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Gimme danger

By the time this story makes print, yet another seven bazillion bands will be sporting logos involving a skull.
The resurrected Murder City Devils keep it crazy
By REYAN ALI  |  July 09, 2010

Packets of Sugar

It’s easy to paint Bebe Buell as some talentless pretty face who slept her way to whatever modicum of stardom she has right now.
Bebe Buell returns to town throwing ‘Air Kisses’
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2010

Soul purpose

The BellRays — whose married core is singer Lisa Kekaula and guitarist/bassist Bob Vennum — have been making music since 1990.
The BellRays get us all kinds of worked up

Sober as judges

He doesn’t chant, “Yankees suck.” Why should we?

Dropkick Murphys at Paradise Rock Club, March 17, 2008

By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 24, 2008

Farewell to Avalon

“I saw the history of rock and roll unfold right here. I’ve snuck in; I’ve been thrown out; Lansdowne Street was a big fuckin’ dugout.”
Dropkick Murphys, Avalon, September 30, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2007

Johnny Thunders

He knew what he was singing: shortly after this concert, Thunders passed into history, leaving a tattered legacy and a messy stain.
Who's Been Talkin? In Concert | MVD
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 29, 2007


Editors' pick: Drinking game/guessing game

Maxim Gorky’s 1902 play, The Lower Depths , is a character-driven work dwelling on the underbelly of Russian society.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007

The wild bunch

One of the lies I tell myself is that some day I’ll care about the Rolling Stones as much as I care about the New York Dolls.
Another triumph for the New York Dolls
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  October 30, 2006

Boston music news: September 22, 2006

Local fave the Rudds have been busy beavers. Frank Smith, "Time to Cut the Fence" (mp3) The Rudds, "Astrological Sign Choker" (mp3)
Notes on Frank Smith and the Rudds
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 18, 2006

Standard bearer

The late 1970s were a time of ignition. Punk rock set a fuse that burned through every aspect of the arts, and through the lives of those who got close enough to see the sparks and smell the powder.
Kid Congo Powers’s many years of punk
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 14, 2006

On the racks: June 27, 2006

. . . and all sorts of guest stars.
Dashboard Confessional, India.Irie, Shawnna, Grant Lee Phillips . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 27, 2006


Boston music news - June 16, 2006

Iconic rock groupie Bebe Buell taps the Rudds; Bleu heads to LA.
Notes on Bebe Buell and Bleu
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  June 14, 2006

New York Doll

When Morrissey persuaded the New York Dolls to reunite, director Greg Whiteley found himself in a unique position to chronicle the event.
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 17, 2006