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Mary Lou Lord: Kurt Cobain didn't smell like Teen Spirit

Mary Lou Lord: Kurt Cobain didn't smell like Teen Spirit


Photo by Mary Lou Lord, via Facebook.How does MARY LOU LORD know what KURT COBAIN smelled like? If you're asking that question, you're obviously not...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 21, 2011
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Ashes to ashes

The clock struck midnight at Billy Ruane's Memorial Birthday Bash last Wednesday night in Central Square, and suddenly, as if on cue, things kicked into high gear.
A wild night for Billy Ruane
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 26, 2010
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Tribute: Friends remember Billy Ruane

Billy Ruane died on a Tuesday night.
The heart of Boston rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 12, 2010
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Billy Ruane: Saying goodbye to a whirlwind

Billy Ruane died last week at the age of 52, leaving the Boston music scene in his debt.
A tribute to the man who helped create the scene he loved
By BRETT MILANO AND MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 05, 2010
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Photos: Scenes from Girls Rock Camp 2010

On the scene at Girls Rock Camp, helmed by such Boston-music-scene figures as Mary Lou Lord, Thalia Zedek, and Hilken Mancini
Where "everything is music," and nothing — not even Journey — is uncool
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  August 13, 2010
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Punk Rock Girls

"What kind of music do you like?" Haley Thompson-King asks the Rock Camp girls.
At this all-female day camp run by Boston rock royalty, nothing is uncool
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 13, 2010


Girls Rock Camp Boston Benefit Concert at T.T. the Bear's

Girls Rock Camp Boston Benefit Concert at T.T. the Bear's


Help foster the next generation of Debbie Harrys and Kim Gordons by attending the Girls Rock Camp Boston Benefit Concert, with sets by Aerochix, Lady...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
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Public-service announcements

How do you take a Web site and make it come alive?
Chris Marstall brings Tourfilter to life
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  January 22, 2008
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Nirvana revisited

True’s book coincides with a bit of Nirvana’s Phoenix lore, and this week we’re publishing an excerpt from the book alongside several related articles from our archives.
A new Nirvana biography and excerpts from the Phoenix archives shed new light
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 30, 2007

Just the Fax

This article originally appeared in the August 13, 1993 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Kurt Cobain to the Phoenix : ‘F--- off!’
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 29, 2007
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About a girl

“Mary Lou Lord has been almost written out of the Kurt Cobain story,” writes True. “Yet I have a strong memory from around this time of meeting a besotted Kurt going on about how in love with her he was, and how he was going to move to Boston to be with
When Mary Lou Lord met Kurt Cobain. An exclusive excerpt from Everett True’s new Nirvana: The Biography
By EVERETT TRUE  |  March 28, 2007


Praise the Lord

This article originally appeared in the March 13, 1993 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mary Lou’s star rises from the Red Line Platform
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 28, 2007
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Motley crews

The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 15, 2006