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The Big Hurt: Bieber Silences Youth, Kings of Leon Sell Out

I hadn't originally planned a press-release review for this week, but some PR blasts require immediate attention.
The week's best press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 22, 2011

Coachella builds a sweaty buzz over three days in the California desert

Coachella builds a sweaty buzz over three days in the California desert
Tough acts to follow
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  April 22, 2011

Review: Cold War Kids | Mine Is Yours

A lot of people are going to hate this album, but not everyone.
Interscope (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  January 28, 2011

WFNX's top 101 songs in 2010

WFNX listeners voted online at  for six weeks to create this list of 2010's best songs.
WFNX's most popular songs in 2010
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 07, 2011

Theodore Treehouse are Closest to the Sun

Bryan Bruchman and Dylan Martin and Ian Paige and everyone else who's been raving about Theodore Treehouse's live set over the past year were completely and totally right.
Burn, baby, burn
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 04, 2010

Kings of Leon | Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon seem to have hit their stride on their fifth studio album — but it's more of a stroll, and they're not heading anywhere particularly new.
RCA (2010)
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 15, 2010

The Big Hurt: Alternative rock songs

I got up this morning filled with a furious hatred of alt-rock — I was tossing and turning half the night with Third Eye Blind's "Semicharmed Life" stuck in my head, a torment I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
Who Charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 08, 2010

The Walkmen refuse to break stride

"My lord, where's the satisfaction? It's all uphill for me," croons Hamilton Leithauser in "Victory," a standout track from the Walkmen's new Lisbon (Fat Possum), and a perfect example of the sort of musty and swelling anthems the New York band — who c
Slow and steady
By MICHAEL GRIMES  |  October 01, 2010
Kings Of Leon – Radioactive [Video]

Kings Of Leon – Radioactive [Video]

By Paul Driscoll  |  September 27, 2010

Blog: Kings of Leon behind the scenes of “Radioactive” [VIDEO]

 We take a look behind the scenes of Kings of Leon's new song "Radioactive".    
By MorningIntern  |  September 08, 2010

The Big Hurt: Kings of Leon pooped

It's been a pretty lively year for pop music, but haven't you felt that the ultimate jam of 2010 was still elusive? Well, it's finally revealed itself: if you listen to one track this year, make it SOULJA BOY 's "Anime."
Plus ultimate 2010 jam revealed, Joe Perry wrecked, and Neil Young unplayable
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 06, 2010


Tom Jones | Praise and Blame

Is it possible that Tom Jones, at age 70, is only now using everything he's got to his best advantage?
Lost Highway (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 30, 2010

Into the weird

No, it's not your imagination: things are getting smaller. Or at least, it seems that way in the funhouse-mirror world of modern music, where the semi-demise of the major-label factory has colluded with the anti-star obsession of the underground to pro
Welcome to our many small worlds
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 05, 2010

Friartown, redux

Phillipe and Jorge have always had a problem with Providence College basketball’s advertising campaign, which refers to the area as “Friartown” in a delusional suggestion that the squad has support throughout the local community.
PC players foul out. Plus, helping Johnny Mac, a Supreme shift, and ‘Monbo Time’
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2010

Flanagan’s empire

Once a staple of the pages of The NewPaper (original incarnation of The Providence Phoenix ), Warwick-born Bill Flanagan went on to become a prominent rock journalist whose credits include U2: At the End of the World , the definitive portrait of on
Native son Bill Flanagan — novelist and MTV executive — dissusses big books, musical longevity, Irish Catholicism, and behind the music.
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  February 05, 2010

VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009

By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009

White Denim | Fits

Even more than on last year’s auspicious digital-only Exposion , Austin’s White Denim stomp down the fine line between fertile versatility and iffy uncertainty. More often than not on Fits , this works out awesome.
Downtown (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 23, 2009
Fletcher's six essential songs of 2009 (October edition)

Fletcher's six essential songs of 2009 (October edition)

As STUFF's official music consultant, I've been telling you what "essential" songs you should obtain (legally of course) so that by the end of the...
By Fletcher  |  October 19, 2009

The Big Hurt: Checking the Billboard Hot 100

As usual, I won't be able to make it through the full 100, but seven is just as good, right?
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 28, 2009

Best Music Poll 2009: Anything goes

The underground: saved, salvaged, or savaged?
The underground: saved, salvaged, or savaged?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 31, 2009

Interview: Sarah Rainone

Sarah Rainone on growing up in Cranston and getting in touch with her inner author.
Welcome to Galestown, RI
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  May 22, 2009

Slideshow: Kings of Leon at Agganis Arena

Kings of Leon, live at Agganis Arena
Kings of Leon live at Agganis Arena, April 18, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  April 24, 2009

The Big Hurt: Who charted?

In order to serve you better, I'll be taking an occasional look at the charts and giving a brief rundown of the week in pop.
Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 12, 2009

Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008

Going on sale: September 12, 2008

Chinese Stars, Kings of Leon, Diamond Mines, Tsu Shi Ma Me Re, Ani DiFranco and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  September 10, 2008

Fletcher Interviews Caleb...

from the Kings of Leon. This is from August of last year.
By Charlie  |  February 03, 2008

Packin' 'em in on Lansdowne Street

Whoever told you that the post-punk revival is on the wane was wrong.
Best Music Poll Party, Lansdowne Street, June 6, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 12, 2007

Out with the book tour?

Powell’s Books is trying out an alternative to the traditional author’s book-reading event to promote a new release.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 06, 2007


“We just wanted a name that had power,” says co-founder Michael Gerner in Rolling Stone.
Vietnam | Kemado
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  January 29, 2007