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Boston Phoenix holds Ric Ocasek's late-'70s leather jacket for ransom
Dear Ric Ocasek, We were very disappointed to learn that you did not want to talk to the Boston Phoenix about the Cars’ new album,...
| May 13, 2011
Weezer: The Early Years
When Rivers Cuomo, Weezer wunderkind and Harvard-educated overachiever, sets his mind to something, he is nothing if not meticulous.
Rivers Cuomo reflects on the making of 'Blue' and Pinkerton
| December 04, 2010
Guided by Voices return with self-inflicted nostalgia
When Guided by Voices announced their reunion tour this year, it marked a milestone of sorts for the Dayton band. This is arguably the first conventional career move they've ever made.
The club is open, once again
| November 05, 2010
Because of an unforeseen medical emergency and resultant procedure, “Big Hurt” columnist David Thorpe was unable to furnish his regularly scheduled column to the Phoenix this week.
David Thorpe: The early writings
| June 10, 2008
The 100 unsexiest men in the world
Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART
| March 27, 2008
The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
| November 15, 2006
Bebe does the Middle East
Dressed in blue jeans and a tight black top, Bebe Buell is in the dressing room last Saturday at the Middle East downstairs, applying make-up and massaging her bare feet.
Modest, demure and quiet
| July 25, 2006
The New Cars
On stage, the new line-up didn’t sound like a tribute act, and neither did it sound like a Cars/Utopia hybrid. It sounded like the real thing.
The new real thing
| June 14, 2006
How do you revive a legendary band when the frontman isn’t interested?
Rundgren joins Hawkes and Easton in the New Cars
| May 31, 2006
The New Cars
With some kind of Killer(s) neo-new wave tide now undeniably lapping at the shores of mainstream pop and its underground analogue, the return of the Cars — one of Boston’s best-known new-wave breakouts — is a no brainer.
When old bands play new tunes
| May 09, 2006
If you’ve seen Din play clubs, odds are you’ve been both impressed and confused.
LONGHAIR MUSIC | Din
| April 10, 2006
Boston music news, March 17, 2006
Boston rock icons the Cars will reunite for a summer tour that hits Bank of America Pavilion on May 9. There’s just one catch: standing in for Rick Ocasek, who opted out of the reunion, will be Todd Rundgren.
Notes on The Cars, Unearth, and Hallelujah the Hills
| March 14, 2006
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