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Interview: Kevin Smith

Motherfucking Kevin Smith, who comes to the House of Blues next Thursday, can tell a story as if it were his motherfucking job. Which it basically is.
Meh on you!
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  November 20, 2010

[phlipcam video] ATP NY: Shellac, Breeders, Fuck Buttons, Stooges, Mudhoney

The Stooges, "Raw Power"Shellac, "End of Radio"MudhoneyBreeders, "New Song"
By Barry Thompson  |  September 13, 2010

Black Helicopter beat the odds

In the anything-goes '90s, it was tough to stick out like a sore thumb, but somehow Boston's Green Magnet School managed to do it — and do it like champs.
Black Helicopter's new full-length, Don't Fuck with the Apocalypse , maybe their best yet. But it was a tough birth.
By MATT PARISH  |  July 09, 2010

The young and the restless

Clayton McIntyre of Box Elders has one of the better "why nothing makes me nervous" stories I've heard.
Box Elders break out of the basement
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 19, 2010

How it feels to be something (back) on

Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
By LEOR GALIL  |  September 25, 2009

Mommy, what's with Michael?

" After I got HIStory , I played it incessantly. It was the greatest, strangest, angriest, most bizarre thing I ever heard. Michael Jackson is this iconic persona..."
State of the art
By MICHAEL ENDELMAN  |  July 03, 2009


Distinguished flannel

The world-weariness of the whole thing made it clear why this is the wrong band to look to if you’re trolling for Day-Glo flannel nostalgia.
Mudhoney at the Middle East Downstairs, June 6, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 16, 2008

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

America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

State of Nirvana

This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A conversation with Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic
By KURT ST. THOMAS  |  March 28, 2007

Jim's gems

Dickinson's eclectic catalog
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 15, 2006


Twice in a Lifetime

Since their breakup in 1997, Lifetime have been credited with creating the sound that made Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, and Saves The Day famous. Just don’t call them the Pixies of emo.
The godfathers of Long Island post-hardcore set the record straight
By JULIA KAGANSKIY  |  July 05, 2006