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Photos: Neil Young and Patti Smith at the TD Garden
Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Patti Smith perform live at the TD Garden on November 26, 2012.
| December 14, 2012
Neil Young inspires a chill new wave
Over six decades, Neil Young's musical expression has expanded beyond the rock and roll of his nascent years and the folk-rock that brought him his initial burst of renown.
| November 02, 2012
On the Road with Patti Smith and Bob Dylan
It's Thanksgiving at the Smith home, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.
A backstage diary
| March 09, 2012
Patti Smith | Outside Society
Punk-rock-poet-priestess, Mapplethorpian-anti-pin-up-queen, rabble-rousing-riot-grrl-archetype: Patti Smith is your go-to rock icon when it comes to underbelly doppelgangers of Pat Benatar or Stevie Nicks.
| August 12, 2011
Review: Williams S. Burroughs: A Man Within
| February 04, 2011
In the matter of Chafee campaign manager John 'JR' Pagliarini
The outrageous attempt to tar Linc Chafee's campaign manager John "JR" Pagliarini, who fell on his sword last week and quit the campaign, is the sort of Karl Roveian dirty trick that should make any decent Vo Dilunduh long for a good shower.
Karl Rove would be proud; it’s still a Complex World; the return of Ut
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 22, 2010
Hope against Hollywood
Mr. Keough’s “Is There Any ‘Hope’ in Hollywood” article makes my own point. Precious , The Blind Side , and The Princess and the Frog were strategically released to detract from the positive image of President Barack Obama.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 26, 2010
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| March 26, 2010
Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids
The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
| March 05, 2010
Review: Patti Smith's Just Kids
How do you get to be the Godmother of Punk? Pure dumb luck, for starters.
The small prophecies of Patti Smith
| February 12, 2010
I'm not a big fan of the "you are what you eat" theory of musical influence. I've experienced enough defective Radiohead knockoffs in my day to know that a group's favorite bands often have nil to do with how their music will sound. I also think that o
The learning curve of Lissy Trullie
| December 11, 2009
A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
| August 28, 2009
WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
| December 01, 2008
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
This collage of a documentary emanates from an 11-year collaboration between punk poet/rocker Patti Smith and her filmmaker friend Steven Sebring.
An intimate, affectionate, non-linear visit
| November 25, 2008
The ultimate balancing act
About 100 films deep, MIFF ’08 has intriguing offerings for cineastes of all stripes. Here’s a slice of what to look out for.
An extraordinary documentary opens the 2008 Maine International Film Festival
| July 09, 2008
Moral and ethical quibbles aside, society’s objection to queers amounts to a question of power.
Unconventional wisdom at the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
| May 06, 2008
Life after The Sopranos
If you’re a Sopranos fan, you remember the demise of Christopher Moltisanti in an overturned SUV.
| April 09, 2008
The biggest stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival were neither actors nor directors.
Jagger and Scorsese start it up in Berlin
| April 02, 2008
Working with producer Buddy Miller, Moorer takes an approach opposite to Lynne’s on the stripped-down Lovin’ , giving each track its own distinct personality.
Mockingbird | New Line
| February 26, 2008
Dead of Winter + Fiery Furnaces
It was a weekend of big acts and big crowds at SPACE Gallery.
Music seen at SPACE Gallery, January 18-19
| January 23, 2008
When I get DJ Spooky on the phone a week ago Tuesday, he’s fresh home in New York City from Antarctica.
DJ Spooky goes global
| January 14, 2008
Start with some Spice
The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
| December 26, 2007
Okay, we admit, we went a bit crazy this year.
| December 03, 2007
Rock And Roll Photographs by Lynn Goldsmith
Abrams | 304 pages | $50.00
| December 03, 2007
Sticky and sweet
All for the love of rock-and-roll, uh, mediocrity?
Juliette and the Licks, Middle East Downstairs, November 6, 2007
| November 13, 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
In Sharon, there’s one garage that’s been a breeding ground for a very different kind of band.
HRT come straight outta Sharon
STEVEN LEE BEEBER
| October 08, 2007
In search of Kerouac
Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
| August 29, 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
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| August 22, 2007
'Please kill me'
This article originally appeared in the August 16, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The open-casket look vs. plastic punk
| August 20, 2007
Holding out Hope
A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a bar having a quiet late-afternoon cocktail when I became aware of an insistent, irritating noise.
Mandy Moore does it her way
| June 19, 2007
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