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Johnny Cash | The Soul Of Truth: Bootleg Vol. IV
Unlike his pal Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash didn't merely flirt with a gospel phase or release an album or two of spiritually charged music.
| March 30, 2012
Women have saved action movies. Who'd go see one if not for Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft or Salt , or Milla Jovovich in anything, or even Helen Mirren in Red ?
Balancing absurdity with conviction
| September 02, 2011
Talking beer with brewmaster Sean Larkin
Hey, summer's almost gone! We caught up with Larkin to fill us in on his latest endeavors.
| August 19, 2011
J. Biddy at RiRa, March 30
J. Biddy has been a weekly staple at RiRa for quite some time. He's a human acoustic jukebox and takes requests from a printed list of his repertoire.
| April 08, 2011
Playing Trial & Error by the Bonfire
Jesse Pilgrim and the Bonfire do a couple things pretty well on their debut record, Trial & Error , that are hard to do well: create an album with a sense of place, and create an album with something to say.
| April 01, 2011
Podcast: Johnny L Review Guy 3-1-11
DOWNLOAD: Podcast Johnny L Review Guy 3-1-11To download podcast, right click and choose "Save Link As." Johnny L hears some Drake? Yes! He later unleashes...
| March 02, 2011
Review: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons' dazzling new disc
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons trump their impressive 2007 debut Bury Your Problems with the forthcoming White Lighter . The disc features an all-star array of acclaimed local artists chipping in — and was completed with the aid of fans who hel
White light, white heat
| December 03, 2010
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 12-02-10
Riot Grrl vs Classic Country music on today's broadcast. "You're No Rock N' Roll Fun" by Sleater-Kinney takes on "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by...
| December 02, 2010
Eight years after its completion, The Cremaster Cycle , Matthew Barney's interminable multi-media opus, continues to befuddle and intrigue audiences.
Matthew Barney's seven-hour Cremaster Cycle descends in the Portland Museum of Art
| November 12, 2010
The Molenes get dark and low-down
Roots music is a big tent. The Molenes have poked their noses into just about every corner of it over the course of their first two records, trying out everything from bluegrass to rockabilly and moving from ripping twanged-out guitar solos to more ref
Good and evil
| October 15, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #24 - Johnny Cash
You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! Rock and roll started as rebel...
| August 02, 2010
Fiddle me this
I tend to suspect a solid percentage of what appear to be roots-movement bands are, in fact, punk bands who realized they get taken more seriously when they play acoustic guitars and pretend they've always been huge Johnny Cash fans.
Kingsley Flood don't even like alt-country
| July 16, 2010
Wrote a song for everyone
Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
| May 07, 2010
Roky Erickson With Okkervil River | True Love Cast Out All Evil
True Love Cast Out All Evil finds troubled Texas psych-rock legend Roky Erickson reflecting on a life filled with turmoil.
| April 30, 2010
Slideshow: ''The Beast In Me - Johnny Cash'' at the Nave Gallery
Artwork from "The Beast In Me—Johnny Cash: Art Influenced by the Struggle of a Man" at the Nave Gallery
Artworks from "The Beast In Me—Johnny Cash: Art Influenced by the Struggle of a Man" at the Nave Gallery
| April 23, 2010
England in the mid-’80s, gray and depressed by Thatcherism and the Smiths, wasn’t a place folks typically dressed to the nines in ten-gallon hats, bolo ties, and Nudie shirts. But such were the sartorial choices made those days by the members of the Meko
In his paintings and music, Jon Langford resurrects and pays respect to a vanished American past
| April 09, 2010
Hello, we’re Johnny Cash
The Nave Gallery in Somerville kicks off its month-long salute to the Man in Black next week.
Stacked all-star tribute/benefit at the RISD Auditorium
| April 02, 2010
It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
| March 26, 2010
Gil Scott-Heron | I’m New Here
It's always easy to forecast others' doom, announces Gil Scott-Heron near the end of his first album since 1994.
| February 26, 2010
PODCAST: Grammys Edition: "Music on My Brain," featuring Rosanne Cash and Daniel Levitin [MP3]
In a few short hours, we'll all find out whether Rosanne Cash will take home a Grammy for "Sea of Heartbreak," her duet with Bruce...
| January 31, 2010
Jesse Lortz is always ready to lay something heavy on you. As the primary architect and male half of Seattle indie-folk troubadours the Dutchess & the Duke (who come to T.T. the Bear's Place this Sunday), he spent their 2008 debut, She's the Dutch
The ugly truths of the Dutchess & the Duke
| January 08, 2010
Review: Suzanne Vega at Sanders Theatre
At the request of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, folk/alt-rock legend Suzanne Vega performed in Prague on Saturday with the likes of Lou Reed and Joan Baez to honor the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
Suzanne Vega, live at Harvard's Sanders Theatre, November 6, 2009
| November 20, 2009
The Relatives | Don't Let Me Fall
Does the Devil really have all the best tunes? Go tell that to Bach, or the Sensational Nightingales, or Johnny Cash!
Heavy Light (2009)
| November 13, 2009
Nick Lowe is a rare creature, a punk rock founding father who has endured and evolved gracefully.
Nick Lowe on growing up and growing old in the music business
| October 09, 2009
Rosanne Cash | The List
In 1973, when she was an 18-year-old rock fan, Rosanne Cash's dad gave her a list of songs he felt she should know — mostly country, all falling under the current banner Americana. She held onto that list, and now she's recorded a dozen tunes from it.
| October 02, 2009
Crossword: ''King John''
Goodbye, Mr. Hughes
Goodbye, Mr. Hughes
| August 28, 2009
Flying solo (and duo)
Think about everything you know about Elijah Ocean and Dave Gutter: Ocean's work fronting the heavy rock trio Loverless, say, or his lead-guitar turn in the radio-rock foursome All the Real Girls; Gutter's piercing vocals out front of Rustic Overtones,
Elijah Ocean and Dave Gutter get busy taking it slow
| August 07, 2009
Summer traditionally has been the happy hunting ground for Hollywood studios — the time when they unleash their big-budgeted, f/x-heavy warhorses on armies of newly freed schoolchildren and frazzled adults trying to beat the heat.
Between the Blockbuster and the beach there are the film festivals of New England
| June 12, 2009
Elvis Costello | Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
There are few genres into which Elvis Costello hasn't delved over the years, but he's always seemed particularly comfortable within the traditional back-porch country that occupies this latest session.
Hear Music (2009)
| June 12, 2009
Here's a hot flash for you: dying is easy (in the theatrical sense of bombing onstage); producing a successful show is hard.
Menopause the Musical summers at Trinity
| June 05, 2009
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