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The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age

By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 25, 2010

Rotten Apple

I appreciated your timely article on Apple’s evolution from underdog to corporate bully.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 28, 2010

Rapper Sam Adams now on tap

Something equally remarkable and unprecedented happened this past week: a virtually unknown white Cambridge MC named Sam Adams landed in the top hip-hop spot on iTunes with his debut EP, Boston's Boy .
Licensed to Ale
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010

Review: Appetite for Self-Destruction

Like any good murder mystery, Steve Knopper's Appetite for Self-Destruction keeps the tension high and the action swift as the search for a culprit drags on.
How the record industry killed itself
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 13, 2009

Digging deep

The Blizzard of 78 released their second album, Book of Lies  (available at and iTunes) on Tuesday,
The Blizzard of '78 returns with Book of Lies
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 10, 2008

The Big Hurt: The week in digital mishaps

Say what you will about Kid Rock, but I will not allow you to deny that the man is a fucking artiste .  
Internets threaten Kid Rock, Steven Tyler, and sexy bits
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 15, 2008


Striving for magic

Do you remember Scarce?
Scarce are taking it slow; plus, Killing Pablo
By BOB GULLA  |  June 04, 2008

Plunder, pillage, and profit

When Napster, invented by a Northeastern freshman, threw the music industry into chaos in 1999, Steve Jobs didn’t panic. He saw an opportunity.
A provocative new book suggests big business could learn from piracy and youth culture
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2008

Darjeeling unlimited

Movie miniaturist Wes Anderson ( The Royal Tenenbaums , Rushmore ) expands his horizons in The Darjeeling Limited.
Wes Anderson talks about India, Owen, and the short
By GARY SUSMAN  |  October 03, 2007

Facing the music

It’s well known that Sage Francis has a reputation of slightly unapproachable.
Sage Francis answers Mainers' questions
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  July 11, 2007

The IFC Soundtrack

The bridge between independent film and indie rock has been getting easier and easier to cross with the rise of a new generation of directors weaned on music videos and the multimedia underground.
Indie rock for indie movies
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 04, 2006


Flirting with danger

Mike Furey wants to play Bubba’s Sulky Lounge. Dangerous Muse, "The Rejection" (QuickTime)
Portland boy, half of Dangerous Muse, making good as gender-bending electro-pop star
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  October 10, 2006

Hot rod your iPod

Next month, Microsoft will release its sort-of-anticipated Zune portable media player, finally offering a product some think could go head-to-head with Apple’s iPod.
Freedom of Choice
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 04, 2006

Taking a bite out of Apple?

eMusic is making some major waves as an alternative to iTunes.
eMusic makes a bid for your attention
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 05, 2006

Get it while you can

A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2006

Inside AWAL

Playing middleman between emerging artists and the digital marketplace, Artists Without a Label is quietly reinventing the music industry, one download at a time.
A behind-the-scenes look at the men who put the Arctic Monkeys and the Editors on the map
By IAN SANDS  |  June 12, 2006

Flashbacks: May 19, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 17, 2006

Terrier technology

Duke wasn’t first.
Hockey pod
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 22, 2006
Bands finding new list photo

Get musically smarter

The biggest hurdle local and independent bands face is getting you, the consumer, to try them just once.
A how-to for finding music you don’t yet know you like
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 23, 2006