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Talking beer with brewmaster Sean Larkin

Hey, summer's almost gone! We caught up with Larkin to fill us in on his latest endeavors.
Meeting Revival
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 19, 2011
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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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2010
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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’
By JIM MACNIE  |  May 07, 2010

People, Get Ready

What folkie force Moore, Wild, and Lynch have been up to
Sibilance
By 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...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 18, 2009


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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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009

Wallowing

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 19, 2008

Vampire weeknight

Sunshine is so overrated.
Tiger Army bring the horror show
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 06, 2008
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Backwoods Barbie

Dolly Parton should run for president.

Dolly Parton rolls out the big guns


By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 30, 2008
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A whole new rush

You are obviously not a brilliant musician who appreciates the grand gifts that Rush displays.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 28, 2008


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Prime time

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!
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 23, 2007
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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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 16, 2007
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Pop elegy

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
By CLEA SIMON  |  March 10, 2007
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American classic

How old-school is Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin?
Charlie Louvin returns
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 06, 2007
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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!  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 26, 2006


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Missionary man

Parsons’s influence is pervasive, from the Stones to Elvis Costello, Uncle Tupelo, and Wilco.
The country-rock gospel of Gram Parsons
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 03, 2006
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On the racks: July 18, 2006

Plus MSTRKRFT and Lily Allen
Golden Smog, Helmet, Billy Ray Cyrus
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 20, 2006
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Family affairs

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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 11, 2006
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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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 01, 2006