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Timeline: Reggae in Boston

A timeline of reggae milestones in Boston
1968 - 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009
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Reggae revival

The climate is tropical, sweet skunk fills the air, and reggae jams are hitting such lofty decibels that I can't even feel my phone vibrate.
Booming in Boston's underground, Caribbean riddims are about to burst back into the mainstream
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009
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Four on the floor

It’s been a fine fall already: sunny, crisp weekends for apple picking; big-time albums from Ray LaMontagne, Pete Kilpatrick, and Twisted Roots; a deep Red Sox run in the playoffs.  
Albums you may have missed as fall fell
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 22, 2008
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Tears and joy

Yet soon, lo and behold, we find ourselves in a comedy, and the only battles are between the sexes.
PBRC’s Two Can Play finds a moving balance
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2007
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Cover bands

It’s one thing to cover a Beatles or Harry Nilsson tune, another to cover a whole album.
Meet the Smithereens! and Pussy Cats
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 13, 2007
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Ordinary people

It’s the archetypal, cliché story of the entertainment industry: bright eyed, blue-collar artist from cowtown lands in New York City with big dreams of stardom. Ordinary K, "Honey Sweet" (mp3) Todd Woodward, "Saving Grace" (mp3)
Boulder to Brooklyn funk freaks Ordinary K
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  July 26, 2006


Flashbacks: March 31, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 29, 2006