bestnom1000x50

Paul Westerberg

Latest Articles

1112_jte-list

Justin Townes Earle fights the family tree

No one wants to stand in the shadow of his famous family.
No country for young men
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  December 17, 2010
1003_bieber_list

The Big Hurt: Bieber fever

Of the 45 headlines on mtv.com’s music-news section, nine are about JUSTIN BIEBER . That’s precisely 20 percent.
Plus U2’s purported fans, and Keane hits the green
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 02, 2010
1003_chilton_list

Alex Chilton, 1950 - 2010

When Alex Chilton had a fatal heart attack while mowing his lawn last week, he was, statistically speaking, just a 59-year-old New Orleans resident, nothing more than an edit on some census forms. What Chilton represented, however, was a true American ic
In memoriam
By JEFF BREEZE  |  March 26, 2010

The same mistakes?

Joshua Madore and his gravelly whisper entered the local scene in 2007 with The Same Mistakes.
Joshua Madore returns with D4988
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2009
BarnBurn6ingLIST.jpg

Feel the pain

Barn Burning is the acclaimed audio outlet for singer/guitarist Anthony Loffredio, a Providence native whose introspective tales are spun well beyond his 33 years and well-complemented by a revolving door of musicians since the 2004 promising debut Weat
The bittersweet smolder of Barn Burning
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 22, 2008
replacementslist.jpg

Replacements | Rhino Reissues

Rhino’s second and concluding batch of Replacements reissues charts the Minneapolis band’s Great Descent from the heights of rock-and-roll nihilism to the pit of MOR blah.  
 Tim + Pleased To Meet Me + Don’t Tell A Soul + All Shook Down | Rhino (2008)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  October 01, 2008


080905_xtra_list

Boston music news: September 5, 2008

I’m not one to gossip, so you didn’t hear it from me, but . . .
Notes on the Dirty Truckers and the Kickbacks
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 03, 2008
080801_thorpe_list

The week in boners

With his new album expected to hit #1 on the Billboard charts this week, I think (Nasty) Nas is getting a bit swell-headed.
Ross exposed, FCC hosed, hicks opposed
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 28, 2008
Suicide_Bill_coverLIST.jpg

Fresh tracks

It’s a big deal when Someday Providence gets new music out. Their new EP extends the band’s dedication to breezy pop, but also adds depth, dimension, and a wee bit of heaviness.
New discs by Someday Providence and Suicide Bill
By BOB GULLA  |  July 16, 2008
Replacements4_list

The Replacements: Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash;

The Replacements have a well-chronicled history of sabotaging their own rock stardom.

Plus,  Stink; Hootenanny; Let It Be (Deluxe Editions) | Rhino/Rykodisc


By DAVID BOFFA  |  April 29, 2008
071228_hansen_list

Celebration of sound

Despite living in a world that is seemingly rotating off its axis and just plain miserable, there are, believe it or not, many reasons to give thanks.
Kris Hansen’s Left Hand Band; plus, New Year’s Eve options
By BOB GULLA  |  December 26, 2007


listbeat_bullyclub_112307

The long haul

Plenty of musicians have been on the Portland music scene longer than Doug Cowan and Bullyclub.
Bullyclub’s application for Tenure
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 20, 2007
listpunked

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
070713_syr_list

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
list_gl

Still waters

On record, Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers trot between the countrified rock of the Cowboy Junkies and the somber folk of latter-day Neil Young.
Great Lake Swimmers, Middle East Upstairs, June 5, 2007
By JON MEYER  |  June 12, 2007
070330_LIST_LUCK

Sound samples

Spinning the local music CD lazy susan has turned up some pretty cool surprises.
Baylies Band, Lucky 57, Fred Kendall Abong, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  March 27, 2007


061229_list_gulla.jpg

Turn the beat around

I do a lot of thinking about music. Coincidentally or not, I have a lot of friends who don’t, but get a kick out of the fact that I do.
The music biz ended up on its ear in 2006
By BOB GULLA  |  December 27, 2006

Kurt Cobain

This article originally appeared in the April 15, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
1967-1994
By JON GARELICK  |  November 14, 2006
061013_joanjett_list

Original Sinner

I met Joan Jett because of Lisa King. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen the way it was supposed to. Joan Jett, "A.C.D.C." (QuickTime)
Joan Jett gets back in black
By ALIZA SHAPIRO  |  October 11, 2006
bullyclub list photo 2/17

Fully Bully

Somewhat quietly, Doug Cowan’s band, Bullyclub, has stuck around long enough to become one of the Portland scene’s elder statesmen.
Doug Cowan’s club emphasizes the literate indie pop they’ve always done best
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 16, 2006
060210_list_rockofages.jpg

Rock of ages

“It’s just a tacky play on words — a typically stupid Supergrass thing to do,” says Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes when I mention the title of the band’s new album.
Supergrass's Road to Rouen ; plus music video at the MFA
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 09, 2006