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United we stand

With the local AFL-CIO elections coming up, Phillipe and Jorge would like to make a rare union endorsement by saying that nothing would please us more than to have George Nee, current secretary-treasurer of the organization, win his bid to take over depa
A 'vote' for George Nee. Plus, euphemisms, bad sports, and the bucket
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 28, 2009

Hell-bound Granata

Is the excitement of Guitar Hero III surging through your fingertips?
Shredding with Joe Granata; plus, life after LFO
By BOB GULLA  |  October 27, 2008

The (other) British invasion

Five great bands from UK blues’ back pages
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 19, 2008

Destination out

In a town bursting with young musical talent, Leo Genovese might be the most explosive.
Leo Genovese tries to play what he doesn’t know; plus David Torn’s Prezens
By JON GARELICK  |  March 24, 2008

Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007

Every so often in Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 you can see the beaming host, Eric Clapton, behind a stack of amps shooting photos of his fellow performers.
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 22, 2008

Laughter from space

A History of Violence was a tense mob movie, but that title could also serve a documentary about Buddy Guy’s guitar attack.
Buddy Guy’s royal blues
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 12, 2006


Decemberist daddy

Donovan has never seemed to be quite of this world, since his best-known songs take place either in the skies (“First There Is a Mountain”), underwater (“Atlantis”), or within inner space (“Sunshine Superman”).
Donovan’s endless ’60s
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 13, 2006

Jimmy Page: After the Yardbirds...

This article originally appeared in the February 5, 1969 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Comes Led Zeppelin
By BEN BLUMMENBERG  |  October 25, 2006

On the racks: October 10, 2006

Plus Robert Pollard, Sting, and the Cure.
From Gothic Archies to Mod Rods to little Lohans
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 10, 2006

Tommy Bolin

This fiery guitarist burned out in a 1976 overdose at age 25, but not before reaching a generation of virtuoso players with his inventive heroics.
Whips and Roses | SPV
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 08, 2006

Master at work

The best guitarists can always be recognized by their sound, even if they spend their careers swapping amps, effects, or instruments.
A solo flight from Pink Floyd’s David Glimour
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 25, 2006


Legendary Harte

Rick Harte literally suffered to stake out his role in Boston music history.
Rediscovering the roots of Ace of Hearts Records
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 11, 2006