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Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza 2011

Traditionally, china is the gift of choice for a 20th anniversary. But considering that Lollapalooza debuted in 1991 with a lineup that featured Jane's Addiction,...
By Jared Dionne  |  August 14, 2011

Photos: Foo Fighters + Foster the People + Muse + more at Lollapalooza 2011

Surveillance footage from three days packed with solid sets -- and even a few mind-blowing ones.
Scenes from the 20th annual Lollapalooza festival | August 5-7, 2011
By JARED DIONNE  |  August 12, 2011

Bringing it all back home

"Pull around back, head up the fire escape and knock twice, someone will let you in."
In the studio — a former pasta sauce factory in Central Falls — with the Low Anthem
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 26, 2010

Salinger’s eternal cone of silence

With the death of J.D. Salinger, nearly every obituary featured some quote or reference to his American masterpiece, The Catcher In the Rye , and rightly so. If you don't know the name Holden Caulfield, you don't know ding about literature.
The death of a genius; rocking for Nicole; the General Assembly goes transparent
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 05, 2010

Live at the Avon

Catching up with the Low Anthem and more
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 16, 2009

Which way the wind blows

The venting of wind-power skeptics in the Phoenix piece “ Why wind power blows ” really misses a major point: global warming. When we finally get down to grappling with dangerous climate disruption, all forms of non-carbon emitting power will rise.
Letters to the Boston editor, August 28, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 28, 2009

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The music man

Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 07, 2009

The other river rave

When heads deserted the Chinatown-warehouse rave scene in the late '90s, the house loyalists from Soul Clap and Marz Entertainment were still cracking glow sticks.
Soul Clap and Marz bring life to the banks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 19, 2009

Revival of the fittest

While we all snoozed on eggnog during the 2007 holidays, Jeff Prystowsky and the rest of the Low Anthem were shacked up in a rickety old house on Block Island, a deserted little hamlet full of empty summer cottages off the coast of Rhode Island.
The deep, dark Americana of the Low Anthem
By MATT PARISH  |  June 12, 2009

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

Mob rules

Bang Camaro gang up for round II
Bang Camaro gang up for round II
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  November 10, 2008


Photos: Lollapalooza 2008

Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, and more

Chinese democracy

With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 06, 2008


Eli “Paperboy” Reed seems dubious about my following him for a few hours before and after his five o’clock Lollapalooza show in Chicago’s Grant Park last Sunday.
Eli Reed says he’s better than Otis
By DEVIN KING  |  August 05, 2008

A team effort

Yes, the name sounds familiar and no, they don’t play Hawaiian music.
Everyone’s gonna find out about Hello Mahalo
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 23, 2008

We are Devo

It’s been almost three decades since five guys in baggy yellow industrial clean-up suits sporting the letters D, E, V, and O took the Paradise stage, jerking about like robots, playing clipped, caustic art punk.
The return of Akron’s finest
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 17, 2008


Rock relaunched

Jeff Robbins is something of a rock star — just not the kind who plays Super Bowl halftime shows or collects Grammys.
Orbit resume their aborted mission
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 02, 2008

Walking the line

Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
By BOB GULLA  |  May 28, 2008

Online cameraderie

It was a photo of six tan friends — lounging around a table littered with bottles and cups on a shady deck, apparently enjoying vodka and lemonade — that spurred Matt Prepost to action in January.
Photo net gain
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  March 05, 2008

Craig’s list

It’s hard for me in almost every moment not be aware of how good things are for us.

By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 17, 2007

We're all the Hold Steady

When’s the last time you fell so hard for a band you drove 339 miles — alone — to see them?
Fans’ notes on the band that’s sharing joy and changing lives, one gig at a time
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 17, 2007


Journey into hell

Fuck you, Nature.
Welcome to the woods: no shelter, no toilets —  just angry fauna, torrential hailstorms, and me
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 09, 2007

Do you remember alt-rock radio?

For the first half-hour of their set last night at Avalon, Gomez failed to bring a song in under the five-minute mark. Which wasn’t such a bad thing.
Gomez, Avalon, March 6, 2007
By ANDREW FIRESTONE  |  March 09, 2007

Cold War Kids

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking you’ve heard these guys somewhere before.
Robbers and Cowards | Downtown
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 09, 2007

Just the facts

I’m writing about your article “ Pardon Us .”
Letters to the Boston editor: November 17, 2006
By LETTERS  |  November 15, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 33

Lollapalooza 1995 | Tweeter Center | July 25, 1995
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 26, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 34

The Grateful Dead + The Patti Smith Group | University of Massachusetts Alumni Stadium | May 12, 1979
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 32

Sinéad O’Connor | Paradise Rock Club | March 31, 1988
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 3

The Rolling Stones | Boston Garden | July 18, 1972
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 4

Lollapalooza 1992 | Great Woods | August 7, 1992
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006