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Holy rollers

This record grabs you by the throat from measure one.
Ten pounds of rock in a six-song Boo Box
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 12, 2010
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The music man

Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 07, 2009
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The long good-byes

Some time in the late 90s, Trent Reznor holed himself up in a house near the ocean. Ostensibly, he was there to write some music. And while he did use that time to begin piecing together some of the songs that would become Nine Inch Nails's 1999 double-a
Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction, live at the Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 05, 2009
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Photos: Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction

Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction, live at the Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
The NINJA Tour, Comcast Center, June 3, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  June 05, 2009
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Lavigne squeaks; Winehouse freaks; Oasis leaks

Courtney Love and Avril Lavigne both have laryngitis this week. Explain that, Richard Dawkins.
The Big Hurt: music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 12, 2008
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The best of times

Holidays and their attendant celebrations foster memories — of all kinds, to be sure — but it’s the good ones we strive to re-create.
Local notables share their favorite holiday traditions
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2007


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June tunes

Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007
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Working girl

It’s no surprise that the big local winners in our Best Music Poll tend also to be the hardest working bands and artists.
Amanda Palmer reflects on the Dresden Dolls’ breakthrough year
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 06, 2007
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Revolution rock

It’s an incongruous sight at first: Tom Morello strumming an acoustic guitar emblazoned with the words “Whatever It Takes.”
Tom Morello rages quietly against the machine
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  April 17, 2007
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Just like a woman

The new, improved, clean, sober, and buff Trent Reznor is no longer wrestling with downward spirals.
Spring brings new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, Timbaland, and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 15, 2007

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 18


Velvet Underground and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable | the ICA | October 29, 1966
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006


Lotta-palooza

This article originally appeared in the August 14, 1992 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
This year’s model offers much more than music
By ROBERT MOSES  |  October 25, 2006
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Atari pop

The robot women of UV Protection claim, “We will protect you,” and it’s clear you want them on your side.
Big Digits and bigger pleasures
By ELISABETH DONNELLY  |  September 05, 2006
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More than words

It’s difficult to believe, but more than a decade and a half has passed since Extreme had a #1 hit with their metal ballad “More Than Words.” Kay Hanley interviews Gary Cherone (mp3) Gary Cherone, "Yeah" (mp3) Gary Cherone, "Need I Say More" (
Gary Cherone’s Extreme viewpoint
By KAY HANLEY  |  June 30, 2006
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Growing pains

So much has happened for the Dresden Dolls over the past year that it’s no surprise the duo fared so well in this year’s Best Music Poll.
The Dresden Dolls try to balance life and art
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 17, 2006