the second in just the past year.
Defected In The House | Defected UK
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  November 20, 2006
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No success like failure

The wild, idle guessing game over the Roots’ Game Theory and OutKast’s Idlewild is finished.
The Roots and OutKast step into the future
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  October 03, 2006


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Dr. Octagon

How much fun can a CD be that opens with images of environmental collapse punctuated by the plaintive chorus “Trees are dyin’ ”? Dr. Octagon, 'Aliens' Promo video Dr. Octagon, “A Gorilla Driving A Pick-Up Truck” - Kid Loco (Banana Loco Remix)  (mp3
The Return of Dr. Octagon | OCD International
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  July 24, 2006
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Abbey loungers

White soul bands get a bad rap, and not just because a lot of them deliver bad rap.So why are the World’s Greatest Sinners an exception?
World’s Greatest Sinners and the Silver Lining
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 07, 2006
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Political raps

You can’t say a guy who blasts out of the starting gate with a song called “Kill My Landlord” and, then, eight years later, comes up with a riveting, darkly humorous rap titled “5 Million Ways To Kill a CEO” doesn’t have murder on his mind.
The Coup pick a bigger weapon
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 16, 2006
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Free your ass

Legendary Parliament-Funkadelic mastermind George Clinton was asleep sitting up in a small lounge at Berklee College of Music last Thursday morning, his trademark multi-colored dreads concealed by a hooded sweatshirt.
George Clinton’s Berklee tutorial
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 08, 2006