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Claire Boucher makes Grimes her thing

If you want to make music — I mean, if you really want to make music — there are several steps.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 23, 2012

Why I am leaving Facebook

By the time you read this, I'll already be gone.
New beginnings
By DAN MACLEOD  |  December 31, 2010

Two great flavors

"When I said that I wanted to use 'What We Do' as a single," Freeway explains, "people said it couldn't happen because it didn't have a hook. You know how the rest of that one goes."
Freeway and Jake One team up to lay it down
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 19, 2010

Present laughter

Director Brian McEleney returns to Trinity Repertory Company for a raucous Twelfth Night that hums with energy, drollery, and a makeshift score that meshes Shakespearean ditty with such seasonal fripperies as "Auld Lang Syne" and the Mariah Carey hit
Trinity throws a Twelfth Night party
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 12, 2010

Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan

In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
By BILL FLANAGAN  |  February 05, 2010

The Big Hurt: Everybody hurting

The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
Warning: Scorpions content
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 05, 2010


Photos: Mariah Carey at the Wang Theatre

Photos of Mariah Carey on her 2010 world tour
Mariah Carey, live at the Citi Wang Theatre, January 31, 2010
By LUCY SHERMAN  |  February 05, 2010
Mariah Carey at the Wang

Mariah Carey at the Wang

In a career spanning more than two decades, multi-platinum superstar Mariah Carey has proved herself to be both a far-ranging talent and an unpredictable, bat-shit...
By webteam  |  January 27, 2010


Purple's prose makes for wrenching melodrama
Purple's prose makes for wrenching melodrama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 20, 2009

Interview: Gabourey Sidibe

"While reading the book, I realized that I knew this girl in so many different people. Not just girls but boys, and not just black people but white and Asian and Indian."
A hidden gem discovered in Harlem
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 20, 2009

Brokeback Jeter

The game was over, and fans were leaving Fenway.
 Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 30, 2009


October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009

The dark knight

By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
By IAN SANDS  |  July 10, 2009

Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity

Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 06, 2009

Painfully sweet

Ask the same boring question enough times to enough people and you’ll get a not-so-boring answer.
The Toothaches are a gas
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 02, 2008

Lavigne squeaks; Winehouse freaks; Oasis leaks

Courtney Love and Avril Lavigne both have laryngitis this week. Explain that, Richard Dawkins.
The Big Hurt: music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 12, 2008


Dance, Monkey: Robert Schimmel

What would really be great would be if, at the end of the show, everyone was dead, except one comic, who is literally the last one standing. He wins.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat. This week's victim...
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 06, 2008

The big hurt: Music news in brief

Those of us still chuckling over DMX's “your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack” diatribe are in for another dose of ill-informed rapper cuteness.

Wal-Mart wanes, Satan wins, Weiland whines

By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2008

Artificial flavor of the month

There is a part of me that sympathizes with Victoria Beckham.
The Spice Girls test their shelf life
By SHARON STEEL  |  January 22, 2008


There was a time, not so long ago, when rapping about raping your mother and strangling people with candy bars was au courant .
Live from New York City | Eagle Vision
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 03, 2007

All I want for Christmas is ...

True story: My grandma sent me my Christmas check in mid-October this year.
... a strap-on harness made of recycled rubber; and other helpful holiday gift ideas
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2007


Happy endings

The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 12, 2007

Crossword: ''Encyclopedic knowledge''

What you might find on the spine
By MATT JONES  |  August 01, 2007

Happy Feet

Taking up where March of the Penguins left off, George Miller’s animated film imagines penguins who find love based on their heart songs — songs from the soul that speak to the penguin they’re meant to be with. Watch the trailer for Happy Feet  (Q
Equals sappy feet
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  February 20, 2007

There is a light

With 2005’s Of the Black and Blue , Tree by Leaf went from an interesting folk trio living somewhere Downeast to one of the most respected groups of talent in New England, with a following that began to span continents.
Tree by Leaf see God (and have a few words with him)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 08, 2006

Young, gifted, and blonde

What starts as a tribute to ‘Aretha and Miles’ ends as a far more loving tribute to Christina Aguilera’s first and greatest inspiration, Christina Aguilera.
Christina Aguilera stripped down to basics
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 06, 2006


Hip-pop redux

Nelly Furtado’s not the first pop diva to embark on a lucrative hip-hop detour.
Hip-hopped-up hits from Deborah Harry to Gwen Stefani
By KEN MICALLEF  |  June 20, 2006

Going on sale: June 2, 2006

String Cheese Incident, Dixie Chicks, Daniel Powter, the Pretenders, and a Mariah Carey/Sean Paul double-dip
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 31, 2006

Steering off course

We recommend the course taught by the indie filmmaker, the course inspired by a Daily Show regular, and the course considered “experimental.”
Some classes sound like so much fun they might as well be extracurricular
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 08, 2006

Flashbacks, April 21, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 19, 2006