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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
| February 18, 2011
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...
| 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...
| August 25, 2010
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...
| August 24, 2010
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’
| 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
| September 18, 2009
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
| 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
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| March 19, 2008
How do you take a Web site and make it come alive?
Chris Marstall brings Tourfilter to life
| January 22, 2008
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
| January 04, 2008
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
| December 31, 2007
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
| December 26, 2007
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
| October 16, 2007
Linda Thompson’s voice is a powerful instrument.
Linda Thompson’s Versatile Heart
| October 16, 2007
Richard Thompson here returns to electric six-string, but Sweet Warrior finds him spinning epic yarns instead of heroic solos.
Sweet Warrior | Shout Factory
| June 05, 2007
Going on sale: April 27, 2007
Feist, Reel Big Fish, Jandek, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| April 24, 2007
Peter Gammons has something of a perfect life.
Peter Gammons, Game On!, April 9, 2007
| April 17, 2007
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
| 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
| January 17, 2007
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
| January 10, 2007
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
| November 28, 2006
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
| November 20, 2006
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
| August 11, 2006
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
| 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
| May 23, 2006
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
| March 29, 2006
Family matters - side
| March 28, 2006
“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
| 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
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 01, 2006
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
| December 29, 2005
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