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Ravi Shavi kick out the jams

A potent blend of scruffy garage rock and doo-wop dance floor jams, Ravi Shavi's new self-titled album is an absolute blast.
Party starter
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 25, 2013
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Britpop timeline

AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 19, 2011
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Strange world

Bob Pfeifer's debut novel, University of Strangers (published by Power City Press, the print arm of the punk label Smog Veil Records), is a fictionalized retelling of a sensational, true-life murder case, as related in the voices of real people.
In his stream-of-consciousness thriller University Of Strangers , former punk rocker, label head, and convict Bob Pfeifer turns real life into something really weird
By BOB PFEIFER  |  February 18, 2011

Video: Iggy and the Stooges play "I Wanna Be Your Dog" at ATP New York 2010


We haven't heard from our undercover operative at ATP NY yet, although from the Globe's blog post, we see that he accomplished our pre-arranged mission...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 04, 2010
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Review: Suck

This blood-soaked camp-fest monopolizes on the media-dominating vampire craze, delivering a none-too-subtle jab to the music industry at the same time.
Alice Cooper, Moby, and Iggy Pop walk into a bar ...
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 03, 2010
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Photos: Iggy and the Stooges at House of Blues

Iggy and the Stooges, live at the House of Blues, August 31, 2010
Iggy and the Stooges, live at the House of Blues, August 31, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 03, 2010


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Street-walkin’ cheetah

It’s hard to fathom now, when their music has achieved such godhead status, but in 1971, Ann Arbor’s legendary Stooges had dissolved in ignominy, dropped by Elektra after the seemingly indulgent commercial failure that was 1970’s howling  Fun House .
The Raw Power of the Stooges’ James Williamson
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 27, 2010
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Review: The Runaways

The mid 1970s was a time of tight pants and even tighter radio playlists.
Doesn't quite take them back home
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010
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Interview: Ray Manzarek of the Doors

It’s been nearly 40 years since the death of Jim Morrison, but the surviving members of the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and percussionist John Densmore have kept soldiering on, playing in various reformations of the ground-br
The return of the Lizard King, sort of
By TOM MEEK  |  April 09, 2010
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Iggy & The Stooges | Raw Power (Legacy Edition)

We can argue all you want about proto-this and seminal that, but when Raw Power is on the stereo, it’s hard to deny that it’s the greatest rock record ever.
Columbia/Legacy (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 26, 2010
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Campy send-up

The Mystery of Irma Vep . Portland Stage Company's excellent, giddy production, directed by Christopher Grabowski, stars Tom Ford (who portrayed some dozens of characters in PSC's superlative I Am My Own Wife ) and Steven Strafford.
Irma Vep mocks show biz
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 05, 2010


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On Westminster: Coffee and Iggy Pop

Andrew Losowsky and Lyra Monteiro, husband and wife, are huddled around a small table in a chilly and mostly empty room on the bottom floor of the Kresge building on West-minster Street in downtown Providence.
Storytelling Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 11, 2009

Bound for greatness

Twenty years ago, Damon and Naomi founded Exact Change, a small publishing house (okay, a small publishing room) specializing in a wide range of near-forgotten texts from the far-flung fringes of Dada, Surrealism, Fluxus, and other outcroppings of the 2
An Exact Change sampler
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009
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Photos + Review: Pretenders, Cat Power at Pavilion

The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis | August 12, 2009 at Bank of America Pavilion
The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis | August 12, 2009 at Bank of America Pavilion
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009
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David Bowie | Storytellers

Bowie was particularly relaxed and reflective when he took his star turn on VH1's Storytellers program 10 years ago next month.
Virgin (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 10, 2009
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Iggy Pop | Préliminaires

Astralwerks (2009)
Astralwerks (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  July 03, 2009


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RIP: Ron Asheton (1948?2009)

Death trip
Death trip
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 12, 2009

RIP Ron Asheton, Stooges guitarist


Ron Asheton, guitarist for the legendary Stooges, was found dead today of what is believed to be a h...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 06, 2009
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Photos: 30 years of WFNX music


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

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008
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Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 19, 2008


Photos: Iggy and the Stooges' gear stolen

Photos: Iggy and the Stooges' gear stolen


The good news is: if anyone tries to sell you Mike Watt's bass rig or Ron Asheton's guitar in the next few days, it's probably real. The bad news: it's also hot. Watt has posted the gear list on his website. More pix and details after the jump.


By Carly Carioli  |  August 05, 2008
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Soul purpose

The BellRays — whose married core is singer Lisa Kekaula and guitarist/bassist Bob Vennum — have been making music since 1990.
The BellRays get us all kinds of worked up
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  May 19, 2008

Portland scene report: May 9, 2008

Portland’s little music scene continues to make strange bedfellows.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 07, 2008
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Everybody’s Irish?

Tommy Tiernan is an Irishman, a son of Erin.
Tommy Tiernan, Lil’ Bush
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 04, 2008

Thirteen ways of looking at ink


Reflections on a lifetime of personal connections with tattoos
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  February 20, 2008


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Boston hits Detroit

There’s a dirty little secret about the J. Geils Band — one that diehard Boston fans don’t always appreciate hearing.
Peter Wolf joins forces with Kid Rock
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 29, 2008
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Pop’s fairer image

After the Fantasy Mirrors show at Great Scott last Thursday, singer Nathanael Bluhm wasn’t feeling so hot, and since he was already wearing pajamas, I offered him and his bike a lift home.
Fantasy Mirrors take a good long look at themselves
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 04, 2007
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Beyond the White Stripes

There’s a blues and old-school R&B resurgence rumbling in the indie-music underground, and it goes well beyond the icky thump of the White Stripes.
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant lead an Americana resurgence
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007

Disc by disc


The new Joy Division catalogue
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 24, 2007