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Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons
Talking beer with brewmaster Sean Larkin
Hey, summer's almost gone! We caught up with Larkin to fill us in on his latest endeavors.
| August 19, 2011
Review: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons' dazzling new disc
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons trump their impressive 2007 debut Bury Your Problems with the forthcoming White Lighter . The disc features an all-star array of acclaimed local artists chipping in — and was completed with the aid of fans who hel
White light, white heat
| December 03, 2010
Wrote a song for everyone
Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
| May 07, 2010
Music for the love of it
Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
| May 07, 2010
People, Get Ready
What folkie force Moore, Wild, and Lynch have been up to
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 01, 2010
He Don't Need Your Rocking Chair
What, you’ve never seen GEORGE JONES live? There aren’t a hell of a lot of classic country stars left, and even fewer who are in...
| August 18, 2009
Going down the road
When John Paul comes to Slainte in a couple weeks, he'll be returning to the Portland scene where he got his start in the biz,
John Paul brings Belmont Boulevard back to Maine
| April 01, 2009
Playwright Deborah Brevoort looked at the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, shook her head, and reduced the tragedy to its effect on one family and one town in The Women of Lockerbie , being staged by Roger Williams University Theatre (through November 2
Lockerbie overdoes the melodrama
| November 19, 2008
Sunshine is so overrated.
Tiger Army bring the horror show
| May 06, 2008
Dolly Parton should run for president.
Dolly Parton rolls out the big guns
| April 30, 2008
A whole new rush
You are obviously not a brilliant musician who appreciates the grand gifts that Rush displays.
| February 28, 2008
To many political conservatives during Vietnam, championing the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell was the equivalent of French-kissing Chairman Mao.
Heeere’s . . . Johnny Cash!
| October 23, 2007
Kid at play
Slouching on a Marriott lobby couch in jeans, T-shirt, and sandals, blond-haired Teddy Thompson looks like a California surfer.
Teddy Thompson ’ s country jag
| October 16, 2007
If every generation has its Love Story , its tragic tale of romance and loss, then Rob Sheffield’s Love Is a Mix Tape is that book for those who came of age with indie rock.
Critic Rob Sheffield comes to terms with the death of his musical soul mate in Love Is a Mix Tape
| March 10, 2007
How old-school is Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin?
Charlie Louvin returns
| March 06, 2007
Dave Howard rolls on
For as long as we’ve known him, Dave Howard and his band the High Rollers have been exploring the fertile turf linking the blues and R&B, with forays into rock and roll.
New country disc! New gig with Roomful of Blues!
| September 26, 2006
Parsons’s influence is pervasive, from the Stones to Elvis Costello, Uncle Tupelo, and Wilco.
The country-rock gospel of Gram Parsons
| August 03, 2006
On the racks: July 18, 2006
Plus MSTRKRFT and Lily Allen
Golden Smog, Helmet, Billy Ray Cyrus
| July 20, 2006
Good news for Meat Puppets fans: the post-hardcore band who hit on a strange interstice of country, psychedelia, and punk a quarter-century ago are alive and kicking. Curt Kirkwood, "Golden Lies" (mp3) Curt Kirkwood, "Beautiful Weapon" (mp3)
A solo Curt Kirkwood and his new Meat Puppets
| July 11, 2006
30 songs to spill beer on your iPod to
No song captures the quiet desperation of a hard-drinking, hardscrabble nowhere town better than this one.
The greatest drinking songs of all time
| March 16, 2006
Flashbacks: March 3
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| March 01, 2006
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