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Peter Wolf | Midnight Souvenirs

This Boston music legend’s metamorphosis from party animal to monster songwriter became complete with his previous solo album.
Verve/UME (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 02, 2010

Reeling in the years

Call John Pizzarelli a mensch — he's smart, chatty, and a hot ticket. Hell of a guitarist, too.
John Pizzarelli keeps jazz moving on
By JIM MACNIE  |  February 26, 2010

Dethklok: Even Better Than The Real Thing

Heavy metal’s primary contradiction: given a fanbase that is often concerned with detecting what is and isn't "real" metal, so much of what constitutes "real" "metal" is made up of 100-percent pure fantasy.
With Mastodon, Converge, and High on Fire, live at the House of Blues, October 28, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 30, 2009

Review: It Might Get Loud

Some guitar teachers will tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to play the guitar. But Davis Guggenheim’s rousing new documentary, It Might Get Loud, reminds us that that’s not true at all.
Davis Guggenheim films his essay on the electric guitar
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 28, 2009

Campaign lies

It’s impressive that your editorial in favor of the national popular vote did not even hint at any possible downside.
Letters to the Boston editor, August 1, 2008

Dancing queens

Speaking as someone who's always wondered what would've happened if Madonna had stayed in crappy punk bands and never graduated to pop, I always cheer when she picks up a guitar. Slideshow: Madonna at TD Banknorth Garden, July 6, 2006  
Madonna at the Garden
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  July 13, 2006


Boston music news, March 10, 2006

Brooklyn-by-way-of-Shutesbury electro-rock trio Mobius have just got the opening gig on the Editors/Stellastarr* spring tour, though they’ve yet to be confirmed for the March 20 stop at the Roxy.
Notes on Mobius and Township
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  March 08, 2006

Bundles of Bolan

If news of the Arctic Monkeys’ recent British chart triumph reached Marc Bolan, chances are he was smiling.
Rhino reissues T. Rex
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 14, 2006

Portland scene report, February 10, 2006

Matt Robbins loses his (Gold) Top; Jdwalker poised for tour; Hi-Fivin' White Guys' new EP
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 09, 2006

Portland music news, January 13, 2006

Gateway Mastering girds for Grammys; Jon Nolan recognized; 2nd Annual New England Punk, Goth, and Metal Fest
By Sibilance Staff  |  January 12, 2006