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Joe Gallant purrs through My Own Divide

Lately, there's been something of a rush of literary, high-minded singer songwriters, but Joe Gallant takes a more well-established track on his debut EP, My Own Divide , delivering smooth pop songs for fans of Howie Day, Jack Johnson, and Harry Connick
Smooth operator
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 28, 2011
Jack Johnson at the Comcast Center

Jack Johnson at the Comcast Center

Photo: HILARY WALSH Given that much of his discography is dedicated to breezy songs of optimism and banana pancakes, barefoot surfer-turned-singer-songwriter Jack Johnson can teeter...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010

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

Portland music news: April 17, 2009

Two big shows to watch coming up: That TOWER OF SONG we've been telling you about got approval from the City Council to put on a big festival May 23. So that's on.
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  April 17, 2009

Yule be sorry

It eventually occurred to me that most if not all of the Christmas music I listened to, I did so in the service of some ulterior message.
Little gifts lurk among holiday horrors
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 11, 2008

A different Empire

I grew up in central New York, and I can confirm that anyone who grows up in upstate who wants to do something interesting or awesome usually winds up doing it somewhere else
The many sounds of upstate
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008


Mixed grill

Dave Bryant stood among the folding chairs in the audience before Scarecrow Mobius's gig at Outpost 186 a week ago Monday night, looked at his two-deck keyboard rig, and mused, "Not pretty, but I guess it will do. I had more room at rehearsal."
Scarecrow Mobius, Monique, and Morley
By JON GARELICK  |  December 01, 2008

If you don’t have anything nice to say . . .

Five outrageous Immortal Technique moments
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 24, 2008

Power + glory

The work of George Bellows has a peculiarly American brashness about it.
The peculiar American brashness of George Bellows
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  April 30, 2008

Tristan Prettyman

This sophomore set by San Diego–based Tristan Prettyman doesn’t warrant its statement-making title.
Hello | Virgin
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 02, 2008

Going on sale: March 14, 2008

Ladyhawk, Lewis Black, Nightmare of You, and more.

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade

By GOING ON SALE  |  March 12, 2008

FNX Top 10 Most Played 1/14/08

FNX Top 10 Most Played 1/14/08

 1) The Bravery - Believe     2) Dropkick Murphys - The State of Massachusetts 3) Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles 4) Band...
By Fletcher  |  January 14, 2008

Boxed and ready

The cream of the season’s CD/DVD crop
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 14, 2007

Live Earth 2007

So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 10, 2007

Three for all

You hear a lot about local musicians splitting the scene for greener pastures.
Bertrand Laurence, Kraig Jordan, and Matt Hartke
By BOB GULLA  |  February 07, 2007

G. Love

When in 1994 G. Love emerged as a rapping white-boy Boston transplant from Philadelphia’s old-school blues scene, the temptation was to write him off as a one-shot, “Cold Beverage” curio — a left-field indulgence of the alt-rock era. G Love, "Rhyme for
Lemonade | Brushfire/Universal
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 15, 2006


Live, long and uncut

Here’s Miles performing not in the laboratory of the studio but in front of a live audience, unmediated by the mixing board or the razor blade.
Columbia opens Miles Davis’s Cellar Door
By JON GARELICK  |  January 12, 2006