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Same Old, Same Old
Phillipe and Jorge have raged about this problem for decades, but now it is just getting depressing.
Business as usual on Smith Hill; games people play; Mick at Chelo's?!
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 21, 2012
Nikki Sixx faces his doppelgangers
Nikki Sixx remains a live wire when onstage with LA dirtbags Mötley Crüe.
| July 15, 2011
Review: Keith Richards's Life
The title says it all: Life isn't just an autobiography, it's Keith Richards's Guide to Good Living.
Stone spills all — eloquently
| November 12, 2010
White losers rejoice: Fletch celebrates 25 years
This holiday weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Fletch , the uneven but wildly enduring 1985 Chevy Chase comedy about a wisecracking reporter embroiled in a potboiler mystery.
Thrill of the Chase Dept.
| May 28, 2010
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’
| April 30, 2010
In rock ’n’ roll, it was possible to live in Harvard Square, be a musician — a local musician — and be able to pay your rent and find restaurants where you could eat and buy food and survive, and feel that there was a sense of . . . future, with hope and
Rock legend Peter Wolf serves dinner and verse to the Phoenix ’s poet .
| April 09, 2010
It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
| March 26, 2010
Jesse Lortz is always ready to lay something heavy on you. As the primary architect and male half of Seattle indie-folk troubadours the Dutchess & the Duke (who come to T.T. the Bear's Place this Sunday), he spent their 2008 debut, She's the Dutch
The ugly truths of the Dutchess & the Duke
| January 08, 2010
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
| December 11, 2009
The Garden was the scene of a historical rock experience last Saturday when the Stones came to Boston. All the past fiascos staged in the hulking home of the Bruins and the Celtics are forgotten.
Jagger as a hero-rapist
KEN EMERSON AND SHEILA
| December 04, 2009
Has Obama peaked? Yes, he has
To listen to some pundits, Barack Obama's public image began taking a serious beating when the off-year election returns came in a week ago. Or maybe it was the undeserved Nobel Prize, his approach to the war in Afghanistan, or when he revved up his pur
Yes, he made history. Unfortunately, it’s all downhill from there.
| November 13, 2009
Kurt Vile | Childish Prodigy
Kurt Vile's punny name, as well as the title of his latest full-length album, bespeaks low-art subversion.
| October 02, 2009
The Big Hurt: Parse and labor
I think music-news headlines are now officially my favorite part of pop music.
The week in unhelpful headlines
| June 19, 2009
Various artists | Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal, and Deep Jazz from the Underground, 1968-1977
Apple-pie Mormon missionaries the Millers travel through Iran to spread the gospel of Joseph Smith among Muslims and Zoroastrians, and their kid discovers the glorious sound of the santur.
| April 24, 2009
Slideshow: Backstage Pass at PMA
Loving obsessive groupie
A photographic story of music
| January 26, 2009
Kicking the habits
Anyone familiar with Wagner's œuvre with the Raveonettes (who come to the Paradise next Thursday) should be surprised by the idea that, having created something awesome, he's ready to move on to something different.
The Raveonettes change (for a change)
| January 06, 2009
Another Leo president. That's what we're getting with Barack Obama, and it's even good news on an astrological level.
Astrological musings on our next President and other political movers and shakers
| December 30, 2008
The feminine critique
It was almost a banner year for women in politics.
Women in politics came a long way in 2008, but the weight of double standards endures
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| December 23, 2008
Raising the Bar (Rock)
On the "Rock and Roll Means Well" tour, Drive-By Truckers and the Hold Steady upgraded their respective brands of quintessential American bar rock with a number of arena-rock trimmings.
The Hold Steady + The Drive-By Truckers at the Orpheum, November 9, 2008
| November 11, 2008
Rock and rote
Three decades in, AC/DC’s conservatism pays off
| November 05, 2008
The joy of excess
When Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show came to the British stage in 1973 and the infamous picture show followed two years later, there was proof that more is more.
The time-warping camp of The Rocky Horror Show
| October 29, 2008
Ike & Tina Turner | Sing The Blues
It’s unclear what love — or hate — has got to do with superior music, but chances are you’ll be spinning this long after you’ve forgotten your copy of “Private Dancer.”
| October 28, 2008
This article appeared in the September 9, 1999 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
New Kids 4-evah!
| September 26, 2008
The (other) British invasion
Five great bands from UK blues’ back pages
| August 19, 2008
Design geeks bow before the 45-year-old Austrian-born, New York–based designer’s witty topographical experiments and bad-ass stunts.
Interview: Stefan Sagmeister goes the limit
| May 27, 2008
Rock of ages
What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
| April 03, 2008
The biggest stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival were neither actors nor directors.
Jagger and Scorsese start it up in Berlin
| April 02, 2008
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
| March 26, 2008
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
| March 12, 2008
An identity crisis
On stage there’s nothing like a bad boy, mugging brazenly like Mick Jagger or hurtling toward comeuppance like a medieval morality play sinner.
Brown tackles Ibsen’s knotty Peer Gynt
| March 12, 2008
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