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It is unlikely that James Whitcomb Riley, a turn-of-the-century poet for a short time considered the heir to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ever envisioned his work accompanied by music quite like this.
Feel the poetry rattling your bones
| March 25, 2011
The Big Hurt: A Swift descent into Cake, Broadcasting death, and Steven Tyler's Idol
It was a minor tragedy when blameless young TAYLOR SWIFT scored the worst-selling #1 album in recorded chart history. But the humiliation didn't end there: the poor kid's record was shattered only a week later by quasi-novelty dorks CAKE , who manage
Music News in Brief
| January 28, 2011
Vulgarrity's haunting Dance 2 the Grave
There's a musty funk emanating from the new VulGarrity disc, Dance 2 the Grave , as the acclaimed Provy-based sibling duo (Tracy and older brother Shawn Garrity) follow up their excellent '08 debut, If You Sing it, They Will Hum . . ., with 15 more t
Creatures of the night
| October 22, 2010
VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade
WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF
| December 18, 2009
Hottest songs of 2009
| December 18, 2009
Them Crooked Vultures | Them Crooked Vultures
One day, maybe in a decade or three, somebody will dig this LP out of the future virtual version of a record crate in a Salvation Army and be blown away by the deep grooves this supergroup generate
| November 20, 2009
As almost always seems to be the case, I have to start the "fall preview" by detailing this upcoming weekend, which promises to be one of the most active of the year.
Let's get things started right away
| September 18, 2009
To paraphrase some wisdom from Jake "The Snake" Roberts, if a man has power, he never has to raise his voice. Jake was explaining why, unlike his adversaries, he didn't keep screaming gibberish. But it's a universal truth.
Soulsavers keep it eerie on the ears
| September 18, 2009
The Dead Weather | Horehound
It's no coincidence that four of the 11 songs on the Dead Weather's debut — "I Cut like a Buffalo," "3 Birds," "Rocking Horse," and a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony" — make reference to the animal kingdom.
Third Man (2009)
| July 24, 2009
In the blood
“We don’t have five dudes on stage pounding out power chords, so we need to find other ways to fill up all that space,” said Shawn Garrity, one-half of the multitasking siblings known as VulGarrity (sister Tracy is three years younger). “It forces us to
VulGarrity is humming on all cylinders
| June 12, 2009
Punk legend Bob Otis returns with Lolita Black
When a local punk rock guitar legend like Bob Otis sincerely declares that "there's a lot of greatness going on in this town right now," you tend to listen up.
Back in Black
| January 21, 2009
Dave Bryant stood among the folding chairs in the audience before Scarecrow Mobius's gig at Outpost 186 a week ago Monday night, looked at his two-deck keyboard rig, and mused, "Not pretty, but I guess it will do. I had more room at rehearsal."
Scarecrow Mobius, Monique, and Morley
| December 01, 2008
Keys to our hearts
"I’ve never been someone that goes to the ‘it’ places and does the ‘it’ things and goes to the ‘it’ restaurant and go to the ‘it’ club. I like more off-the-beaten-path kind of things."
Interview: Alicia Keys on first love, the White Stripes, and being a Bob Dylan muse
| June 05, 2008
Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
| March 05, 2008
Guest lists 2007
Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
| December 21, 2007
For nearly two decades, Josh Homme has had countless irons in the rock-and-roll fire.
Josh Homme’s lullabies of love
| October 22, 2007
VIDEO: Queens of the Stone Age live at First Act Guitar Studios
BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO
| October 18, 2007
Going on sale: July 27, 2007
Soulive, ZZ Top, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| July 24, 2007
Former glam-rocker Jesse Malin’s 2003 solo debut not only offered proof that he could make it as a singer-songwriter — it was the best thing he’d put out.
Malin’s third solo CD goes over the top
| July 09, 2007
Seven times during our 20-minute telephone conversation, Keren Ann Zeidel tells me some variation of “There are no rules.”
The thing about Keren Ann
| May 29, 2007
The big story in heavy music right now is mammal metal, a blood-and-guts strain of post-thrash brutality lorded over at the moment by Lamb of God and Mastodon, two loud-and-proud Southern bands with new major-label discs out.
Mastodon and Lamb of God define a genre
| October 03, 2006
Growing up in public
Ricky Valente, former wiz kid, has transformed himself into a legitimate and gifted songwriter.
Ricky Valente’s compelling new Loveless Letters
| August 22, 2006
On the racks: July 12, 2006
Plus Sao Paulo sextet CSS and Bad Religion's Greg Graffin.
Thom Yorke, Some Girls, Peaches . . .
| July 11, 2006
The familiar sounds of Nirvana’s Nevermind are wafting out over the PA inside Fuse’s midtown-Manhattan studio, but few of the fresh-faced kids gathered on this April afternoon for a taping of the music-video network’s 7th Avenue Drop seem to recogniz
Taking Back Sunday turn up the volume
| May 05, 2006
Not bummed out
Allmusic.com refers to Josh Homme’s old band Kyuss as “a heavy metal Velvet Underground . . . pioneers of the booming underground ‘stoner rock’ scene of the 1990s.”
Eagles of Death Metal pursue Death by Sexy
| April 20, 2006
Not bummed out - side
| April 20, 2006
Now that the music biz has licked its wounds from a nasty 2005, things are finally starting to heat up, and an indie-heavy winter is giving way to a more major spring.
The majors gear up for a promising spring
| March 10, 2006
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