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Review: GFAC returns with double the horsepower
How spoiled are we in this town? A record like the new Greetings from Area Code 207 Vol. 8 can come out and it's like: Big Fuckin' Deal.
| November 12, 2010
Decades and Days of the new
After the bombast of Grace , Gypsy Tailwind’s sophomore record, full of strings and horns and big arrangements worthy of a Nashville studio, the opening to their brand-new Decades and Days seems decidedly intentional.
Gypsy Tailwind’s with Gervasi, and don’t skip a beat
| June 18, 2010
Chinnock of the North
How did I not know that Bill Chinnock was Dick Curless’s son in law?
The re-release of Dime Store Heroes , and a look back
| April 23, 2010
Health of a nation
Let's just forget about all these dog and pony health care "forums" and face some facts. First and foremost, the main (and, perhaps, only) debate is this: Do you believe that health should be subject to the marketplace?
Enough with the 'forums!' Plus, playing politics and sporting news.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| August 21, 2009
The Funn(k)y Drummer
Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
| August 14, 2009
Interview: Michael Lang
"At the end, he talks about how wonderful it was, but throughout the entire day, Pete Townshend was like the Grinch that stole Christmas. He was uptight, miserable, hated being there, and wanted to go home."
Going back to Woodstock
| July 24, 2009
How we think about making and consuming music is changing. It is not news that labels, albums, and record stores are dying, pushed aside by new ways of conducting the commerce of music. (Though at the turn of the 20th century the song was king and the t
Shardlow and Goodyear and a brand-new studio
| July 17, 2009
Making it right
Whatever increments of recovery New Orleans has made since Hurricane Katrina, in many ways the city never changes. The only shocker was a lower-left-hand piece, "Crime is down sharply in N.O."
New Orleans drops the guns and dances
| May 08, 2009
On LaMontagne’s new Gossip in the Grain (RCA), he’s having a lot more fun.
Ray LaMontagne on his new Gossip in the Grain
| October 09, 2008
Here comes the Whambulance
The Baltimore loft once known as Wham City is long dead, its inhabitants evicted in 2007, but the twisted DIY art movement it housed has flourished nonetheless.
Mass Art hosts the Baltimore Round Robin Tour
| October 01, 2008
Noise in the hood
A knowing sense of humor emerged between songs, legitimizing the chicanery as mere friendly artistic expression.
Big Digits and Chinese Stars at Middle East Upstairs, July 5, 2008
| July 07, 2008
Going on sale: April 11, 2008
The Raconteurs, the Spill Canvas, Radiohead, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| April 08, 2008
The ‘x’ factor
The Mystix want you to know they’re not fortune tellers.
The roots pedigree of Boston’s Mystix
| November 06, 2007
This article originally appeared in the March 16, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| April 09, 2007
“We just wanted a name that had power,” says co-founder Michael Gerner in Rolling Stone.
Vietnam | Kemado
| January 29, 2007
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 12
Led Zeppelin | Boston Tea Party | January 23-26, 1969
| October 25, 2006
In our guitar-centric culture it’s easy to forget that the first rock-and-roll instrument was the saxophone. Deric Dyer, "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (mp3) Paul Ahlstrand, "Sunday Hang" (mp3)
Local luminaries Deric Dyer and Paul Ahlstrand
| August 29, 2006
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