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Backtalk: RiffTrax

Interview: The RiffTrax crew revisit another 'classic'

MST3K took its curtain call in 1999 after 10 years on cable, but the show's end ultimately liberated host Mike Nelson and the revolving cast of cinematic satirists.
MST3K forever!
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 10, 2012
Coachella 2012 lineup announced

Coachella 2012 lineup announced


Not bad Coachella, not bad at all. This year's music and arts fest in the California desert multiplies itself over two consecutive weekends this April, and...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 09, 2012
The Boston Phoenix 'Britpop 100' crashes Reading; a revitalized Pulp justifies our N.1

The Boston Phoenix 'Britpop 100' crashes Reading; a revitalized Pulp justifies our N.1


While the rest of New England spent the weekend bracing for that wet, windy, bitch named Irene, WFNX Program Director PAUL DRISCOLL set off for...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 29, 2011
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An '80s Britpop pre-history

The pre-history of Britpop can be traced to the early-'80s Liverpool grudge match between Echo & the Bunnymen and Julian Cope's Teardrop Explodes.
Early echoes
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2011
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Britpop timeline

AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 19, 2011
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Don't look back in anger

It's been more than 15 years since Britpop's heyday, and with the exception of one man – the Manic Street Preachers' Richey Edwards, who disappeared suddenly in 1995 – the rest of the cast is still trying to get by, just like the rest of us. Here's what
Checking in with 14 former stars of Britpop to see if modern life is truly rubbish in 2011
By KAYLEY KRAVITZ  |  August 19, 2011


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Review: Conan the Barbarian

Is Jason Momoa a future governor of California?
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By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2011
Boston Phoenix Names Top 100 Britpop Anthems: List Debuts on Radio, Print, Web, and Spotify

Boston Phoenix Names Top 100 Britpop Anthems: List Debuts on Radio, Print, Web, and Spotify


Our list of the Top 100 Britpop Anthems of the '90s is now on the streets, in the cloud, and on the airwaves. If you...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 18, 2011
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Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Star Wars came out the year after Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film (re-released now in an uncut version), and after that no studio was likely to make anything similar again, nor would many audiences have the patience to watch it.
Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011

[video] Discodeine featuring Jarvis Cocker


 What the world needs now is Jarvis Cocker, and 2011 is already shaping up as quite the comeback year for the lanky Britpop legend and...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 04, 2011