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The Big Hurt - July 20, 2012

The Big Hurt: The month in tragedy, rampages, and weird cheese

It's been a sad and grisly few weeks for live music.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 20, 2012
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Photos: James Taylor and Carole King at the TD Garden

James Taylor and Carole King, live at the TD Garden, on June 19-20, 2010.
  James Taylor + Carole King | TD Garden | June 19-20, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  June 25, 2010
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Midnight ramblers

In rock ’n’ roll, it was possible to live in Harvard Square, be a musician — a local musician — and be able to pay your rent and find restaurants where you could eat and buy food and survive, and feel that there was a sense of . . . future, with hope and
Rock legend Peter Wolf serves dinner and verse to the Phoenix ’s poet .
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 09, 2010
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Pluck and determination

People have always thought that Joanna Newsom was indulgent. At first, it was about her voice — the kind of nasal yelp that usually keeps a performer from getting on stage at all. Then, on her second album, it was about her vocabulary and her instrumen
Joanna Newsom's masterful Have One On Me
By RICHARD BECK  |  March 12, 2010
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Flanagan’s empire

Once a staple of the pages of The NewPaper (original incarnation of The Providence Phoenix ), Warwick-born Bill Flanagan went on to become a prominent rock journalist whose credits include U2: At the End of the World , the definitive portrait of on
Native son Bill Flanagan — novelist and MTV executive — dissusses big books, musical longevity, Irish Catholicism, and behind the music.
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  February 05, 2010


Play by play: October 30, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
This week's theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009


Wicked Funny

Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009

Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 12, 2009

Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009
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Going down the road

When John Paul comes to Slainte in a couple weeks, he'll be returning to the Portland scene where he got his start in the biz,
John Paul brings Belmont Boulevard back to Maine
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009


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2008 Listravaganza Part 2

Everything you wanted to know about the year in music, in tidy lists of 10.
The lighter side of music in 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2009
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Get around to it

You would not guess, listening to his music, that Arthur Russell grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa. In fact you might not guess that he came from anywhere.  
Belated props to Arthur Russell
By RICHARD BECK  |  October 21, 2008
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A night in Guantánamo

I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 11, 2008

Can't you practice someplace else?

This article originally appeared in the May 16, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Notes on the plight of the tenant-musician
By PAUL RAEBURN  |  May 16, 2008
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Un-Unbusted

Unbusted. If that name rings a bell, chances are you were around Boston three years ago.

The Billionaires escape from the island


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 22, 2008


Rock And Roll Photographs by Lynn Goldsmith


Abrams | 304 pages | $50.00
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 03, 2007
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Prime time

To many political conservatives during Vietnam, championing the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell was the equivalent of French-kissing Chairman Mao.
Heeere’s . . . Johnny Cash!
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 23, 2007
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Celebrating the blues

The seed of a new festival in Providence has begun to germinate, thanks to Mark Millof.
Plus, new discs from Becky Chace and Mary Ann Rossoni
By BOB GULLA  |  October 09, 2007
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Get Ready, Here Come... The '70s

Okay, so they missed a few things, but Get Ready manages to be a whole lot of fun by ignoring the music that mattered.
Shout Factory!
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  September 12, 2007
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Three for the road

Maybe it’s Larry Klein’s world and the rest of us just live in it.
Herbie Hancock, Renee Rosnes, and Luciana Souza
By JON GARELICK  |  August 21, 2007


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Holding out Hope

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a bar having a quiet late-afternoon cocktail when I became aware of an insistent, irritating noise.
Mandy Moore does it her way
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 19, 2007
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Finding a balance

He’s a romantic, that’s for sure, but he’s also a realist.
Craig DeMelo’s Whiskey Poet; plus, Jerimoth Hill
By BOB GULLA  |  February 20, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, December 31, 2006

James Taylor, Dane Cook, Killswitch Engage, Dropkick Murphys, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  January 02, 2007
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Top 10 Boston CDs, December 24 2006

Guster, Killswitch Engage, Dropkick Murphys, and more
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  December 27, 2006