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first-ever best music poll awards party at brighton music hall

Out: Good times a’Bruin

It was the first time the Boston Phoenix hosted an awards party for its 23-year-old Best Music Poll, but what erupted June 15 at Brighton Music Hall was a drunken shitshow that honored decades of Boston rock and roll, and was capped off by the Bruins' f
A celebratory night of Boston rock (and hockey) at the Best Music Poll awards
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 24, 2011

[bmp video] Peter Wolf + Duke Levine + Bodega Girls "Looking For A Love"

Well, here's Wednesday's grand BMP finale. As the Bruins rolled into the third period en route to a Game 7 Stanley Cup victory, the roof...
By Michael Marotta  |  June 17, 2011
photos at Best Music Poll awards party with Peter Wolf, Amanda Palmer and more

Photos: 2011 Best Music Poll awards party

June 15, 2011 | Brighton Music Hall, Allston
The first-ever Best Music Poll awards party came to life at Brighton Music Hall emceed by DJ Paul Foley with Bodega Girls as the house band and an all-start cast of Boston music heroes including Bill Janovitz, Peter Wolf and Amanda Palmer.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 17, 2011

The future was now at the 2010 BMAs

Scene together
Scene together
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 10, 2010

Tribute: Friends remember Billy Ruane

Billy Ruane died on a Tuesday night.
The heart of Boston rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 12, 2010

Billy Ruane: Saying goodbye to a whirlwind

Billy Ruane died last week at the age of 52, leaving the Boston music scene in his debt.
A tribute to the man who helped create the scene he loved

Letter from the Editor: Music Issue 2010

Letter from the Editor: Music Issue 2010

I was riding in the car today, stressed out and in a huff. There was no one particular issue that was upsetting me; I just...
By Erica Corsano  |  June 28, 2010

Photos: Peter Wolf at the Wilbur Theatre

Peter Wolf, live at the Wilbur Theatre, on May 25, 2010
Peter Wolf at the Wilbur Theatre | May 25, 2010
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  May 28, 2010
Peter Wolf at Lupo's

Peter Wolf at Lupo's

Remember how Delbert McClinton's last few LPs got it right? They were a mix of inspired material, feisty production, and sizable charisma, and their blend...
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010
Peter Wolf at the Wilbur Theatre

Peter Wolf at the Wilbur Theatre

Boston music legend and J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf's metamorphosis from party animal to monster songwriter became complete with his 2002 solo album, Sleepless....
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010

Peter Wolf + special guests at Port City

Yet another Port City show tonight, too, as J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf performs at 7 pm with special guests. Tickets run from $25-45;...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010


Midnight ramblers

In rock ’n’ roll, it was possible to live in Harvard Square, be a musician — a local musician — and be able to pay your rent and find restaurants where you could eat and buy food and survive, and feel that there was a sense of . . . future, with hope and
Rock legend Peter Wolf serves dinner and verse to the Phoenix ’s poet .
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 09, 2010

It's official! Aerosmith, J. Geils Band to play Fenway Park. Tickets on-sale April 17.

As long rumored, that unsexy old bastard Steven Tyler and that sexy old bastard Peter Wolf will join forces at that grand old bitch of...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 07, 2010

Peter Wolf | Midnight Souvenirs

This Boston music legend’s metamorphosis from party animal to monster songwriter became complete with his previous solo album.
Verve/UME (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 02, 2010

Salinger’s eternal cone of silence

With the death of J.D. Salinger, nearly every obituary featured some quote or reference to his American masterpiece, The Catcher In the Rye , and rightly so. If you don't know the name Holden Caulfield, you don't know ding about literature.
The death of a genius; rocking for Nicole; the General Assembly goes transparent
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 05, 2010
A Quick Tour Through Boston R&B History (with distinguished guide Peter Wolf)

A Quick Tour Through Boston R&B History (with distinguished guide Peter Wolf)

 In researching my article for this week about R&B in Boston, I discovered enough history to fill the arts and entertainment section ten times over....
By Chris Faraone  |  December 10, 2009

"Great Stories to Tell!": Portland Symphony Orchestra + Portland Ballet + Peter Wolf

For this afternoon's PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA/PORTLAND BALLET rendition of L'Histoire du Soldat, injured guest narrator Judd Nelson has been replaced by PETER WOLF of the J. Geils...
By webteam  |  November 05, 2009

Photos: Charles Daniels at Nave Gallery

Images from Charles Daniels' photography exhibit at the Nave Gallery
'In Through the Out Door: Photography & Video of Charles Daniels,' on display until October 4  
By CHARLES DANIELS  |  October 02, 2009

Why local TV news will suck

For the past few weeks, the phones at Casa Diablo have been ringing off the hook with word of what was about to transpire at Channel 10/WJAR-TV.
Plus the return of the Remains, judging the judges, and best wishes for Charlie
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 03, 2009

The making of a House party

By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009

Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009


Boston hits Detroit

There’s a dirty little secret about the J. Geils Band — one that diehard Boston fans don’t always appreciate hearing.
Peter Wolf joins forces with Kid Rock
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 29, 2008

The ‘x’ factor

The Mystix want you to know they’re not fortune tellers.
The roots pedigree of Boston’s Mystix
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 06, 2007

I think I have the vapors

Listen and learn, people.
Dennis Brennan CD release bash, Lizard Lounge, May 19, 2007
By JON GARELICK  |  May 23, 2007

F****n’ great

Dennis Brennan isn’t much into blowing his own horn, and any questions about his local-legend status are likely to be met with an embarrassed shrug.
Dennis Brennan by his own cool self
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 08, 2007

Motley crews

The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 15, 2006


Boston music news - April 28, 2006

ASA BREBNER ’s weekend-long Abbey Lounge residency, in celebration of his new live album Abbey Lode (Hi-N-Dry), drew high-profile friends like  PETER WOLF  and rock historian  PETER GURALNICK .
Notes on Asa Brebner and Vital Might
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  April 25, 2006

Leader of the hacks

We didn’t stick around long enough to see whether U2 played, but we did catch a good chunk of the “Steve Morse Review” at the Paradise on January 9.
Toasting and roasting Steve Morse
By JON GARELICK  |  January 17, 2006