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Tribute: Friends remember Billy Ruane
Billy Ruane died on a Tuesday night.
The heart of Boston rock
| November 12, 2010
Remasters of the universe
The adage “All things come to those who wait” tends not to find too many useful applications in rock and roll.
The ‘definitive’ Mission of Burma
| June 09, 2008
Boston music news: May 9, 2008
The album recorded in 2005 by Unbusted— the Martha’s Vineyard core of the Billionaires — has indeed seen the light of day.
Notes on Unbusted and the Dresden Dolls
| May 06, 2008
Unbusted. If that name rings a bell, chances are you were around Boston three years ago.
The Billionaires escape from the island
| April 22, 2008
Boston music news: September 28, 2007
HI-N-DRY studio was an invention of the late Mark Sandman — in essence a practice area set up to record 24/7.
Notes on the new Hi-N-Dry studio at the Somerville Arts Center
| September 25, 2007
In his newly published The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll , Phoenix contributor Brett Milano explores the evolution of the local music scene.
When the Nirvana explosion rocked Boston
| September 18, 2007
The Legends of Summer
Never mind that no one in Legend’s band wore a Sox cap and that Legend himself may, gasp, be a Yankee fan for all anyone knows.
Hot Stove, Cool Music, Fenway Park, August 24, 2007
| August 27, 2007
Peter Gammons has something of a perfect life.
Peter Gammons, Game On!, April 9, 2007
| April 17, 2007
’S no joke
A roomful of local nominees and friends made it to the Paradise last Wednesday.
A Best Music Poll pre-party, Paradise, April 4, 2007
| April 09, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
“Whack!” That’s the sound (whack!) of ¡Forward Russia! (whack!) conducting one of the most irritating (whack!) soundchecks ever done (whack!) in a Boston club.
Fenway celebrates its 30th session
| December 04, 2006
Boston music news: November 24, 2006
One of AARON SINCLAIR ’s bands, the LOT SIX , played their final show a week ago last Thursday. But Sinclair’s one-time solo offshoot, FRANK SMITH , are very much alive and well. Frank Smith, "Time to Cut the Fence" (mp3)
Notes on Frank Smith and Mark Kates
| November 20, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 36
The Smiths | Opera House | June 14, 1985
| 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
| October 25, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 29
J Geils Band + Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Cape Cod Coliseum | July 15, 1978
| October 25, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 26
Guns ‘n Roses | the Paradise Rock Club | October 16, 1987
| October 25, 2006
You can tell a lot by a man’s record collection, and even more by his DJ set. And if not? Well, you still got to hear the new Burma record The Obliterati at the Enormous Room.
Brazilian funk, Missy Elliott, and other things you wouldn’t expect to find in Mission of Burma’s record crates
| May 24, 2006
Boston Music Notes: April 21, 2006
Plus, Jake Brennan's new album.
Rob Lind unleashes a new Ducky Boys album
| April 17, 2006
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