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Musings on the campaign results; farewell, Tommy

Phillipe and Jorge cranked up the sound system to 11 in the Boom Boom Room as the polls closed Tuesday night, playing Gil Scott-Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and pinning on our "Clean for Gene" buttons. Just a pair of cock-eyed optimists
Boogie night
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 09, 2012

The new TV season

Gil Scott-Heron was wrong: The revolution(s) will be televised.
Power to the people; enviropalooza; on the money; farewell to Dickie
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 25, 2011

Roky Erickson With Okkervil River | True Love Cast Out All Evil

True Love Cast Out All Evil finds troubled Texas psych-rock legend Roky Erickson reflecting on a life filled with turmoil.
Anti- (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 30, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron | I’m New Here

It's always easy to forecast others' doom, announces Gil Scott-Heron near the end of his first album since 1994.
XL (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 26, 2010

Review: The Roots of Hip-Hop

Everybody wants to claim hip-hop.
Harte (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 12, 2009

Review: Let Freedom Sing! Music of the Civil Rights Movement

In any given Black History Month, the three-disc Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement would be a powerful anthology.
Time/Life (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 06, 2009


I think I have the vapors

Listen and learn, people.
Dennis Brennan CD release bash, Lizard Lounge, May 19, 2007
By JON GARELICK  |  May 23, 2007

Good Grooves

For many reasons, much great music is created in the darker recesses of the mind, where dreariness, despondence, and desolation rule. Of course, it doesn’t always have to be the case.
Fever Dream heats up; Zawadi’s heady soul stew
By BOB GULLA  |  June 27, 2006

From the archives

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Eleanor Mary Boudreau.
By  |  January 04, 2006