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Review: The many tentacles of Jason Spooner's Sea Monster

Jason Spooner is an amalgamation of John Prine and John Mayer — great songs and great hair, all in one package. Their aesthetics are similar, too. Sure, there are important and wounded songs in the bag, but these guys aren't afraid to have a good time,
Get kraken
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 19, 2010

Photos: Newport Folk Festival, part one

The Low Anthem, Yim Yames, John Prine, Sharon Jones, Edward Sharpe and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
The Low Anthem, Yim Yames, John Prine, Sharon Jones, Edward Sharpe and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 06, 2010

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

Music for the love of it

Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
By JIM MACNIE  |  May 07, 2010
John Prine + Iris DeMent at the VMA Arts & Cultural Center

John Prine + Iris DeMent at the VMA Arts & Cultural Center

I recently saw a sneak of John Prine's performance on Elvis Costello's Spectacle show (airing at the end of December), and it was pretty damned...
By webteam  |  December 03, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009

Hail to the chief

Phillipe and Jorge are delighted to see that Paul Suttell, our pick for Chief Justice of the Vo Dilun Supreme Court, smoothly sailed through the General Assembly to assume that grand position.
The supreme Suttell. Plus, Newport news, and more on Michael.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 03, 2009

Giant step

Indie-folk trio the Low Anthem — Jeff Prystowsky, Ben Knox Miller, and Jocie Adams — have signed with Nonesuch Records, which will re-release their highly-acclaimed disc, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, on June 9.
The Low Anthem sign with Nonesuch Records
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 17, 2009

30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008


Big chord changes and bigger melodies mark Neo Nouveau’s second stellar album, Courtyard , released a few weeks back.
Neo Nouveau’s crafty Courtyard
By BOB GULLA  |  May 13, 2008

Reelin’ ’n’ rockin’

Deer Tick singer John McCauley’s lived-in anthems harken back to the old-school traditions of Nashville, a boozy world of dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music.
Deer Tick runs the gamut
By ANDREA FELDMAN  |  February 06, 2008


John Prine and Mac Wiseman

When two buddies get together to sing and pick their favorite songs, the results are not always fit for public consumption.
Standard Songs for Average People | Oh Boy
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 22, 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

A Date With John Waters

Valentine’s Day, with its heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and colorful candy kisses, is right up filmmaker John Waters’s kitschy alley, not to mention a perfect candidate for the auteur’s obsession with incredibly strange music.
A Date with John Waters | New Line
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 06, 2007

Boston music news: February 9, 2007

When Mary Gauthier comes to Sanders Theatre on March 30 to perform at the 49th-anniversary celebration for Club Passim on a bill with Michael Troy and John Prine, it’ll be a bit like coming home.
Notes on Mary Gauthier, Josh English, and the Regattabar's new management
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 06, 2007

The incredible Moses Atwood

Those of you searching for the heir apparent to Micah Blue Smaldone and Ray LaMontagne need look no further than Moses Atwood, Portland’s latest pure, unadulterated talent.
You want old school? This here’s old school.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 18, 2006

Portland scene report, June 9, 2006

Local bands to play soon-to-be-shuttered CBGB's; third New England Pop Music Fest on tap; Brzowski and Emilia Dahlin hit the road.

Spring break

Spring rules
The best of what's to come in March, April & May
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 09, 2006