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National Metal Day Ticket Giveaway: Win tix to 15 metal concerts including Megadeth, Judas Priest, Anthrax, In Flames, and more on 11.11.11
NONE MORE METALWith inspiration from Nigel, and with an assist from VH1, we've now got yet another excuse to party on the magical date of...
| November 09, 2011
As I walked down the corridors of the Ralph Owen Brewster Hospice for Decaying Political Ideals, there were no indications of despair, pain, or misery.
In memory of Brewster
| August 05, 2011
Ozzfest at the Comcast Center
Rob Halford - Mr. Judas Priest to you - hasn't been rolling with Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Sharon Osbourne to you - since 2004. So...
| August 17, 2010
The final four
From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
| April 16, 2010
The Big Hurt: Season's beatings
Taking advantage of your seasonal obligation to buy stuff for people, the music industry unleashes its annual torrent of giftable crap: holiday albums, greatest-hits packages, high-profile releases, deluxe reissues.
The Big Hurt holiday shopper
| December 04, 2009
Hip-hop from Hell
Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds.
Horrorcore salutes Ice Cube and Alice Cooper
| October 30, 2009
Hip-hop is dead
Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds — and not just in redneck pockets, where rap music hardly reached before, but in suburban enclaves where acts like Twiztid and Tech N9ne sell out shows with ease.
. . . or undead, rather — just ask Zombie Death Squad
| October 30, 2009
When you get down to it, most music is an attempt to create auditory allegories for our life experiences, whether they’re joyous Maypole dervishes or nightmarish St. Vitus’ dances of doom.
Mastodon, High on Fire, and Dethklok lead metal’s latest charge
| October 23, 2009
Review: Brütal Legend
The cover of Brütal Legend sports an interesting detail.
Brutal is one way to put it
| October 16, 2009
An unstoppable force
Appreciation of Converge is one of those things that comes after you stop trying too hard, like driving stick without stalling at the red lights.
This time is (once again) right for Converge
| October 16, 2009
Music Seen: Ogre's farewell show
It's never easy saying goodbye to a friend.
At Geno's, September 12
| September 25, 2009
Music seen: Pixies vs. Sonic Youth at Empire
The Clash of the Titans has become a Portland staple over the last three years. Since shifting from the Big Easy to the Empire this year, the Tuesday tradition has lost none of its crowd-pulling potential.
Sublime musical match-ups
| June 12, 2009
Pigboat are not nu metal, or speed metal, or death metal, or glam metal, or any of the other metals, really.
Pigboat proves metal can Float
| April 17, 2009
Kicking the habits
Anyone familiar with Wagner's œuvre with the Raveonettes (who come to the Paradise next Thursday) should be surprised by the idea that, having created something awesome, he's ready to move on to something different.
The Raveonettes change (for a change)
| January 06, 2009
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
Rock and rote
Three decades in, AC/DC’s conservatism pays off
| November 05, 2008
When I first get Joan Baez on the phone, my burning question is what she thinks of the upcoming presidential election.
At 67, Joan Baez is more diamonds than rust
| October 27, 2008
It’s a ridiculous album, sure, but also the most grandiose metal record likely to be released this year.
Nostradamus | Epic
| June 17, 2008
From the first monster-metal riff and warlock scream, it’s pleasantly obvious where Dead Child are headed on their full-length debut.
Attack | Quarterstick/Touch and Go
| April 29, 2008
Portland scene report: June 1, 2007
Twisted Roots have a new album out. We know. The album will be reviewed. Stop e-mailing us.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| May 30, 2007
Does Kate Moss really love Peaches more than she loves cocaine?
Peaches sounds off on sex, education, all-girl bands, and why the '80s were the gayest decade ever
| July 20, 2006
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