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Play time

The Barn Summer Playhouse is currently staging a snappy rendition of some of the most original and intellectually entertaining theater in the English language.
A snappy Inspector Hound
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2008

Canon ball

Britpunk enthusiasts got a taste of what might have been Saturday night as two legends of ’77 — Mick Jones and Tony James — brought their new band Carbon/Silicon to a packed T.T.

Carbon/Silicon at T.T. the Bear's Place, April 5, 2008

By MATT ASHARE  |  April 08, 2008

Doherty dos and don’ts

Not even Pete Doherty’s regular absences were enough to hold back the Libertines.
From the Libertines to Babyshambles
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 22, 2008

Temple talk

Julien Temple was one of the first filmmakers on the scene when punk erupted in the UK.
Julien on Joe
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 08, 2007

Double visionary

Joe Strummer was the embodiment of punk, up till his final day, December 22, 2002.
The two sides of Joe Strummer
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 06, 2007

Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007


The droll, real-life satirical essays of David Sedaris have been amusing his fans for years.
The Sedarises’ silly Book of Liz
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 02, 2007

The Exploding Hearts

At its best, power pop is the only guitar-heavy music that defies gravity.
Shattered | Dirtnap
By ANDREW MARCUS  |  January 02, 2007

Historical fictions

There are Clash fans, and then there are Clash fans . And three more boxes: Gift ideas for the music fan on your list. By Matt Ashare
Reliving the birth of the Clash
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 12, 2006

Making the cut?

The Slits were a band attached to a time and a place.
The Slits, the Apes, Life Partners, Squids, and Adrian Orange, Great Scott, October 30, 2006
By JOE BERNARDI  |  October 31, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 9

The Clash | Harvard Square Theatre | February 16, 1979
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

Is this the way new wave ends?

This article originally appeared in the February 27, 1979 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Not with a bang but a Clash
By ARIEL SWARTLEY  |  October 25, 2006

On the racks: October 17, 2006

Plus the Slits, Sarah McLachlan, and holiday fare.
Diddy, Danzig, and Badly Drawn Boy
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 17, 2006

Forward into the past!

Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006


With all the hype surrounding Arctic Monkeys, Editors, and even Hard-Fi, it’s become apparent that the UK is swimming in musical talent while suffering from a paucity of A&R scouts.
STARS OF CCTV | Atlantic
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 28, 2006

New York Doll

When Morrissey persuaded the New York Dolls to reunite, director Greg Whiteley found himself in a unique position to chronicle the event.
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 17, 2006