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On the Road with Patti Smith and Bob Dylan
It's Thanksgiving at the Smith home, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.
A backstage diary
| March 09, 2012
R.E.M. | Collapse Into Now
It's tough for a band nearly 30 years into their singularly influential career not to dissolve into an adjective. But R.E.M. have taken their moniker on quite a musical journey.
Warner Bros. (2011)
| March 18, 2011
Gaga's eau de bloody load, Diddy exposed as 9/11 mastermind, and other music news in brief
Smell ya, shouldn't have to tell ya!
The Big Hurt
| February 11, 2011
R.E.M. | Fables of the Reconstruction: 25th Anniversary Edition
From the first three notes that make up the odd riff on "Feeling Gravity's Pull," Fables of the Reconstruction is probably R.E.M.'s weirdest, darkest, and most challenging album.
| July 30, 2010
Burrito, Pop Trash, Shanahan, MRTPQ, Jet, Ed and WTF
The Info Burrito, Pop Trash, Mark Shanahan, the Qdoba Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query, Australian rock band Jet, Ed Time At The Apollo and...
| July 13, 2009
Feel the pain
Barn Burning is the acclaimed audio outlet for singer/guitarist Anthony Loffredio, a Providence native whose introspective tales are spun well beyond his 33 years and well-complemented by a revolving door of musicians since the 2004 promising debut Weat
The bittersweet smolder of Barn Burning
| October 22, 2008
With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
| August 06, 2008
The Big Hurt: Clubbing baby seals: not okay
Pop icon RICKY MARTIN paid a humanitarian visit to Cambodia recently in support of victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
This week in social activism
| April 08, 2008
Here and now
No band ever made a late-career statement of purpose just by quoting “Louie Louie” — but it never hurts.
R.E.M.’s ‘back-to-basics’ disguise
| March 24, 2008
There were no frocks or fits of self-abuse on stage.
Deerhunter, Institute of Contemporary Art, July 12, 2007
| July 23, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
To “Brooklyn” and back
Laurel Brauns shows it’s positively de rigueur to employ a harem of guest musicians in crafting an album that’s perfectly cohesive.
Laurel Brauns travels (the East Coast) on Closed for the Season
| April 11, 2007
| February 27, 2007
It wouldn’t be fair to blame Jeremy Enigk for the current overabundance of “emo” — a style that entails sensitive guys laying their hearts on the line to a degree that verges on sickening.
Jeremy Enigk’s clear new vision
| November 29, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 21
R.E.M. + Husker Du | Harvard University Indoor Track Center | March 22, 1984
| October 25, 2006
Hunting the wild Klosterman
He is Charles John “Chuck” Klosterman: pop-culture critic, four-time author, celebrity profiler, Esquire columnist, ESPN Page 2 sportswriter, former Spin senior editor, unrepentant Billy Joel fan. And he makes girls spit. Chuck Klosterman reads f
Things about the pop-culture writer that are true, things that might be true, and something that isn’t true at all
| October 05, 2006
Remembering Randy Hien
In an unfathomably cruel twist of fate, longtime Living Room owner Randy Hien was killed in a car accident on Monday, September 25.
A collection of anecdotes and heartfelt farewells
REMEMBERING RANDY HIEN
| September 28, 2006
Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited
Mark up another score for the seductive spirit of Serge Gainsbourg.
Various Artists| Verve Forecast
SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON
| August 01, 2006
Blood, felt, and rock and roll, day seven
Someone forgets to tell the kids how to rock.
HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE
| April 07, 2006
Now that the music biz has licked its wounds from a nasty 2005, things are finally starting to heat up, and an indie-heavy winter is giving way to a more major spring.
The majors gear up for a promising spring
| March 10, 2006
We Are Here! We Are Here!
The Boston Phoenix scored big in this year’s New England Press Association (NEPA) Better Newspaper Contest, with three major awards and 16 individual prizes.
Phoenix wins 19 NEPA prizes
| February 16, 2006
Michael Stipe’s not the kind to sit around and let a hurricane destroy the Gulf Coast without calling some friends and putting together a fundraiser.
Together, for a good cause: rock's most insufferable frontmen
| February 14, 2006
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