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Lonely Avenue Gets Burnt


I was pretty thrilled when this week's installment of excellent NPR rock and roll talk show Sound Opinions (not syndicated on WBUR for whatever reason, but available via...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  October 21, 2010
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Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids

The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
By PATTI SMITH  |  March 05, 2010
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Bob Blank | The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975 - 1985

These days, Bob Blank spends his time in his Connecticut studio, producing profitable music for ads and ringtones for the likes of Susan Boyle.
Strut (2010)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 15, 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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Harappian Night Recordings | The Glorious Gongs of Hainuwele

The trappings of exotic field recordings are all over this mysterious production.
Bo'Weavil (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 08, 2009
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Upstate of mind

Mercury Rev dig out of Buffalo
Mercury Rev dig out of Buffalo
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 01, 2008


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Sonic sculptors

For more than a decade, local noise-rockers Neptune have cultivated a loyal fan base on the fringes of the Boston rock scene.
Neptune’s metal machine music
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 12, 2008
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Feedback and forth

Red Horse have played just a handful of shows, but they’ve made the most of them, establishing a reputation as a ferociously original live act.
Red Horse ride again
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 05, 2008
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From her to eternity

As a consort of the elite, Nico ruled them all.
The real Nico emerges on The Frozen Borderline
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 10, 2007

Praise the Lord

This article originally appeared in the March 13, 1993 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mary Lou’s star rises from the Red Line Platform
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 28, 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


Flashbacks: June 2, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Jessica Coughlin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 31, 2006