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Delta Spirit | Delta Spirit

The characters in Delta Spirit's songs— wistful daydreamers, hopeless romantics, and clear-eyed pragmatists alike— are as rich and complex as the music.
Rounder (2012)
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  March 16, 2012
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Dr. Dog is the drug

On their current trek, promoting their playful and raw seventh album, Be the Void (Anti-), Dr. Dog have reached headliner status, playing the biggest, most tightly packed rooms of their career.
Psychedelic prescription
By RYAN REED  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: My Morning Jacket at the MFA

My Morning Jacket plays a WFNX acoustic session at the Museum of Fine Arts on August 14, 2011.
WFNX Acoustic Session | August 14, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  August 19, 2011
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The circular splendor of My Morning Jacket

It all began with TheTennessee Fire of 1999 — just a tiny spark ignited by the fiery vision and devastating voice of Jim James.
Spontaneous routes
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  August 12, 2011
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My Morning Jacket | Circuital

If there's any band in the universe that knows the meaning of power, it's Kentucky's My Morning Jacket, a five-piece that thrives, more than anything, on the thunder of five hairy men playing instruments together in a room.
ATO (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  May 27, 2011
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Looking back on 2010: Maine goes red

There were big wins, big defeats, encouraging signs, and disappointments. Here's a look at what Maine enjoyed — and endured — in 2010.
Republicans take over Augusta, Portland cops go online, gay rights stay center stage, and more!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 24, 2010


My Morning Jacket at the State Theatre


Tonight marks the re-opening of a place that will probably evoke a lot of memories of concerts past for Portlanders. The Dinosaur Jr/Chavez show from...
By webteam  |  October 13, 2010
My Morning Jacket at the Comcast Center

My Morning Jacket at the Comcast Center


We love it when a band tour outside the confines of an album release, since that leaves them free to maneuver throughout their catalogue without...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 18, 2010
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Photos: Newport Folk Festival, part one

The Low Anthem, Yim Yames, John Prine, Sharon Jones, Edward Sharpe and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
The Low Anthem, Yim Yames, John Prine, Sharon Jones, Edward Sharpe and more, live from Newport, July 30 - August 1, 2010
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 06, 2010
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Avi Buffalo | Avi Buffalo

Look, I get it: the last thing we need right now is yet another band who can be described as “sun-baked,” “reverb-soaked,” or even just “psychedelic.” But Avi Buffalo (I know! An animal name to boot!) are worth your attention for a few reasons.
Sub Pop (2010)
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 28, 2010
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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010


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Breakfast of champions

The Slip have been a fixture on the jam band scene for 15 years. Over the past six years, the Slip’s core members — bassist Marc Friedman, guitarist Brad Barr, and his brother Andrew behind the kit — along with pianist Marco Benevento and singer/songwri
Slipping into Surprise Me Mr. Davis
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 09, 2010
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Taking care of business

Boston is one of the healthiest markets for live roots music in the country. Here are the 10 roots shows we don't want to miss this fall.
Digging for gold in the roots and world-music scene
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 18, 2009
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Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009
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Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009

What's Pfeifle smoking?


Letters to the Portland editor, January 9, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 07, 2009


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2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008
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Fest lite

From Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23, the International Pop Overthrow (IPO) makes its annual trek to Boston.
The return of the International Pop Overthrow
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 12, 2008
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State of the art

You could find just about any kind of jazz you wanted on the three stages at the JVC Jazz Festival in Newport last weekend.
Newport's Jazz ID check
By JON GARELICK  |  August 12, 2008

Muzzle mania

Giving a Muzzle Award to the Boston Police Department for its handling of Veterans Day protesters is in keeping with widespread media complicity that allows lower ranks to be court-martialed while war criminals in the White House escape accountability fo
Letters to the Boston editor, July 11, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 09, 2008
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Hollywood hit

Grace Potter is going to be a star.
Grace Potter makes a major-label smash
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 04, 2007


Play by play


Being an annotated schedule of the guitary greatness on offer at the festival.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 29, 2007
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Under the influence

Like Ann Coulter or pistachio ice cream, the music of Philadelphia five-piece Dr. Dog seems to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it things.
In defense of Dr. Dog
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 18, 2007
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Vietnam

“We just wanted a name that had power,” says co-founder Michael Gerner in Rolling Stone.
Vietnam | Kemado
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  January 29, 2007
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Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007
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Guitar heroes too

“People simply can’t describe our music,” says drummer Andrew Barr of the Boston-based trio the Slip as he looks back over the band’s past decade together. The Slip, "Children of December" (mp3)
The Slip fall into the rock
By KEN MICALLEF  |  December 07, 2006


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Rising star in Indieville

Indie singer-songwriter M. Ward has been attracting attention of late — enough to fill the Somerville Theatre last night, September 17.
 M. Ward, Somerville Theater, September 17, 2006
By IAN SANDS  |  September 18, 2006
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Orch-rock

Kentucky quintet My Morning Jacket, no strangers to mixing a spectrum of musical genres will push even more buttons on the musical blender when they take the stage with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall this week. My Morning Jacket pe
My Morning Jacket meet the Pops
By KERRY L. SMITH  |  July 14, 2006
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On top of the Pops

If you look up "surreal" in the dictionary, you might find a picture of a full orchestra fronted by five longhairs in tuxes.
My Morning Jacket drown out the house band at Symphony Hall
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 22, 2006
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Wicked games

There was a time, not that long ago, when the two-or-three-day rock-festival experience was reserved for the Brits.
Hanging with Giant Drag at Coachella
By JEFF MILLER  |  May 12, 2006