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Nikki Sixx faces his doppelgangers

Nikki Sixx remains a live wire when onstage with LA dirtbags Mötley Crüe.
Still shouting
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPER  |  July 15, 2011
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New York Dolls | Dancing Backwards in High Heels

The new New York Dolls have now been around longer - and released more albums (three) - than the old New York Dolls, and they're commemorating that new longevity by letting go of any compulsion they may have still harbored to honor their designation as
429 (2011)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  March 18, 2011
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David Johansen at the Narrows Center For the Arts


"I ain't no model/I'm a regular guy," growls David Johansen on the latest New York Dolls disc and, though he's right about the first part,...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011
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Unhappy birthday

It seems like only yesterday that I was huddled in the corner of my room, staring listlessly out the window through tear-smeared glasses, absently singing along to “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” and wondering when my life would finally s
The lines sag heavy and deep for Moz
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 21, 2010
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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’
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2010
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Various Artists | Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010

The notion that regional musical flavors exist independently in American cities is quickly becoming an archaic truism, seeing as how the world really is a stage these days, at least in the digital sense.
Matador (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 08, 2010


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New York Dolls | 'Cause I Sez So

The big news regarding the New York Dolls’ second album since their reactivation five years ago is the return of Todd Rundgren as producer.
Atco (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  May 01, 2009
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That's how people grow up

Morrissey specializes in decadent enlargements of contrary emotions: he's got despair on lock, he's an excellent sculptor of ennui.
Morrissey, live at House of Blues, March 29, 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 31, 2009
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Remembering a Rhode Island icon

There was never anyone remotely like Jeff Thomas.
Jefferson Thomas was in the vanguard of the Providence underground
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 30, 2008
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Life after The Sopranos

If you’re a Sopranos fan, you remember the demise of Christopher Moltisanti in an overturned SUV.
Christuhfuh rocks
By JON GARELICK  |  April 09, 2008
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Unauthorized!

I think it may have been sometime in the 1970s that the term “unauthorized” became sort of cool.
Axl Rose, Albert Goldman, and the renegade art of rock biography
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 15, 2008


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Get Ready, Here Come... The '70s

Okay, so they missed a few things, but Get Ready manages to be a whole lot of fun by ignoring the music that mattered.
Shout Factory!
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  September 12, 2007
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Punks find their inner Americana

Punk might have been swept along, cleaned up, dirtied again, then separated into a million different subgenres created to simplify things when really it only complicated everything.
The altered aesthetic of punks playing folk
By JON MEYER  |  August 31, 2007

Portland scene report: August 24, 2007

Harrington, who also publishes the local uber-zine Kapital Ink, is nothing if not elbow-deep in rock.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 22, 2007
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Dead white females

Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007
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Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007


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Meatless magic

“No Meat,” read the signs posted at the entrance of Bank of America Pavilion.
Morrissey returns, Bank of America Pavillion, July 7, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 09, 2007
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Junior miss

Former glam-rocker Jesse Malin’s 2003 solo debut not only offered proof that he could make it as a singer-songwriter — it was the best thing he’d put out.
Malin’s third solo CD goes over the top
By IAN SANDS  |  July 09, 2007
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Magic shows

It’s a recent Sunday near midnight, and Charms leaders Ellie Vee and Joe Wizda have their ears to the radio. The Charms, "So Romantic" (mp3)
The Charms become Wicked Cool
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 27, 2007
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The wild bunch

One of the lies I tell myself is that some day I’ll care about the Rolling Stones as much as I care about the New York Dolls.
Another triumph for the New York Dolls
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  October 30, 2006
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Anarchy in Medford

Sitting in on Tufts lecturer Michael T. Fournier’s course “History of Punk Rock,” offered via the university’s Experimental College, one can’t help but think of Johnny Rotten’s famous final words: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”
History of punk rock
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 18, 2006


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Men of mettle

Like three trolls in a speedboat, the men of Motörhead have hitched their age-old warty grievance against humanity to a roaring musical accelerant, and yet again they are writing heavy-metal history.
Another smackdown from Motörhead
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 03, 2006
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On the racks: June 27, 2006

. . . and all sorts of guest stars.
Dashboard Confessional, India.Irie, Shawnna, Grant Lee Phillips . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 27, 2006

Flashbacks: May 26, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966 .  
By EDITORIAL  |  May 24, 2006
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On the Racks: May 23, 2006

Plus new releases by Osaka Popstar, PJ Harvey, and the American Idol kids.
Def Leppard, Dixie Chicks, Damone
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 23, 2006
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Moz-a-mania

The disappointing thing about Henry Rollins — otherwise a paragon of American manhood — has always been the fact that he is, in public at least, a Moz basher.
The singular brilliance of Morrissey  
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 27, 2006


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Talkin’ trash

The first thing to understand is that it’s not “Football Players ’ Wives,” which means that this is real football, played on a pitch, not a “field,” and no pads and helmets. Roit!
Footballers Wives and Love Monkey
By JON GARELICK  |  February 09, 2006
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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