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The Big Hurt: This week in image problems

Poor Biebs. He just wants to be the wholesome kid next door, but with his 18th birthday creeping up, America's youth-stealing culture just can't wait to liquor him up and lay him.
Bieber's adulthood, Manson and Trent's arson, Snoop's weed, Adele's weight, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2012
Podcast: Are You Smarter Than A Baby 1-20-11

Podcast: Are You Smarter Than A Baby 1-20-11


One lucky caller wins tickets to see Linkin Park by identifying a WFNX song, as performed for the diaper demographic.DOWNLOAD: Are You Smarter Than A...
By MorningIntern  |  January 20, 2011
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Pattern sounds

I'm not sure how many of us ever outgrow the need for reassuring redundancy.
Jaggery's experimental art-rock familiarity
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 23, 2010
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Love's life

Courtney and Hole stake their claim
Courtney and Hole stake their claim
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 02, 2010
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Tuneful throwdown

"The WBRU Rock Hunt is not designed to find the best 'alternative rock' act — we're out to find the best live act looking to earn more exposure along with some pretty cool prizes."
The 2010 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2010
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Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan

In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
By BILL FLANAGAN  |  February 05, 2010


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VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009



By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009
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The Big Hurt: 10-year glitch

It boggles the mind that as recently as a decade ago, if you wanted to hear "Knockin' da Boots" by H-Town (and you did, believe me), you'd have to perform a primitive prayer ritual: you'd call some creepy guy with a really deep voice and beg him to play
The Big Hurt: A major decade for music — minus the music
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 18, 2009
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Chaos theory

Health are a rock band composed of four earnest and ambitious Los Angelinos.
Health rescue rock from its riffage
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 18, 2009
Trent Reznor to Interscope: "Fuck you. Take that beat and shove it up Timbaland’s ass"

Trent Reznor to Interscope: "Fuck you. Take that beat and shove it up Timbaland’s ass"


We love it when the New Yorker hangs with the plebes. In the current issue SFJ goes to one of those last Nine Inch Nails...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 08, 2009


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Delayed gratification

"It's the most bizarre, perverse thing," admits guitarist Greg Edwards over the phone from LA. "I don't understand why people haven't abandoned us completely."
At long last, Autolux returns
By MATT PARISH  |  September 04, 2009
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The long good-byes

Some time in the late 90s, Trent Reznor holed himself up in a house near the ocean. Ostensibly, he was there to write some music. And while he did use that time to begin piecing together some of the songs that would become Nine Inch Nails's 1999 double-a
Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction, live at the Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 05, 2009
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Photos: Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction

Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction, live at the Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
The NINJA Tour, Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  June 05, 2009
This week in the music section: Vote in BMP! Plus The Dunnas, Wasted Talent, Melody Gardot, Green Day, Sonic Youth, NINJA

This week in the music section: Vote in BMP! Plus The Dunnas, Wasted Talent, Melody Gardot, Green Day, Sonic Youth, NINJA


Go vote in our annual Best Music Poll. Seriously. (Seriously)In Giant Steps, Jon Garelick checks out...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 04, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Sub-super supergroups, INXS excess, and unsaved unsavories

I think we can agree that "supergroups" have a history of underperforming in the superness department.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 03, 2009


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Heavy flow

I was a little dismayed last week when I dropped into Doomstar!'s Central Square rehearsal space
Doomstar! let it all come naturally
By MATT PARISH  |  March 03, 2009
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Photos: 30 years of WFNX memorabilia


Posters, Top 101 lists, t-shirts and more WFNX memorabilia
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  December 05, 2008
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Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008
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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008
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Bangkok Dangerous

For genre fare Hollywood has long turned to Asia for a creative spark.
Like a Nine Inch Nails video in need of trimming for YouTube
By TOM MEEK  |  September 09, 2008


Pedal pushers

The history of rock is littered with crazies who have craved nothing more than volume on top of volume, who have short-circuited themselves in the pursuit of the purity of noise.
A Place To Bury Strangers have it in for your earbones
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 08, 2008
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Nervous energy

“If I actually stopped to think about what’s going on, I’d probably shit myself,” says James Rushent, singer/bassist for UK electro-rock quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The unlikely rise of Does It Offend You, Yeah?
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 26, 2008

Nine Inch Nails cancels tonight's Worcester show


Posted to www.nin.com at about 1 am:  We regret to announce that due to illness, the Worcest...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 08, 2008
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We are Devo

It’s been almost three decades since five guys in baggy yellow industrial clean-up suits sporting the letters D, E, V, and O took the Paradise stage, jerking about like robots, playing clipped, caustic art punk.
The return of Akron’s finest
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 17, 2008
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Light and dark

Fusionworks Dance Company has always presented a variety of contemporary pieces by a wide range of choreographers, with an emphasis on the work of artistic director Deb Meunier.
Fusionworks’ captivating mood swings
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 19, 2008


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Boston music news: March 21, 2008

When Trent Reznor made the new Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I-IV available as a download earlier this month, all the hype was about the method of its release.

Notes on Brian Viglione, the Unseen, and Girl Authority


By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 18, 2008
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Mega-deluxe edition

Last week, Trent Reznor shocked fans and industry types with the surprise on-line release of a new instrumental album, Ghosts I-IV .
The Big Hurt: Trent Reznor pushes the premium fabric-bound envelope
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 10, 2008
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Meow mix

You’ve probably realized at some point over the past 30 years that Garfield is horrifically unfunny.
Garfield  meets MTV
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 12, 2008
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Future rap

“Sometimes I find it very hard to be me,” Saul Williams raps on The Rise and Inevitable Liberation of NiggyTardust! ’s first track, “Black History Month.”
Saul Williams teams up with Trent Reznor
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 10, 2007