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Running in the Family

As a kid, I always knew I had been adopted. It was no big deal, but being adopted meant I had no information about my biological family's medical history, which is a double-edged sword.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 12, 2011
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Making sense of Contrast Eats the Slimey Green

That Two series at the Port City is great for plenty of reasons — including the cheap beer, obviously — but that gig a couple Tuesdays back with Metal Feathers opening for Spouse on the big stage pretty much justifies the whole endeavor.
Metal on metal
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2011
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Top 10 Must-Read Books of 2010

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 notable books that the Phoenix wrote about in 2010.
Writers who showed the way
By JON GARELICK  |  December 24, 2010
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Review: Keith Richards's Life

The title says it all: Life isn't just an autobiography, it's Keith Richards's Guide to Good Living.
Stone spills all — eloquently
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 12, 2010

Rejoice! Race to the bottom soon over

There are only a few more days left in this particularly ridiculous election cycle and, if there is one group of people who worked tirelessly and with true creative elan it would be the opposition research teams. Give these folks a bonus! That much of
The scramble for the undecided vote; quotes of note; the Life of Keith
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 29, 2010
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Midnight ramblers

In rock ’n’ roll, it was possible to live in Harvard Square, be a musician — a local musician — and be able to pay your rent and find restaurants where you could eat and buy food and survive, and feel that there was a sense of . . . future, with hope and
Rock legend Peter Wolf serves dinner and verse to the Phoenix ’s poet .
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 09, 2010


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Interview: Eddie Izzard

"I don't mind that mainstream people go, 'What the hell is this guy on about?' I'd rather be at this end of town."
Dressing as he pleases
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 08, 2010
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2009: The top 10 in pop music

Hmm, lots of women, a few old dudes, and some African banjo (not to be confused with Steve Martin's Hollywood banjo).
Music you need to own
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 25, 2009
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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
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Stones arrive

The Garden was the scene of a historical rock experience last Saturday when the Stones came to Boston. All the past fiascos staged in the hulking home of the Bruins and the Celtics are forgotten.
Jagger as a hero-rapist
By KEN EMERSON AND SHEILA  |  December 04, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Season's bleatings

One of the great things about being in the music industry is that you get to change your name. So why are we hearing records from a guy named Landon Pigg?
Plus unholy names and office shredders
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 02, 2009


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The Big Hurt: Don't look back in anger

"You don't know what you've got till it's gone," Janet Jackson once famously sampled, and how true it is. Only now that Noel Gallagher has left in a firestorm of brotherly acrimony can I truly take stock of my feelings toward Oasis.
The best of times with the worst of bands
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 11, 2009
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Son Volt | American Central Dust

With American Central Dust , Jay Farrar has now accomplished something he was unable to do either during Son Volt's initial run (1995-99) or his evidently aborted solo career (2001-04): released three consecutive albums of undeniable quality.
Rounder (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 17, 2009

Art for art's sake

Apparently, I'm one of those artist-types. Except it's not called "artist" anymore. That term is too, well ... artsy-fartsy. It doesn't adequately convey my critical importance to society.
The creative economy
By AL DIAMON  |  May 01, 2009
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Slideshow: Backstage Pass at PMA

Loving obsessive groupie
A photographic story of music
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 26, 2009

The (other) British invasion


Five great bands from UK blues’ back pages
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 19, 2008


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Rock of ages

What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2008
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Close shave

If it weren’t for his beloved turn as Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Johnny Depp would best be known as the cinematic alter ego of Tim Burton.
Tim Burton’s latest is bloody good
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 18, 2007
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We're all the Hold Steady

When’s the last time you fell so hard for a band you drove 339 miles — alone — to see them?
Fans’ notes on the band that’s sharing joy and changing lives, one gig at a time
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 17, 2007
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Cooking with Joe

Some rock stars travel with personal chefs. Joe Perry brings a grill — a Weber.
Aerosmith’s lead guitarist has grill, will travel
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 04, 2007
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A dose of Dad

Lines upon learning that Keith Richards, though he did snort some of his deceased father’s ashes, did not — as was previously reported — chop them up with cocaine
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 09, 2007


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The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007
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Matter of characters

Two men are on the phone.
In the age of the sound bite, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are reviving the lost art of long-form radio comedy
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 04, 2007
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Laughter from space

A History of Violence was a tense mob movie, but that title could also serve a documentary about Buddy Guy’s guitar attack.
Buddy Guy’s royal blues
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 12, 2006

The Stones

This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
By CAMILLE PAGLIA  |  November 16, 2006

Rolling again

This article originally appeared in the June 17, 1975 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Jagger and company: to the manner reborn
By PETER HERBST  |  November 14, 2006


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Mr. Crafty

When Brett Rosenberg and I meet for an interview in Porter Square, we keep getting distracted by the sight of Al Kooper walking past Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery. Brett Rosenberg, "Absolutely Not" (mp3)
Brett Rosenberg solves a few problems
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 21, 2006
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Missionary man

Parsons’s influence is pervasive, from the Stones to Elvis Costello, Uncle Tupelo, and Wilco.
The country-rock gospel of Gram Parsons
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 03, 2006

Much ado about nothing

Please, spare us all the media-orchestrated hand-wringing about how the Providence Preservation Society has chosen to add the name of our former mayor, the Bud-I, to its Hall of Fame, as one of 50 individuals and groups who made giant strides in preservi
Cianci deserves his Providence Preservation Society recognition
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 03, 2006