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It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Temple captures the chaos of Strummer’s early years, with overlays of interviews with him and footage from the era.
Well-done revelations
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 07, 2007

Double visionary

Joe Strummer was the embodiment of punk, up till his final day, December 22, 2002.
The two sides of Joe Strummer
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 06, 2007

London falling

Damon Albarn — Blur frontman, Gorillaz supremo, and now millennial minstrel to the drowning city of London — is that eerie modern specimen, the pop star who talks like a critic. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen, "Kingdom of Doom" (streaming video)
Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad & the Queen
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 21, 2007


Although Gorillaz musical mastermind Damon Albarn is busy recording with the Good, the Bad and the Queen, all’s not quiet on the Gorillaz front, at least not on the commercial front.
Don't waste your dollars
By WILL SPITZ  |  November 13, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 9

The Clash | Harvard Square Theatre | February 16, 1979
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

Is this the way new wave ends?

This article originally appeared in the February 27, 1979 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Not with a bang but a Clash
By ARIEL SWARTLEY  |  October 25, 2006