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Flesh and blood

The acclaimed folk/Americana quartet resume the whirlwind promo stretch leading up to their third full-length release, following 2008’s critically-lauded breakthrough Oh My God, Charlie Darwin and their ’07 debut, What the Crow Brings .
Last year, the Low Anthem finished their third album and toured the world. During a freewheeling interview back home, they tell us all about it
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2011
Richard Thompson at Lupo's

Richard Thompson at Lupo's


Sometimes I think Richard Thompson writes tunes that are contoured for his much-admired guitar extravaganzas. A handful of songs on Dream Attic (Shout! Factory) contain...
By webteam  |  October 19, 2010

Brew + Barefoot Truth at Port City Music Hall, Ellis Paul in Kennebunk, and more


Elsewhere: the Brew and Barefoot Truth bring their jammy regional superpowers to Port City Music Hall; unimpeachable songwriters Ellis Paul and Richard Thompson are in...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010
Richard Thompson at the Narrows Center for the Arts

Richard Thompson at the Narrows Center for the Arts


Sometimes I think Richard Thompson writes tunes that are overtly contoured for one of his much-admired guitar extravaganzas. A handful of songs on the new...
By webteam  |  August 24, 2010
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Music for the love of it

Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
By JIM MACNIE  |  May 07, 2010

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009


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Baby fights the blues

Evening slants in over the spires of Harvard, and Juliana Hatfield is watching me across the table.
Juliana Hatfield is still standing. How a hometown guitar hero dodged the bullet, and then wrote a book about it
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 17, 2008

Portland scene report: March 21, 2008

Jason would have a listening party or something, but he’s in Austin for SXSW.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 19, 2008
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Public-service announcements

How do you take a Web site and make it come alive?
Chris Marstall brings Tourfilter to life
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  January 22, 2008
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Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008
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Scene and heard

Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007


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Celebration of sound

Despite living in a world that is seemingly rotating off its axis and just plain miserable, there are, believe it or not, many reasons to give thanks.
Kris Hansen’s Left Hand Band; plus, New Year’s Eve options
By BOB GULLA  |  December 26, 2007
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Kid at play

Slouching on a Marriott lobby couch in jeans, T-shirt, and sandals, blond-haired Teddy Thompson looks like a California surfer.
Teddy Thompson ’ s country jag
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 16, 2007
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Family affair

Linda Thompson’s voice is a powerful instrument.
Linda Thompson’s Versatile Heart
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 16, 2007
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Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson here returns to electric six-string, but Sweet Warrior finds him spinning epic yarns instead of heroic solos.
Sweet Warrior | Shout Factory
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 05, 2007
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Going on sale: April 27, 2007

Feist, Reel Big Fish, Jandek, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  April 24, 2007


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Batter up

Peter Gammons has something of a perfect life.
Peter Gammons, Game On!, April 9, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 17, 2007
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Punish the mentally ill!

Officials in Maine attorney general Steven Rowe’s office recently made a legislative effort regarding mentally ill prisoners in a controversial way.
In the lobby
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 11, 2007

And this is why you can’t have nice things

“In the next few weeks of the process, we’ll be getting the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed.”
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 17, 2007
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Peter Gammons's doubleheader

There’s no question that a close relationship has developed between Boston’s music scene and its baseball team .
Hot Stove, Cool Music, the Paradise Rock Club, January 6 and 7, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 10, 2007
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The five-year itch

Fall River is not what you’d think of as a natural home for a “music geek’s paradise.”
The Narrows celebrates a big anniversary; JP Jones helps
By BOB GULLA  |  November 28, 2006


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The Radiators

Like the other great album to come out of post-Katrina New Orleans, Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello’s The River in Reverse , the Radiators’ latest consists mainly of songs written before the deluge.
Dreaming Out Loud | Sci Fidelity
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 20, 2006
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Television personality

Though he often sounds like Lou Reed on Quaaludes, his guitar never fails to ring through loud and clear.
Tom Verlaine’s two new albums
By ELIOT WILDER  |  August 11, 2006
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Hell freezes over

Before a Cat Power show, the question always looms: what sort of shit is Chan Marshall going to pull tonight? Cat Power at Berklee Performance Center
Cat Power amazes at tour kickoff
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 08, 2006

He's the Boss

If good rock and roll is about escape, great rock and roll is about taking ordinary life and making something extraordinary out of it.
Why Bruce Springsteen makes great rock and roll
By  |  May 23, 2006
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Folk hero

Richard Thompson’s fans can be a bit smug about the singer/guitarist’s ongoing failure to achieve a commercial breakthrough.
Richard Thompson’s Free Reed box
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 29, 2006


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By  |  March 28, 2006
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Family matters

“I wouldn’t really say that my music is introverted and sad,” Teddy Thompson says on the road from a Chicago venue.
Teddy Thompson takes after the ’rents
By KEN MICALLEF  |  March 28, 2006

Chafee protects his liberal flank

US Senator Linc Chafee — in the ideological hot seat, as always — had to make another tough strategic decision, deciding to vote against confirming Judge Samuel Alito.
His vote against Alito is better late than never
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 01, 2006
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Bands to watch out for

Winter in Boston is like being grounded. Too many housebound nights, and we’re bored, stir-crazy, and filled with the overwhelming sense of injustice at being stuck in here while the whole world goes on out there.
Promising local releases in ’06
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  December 29, 2005