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The Big Hurt: Alex James's cheese, the Chili Peppers' video, Noel and Liam's suit, Nicole Scherzinger's Killer Love, Sammy Hagar's Chickenfoot III

James is on the vanguard of a truly extraordinary future: now that cheese has been infused with the flavor of ketchup, it's only a matter of time before entire cheeseburgers — with beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and all — are compressed into pre-s
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 02, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Kiedis's new look; plus, Incubus, Moz, Bieber, and Robbie Williams

Beware: the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have a new track called "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie."
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 29, 2011
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time # 35: Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time # 35: Red Hot Chili Peppers

      In the history of music, the bands with the most longevity areconstantly evolving and reinventing themselves to stay relevant decade afterdecade. The...
By MorningIntern  |  July 16, 2010
Podcast:  Fletcher Plays Trombone 6-16-10

Podcast: Fletcher Plays Trombone 6-16-10

Tickets to the Ames Acoustic Session with Hole were on the line this morning as Fletcher pulled out the bone!  DOWNLOAD:  Podcast Fletcher Plays Trombone...
By Fletcher  |  June 16, 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
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009

By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009


Linda Oh Trio | Entry

Chinese-Australian bassist Linda Oh (now living in NYC) favors a spare setting on this debut: trumpet, bass, and drums.
Linda Oh Trio (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  September 28, 2009
Burrito, Fletcher Reviews, Charlie sings, Chad Smith and WTFs

Burrito, Fletcher Reviews, Charlie sings, Chad Smith and WTFs

  Info Burrito, WTF Line Pt. 1, Fletcher reviews CDs and DVDs, Mr. Charlie's Opus, Chad Smith of the Chili Peppers and the WTF Line...
By Charlie  |  September 15, 2009

The Big Hurt: Broken bones and stripper poles

Only a few weeks ago, I was making fun of Aerosmith for their inability to present Aerosmith in their Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 21, 2009

Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008

Stayin’ alive

Once in a while, usually during slow rock weeks, some strange little “quirky news” story will get stuck in the media craw and bounce around uselessly to pretty much every outlet.  
How to survive without resorting to disco
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 28, 2008

Crossword: ''Wear some protection''

Heavy, man
By MATT JONES  |  September 10, 2008

Murder in six degrees

You’ve probably never heard of Peter Ivers.
Peter Ivers — pals with john Belushi to the Circle Jerks — was killed in 1983. A new book recalls his fascinating life — and mysterious death.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 10, 2008

A team effort

Yes, the name sounds familiar and no, they don’t play Hawaiian music.
Everyone’s gonna find out about Hello Mahalo
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 23, 2008

Portland scene report: June 27, 2008

One obvious omission from last week’s summer preview article was Dominic and the Lucid’s much-anticipated third album, Season of the Sun .

A night in Guantánamo

I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 11, 2008


’Round the outside

Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008

Mining the past

John Coltrane acid blasts rage through the Mars Volta’s new The Bedlam in Goliath.
The classic sounds of the Mars Volta and Louis XIV
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 12, 2008

Roots on the go

We wish Kip and the gang all the best as they embark on this magical food service/gig room gestalt.
The Liberty Elm; plus, Hello Mahalo, more
By BOB GULLA  |  November 06, 2007

Live Earth 2007

So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 10, 2007

June tunes

Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007

Crossword: 'The Final Kurtin'''

I Vonnegut serious this week and remember a literary giant.
By MATT JONES  |  May 02, 2007

Heard it first

I decided to check out four bands on the bill whom I’d never heard.
Coachella no-names
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 07, 2007

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 4

Lollapalooza 1992 | Great Woods | August 7, 1992
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006


This article originally appeared in the August 14, 1992 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
This year’s model offers much more than music
By ROBERT MOSES  |  October 25, 2006

Flashbacks: September 29, 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.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  September 27, 2006


Freedom songs

The Mars Volta’s new Amputechture (Universal) is the first album the Los Angeles–based prog-punk ensemble have made that doesn’t have a unifying story line.
The sonic growth of the Mars Volta
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 26, 2006

On the racks: September 12

Hard to believe it’s been over a decade since Basement Jaxx first scored a club hit with a little “Samba Magic.”
Basement Jaxx, Brazilian Girls, Black Keys, Junior Boys, and more. . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 13, 2006

Five jewels in the Rubin crown

Since launching the pioneering rap label Def Jam out of his NYU dorm room, Rubin has threaded his fingers through almost every genre, from the dirty boogie of the Black Crowes to the metal of Danzig to the pop ephemera of God Lives Underwater to, well, N
Five Rubin classics
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 27, 2006

32 worst lyrics of all time

The most horrific, the most god awful, the most offensively bad.
The votes are in, Ms. Lavigne