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Oooh, la, la: ShaShaSha

He may not have planned it this way, but Dominic Lavoie is definitely striking while the Internet is hot.
A psyched-out solo effort from Dominic Lavoie
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 02, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Wheelchair songs

To whatever benevolent universal force tried to put a stop to the next CRAZY TOWN record by placing SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK in a coma last week: thanks, but further comas won't be necessary.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 13, 2012
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Who needs guitars when Dean Ford is in Ctrl?

Dean Ford's new EP, Ctrl , is six songs, just under 20 minutes. Dean Ford's last EP, Deaf. Dumb. In Love. , was six songs, right around 20 minutes. That's pretty much where the similarities end.
Strike up the dance beats
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 09, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Rihanna, Killers, Cee Lo, Ke$ha, and Macca shit the bed

Not the swiftest week in the history of pop — every news story seemed to be about some almighty screw-up or another .
The week's worst ideas
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 13, 2012
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A Beatle gets a ballet

The synopsis for the new Peter Martins/Paul McCartney ballet Ocean's Kingdom reads like a pastiche of 19th and early-20th-century plots.
Oceanic love
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  September 30, 2011
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Steve Martin to give Portland the Bird

Things that are important to understand going into Steve Martin's bluegrass performance, backed by the Steep Canyon Rangers, at Merrill Auditorium: 1) The music is dead serious. 2) So is the comedy.
Steep and deep
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 13, 2011


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Coachella builds a sweaty buzz over three days in the California desert

Coachella builds a sweaty buzz over three days in the California desert
Tough acts to follow
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  April 22, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Deluxe buyer's guide

Record labels used to be content to slap a "remastered" sticker and a few B-sides on an album and call it deluxe, but that kind of lackluster package won't fly in 2010.
The word on seasonal box sets
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 05, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Aussie asses sued off

MEN AT WORK — best known for their 1983 hit "Down Under" — have just had their pants sued off by a dead schoolmarm and her 78-year-old Girl Scout song.
Plus creepy Macca spawn sings; iffy Ringo joke aborted
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 19, 2010
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The Big Hurt: The decade ahead

As a new decade dawns, it's time to cast a curious eye toward the future.
Music predictions for the pubescent millennium
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 15, 2010
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Coffeenomics

In 50 states and 49 countries, the experience is the same: a placid sense of place, air suffused with the rich aromatics of fresh-brewed espresso. Customers dollop cream and sprinkle brown sugar into their drinks. Behind the counter, green-clad baristas
The meteoric rise and startling fall of Starbucks is emblematic of the contemporary American dream — just ask the history professor who's been to 425 branches
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 11, 2009


Play by play: October 30, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
This week's theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2009

Play by Play: October 2, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2009


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Tropicália storm

When Sérgio Dias takes to the Somerville Theatre stage this Sunday with the current incarnation of Os Mutantes, it's a safe bet he'll be beaming with gratitude. "I'm riding the same wave," he says of his band's legendary Brazilian albums, "but this time
The long awaited return of Os Mutantes
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 02, 2009
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Interview: Robert Siegel

As Robert Siegel explores the idea of what happens when reality curb-stomps overblown expectation, it's hard not to feel a visceral twinge of empathy.  
 On the shoulders of Giants fans
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 22, 2009
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Review: The Beatles: Rock Band

Can we agree that the music-game market is saturated? To stand out in this crowd, you'd need something special. You'd need the Beatles.
Don't meet the Beatles — be them
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 11, 2009
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Better all the time

In 2006, Apple/EMI released the Beatles-soundtracked Cirque du Soleil companion piece Love , which mashed together songs from the band's repertoire in stunning remastered sound.
Get these Beatles reissues into your life
By ZETH LUNDY  |  September 11, 2009
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Photos: Paul McCartney at Fenway

Photos of the former Beatle performing at Fenway Park 
Paul McCartney, live at Fenway Park on August 5, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  August 14, 2009


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From Sir, with love

However people go about justifying an expensive rock experience — whether laundering it through nostalgia, taking it as a sound investment in one’s pop-culture equity, or writing it off as a de facto co-pay toward rock’s fast-failing status quo — a Pau
Paul McCartney, live at Fenway, on August 5, 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 14, 2009
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VIDEO: Watch Paul McCartney at Fenway

Watch Paul McCartney in concert at Fenway Park
Paul McCartney, live at Fenway Park on August 5, 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 07, 2009

PHAN MAIL: Dear Sir Paul


  PHAN MAIL: Dear Paul McCartney, Dearest Macca, To Sir Paul, Hi Paul,             It's me, Mary. You may remember me from the show last...
By Mary Delsener  |  August 06, 2009
Photos, Twitvid: Paul McCartney Soundchecking in Fenway. Plus: Yawkey Way Macca Merch Revealed!

Photos, Twitvid: Paul McCartney Soundchecking in Fenway. Plus: Yawkey Way Macca Merch Revealed!


  ABOVE: Crappy video of Macca soundcheck, live from Bleacher Bar!   The view from Bleacher Bar.Most summer days, working in the Fenway sucks. In the...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 05, 2009
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The Big Hurt: MJ murder mystery, Aerosmith injuries

Much as I hate to bring up Michael Jackson again, I was intrigued by sister La Toya's allegations that he was knocked off for his publishing assets.
Music News in Brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 24, 2009


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The Big Hurt: Michael and Steven, RIP

Even if I got scooped by everyone else, I believe my inimitable wit will ensure that my reportage goes down in history as the definitive account, so here goes: Michael Jackson died.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 10, 2009
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The Straight Dope: Michael Jackson and the Beatles

You think an overdubbed Beatles tune could be any weirder than a new Beatles song with John Lennon? Then again, "I Want to Hold You Hand" overdubbed by a guy with a hand on his crotch and his hair on fire would be pretty hard to top. But don't worry, i
Does he really have the rights?
By CECIL ADAMS  |  July 03, 2009
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Michael Jackson and his fears

At the dead end of a decade when everyone was too discouraged to wonder if pop had a center, Michael Jackson's Off the Wall (1979) gathered up disillusioned factions of fans as confidently as it punted four singles into the Top 10.
Solo contendere
By MARK MOSES  |  June 26, 2009
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Michael Jackson and his fears

At the dead end of a decade when everyone was too discouraged to wonder if pop had a center, Michael Jackson's Off the Wall (1979) gathered up disillusioned factions of fans as confidently as it punted four singles into the Top 10.
Solo contendere
By MARK MOSES  |  June 26, 2009