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Metal Feathers net their best record yet

If you're going to make huge structural changes, before your third record is a fine time to do it.
Dredging up the low
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 22, 2013

Lifeguards | Waving at the Astronauts

Hey, it's another Robert Pollard record. Today must be a day. We can't even joke about how prolific this guy is because we've heard 'em all a million billion times already.
Ernest Jenning Record Co. (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  March 11, 2011

[live review] Guided By Voices @ the 'Dise

The neon sign blinked on: THE CLUB IS OPEN And with that, a visceral bellow of approbation went up from the the well-lubricated crowd packing...
By Mike Miliard  |  November 08, 2010

Guided by beers

On the sauce with an American rock band
On the sauce with an American rock band
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 05, 2010

Guided by Voices return with self-inflicted nostalgia

When Guided by Voices announced their reunion tour this year, it marked a milestone of sorts for the Dayton band. This is arguably the first conventional career move they've ever made.
The club is open, once again
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 05, 2010
"Classic" Guided by Voices reunion turns into full-blown tour, coming to Boston 11/5

"Classic" Guided by Voices reunion turns into full-blown tour, coming to Boston 11/5

Guided by Voices fans, commence your Pollard-style high kicking now: that "classic" GBV lineup reunion show we told you about a few weeks ago? It's...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 15, 2010

Guided By Voices to reunite for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party

Guided By Voices to reunite for Matador Records' 21st anniversary party

And to think Guided By Voices fans in Boston got their fix when guitarist Doug Gillard joined Nada Surf on-stage at the FNX Clambake on...
By Michael Marotta  |  June 29, 2010

Reviewing a review: Reconstructing Silver Tower

Call it an older sibling being protective of their kid brother, but I wholeheartedly disagree with Sam Pfeifle's review of Brenda's Silver Tower .
Letters to the Portland editor, July 2, 2010

Review: Robert Pollard | Elephant Jokes

Pollard doesn't care whether you listen to his music. The entire world could be rendered deaf and he'd still put out a half-dozen albums a year, driven by a need to express the twisted melodies and schizophasic lyrics that clutter his brain.
Guided By Voices Inc. (2009)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  August 14, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

Photos: 30 years of WFNX music

Notable photos from WFNX's 30-year history
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  December 04, 2008


A real cut-up

Robert Pollard is a Renaissance man.
An interview with Robert Pollard on the occasion of the landing of Boston Spaceships
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 23, 2008

Start with some Spice

The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 26, 2007

Appetite for instruction

As expected, Matt LeMay was musing on his favorite subject, indie rock, on which he demonstrated some pretty impressive insight.
Get Him Eat Him get focused on Arms Down
By BOB GULLA  |  June 12, 2007

On the racks: November 21, 2006

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead
Army of Anyone, Joanna Newsom, the Game, (+44)
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 21, 2006

On the racks: October 10, 2006

Plus Robert Pollard, Sting, and the Cure.
From Gothic Archies to Mod Rods to little Lohans
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 10, 2006

Goodbye, cruel world

The other day an e-mail arrived from Jo Jo Gator, a guy some of you may know is a local and national pop music impresario.
Jo Jo Gator bids farewell after two decades in the music biz  
By BOB GULLA  |  January 25, 2006