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46 Years of Phoenix Covers

We look back at some of our greatest hits.
A trip through the Phoenix cover archives
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 14, 2012
Mary Lou Lord: Kurt Cobain didn't smell like Teen Spirit

Mary Lou Lord: Kurt Cobain didn't smell like Teen Spirit

Photo by Mary Lou Lord, via Facebook.How does MARY LOU LORD know what KURT COBAIN smelled like? If you're asking that question, you're obviously not...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 21, 2011

Amy Winehouse, 1983–2011

While we all await the inevitable "Last Days of Amy Winehouse" report from Rolling Stone , let's take a breather and remember the voice. It was slow, smoky, insinuating, sweet-and-sour, and seemed to conjure a handful of jazz-and-soul divas in a sylla
In Memoriam
By JON GARELICK  |  July 29, 2011
Thurston Moore's blog is a fun time

Thurston Moore's blog is a fun time

Belated recognition department: Thurston Moore has rejoined the blogosphere. (via The Fader)Highlights include wild youtubage of Northampton record-store noise gigs, wayback reminiscing about Sid Vicious,...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 22, 2011

Love's life

Courtney and Hole stake their claim
Courtney and Hole stake their claim
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 02, 2010



It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010

Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan

In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
By BILL FLANAGAN  |  February 05, 2010

Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
 Zeroes from the Aughts
By LASER ORGY  |  January 15, 2010

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

Nirvana | Live at Reading and Bleach

Here in the Internet Age, we tend to think that we made possible the overnight transformation from blog-buzz baby to arena-rock idol.
DGC/Sub Pop (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 06, 2009


Tropicália storm

When Sérgio Dias takes to the Somerville Theatre stage this Sunday with the current incarnation of Os Mutantes, it's a safe bet he'll be beaming with gratitude. "I'm riding the same wave," he says of his band's legendary Brazilian albums, "but this time
The long awaited return of Os Mutantes
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 02, 2009

Politics on the ground

Convention , the opening-night feature at the fifth annual Camden International Film Festival, is a logistical triumph that chronicles a logistical triumph. AJ Schnack, the director of the Kurt Cobain documentary About a Son, organized a group of nine
AJ Schnack opens the Camden International Film Festival with Convention
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 25, 2009

Glorious bastards

Few bands could serve as a better case study on the influence of Internet hype on mainstream media and popular acceptance than Deerhunter. Before the band "broke" in early 2007, to a glowing Pitchfork review of their album Cryptograms , the Atlanta fo
Deerhunter's path from divisive buzz band to indie royalty
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 04, 2009

Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait

"Not many people may know of my films, but I think they may have more legs than, like, a Kate Hudson movie."
Bobcat unleashes another not-so-funny comedy
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 04, 2009

Crossword: ''Hidden strength''

Yes, we can solve this puzzle
By MATT JONES  |  November 26, 2008


Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 19, 2008

Rock and rote

Three decades in, AC/DC’s conservatism pays off
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 05, 2008

Interview: Amanda Palmer

So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008

Slideshow: Boston's drag kings

Drag kings are all over the place in Boston.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 09, 2008

Socks appeal

Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 09, 2008


Beyond therapy

This is the stoner comedy that might make people take adolescence — and getting stoned — seriously again.
The Wackness looks back in languor
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2008

Kurt Cobains ashes stolen!

Someone stole Kurt Cobains ashes from Courtney Loves house! Then again, this is Courtney. She may have just lost them and doesn't want to admit...
By Charlie  |  June 03, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008

The Big Hurt: Jammin’ with Nordstrom

“I am stoked to collaborate with Nordstrom,” said Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz in a recent press release.
Living guy sells out; dead guy sells out; living guys die
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 01, 2008

Obama outside the Boom

A year ago, when I saw Obama speak on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire, he did not sound the way he does now.
The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 05, 2008


Voices carry

Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 05, 2008

Grimace and nod

A four-film series at SPACE Gallery highlights just the sort of cinematic and stylistically ambitious documentaries the Oscars annually ignore.
SPACE Gallery highlights 2007’s overlooked documentaries
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 09, 2008

Scene and heard

Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007

Unpopularity contest

I’d like to commend David S. Bernstein for pointing out that the mayor could have many promising challengers.
Letters to the Boston editor: December 21, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 19, 2007