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Kin - Crowell and Karr

Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell | Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Kin is a finely crafted country ode to home and family from a couple of writers who know the territory.
Vanguard (2012)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  June 08, 2012

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009

United we stand

With the local AFL-CIO elections coming up, Phillipe and Jorge would like to make a rare union endorsement by saying that nothing would please us more than to have George Nee, current secretary-treasurer of the organization, win his bid to take over depa
A 'vote' for George Nee. Plus, euphemisms, bad sports, and the bucket
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 28, 2009

Vampires want more than just blood

In these trying times, we've shunned wizards for vampires
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 30, 2008

2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

Year in Jazz: Playing for keeps

By JON GARELICK  |  December 22, 2008


Jolie Holland | The Living And The Dead

Holland doesn’t really need the added rock-band muscle; she’d be worth hearing accompanied only by the tap of her own toe.  
Anti- (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 08, 2008

Going on sale: August 8, 2008

The Who, Panic at the Disco, TV on the Radio, Cheech + Chong, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  August 05, 2008

Split personality

Jenny Scheinman is such an unassuming, modest musician that it’s easy to underestimate the radicalness of her two new CDs, Jenny Scheinman and Crossing the Field .
Jenny Scheinman gets herself together
By JON GARELICK  |  June 02, 2008

Going on sale: April 25, 2008

Feist, Rooney, the Black Angels, and more.

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade

By GOING ON SALE  |  April 24, 2008

Darien Brahms + American Music Club

Not to diminish where she is right now, but Darien Brahms would make one hell of a novelty dive-bar act in 20 years.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, April 21, 2008
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 23, 2008


Rockin’ ’n’ writin’

Fall River artiste Don Hammontree has done his share of recording, with a couple of solo discs out since debuting in 2003.
Don Hammontree’s Baptized in Formaldehyde
By BOB GULLA  |  April 10, 2008

Always a bridesmaid

Asking for Flowers is the slickest album yet from Kathleen Edwards — the Canadian alt-country songwriter frequently heralded as the next Lucinda Williams — and her most raw.
But Kathleen Edwards steps forward on her third album
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 19, 2008

O, Canada!

You’d be forgiven for assuming that nothing’s been going on in Canada for the last few years beyond the interconnected shenanigans of that country’s indie-rock elite.
Cowboy Junkies, k.d. lang, and Kathleen Edwards are not hockey pucks
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2008

Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

This packed two-disc set gathers all the usual suspects and more for a Tipitina’s Foundation project to rebuild Domino’s Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans.
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 22, 2007

Putumayo Presents Americana

Most of what you’ll find here is about as appealing as the disc’s candy-colored cover, which has got to be in the running for one of the ugliest of the year.
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  September 18, 2007


Revving it up

The Wrong Reasons have mustered a gallant comeback, and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
The Wrong Reasons tough it out; plus, Machines with Magnets
By BOB GULLA  |  September 04, 2007

Anat, Elvis, and Jenny

In the wake of a single solo album on her own label in 2005, Anat Cohen is suddenly everywhere.
Looking ahead to Newport Jazz and Folk, and to Jenny Scheinman
By JON GARELICK  |  July 30, 2007

Long Journeyman

Willie Nile may not be a household name, even among serious musos.
Willie Nile, Club Passim, June 22, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 25, 2007

New Orleans notes

This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
By JON GARELICK  |  May 08, 2007

Not quite phenomenal

Fans of deep-roots blues and soul are always looking for new heroes and heroines.
Ruthie Foster, Johnny D's, March 28, 2007
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 03, 2007


Still going strong

“It’s not that often that a 54-year-old woman achieves her greatest success,’’ said Lucinda Williams from the Orpheum stage last Saturday.
Lucinda Williams, Orpheum Theatre, March 24, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 27, 2007

Crash course

To move up in the world of music, one key is what you know; the other is whom you know.
Cindy Bullens gets down to business at USM
By LISA CRAIG  |  February 21, 2007

Boston music news: February 23, 2007

“The band started out as a kind of a lark,” says Ry Cavanaugh, singer/guitarist/ringleader of Session Americana.
Notes on Session Americana and Dispatch's "Zimbabwe Sessions"
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 20, 2007

Having more fun

By the time Car Wheels on a Gravel Road came out, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and Tom Petty had all recorded Williams’s songs.
Lucinda Williams goes West
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 13, 2007

Ruthie Foster

Usually when an artist does a makeover on his or her music, the results are disastrous, but this 42-year-old Texas singer-songwriter is an exception.
The Phenomenal | Blue Corn
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 06, 2007


Norah Jones

No, Norah Jones hasn’t turned into Lucinda Williams.
Not Too Late | Blue Note
By JON GARELICK  |  February 06, 2007

Going on sale: February 2, 2007

Decemberists, Kaiser Chiefs, Killers, Martin Sexton, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  February 01, 2007

Pretty doesn’t mean wallpaper

Everybody knows that a bass player in a band is supposed to be the quiet one. Temper, "Wee Regret" (mp3)
Pete Sutton holds onto his Temper
By BRETT MILANO  |  January 30, 2007

Indie springs forward

For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007