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Neil Diamond | The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings
Neil Diamond is a pretty upbeat guy — or at least as upbeat as can be expected from a man who made his claim to fame writing "Solitary Man."
| December 09, 2011
The future is boring
More dispatches from the year 2311.
| August 26, 2011
A Red Sox aural history
Going to a ballgame for the music is like visiting a bus station for bouillabaisse. You shouldn't get your hopes up.
How I learned to face the music
| April 08, 2011
How I Learned To Face The Music
Going to a ballgame for the music is like visiting a bus station for bouillabaisse. You... Originally posted on soxmobster.tumblr.com. Chris Faraone's book, "How I Learned...
| April 06, 2011
Brian Johnson at Alisson’s Restaurant, June 27
After three full days of filming for the Travel Channel's Food Wars, the staff and supporters of Alisson's Restaurant in Kennebunkport were ready to party.
BRIDGET M. BURNS
| July 02, 2010
Ten years of great sports
Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their ho
Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
| December 25, 2009
Echo and the Bunnymen | The Fountain
Less dour than the Cure but more somber than New Order, with a thorny mix of sadness and sunshine, Liverpudlian gloom-pop masters Echo & the Bunnymen were far weirder than they get credit for being.
Ocean Rain (2009)
| November 13, 2009
Interview: Keith Lockhart
"There's always some set of events, positive or negative, that color the lens that people see the Fourth of July through."
America's bandleader prepares for another Fourth
| July 03, 2009
Super Furry Animals | Dark Days / Light Years
What better way to say hwyl! to this ponderous decade than with a hulking slab of psych jams from one of its most consistent and chameleonic bands?
Rough Trade (2009)
| March 30, 2009
Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity
Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
| January 06, 2009
The intersection of Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street, in the hours before, during, and after a Red Sox game, is not unlike a trading floor on pre-crash Wall Street: it’s chaotic, teeming with people, and everyone’s trying to make a buck.
Cross the Mayor of Lansdowne Street at your peril, Sox fans: you might be jinxing your team in the process
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| October 01, 2008
Interview: Amanda Palmer
So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
| September 23, 2008
Neil comes to Fenway
First song: “Sweet Caroline”— that Fenway anthem that booms throughout the park in the middle of every eighth inning. An hour later, Diamond played the thing again “for anyone who came late to the show.” And then, one more time .
Hot Diamond-on-Diamond action
| August 27, 2008
Photos: Neil Diamond at Fenway Park
August 23, 2008 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
| August 25, 2008
Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| July 09, 2008
The Huff post
Listening to him now, it’s clear that Brad Huff’s career was just getting started with his former act, the Jim James Band.
Brad’s Very Hardly Barely is very really worthy
| March 19, 2008
There’s a lot about Pretty & Nice that’s surprising.
The rapid rise of Pretty & Nice
| February 20, 2008
To many political conservatives during Vietnam, championing the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell was the equivalent of French-kissing Chairman Mao.
Heeere’s . . . Johnny Cash!
| October 23, 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
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
A guide to the city's best sports bars
| May 21, 2007
Fast forward filmmaking
You wouldn’t think that spending six hours thinking about a tree elf is an exhilerating way to spend a Friday night.
Taking part in the 48-Hour Film Project
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| May 10, 2007
How Jewish is it?
In addition to the usual fare of Messiah and Nutcracker performances and bands dressed up in Santa suits this past holiday season, Boston got an unusually large dose of Jewish culture — far more than the electric menorah in Kenmore Square or the klez
Rockin’ out with Matisyahu, the LeeVees, and other mensches
| January 17, 2007
Five jewels in the Rubin crown
Since launching the pioneering rap label Def Jam out of his NYU dorm room, Rubin has threaded his fingers through almost every genre, from the dirty boogie of the Black Crowes to the metal of Danzig to the pop ephemera of God Lives Underwater to, well, N
Five Rubin classics
| June 27, 2006
When Rick Rubin went looking for Johnny Cash in 1993, he found a master songwriter and a living depository of American folk lore who’d been left behind by the changing tides of the industry and the times.
Rick Rubin’s parting gift to Johnny Cash
| June 27, 2006
Keeping Up with the Steins
Nowhere is the over-the-top bar mitzvah scene more ripe for satire, according to Scott Marshall’s family film, than in Los Angeles, where planning the reception can require almost as much energy, money, and BS as producing a feature film.
Neil Diamond steals the show
| May 24, 2006
Neil Diamond himself occupies a cultural space not far from Tom Jones: older folks love him genuinely, and the younger set do so too, only with a little tongue-in-cheek.
| May 01, 2006
A rewarding ride
Comfortable lives aren’t the usual stuff of theater.
Mixed Magic’s Driving Miss Daisy
| March 01, 2006
It’s easy to forget just how hard it’s been to pin down Neil Diamond over the years.
Getting to the heart of Neil Diamond
| January 17, 2006
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