Joan Armatrading

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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010

Joan Armatrading | This Charming Life

Joan Armatrading’s previous album just didn’t feel right. This Charming Life is more like it.
429 (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  March 26, 2010

Review: Speech Debelle | Speech Therapy

It's unfortunate that there's a glass ceiling in the US market for British hip-hop — but for the lovely, clipped London accent that gives truth to Speech Debelle's delivery, this release would be huge stateside.
Big Dada (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 07, 2009

Local color

Bill Flanagan certainly had a lot of himself and Rhode Island to bring to his second novel.
Bill Flanagan’s TV eye shines in New Bedlam
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2007

Police profile

One of these days, in a British crime movie, there will appear a gangland boss with a fetish for the Police.
They never were your average punks
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 27, 2007

Morrissey interrupts

Morrissey was playing his first Boston show in three years, and erotic revelation was at hand.
Morrissey, Bank of America Pavilion, June 26, 2007
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 02, 2007


Holding out Hope

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a bar having a quiet late-afternoon cocktail when I became aware of an insistent, irritating noise.
Mandy Moore does it her way
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 19, 2007

Force of nature

Tunstall aspires to be “a tomboy who can sing pretty if she wants to but has a really kick-ass, gnarly band.”
KT Tunstall takes the world by storm  
By KEN MICALLEF  |  March 02, 2006