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Robyn at the House of Blues

Robyn at the House of Blues

Swedish singer Robyn hit it big in the US in 1997 with the sweet teenage pop of "Show Me Love." Then, after a decade in...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

The Big Hurt: Brand new Dio; same old Yoko; auguries of Creed

In the process of writing last week's column about hidden Satanic messages in pop music, I listened to a bunch of shit backward and discovered that the track "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga is much, much better that way.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 15, 2009

Riot act

Girl Talk plays a little bit of everything
Girl Talk plays a little bit of everything
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  November 10, 2008

Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007


“It smells like a middle-school dance,” said username andysad at the LemmingTrail message-board holiday party at Great Scott last Friday.
The LemmingTrail holiday party, Great Scott, December 22, 2006
By WILL SPITZ  |  December 29, 2006


Pharrell's greatest hits

From Wreckx-N-Effect to Fam-Lay
Fourteen years of rumpshaking beats
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  August 22, 2006

Soul clapping

Boston’s Next Generation Productions is on its way to becoming the premier party promoters on the circuit.
Next Generation is making moves, plus Letia Larok
By DAVID DAY  |  July 11, 2006