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Packets of Sugar

It’s easy to paint Bebe Buell as some talentless pretty face who slept her way to whatever modicum of stardom she has right now.
Bebe Buell returns to town throwing ‘Air Kisses’
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2010
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2009: The top 10 in pop music

Hmm, lots of women, a few old dudes, and some African banjo (not to be confused with Steve Martin's Hollywood banjo).
Music you need to own
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 25, 2009
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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
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Powerhouse


 “I’m looking at the river/but I’m thinking of the sea,” Marianne Faithfull groans on her latest disc, Easy Come, Easy Go (Decca). The line is...
By webteam  |  September 22, 2009

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
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Marianne Faithfull | Easy Come Easy Go

The CD cover is deceptively retro Sinatra: here's Marianne encased in a lady's tux in front of a vintage microphone with "Easy" twice on the title and the subtitle "12 Songs for Music Lovers."
Decca (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 23, 2009


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Review: Mallu Magalhães

Mallu Magalhães is a teenage girl from São Paulo who was raised on a steady diet of old Beatles, Dylan, and Johnny Cash records.
Vivo (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 06, 2009
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A place of pure love

Far from being morose, Sykes is witty, sharp, and charmingly self-depreciating after each of her lengthy musings on life, energy, and the universe.
Jesse Sykes and her Sweet Hereafter
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  September 16, 2008
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Irina Palm

In Sam Garbarski’s improbable British melodrama, chanteuse Marianne Faithfull plays a working-class granny who takes work in a Soho sex parlor in order to pay for a grandson’s expensive operation.
Marianne Faithful dispenses handjobs in this unrealistic romance
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 30, 2008
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Spring cleaning

Some find it remarkable, but it is nevertheless true that far more local CDs are released than there are weeks in a year.
A grab bag of discs buried by winter snow
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2008
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Celtic tigers

At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 12, 2008


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Sweet and Lowe down

Quoting Lowe, Jews represent “a cult without a leader, freelance wise-asses without portfolio.” Who am I to argue?
Jews in Hell chronicles Portland’s ultimate outsider(s)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 15, 2007
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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
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Régime change

As Alfred Hitchcock famously said, cinema is not a slice of life but a slice of cake. Watch the trailer for Marie Antoinette (QuickTime) Fate’s pansy: Another view of Marie Antoinette. By Clea Simon.
Sofia Coppola’s not so sweet Marie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007
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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
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Boston music news: January 12, 2007

Rock and pharmaceuticals may have a long history, but what about rock and pharmacies?
Notes on Tarbox Ramblers and Opera Boston's Kurt Weill program
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 08, 2007


And three more boxes

Among post-punk offshoots, perhaps the hardest to define is “goth.”
Gift ideas for the music fan on your list
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 12, 2006

The Stones

This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
By CAMILLE PAGLIA  |  November 16, 2006
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Bebe’s back

“Remember what you used to do before there were computers?” Bebe Buell asks. “Start living your life like that again.”
And she wants to know if you’re ready to rock
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 13, 2006
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Diamond in the rough

If today’s pop-music business is, as it was in the ’60s, driven largely by songwriters and producers who choose singers to put across their latest concoctions hoping for a hit, why does so much current pop feel so utterly charmless? Jackie DeShannon li
Jackie De Shannon’s eternal promise
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 01, 2006