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Justin Townes Earle fights the family tree
No one wants to stand in the shadow of his famous family.
No country for young men
| December 17, 2010
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
| April 02, 2010
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
| 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
| February 04, 2009
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
| October 22, 2008
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)
| October 01, 2008
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
| September 03, 2008
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
| July 28, 2008
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
| July 16, 2008
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
| April 29, 2008
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
| December 26, 2007
The long haul
Plenty of musicians have been on the Portland music scene longer than Doug Cowan and Bullyclub.
Bullyclub’s application for Tenure
| November 20, 2007
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
| August 31, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
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
| June 12, 2007
Spinning the local music CD lazy susan has turned up some pretty cool surprises.
Baylies Band, Lucky 57, Fred Kendall Abong, and more
| March 27, 2007
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
| December 27, 2006
This article originally appeared in the April 15, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| November 14, 2006
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
| October 11, 2006
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
| February 16, 2006
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
| February 09, 2006
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