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Jack White | Blunderbuss

The White Stripes — the candy-coated, Delta blues-worshipping duo responsible for some of the 2000s' greatest rock albums — recently broke up.
Third Man/Columbia (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  April 20, 2012
AUDIO: It's alive! Conan wastes even more minutes of our time with improv'd version of "Frankenstein"

AUDIO: It's alive! Conan wastes even more minutes of our time with improv'd version of "Frankenstein"

Hometown hero and spokesman for all that is awkward, pale, and pompadoured, Conan O'Brien has just pushed himself a notch higher on the badass meter....
By Steve Miller  |  August 21, 2010

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

A sister act

High-fives all around: together we made Tegan and Sara rule.
In addition to their bio, Tegan and Sara also have songs
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 12, 2010

Review: Various artists | Tru Thoughts Covers

Brighton-based label Tru Thoughts emerged at the dawn of the millennium with hit down-tempo/IDM acts like Bonobo.
Tru Thoughts (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 18, 2009


There may, in the end, be no way to save the American metropolitan newspaper. Plummeting advertising revenue and competition from the Internet often seem forces too daunting for even the savviest of publishers.
The Projo 's ultra-local approach could save the paper — or spell its demise
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 28, 2009


Review: It Might Get Loud

Some guitar teachers will tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to play the guitar. But Davis Guggenheim’s rousing new documentary, It Might Get Loud, reminds us that that’s not true at all.
Davis Guggenheim films his essay on the electric guitar
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 28, 2009

The Dead Weather | Horehound

It's no coincidence that four of the 11 songs on the Dead Weather's debut — "I Cut like a Buffalo," "3 Birds," "Rocking Horse," and a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony" — make reference to the animal kingdom.
Third Man (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 24, 2009
Photos: Dead Weather at House of Blues

Photos: Dead Weather at House of Blues

We went to the House of Blues the other night expecting to see another boring Jack White blues band. Then DEAD WEATHER came out and...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 20, 2009
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Local news blues

There has been plenty of hand-wringing, in these parts, over the decline of the local broadsheet. The Providence Journal is the paper of record, after all, the agenda setter. And the agenda is decidedly thinner these days.
With layoffs, plummeting revenue, and dwindling viewership, TV news departments are getting desperate.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 26, 2009

Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008

Lynch sides with Bush in opposing shield law

As he gears up for a gubernatorial run in 2010, Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch has assembled an eclectic and sometimes contrary portfolio of issue-related stances.
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 09, 2008

White out

When the band walked onstage, the audience cheered; when Jack sang his first line, it roared.
Raconteurs, Bank of America Pavilion, June 3, 2008
By RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH  |  June 04, 2008

’Round the outside

Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008

Rock of ages

What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2008

Live and kicking

Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
Live reviews: 2007 in review
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007


The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007

Electric Six

ITunes has Detroit’s Electric Six filed under “blues,” and the acoustic-guitar riff that kicks off the band’s new disc is bloozy in a LedZep/White Stripes sorta way.
I Shall Exterminate Everything around Me that Restricts Me from Being the Master | Metropolis
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 06, 2007

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

Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007

Download festival?

It’s a pretty cool line-up of “indie” stars, indie almost-stars, college-rock faves, and local heroes.
How about the Tweeter Center line-up instead
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 14, 2007


Maxed-out minimalists

One busty female drummer, one spitfire guitarist, and a deep fondness for raw Motor City rawk reduced to its grittiest garage-punk essence.
The White Stripes, Agganis Arena, July 23, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 30, 2007

The Go

Fear not, Nuggets heads: on their new long-player, Jack White’s old bandmates in the Go sound as if they hadn’t heard a note of music made since 1972.
Howl on the Haunted Beat You Ride | Cass
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2007

June tunes

Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007

True believers

Luke Pritchard may look a bit like a shaggy dog with his lips curled in a mock Jagger pout. But it’s no pose.
The Kooks keep it classic
By KEN MICALLEF  |  May 08, 2007

Magic shows

It’s a recent Sunday near midnight, and Charms leaders Ellie Vee and Joe Wizda have their ears to the radio. The Charms, "So Romantic" (mp3)
The Charms become Wicked Cool
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 27, 2007


Splendid Theory

Producer extraordinaire Nigel Godrich’s new Internet TV show, From the Basement, is splendid in theory.
Wait for it...
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 30, 2007

Nashville underground

Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007

Rhode Island in ’06: same as it ever was

Imagine a year when the Narragansett Indians were energetically pitching a casino, cynical Rhode Islanders had plenty of reason to reinforce their jaundiced views, and state house Democrats maintained the upper hand over hapless Republican opponents with
Democrats on top, a casino quest, and a dose of corruption
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 20, 2006

Prime-time drama

Regarding “ Foleygate ”: a) There is no excuse good enough for Foley; no one but his lawyer should attempt to defend his behavior — but remember, there are no apparent criminal acts here.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 13, 2006
By LETTERS  |  October 11, 2006