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[live review] LCD Soundsystem @ Madison Square Garden

My near obsessive compulsion with Facebook paid off in a big way last Sunday night when I checked my phone before I went to bed...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  April 06, 2011

Dane Cook is funny

There are two things that non-comedians feel the need to tell me when discussing comedy. One is "Bob Saget is filthy." The other is "Dane Cook is not funny."
In defense of the local comedian, who plays TD Garden on New Year's Eve
By STEVE MACONE  |  January 01, 2010

The Rolling Stones | Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert

This live 1969 Madison Square Garden set was released at the band's peak, following Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed , preceding Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street , and recorded a week before the disaster at Altamont.
ABKCO (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  December 11, 2009

The Doors | Live in New York

In 1970, Doors producer Paul Rothchild assembled a tight “live set” out of a bunch of different concert recordings from the band’s 1969/early-1970 shows and Elektra released it as the Absolutely Live LP.
Rhino (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  December 11, 2009

Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
wat list

The Wat Misaka story

He only played three games and scored seven points in the 1947-48 season, but Wataru Misaka's story is netted, slammed, and sealed in NBA history. The 5'7" Japanese-American was the New York Knicks' first-round draft pick and the first non-white basket
Making a rebound
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 07, 2009

Thunder Road

Whether young or old, sick or healthy, celebrities have been dying at a hell of a clip: David Carradine, Farrah, MJ, Karl Malden, Steve McNair, Ed McMahon, Sky Saxon, even Robert McNamara (yet, somehow, Mickey Rooney and Abe Vigoda live).
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  July 17, 2009

Interview: Alan Moore, writer of Watchmen

The winner of several "Best Comics Writer" awards on both sides of the Atlantic, he's best known in America as the author of the DC Comics series Swamp Thing and, of course, Watchmen.
From the Boston Phoenix archives: the watchmaker speaks.
By M. HOWELL  |  March 04, 2009

How weird is Stephon Marbury?

In 1994's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams , author Darcy Frey offers potent evidence that the matchlessly bizarre personality of new Celtic Stephon Marbury dates back at least to early adolescence.
Brace yourselves, Boston, for the Starbury show, starring Stephon Marbury — perhaps the strangest pro-athlete ever to suit up in a New England uniform.
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 04, 2009

Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience

Just as there's no good reason for Joe, Kevin, and Nick Jonas to be swoon-inducing pop-idol heartthrobs.
Uncomfortable all around
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 04, 2009

Word to the mother

As a prepubescent thug, I often complained about the audio rotation on my father's car stereo, which primarily consisted of a steady mix of Moody Blues and books on tape.
Hip-hop moms serve waaay more than dinner
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 28, 2009


An abridged history of the Roots' collabs

Tangled up
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 20, 2009

Back Beat

On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.  
At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks , resurfaces
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  October 22, 2008

Victim, not vixen

Florence Evelyn Nesbit was the most beautiful woman who ever lived.
Sex, death, and the filthy rich
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  July 29, 2008

Political dispatches

Last summer, Chad Stokes (né Urmston) had the ultimate New England jam-band experience.

State Radio approach punk on Year of the Crow

By MATT ASHARE  |  April 15, 2008

Boston music news: January 18, 2008

Notes on Dispatch
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 14, 2008


Cinematic blunders

Led Zeppelin have rarely missed a promotional opportunity, and the occasion of their current reunion is no exception
Getting through The Song Remains the Same
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 04, 2007

Blessed be He

Shalom Auslander’s memoir, Foreskin’s Lament , begins with a hoot of a first chapter, one that’s sure to be quoted on nationwide Jewish e-mail chains.
One Jew’s struggle with God
By IAN SANDS  |  October 01, 2007


This article originally appeared in the August 23, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

His death will change nothing: He had already expanded forever our notion of what was possible

By KIT RACHLIS  |  August 20, 2007

And it Stones me

Hey, someone’s got to keep the flame alive.
Everybody get UltraViolent at the Deering Grange
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 02, 2007

New kids on the rock

Back on June 20, three tour buses were lined up like impregnable traveling fortresses behind the House of Blues in Cleveland.
The Click Five struggle with the new world disorder
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  June 29, 2007


Before and after the Riot

When Sly Stone sang “Listen to the voices,” who could have known that, in just three years, voices of an entirely different sort would take him over?
Sly Stone’s lost utopia
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 12, 2007

True believer

Dispatch aren’t even supposed to be a band anymore.
Dispatch reunite for a good cause
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 04, 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

What’s the story?

‘Liam Gallagher should have stayed in England,’ opined Newsday after a show on Long Island.
Sorting through the ruins of Oasis
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 06, 2007

A hero in the works

This article originally appeared in the December 16, 1980 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By KIT RACHLIS  |  November 15, 2006

Ken Norton: A victim of tradition

This article originally appeared in the October 5, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Ali won, but his challenger didn’t lose
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  November 14, 2006

Flashbacks: July 28, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITIORIAL  |  July 26, 2006

Loose Ends

It’s four in the morning and raining. I’m 27 today, feeling old, listening to my records, and remembering that things were different a decade ago.
Growing young with rock and roll
By JON LANDAU  |  May 19, 2006

Sympathy for the semi-colon

Because it’s also a conceptual art piece, Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! , which documents a concert the Beastie Boys played in Madison Square Garden, can be watched by people who have no use for concert videos.
Adam Yauch discusses Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  March 30, 2006