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Reality bites

At some point or another, the greatest artists are pegged as oddballs, weirdos, freaks. Being a great artist does mean going out on a limb.
The singular surrealism of Robyn Hitchcock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 04, 2010
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Meet Evan Thomas

Narrative is the throughline in the professional life of Evan Thomas.
The parallel careers of Newsweek's premier wordsmith
By PETER KADZIS  |  May 14, 2010
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Them Crooked Vultures | Them Crooked Vultures

One day, maybe in a decade or three, somebody will dig this LP out of the future virtual version of a record crate in a Salvation Army and be blown away by the deep grooves this supergroup generate
DGC/Interscope (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 20, 2009
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Roots of spring

Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2009
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Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock, in one of many illuminating moments of reflection during this 53-minute documentary, posits that his songs “don’t appeal to meatheads.”
Sex, Food, Death . . . and Insects | A+E
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  May 20, 2008
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Cinematic blunders

Led Zeppelin have rarely missed a promotional opportunity, and the occasion of their current reunion is no exception
Getting through The Song Remains the Same
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 04, 2007


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June tunes

Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007

Jimmy Page: After the Yardbirds...

This article originally appeared in the February 5, 1969 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Comes Led Zeppelin
By BEN BLUMMENBERG  |  October 25, 2006