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Rebel without a band on Sunshine on Daemon Land

You can do a lot with Garage Band nowadays.
Here comes the Son
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 05, 2012
OTR: Tame Impala :: Lonerism

Tame Impala | Lonerism

Australia's Tame Impala make music as the Lester Bangs character describes it in Almost Famous : if and when their psychedelic rock and roll "chooses you," it begs for intimate consumption.
Modular Records (2012)
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 05, 2012

Photos: Roger Waters: The Wall at Fenway Park

Roger Waters performs The Wall at Fenway Park on July 1, 2012.
July 1, 2012
By TIM BUGBEE  |  July 06, 2012

Over a Cardboard Sea precede Wizard of Oz screening at the State Theatre

The State Theatre hosts unorthodox fare starting at 7:30, where local vaudevillian bumpkins Over a Cardboard Sea precede two screenings of The Wizard of Oz...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

Local H | Awesome Mix Tape #1

Reimagining an overplayed classic-rock radio staple always goes one of two ways: either it reaffirms your dislike for the track, or it puts a fresh spin on it.
G&P (2010)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  November 12, 2010

Black Mountain scale various rock influences

If, as they say, talent borrows and genius steals, then Vancouver rock collective Black Mountain do a bit of both.
Psychedelic heights
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 29, 2010


Photos: Roger Waters performing ''The Wall'' live at TD Garden

Roger Waters performs The Wall live at the TD Garden on October 3, 2010.
Roger Waters, live at TD Garden | October 3, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 08, 2010

Autolux | Transit Transit

As much fun as it is to be iconoclastic, it's tough for the art-rockers of today to escape the bones of the past when trying to break new ground.
TBD Records (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  July 30, 2010

Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010

When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix  that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
From the xx to Jay-Z
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 25, 2010

Bettye LaVette | Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

Bettye LaVette’s previous two albums had titles that required a little digging to unpack.
Anti- (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 04, 2010

Talking ’bout a revolution

It takes a theatrical genius like Tom Stoppard to come up with Rock ’n’ Roll, which merges the pulsing spirit of both until they feel like one. And it takes a theater of the caliber of the Gamm to make history feel like a Stones concert that becomes a po
 The Gamm’s life-affirming Rock ’n’ Roll
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 07, 2010

When traders equal traitors

It is about time someone pointed out that the vile crooks of Wall Street aren’t just greedy, thieving bastards. They are, in fact, traitors to this country and its citizens.
Turncoats on Wall Street. Plus, ecori, celebrating Susan, and Rock ’n’ Roll
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 30, 2010

Chinnock of the North

How did I not know that Bill Chinnock was Dick Curless’s son in law?
The re-release of Dime Store Heroes , and a look back
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 23, 2010

Prog wild

Let me just assure you, right off, that after this, I promise never, ever, to talk to you about this year’s SXSW again, but check it out: we passed by a tossed-up tent-and-chain-link venue with a long line jutting into the street, and from between the po
The controlled chaos of Bear in Heaven
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 02, 2010

Thinking outside the Woodbox

As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
By MATT TEMPESTA  |  March 19, 2010

Original Soundtrack | Kamasutra: Vollendung Der Liebe

The good news: Kamasutra is, in fact, a very early Can recording, credited to "Irmin Schmidt Inner Space Production."
Crippled Dick Hot Wax (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  February 05, 2010

Good weed

Thank you for the article “A Weed Grows in Boston.”
Letters to the Boston editor, December 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 25, 2009

Review: Oh My God

If Michael Moore can bring in Wallace Shawn as an economics expert, I guess director Peter Rodger can enlist Ringo Starr as an authority on religion in his worldwide search for an answer to the question “Who is God?”
Ringo Starr, authority on religion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 27, 2009

Kudos to Phish nerds, and other music matters

We stand corrected

Crossword: ''You sound like L''

And so do these entries
And so do these entries
By MATT JONES  |  September 04, 2009

Weekend trip

It pains me to have to ask this, but looking at the insane list of bands at Boston promoter Dan Shea's upcoming four-night "Homegrown" pysch fest at Church, I have no choice: what exactly does "psych music" mean at this point?
Rad four-day psych fest will free your mind, man
By MATT PARISH  |  July 17, 2009

propellers list

Write. Record. Gig. Repeat.

The Warren-based Propellers are yet another notable band putting in work for the Warren-based label 75OrLess Rec-ords, and their sophomore release, The Propellers: 2 , offers a gradual growth from their self-titled debut.
The Propellers stay the course on The Propellers: 2
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 15, 2009

A real blast

The guttural rallying cry of an audience member on the other side of the mezzanine makes everyone laugh a bit, mostly because it peals out during one of Mogwai's gently arpeggiated intros.
Mogwai live at the Wilbur Theatre, May 1, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 08, 2009

Crossword: ''Revenge!''

Squares in squares
Squares in squares
By MATT JONES  |  March 25, 2009

Covers uncovered

The Bad Plus plus a singer
The Bad Plus plus a singer
By JON GARELICK  |  March 09, 2009

Review: The Bad Plus's For All I Care

On each of their previous albums, the Bad Plus let it be known they owed as much to classic rock and pop as to prog jazz.
Heads Up (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 27, 2009


Music seen: Radiohead night

The idea for a show collecting talented Portland musicians performing as Oxfordshire's Radiohead began almost a year ago.
At the Big Easy, January 3
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  January 07, 2009

Sympathy for the Devil

Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll at the Huntington; McPherson's The Seafarer at SpeakEasy
Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll at the Huntington; McPherson's The Seafarer at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 18, 2008

The Big Hurt: Hagar the horrible

I was reading a fascinating article about Sammy’s new record deal, and an epiphany struck: every year, Sammy looks more and more like the Dude.
Plus award-winning awards and buggering Beatles
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 24, 2008

A real cut-up

Robert Pollard is a Renaissance man.
An interview with Robert Pollard on the occasion of the landing of Boston Spaceships
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 23, 2008