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Photos: Leonard Cohen at the Wang Center

Leonard Cohen performs at the Wang Center on December 15, 2012.

By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 21, 2012
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Bipolar Babies: Leonard Cohen and Rod Stewart in misery and delight

"Every night and every morn," wrote William Blake one afternoon in 1803, "some to misery are born."
GIFT GUIDE 2012
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 07, 2012
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Women get a fair shake on screen from the American directors Alexander Payne, in "The Descendants," and Whit Stillman, in "Damsels in Distress." But to...
By Peter Keough  |  September 13, 2011
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Love's life

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

You're a cocky film-school grad with a drawer full of socko screenplays and Hollywood ambitions. But it's all California dreamin', as you're shivering in New England, cutting public-service announcements and digitizing educational videos, your only brush
Robert Altman's movie life
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 11, 2009
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Slow hand

In his Village Voice review of Jeremy Udden’s Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent), Jim Macnie recalled how a friend of his tried to file it as “jazz for Wilco fans.” As Macnie explained, that’s not the whole story with Udden or Plainville , but it’s
Jeremy Udden’s rocky jazz path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2009
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Slow hand

In his Village Voice review of Jeremy Udden’s Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent), Jim Macnie recalled how a friend of his tried to file it as “jazz for Wilco fans.” As Macnie explained, that’s not the whole story with Udden or Plainville , but it’s
Jeremy Udden’s rocky jazz path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2009
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The Black Heart Procession | Six

Formed in sunny San Diego, the Black Heart Procession write the kind of gloomy, downcast dirges you'd expect from less hospitable climates.
Temporary Residence (2009)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  October 09, 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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Young folk

The long-beating heart of Boston's folk scene may be Club Passim — and the Cantab its liver — but its bloodstream runs all through town. I don't know that much about the circulatory system, so we'll nix this metaphor in just a bit, but suffice to say, a
Lonesome Vince presents the Grand Ole Hoot
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 04, 2009
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Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009
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Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009
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PJ Harvey wants your fucking ass

PJ Harvey's two albums with John Parish are not her best work. (Go ahead and argue it, if you like.) The first, Dance Hall At Louse Point , was a surprise departure from her game-changing To Bring You My Love , an album that sold far less than Madonna
PJ Harvey + John Parish | House of Blues, Boston | June 6, 2009
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 12, 2009
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Leonard Cohen at the Wang Theatre

Leonard Cohen at the Wang Theatre
No way to say goodbye
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 05, 2009


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Slideshow: Leonard Cohen at the Wang Theatre

Leonard Cohen stops at the Wang on his World Tour 
Leonard Cohen live at the Wang Theatre, May 29, 2009
By ERIC ANTONIOU  |  June 05, 2009
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Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band | Outer South

"That's the thing about charisma," sings Conor Oberst in a song on his new, non–Bright Eyes release, Outer South. "It makes everyone believe."
Merge (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 12, 2009
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Westward ho!

Forgot those rabid right-wingers with their hateful teabags — Coachella had the range, and the machinery for change, and the spiritual thirst. Oh and Leonard Cohen.
The Phoenix survives Coachella
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 01, 2009
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Interview: Zack Snyder

"Every movie I've made, starting with Dawn of the Dead, has been, like, death threats."
Zack Snyder is a cheerful dude who's mounting one of the most perilous assaults on pop culture.
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 03, 2009


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Madeleine Peyroux | Bare Bones

You could say that Peyroux's third album for Rounder in five years is just more of the same.
Rounder (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  March 03, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Cohen back on stage, Dee back in Heaven, Kelly back on the market

Rascal Flatts are coming out with a sixth album, and I still haven't caught up with the previous five!
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2009
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The Big Hurt: The YouTube anime mystery

YouTube is now so shockingly complete in its catalogue of illegally uploaded music that it's like a cheap jukebox that plays every song, ever.
What the hell is wrong with the Internet? Thorpe utterly fails to investigate . . .
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 01, 2008
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Hoot and challah(1)

Watching Berman on stage, you couldn’t be sure. Is he into it? Does he like this?
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By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 08, 2008
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I think I’m gonna throw down

Wanna get in on the music-licensing boom? Be smart like the Motion Sick.
The Motion Sick make us feel all woozy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 19, 2008


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Over and out for Opie

Jim "Opie" Hummel has been among the handful of local wild and crazy reporters who consistently come up with solid, aggressively pursued, and flashy stories.
Newsman takes a walk rather than embrace tabloid lexicon
By PHILIPPE + JORGE  |  August 06, 2008
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Smart women, tough choices

Welcome back to the director’s chair, Tina Packer.
All’s Well in Lenox, Going to St. Ives via Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 22, 2008
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Walk ’n’ roll

You know how in those Disney movies all the woodland creatures suddenly come out to sing along? It was like that.
Ambling bands go on a field trip
By MATT PARISH  |  June 24, 2008
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Zedek’s æsthetic

Thalia Zedek is hunched over a pint at the Cambridge Brewing Company, looking a bit like a grizzled veteran of some sort of mythical rock-and-roll war.

Thalia continues to move beyond Come


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 29, 2008