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Roots music is a big tent. The Molenes have poked their noses into just about every corner of it over the course of their first two records, trying out everything from bluegrass to rockabilly and moving from ripping twanged-out guitar solos to more ref
Good and evil
| October 15, 2010
England in the mid-’80s, gray and depressed by Thatcherism and the Smiths, wasn’t a place folks typically dressed to the nines in ten-gallon hats, bolo ties, and Nudie shirts. But such were the sartorial choices made those days by the members of the Meko
In his paintings and music, Jon Langford resurrects and pays respect to a vanished American past
| April 09, 2010
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.
| February 05, 2010
The doctor is in
That Stanley Sagov plays jazz at all is impressive. That he plays it at such a high level is stunning.
Stanley Sagov’s jazz remedies, plus Saxophone Summit
| October 08, 2008
Four friends, two bands, and nine years laer, Arcadia Landing is closed for business, according to a statement posted on their MySpace page on July 25.
Arcadia Landing call it quits
| August 27, 2008
Preacher Jack gets it from on high
“I get my energy directly from Jesus,” says Preacher Jack Coughlin.
Boston rock legend and 66-year-old piano wrangler keeps hammering the keys
| June 17, 2008
Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins live it up
Over the years, Providence’s Johnny Carlevale has served as a kind of musical archivist.
Gettin' real gone
| June 10, 2008
I think it may have been sometime in the 1970s that the term “unauthorized” became sort of cool.
Axl Rose, Albert Goldman, and the renegade art of rock biography
| February 15, 2008
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!
| October 23, 2007
Playlist: August 24, 2007
Jerry Lee Lewis, Percy Faith, Huey Lewis & the News, and more.
Matt Parish of Ho-Ag: “Five favorite records I got at my grandparents’ house in West Virginia this year”
| August 21, 2007
Ain’t that America
Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
| July 03, 2007
New Orleans notes
This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
| May 08, 2007
The history of musical étude is rooted in piano pedagogy.
Senior recital of yesterday, études of today
| March 14, 2007
In the right field
In his third year as resident composer and professor at the University of Southern Maine, Daniel Sonenberg is making his mark in the field.
Daniel Sonenberg gets everyone into the compositional league
| March 12, 2007
Dead, or immortal?
When Chuck D challenges the status quo, a bunch of fortysomethings nod their heads, but Nas can put the young rappers on the defensive.
Nas’s album title challenges a generation
| January 24, 2007
Sex, clubs and rock ’n’ roll
The first thing you’d have noticed about the Dresden Dolls’ CD-release show at the Orpheum April 21 was how different it felt to be seated in a theater while the duo played.
The Dresden Dolls shift into harder-rockin’ mode
| May 02, 2006
Richard Thompson’s fans can be a bit smug about the singer/guitarist’s ongoing failure to achieve a commercial breakthrough.
Richard Thompson’s Free Reed box
| March 29, 2006
30 songs to spill beer on your iPod to
No song captures the quiet desperation of a hard-drinking, hardscrabble nowhere town better than this one.
The greatest drinking songs of all time
| March 16, 2006
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