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Massachusetts: You might be living in a red state if
Scott Brown’s Senatorial victory is merely the latest sign that red tides are creeping upon our once-progressive Commonwealth. Don’t believe us? Consider that Kenny Chesney sells out Gillette Stadium every summer, and, of course, that wealthy Republican
31 signs that Scott Brown’s victory is changing the face of the commonwealth for the worse
| January 22, 2010
Free and easy
With a beach season approaching in which most people will be squeezing quarters till the eagles fart, it's fair enough to ask aloud, "Is this going to be the worst summer ever ?"
10 cash-free ways to make summer not suck
| June 12, 2009
Study shows country music is still just awful
You know what I haven't done in a while, for plenty of very good reasons? Listened to the whole cotton-pickin' Billboard Hot Country chart! Yee-haw!
| February 10, 2009
Backed the f*** up
I wasn’t the only one held back from “Rock the Bells” by fleets of ugly persons driving Chevy Avalanches.
‘Rock The Bells’ 2008
| July 30, 2008
Please release me
If you were looking for important, well-reported, or even marginally interesting music news, you probably wouldn’t be reading my column.
The Big Hurt: The week in awful press releases
| June 24, 2008
Willie Nelson: Moment of Forever
Nelson turns 75 in April, but this disc sounds fresh and timeless next to other recent albums from Nashville’s Music Row.
| February 26, 2008
Chesney has built his sizeable country empire on selling Jimmy Buffett–like beach fantasies with guitar-fueled mid-tempo frat rock.
Just Who I Am: Poets and Pirates | Sony
| December 03, 2007
Crossword: ''The Dr. is in''
Can't forget about him.
| August 22, 2007
Crossword: 'Cutting corners'
More themeless magic, baby!
| November 15, 2006
What will be this year's songs of summer? Here are the top contenders. LISTEN: Nelly Furtado, "Maneater" | Keane, "Is It Any Wonder?"
Your soundtrack to summer
| June 07, 2006
They have MySpace in heaven, right?
A few Thursdays ago, Larry Dobie left his daughter, äRRiel, a message on her MySpace page.
Inevitably, the social-networking site has become a virtual graveyard
| March 28, 2006
When I’m looking for a true story, with a toe-tapping score, a plot, characters, conflict, and — sometimes — resolution, all set to music, I’m looking for one thing: country.
The search for a country music scene
| February 24, 2006
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