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Dave Mustaine's righteous path
Now sober, the ginger frontman is not only sharing a bill with Metallica, but the stage in an end-of-the-night jam to celebrate the Big Four, along with Slayer and Anthrax, and commemorating 30 years of pioneering thrash by playing select gigs around the
| August 26, 2011
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
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 05, 2010
Interview: Ray Davies
In 1964, the scorching five-chord chorus of “You Really Got Me” changed rock music forever.
On singing in the choir, his American experience, and who’ll play Dave
| November 06, 2009
I Monster | A Dense Swarm of Ancient Stars
Twins of Evil (2009)
Twins of Evil (2009)
| May 29, 2009
Marion Maerz | Burt Bacharach Songbook
Marion was a minor German pop star in the 1960s, one of a crowd of yé-yé girls who sprang up all over Europe as the ingénue counterparts to macho belters.
Bureau B (2009)
| March 10, 2009
Battle of the banned
It's one thing to be a musician and get thrown out of Disneyland (Velvet Underground) or banned from a national landmark (Ozzy Osbourne at the Alamo), but you've hit rock paydirt when you become the target of an entire nation.
Authorities kick out the jams
| March 02, 2009
Laugh at the end of the world
The two guys who make up Clawjob have an unnerving tendency to describe something as funny when it’s anything but.
The grim punch lines of Clawjob
| August 11, 2008
We’d go through a lot of ups and downs, and I’d think sometimes we could have achieved less and been just as happy.
Ray Davies hits the road
| April 01, 2008
Going on sale: March 7, 2008
Die! Die! Die!, Foals, KT Tunstall, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
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| March 04, 2008
It’s like the Anti–Wall of Sound.
The spare magic of Spoon
| October 09, 2007
Hyperactive. That’s the best way to describe Maximo Park singer Paul Smith.
Maximo Park, Paradise Rock Club, July 11, 2007
| July 16, 2007
John Vanderslice — indie-rock artist, producer, and all-around nice guy — has had a tough year.
New cuts from John Vanderslice, Bishop Allen, the Cave Singers, and the Tenderhooks
| July 09, 2007
Luke Pritchard may look a bit like a shaggy dog with his lips curled in a mock Jagger pout. But it’s no pose.
The Kooks keep it classic
| May 08, 2007
Damon Albarn — Blur frontman, Gorillaz supremo, and now millennial minstrel to the drowning city of London — is that eerie modern specimen, the pop star who talks like a critic. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen, "Kingdom of Doom" (streaming video)
Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad & the Queen
| February 21, 2007
During the heyday of the Kinks, Ray Davies wrote with compassion about people in small towns clinging to a faded way of life.
Jarvis Cocker’s still Jarvis Cocker on Jarvis
| January 29, 2007
Flashbacks: October 6, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966
| October 04, 2006
Sex, clubs and rock ’n’ roll
The first thing you’d have noticed about the Dresden Dolls’ CD-release show at the Orpheum April 21 was how different it felt to be seated in a theater while the duo played.
The Dresden Dolls shift into harder-rockin’ mode
| May 02, 2006
Sometime in the ’80s, Ray Davies told me that the Kinks were the only band who could leave an audience “over the moon with enjoyment and still . . . disappointed.”
Unkinked at the Orpheum
| April 04, 2006
Back when his ’60s contemporaries John Lennon and Pete Townshend were making careers out of revealing their innermost thoughts, Ray Davies moved in a different direction, observing everyday life and the quietly fraught people who live it.
The respectable return of Ray Davies
| February 21, 2006
Going on sale: February 10
Franz Ferdinand & Death Cab, Thursday, Alkaline Trio, Neko Case, and more.
Breaking news in the concert-ticket trade
| February 09, 2006
"With new bands I always listen to the third album," the Kinks’ Ray Davies has said. "That’s the real key to know what’s going to happen."
Do the Strokes have anything left to say?
| January 14, 2006
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