Liz Phair

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Girls talk

There's only one thing more dangerous than being an ambitious, attractive twentysomething female stumbling through the publishing industry, attempting to secure quantifiable career success and, also, a fantastic boyfriend: the impulse to write about it.
Sloane Crosley and Emily Gould tell all
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 18, 2010

Plain talk

Jesse Sheidlower, an editor-at-large of the Oxford English Dictionary , an expert in slang, and the author of The F-Word , can't stop talking about fuck.
Jesse Sheidlower gives the f-word its due
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  September 18, 2009

Photos: 30 years of WFNX music

Notable photos from WFNX's 30-year history
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  December 04, 2008

Record reviewers

The problem with these “play your most revered album in full” shows that everyone from Public Enemy to Liz Phair is doing lately is that the correct answer is not always a no-brainer.  
Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr, and Built to Spill at the Orpheum, September 27, 2008
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 01, 2008

Onward, Upward, Awkward

Things were never comfortable for Liz Phair, so it just wouldn’t have been cool if she and her band had managed to pull off the breezy non-nonchalance of her ’93 monolith Exile in Guyville without a hitch.
Liz Phair at the Paradise Rock Club, August 29, 2008
By MATT PARISH  |  September 02, 2008

Photos: Liz Phair, Exile in Boston (2008)

August 29, 2008 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA 
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  August 31, 2008


The shores of cool

I’d love to get all swept up in the hullabaloo surrounding Liz Phair’s 1993, now seminal, now reissued  Exile in Guyville , I really would.
Interview: Liz Phair paddles back to Guyville
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 26, 2008

Tuesday Ticket Alert: Street Dogs, Farm Aid, Alanis, Jamie Lidell, Liz Phair does Guyville

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By Carly Carioli  |  July 22, 2008

Liz Phair

Phair's sexual candor remains more refreshing than her petulant studio-buffed paeans to milkshakes, stolen boyfriends, self-inflicted starvation, and spray tans.
Exile In Guyville – 15th Anniversary Reissue | ATO
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  July 08, 2008

Electronic spin

Drake has posted a free download-only covers EP.

Jason Drakes stakes his own claim

By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  January 28, 2008

Subversive chanteuse

McKay is an odd duck — a true musical eccentric.
Nellie McKay, Paradise Rock Club, October 2, 2007
By MATT AHSARE  |  October 08, 2007


Nancy Drew: Music from the Motion Picture

What do Ned Nickerson and the Nancy Drew soundtrack have in common? Neither gets in Nancy’s way.
Nancy Drew: Music from the Motion Picture | Bulletproof
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 13, 2007

Pride of the Irish

I have a short addendum to  Mike Miliard’s excellent piece on current trends in the Irish and Irish-American communities of Boston .
Boston Phoenix Letters: March 30, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 28, 2007

Making a connection

He has a fan club and an MBA, which might not make all that much sense.
Phil Ayoub follows his Heart
By BOB GULLA  |  March 07, 2007

Proud to be loud

So what would prompt a person to fly to Chicago for a long weekend only to stand around at a music festival whose headliners were on the level of the unpronounceable !!!, the Steve Albini/Bob Weston noise machine Shellac, and Arizona Giant Sand mates Cal
Inside Touch and Go’s indie empire
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 20, 2006

Back to the garage

In a perfect world, it would have been Little Steven Van Zandt’s channel, rather than Howard Stern’s, that prompted hundreds of thousands to sign up for Sirius satellite radio.
Little Steven and the Mooney Suzuki
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 12, 2006



I can’t quite put my finger on what it is about this debut from Canadian singer-songwriter Tam Isabel Pardo, but I can’t stop listening to it.
Tam | Ecstatic Peace
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 08, 2006

Tuned out

Disney’s tweenpop smash is now the fastest selling TV movie on DVD, ever. Here’s five reasons not to hate the most disgusting show on television.
A guide to surviving High School Musical
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 02, 2006

Wicked games

There was a time, not that long ago, when the two-or-three-day rock-festival experience was reserved for the Brits.
Hanging with Giant Drag at Coachella
By JEFF MILLER  |  May 12, 2006

Behind the music

An excerpt from Everything I’m Cracked Up to Be : A Rock & Roll Fairy Tale
By JEN TRYNIN  |  February 09, 2006

Evan Dando and the Mooney Suzuki

Evan Dando is probably still trying to live down the last tour that brought him to town.
Only as old as they feel
By BRETT MILANO  |  January 24, 2006