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[live review] Jonathan Richman @ Somerville Theatre

Editor's Note: Below is a quick-shot review of last week's Jonathan Richman show in Davis Square. He didn't play "Roadrunner," so that gives us an...
By Jonathan Donaldson  |  March 08, 2011

Review: Jonathan Richman at Middle East upstairs

The closing show of Jonathan Richman's three-night stand at the Middle East upstairs hit an early peak on the second song. "My Baby Love Love Loves Me" (from 2004's Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love ) smothered the audience with the intensely romantic
Jonathan Richman, live at Middle East upstairs, February 18. 2010
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 26, 2010

Loaded weekend

The Chelsy Lau Band head to Cat’s in Pawtucket with guests She Rides, Red Lanterns, and The Organ Beats; and more.
From Ready Ink to Alec K. Redfearn
Here Comes A Hero

Here Comes A Hero

 And a hero among men, JONATHAN RICHMAN, is back in Maine for an 8 pm show at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, with opener VIC CHESTNUT. Reserve...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2009

The way things will be

The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
The Goodnight Process offer a strong debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2009

Splendid sludgefest

Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 23, 2008


Return of a band’s band

Like the Velvet Underground, the Feelies have had a greater impact on other bands than on a general audience.  
The Feelies at the Roxy, October 11, 2008
By STEVEN BEEBER  |  October 15, 2008

Metal Feathers + Phantom Buffalo

The Year in Cult Maze Spin-Offs has taken yet another auspicious turn.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, July 19
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 23, 2008

Going on sale: July 18, 2008

The Walkmen, Ray LaMontagne, Jonathan Richman, Gang Gang Dance, Paul Weller, and Henry Rollins.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 15, 2008


If the title teen of Juno can dismiss Sonic Youth as “just noise,” what would a representative of a generation for whom quiet is the new loud make of the even harsher sonic barrages of first-wave punk?
Jeffrey Lewis’s Crass, and Dirty Projectors’ Black Flag
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  March 10, 2008

Going on sale: January 18, 2008

Jonathan Richman, Sons & Daughters, Beach House, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 16, 2008


Day by Day by Day

Two years ago, the Phoenix asked me to write a weekly column about Boston’s growing electronic music and DJ scene.
A column ends
By DAVID DAY  |  September 18, 2007

Major threats

Ian MacKaye has set quite a model for how a punk rocker ought to grow up.
Indie-rock weekend: a play in three acts
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 20, 2007

Bad mothers

It’s often been said that inside every punk-rocker is a hippie scratching to get out.
Angeline kick out the folk-rock jams
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 29, 2007

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

Who you callin’ a punk?

Jamaica Plain–based freelancer and Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation staffer Steven Lee Beeber was waiting for a plane at the airport a number of years ago when his girlfriend let out a gasp.
Down by law
By IAN SANDS  |  November 01, 2006


Metal mixes

Without naming names, I have to say I’m not crazy for all this Franco-filter-metal dance music that’s been making so many indie-dance party playlists lately — lots of overdriven guitars set incongruously to boilerplate four-to-the-floor beats.
Let's dance
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 29, 2006

Flashbacks: May 5, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 03, 2006

The road to Boston

Sometimes you just have to hear a band before shelling out that cover charge. Here are four tracks by four artists heading our way this week . . .
Don Lennon, Rahim, and Pela
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 24, 2006

Beneficial pop

They were calling it the “Who Stole Baker’s Shit!” benefit, but the mood at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Central Square last Tuesday night was more neighborhood spaghetti supper than riled-up rock show.
Bake sale for Baker; roadrunning at P.A.’s
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  March 17, 2006
Casey Dienel

ID Check: Casey Dienel

A 21-year-old Scituate songbird signed to the Decemberists' old label is about to sing her Massachusetts song.
The grand canary
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 04, 2006