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The Big Hurt: Cruising with music that floats

I'm not usually one to plan ahead, but let's consider my Valentine's Day nailed down . Buddy, I've got three words for you, plus a number: Boyz II Men Cruise.
Love boat
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 10, 2010

Wrote a song for everyone

Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2010
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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
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Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009
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Hot summer nights

If the coming week is indicative of anything, it's that this is going to be one busy summer. Discs have been flooding into the office and there's no end in sight. In an effort to keep up, here's a collection of four reviews for albums being released be
Before the solstice hits, four albums drop
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 12, 2009
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Free and easy

With a beach season approaching in which most people will be squeezing quarters till the eagles fart, it's fair enough to ask aloud, "Is this going to be the worst summer ever ?"
10 cash-free ways to make summer not suck
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 12, 2009


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Photos: Neil Diamond at Fenway Park


August 23, 2008 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
By BRYAN MASTERGEORGE  |  August 25, 2008
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Times a' changed

Ever since Dylan plugged in (gasp!), the Newport Folk Festival has preserved a noble tradition of ignoring what folk is supposed to be in favor of defining the stuff for itself.
The 2008 Newport Folk Fest mixes it up
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 22, 2008
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Going on sale: March 7, 2008

Die! Die! Die!, Foals, KT Tunstall, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  March 04, 2008

Portland scene report: January 4, 2008

Woitasek has pulled in a number of impressive acts this year and it will be a shame to see that end.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2008
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Kenny Chesney

Chesney has built his sizeable country empire on selling Jimmy Buffett–like beach fantasies with guitar-fueled mid-tempo frat rock.
Just Who I Am: Poets and Pirates | Sony
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  December 03, 2007


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Back to the future

Love’s dancers looked just as discofied as his music sounded.
Chuck Love, Rise Club, August 3, 2007
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  August 07, 2007
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Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007
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Motley crews

The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 15, 2006
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Jam bandaging

The Dave Matthews Band are an interesting anomaly. Slideshow: Dave Matthews Band and Sheryl Crow at Fenway Stadium, July 7, 2006  
Dave Matthews at Fenway Park
By TOM KIELTY  |  July 10, 2006

Portland scene report, July 7, 2006

Whatnot, Cult Maze, Divine Maggees set to release new CDs; Neil Collins's return to the local stages
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 06, 2006


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Hoot

The whole fam-dambly should be able to get into this punchy, faithful adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s award-winning eco caper for young adults.
Strong showing from rising adaptation stars
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  May 03, 2006
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Going on sale, March 17, 2006

Buckcherry, Click Five, Willie Nelson, Cex, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 14, 2006

Leader of the hacks

We didn’t stick around long enough to see whether U2 played, but we did catch a good chunk of the “Steve Morse Review” at the Paradise on January 9.
Toasting and roasting Steve Morse
By JON GARELICK  |  January 17, 2006