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Max Creek celebrate 40 years of creativity

Imagine if the guys who started Max Creek never went to the famous Watkins Glen Summer Jam in 1973.
Still jamming after all these years
By JIM MACNIE  |  April 29, 2011

In good Company

Dark Hollow Bottling Company take a piece of their name from an old-school folk/bluegrass tune, "Dark Hollow," possibly made most famous by the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia's Old and in the Way , but also recorded as early as 1926, with popular versio
Dark Hollow Bottling debut a new old-time sound
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 26, 2010

Original Soundtrack | Kamasutra: Vollendung Der Liebe

The good news: Kamasutra is, in fact, a very early Can recording, credited to "Irmin Schmidt Inner Space Production."
Crippled Dick Hot Wax (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  February 05, 2010

52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010

Review: Jesse Fuller | Move on Down the Line

If you were a real hip folkie circa 1961-'64, chances are you were into the inimitable Jesse Fuller.
Fledg'ling (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 11, 2009
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Up in the County

Is it bluegrass if it doesn't have a banjo? Or a fiddle, for that matter? Hamilton County, a three-piece acoustic outfit who debut their first CD, Brokedown Breakdown , next week, sure do a good impersonation of a bluegrass band, even if purists might
Hamilton's Brokedown Breakdown
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 05, 2009



As soon as you think you’ve got Catherine Russell figured out, she lobs another detail your way that throws the whole thing off.
Catherine Russell’s rich musical path
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  February 26, 2008

Editors' pick: Drink named after a cult band

While it’s no different from ordering the cocktail at any other bar, downing a potent Grateful Dead at the Middle East suits the gritty rock club’s atmosphere perfectly.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 20, 2007

Accordion to Matt

A 20-minute/eight-song tasty treat, Tchaklitz is everything you could want from such an effort and more.
Have yourself some Tchaklitz while you’re here
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 07, 2007

Sleight of hand

Ricky Jay laughs when I tell him he reminds me of Fred Astaire.
Ricky Jay releases an album
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 20, 2007

Just the facts

I’m writing about your article “ Pardon Us .”
Letters to the Boston editor: November 17, 2006
By LETTERS  |  November 15, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 34

The Grateful Dead + The Patti Smith Group | University of Massachusetts Alumni Stadium | May 12, 1979
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

Flashbacks: August 18, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Paul Babin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  August 17, 2006

Moscoso and more

Victor Moscoso’s ’60s rock posters can get you all choked up about the shows. Slideshow: Posters from Sex, Rock & Optical Illusions: Victor Moscoso, Master of Psychedelic Posters & Comix
Hearing the ’60s through poster art
By GREG COOK  |  July 25, 2006

Mixed metaphors

For Dave Alvin, music gets interesting when it produces friction.
Dave Alvin’s California DNA
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 05, 2006

When it pours it rains

I’ve been listening a lot this week to Proof’s second album, Searching for Jerry Garcia (Iron Fist Records). It reminds me, ominously, of Makaveli and Life After Death .
In memoriam: Proof, 1973-2006
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  April 18, 2006


Hard sell

Over the past eight months, Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey (who wants to be governor) has methodically distanced herself from her boss and fellow Republican, Governor Mitt Romney (who wants to be president).
Kerry Healey says she’s a social moderate. Should we believe her?
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 10, 2006

Broken dreams

Proxy rhetorician of love Cyrano de Bergerac is drawn into a less romantic age in Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel , which beat out August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean for the American Theatre Critics Association’s Steinberg New Play Award, and is now in
Intimate Apparel , Death of a Saleslady
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2006

Phish-ing trips

The inaugural Vegoose festival, which drew some 40,000 fans to Las Vegas this past October, was essentially Bonnaroo West: it was organized by Superfly Productions, the same team who throw the annual festival in Tennessee, and it featured many of the b
The lasting influence of a band who saw no barriers
By JEFF MILLER  |  January 25, 2006