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Bipolar Babies: Leonard Cohen and Rod Stewart in misery and delight

"Every night and every morn," wrote William Blake one afternoon in 1803, "some to misery are born."
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 07, 2012

Mitch Alden | Old Habits

Mitch Alden has always been an earnest guy. Over the course of his previous two full-length records fronting pop-rock band Now Is Now, he's made his bones penning new-agey, pop-rock, sun-shiney tunes.
Mitch Alden's solo debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2011

Packets of Sugar

It’s easy to paint Bebe Buell as some talentless pretty face who slept her way to whatever modicum of stardom she has right now.
Bebe Buell returns to town throwing ‘Air Kisses’
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2010

Mood swings

There’s nothing like getting socked in the head with a big fat metaphor — and if it’s carried along by some solid guitar playing, so much the better.
Chris Pureka makes highs out of lows
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  April 09, 2010

Reeling in the years

Call John Pizzarelli a mensch — he's smart, chatty, and a hot ticket. Hell of a guitarist, too.
John Pizzarelli keeps jazz moving on
By JIM MACNIE  |  February 26, 2010

The Big Hurt: Everybody hurting

The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
Warning: Scorpions content
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 05, 2010


The Big Hurt: Faces refaced

Faces refaced, Spears speared, Hook hacked
Also Spears speared, Hook hacked
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 27, 2009

Photos: Charles Daniels at Nave Gallery

Images from Charles Daniels' photography exhibit at the Nave Gallery
'In Through the Out Door: Photography & Video of Charles Daniels,' on display until October 4  
By CHARLES DANIELS  |  October 02, 2009

Marianne Faithfull | Easy Come Easy Go

The CD cover is deceptively retro Sinatra: here's Marianne encased in a lady's tux in front of a vintage microphone with "Easy" twice on the title and the subtitle "12 Songs for Music Lovers."
Decca (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 23, 2009

Interview: Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus on rock-and-roll photography
Rock's critic-in-chief talks rock and roll photography
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 21, 2009

Year in pictures

Imagery 2008
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2008


The Big Hurt: Frequently asked questions

Who wrote the book of love? Book of Love (1990) was a low-budget teen comedy that I rented once on a whim.
Pop's great rhetorical inquiries answered in uncomfortably erotic detail
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 16, 2008

Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 19, 2008

Canon ball

Britpunk enthusiasts got a taste of what might have been Saturday night as two legends of ’77 — Mick Jones and Tony James — brought their new band Carbon/Silicon to a packed T.T.

Carbon/Silicon at T.T. the Bear's Place, April 5, 2008

By MATT ASHARE  |  April 08, 2008

Defending the universally loathed

Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008

New Orleans notes

This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
By JON GARELICK  |  May 08, 2007


Crash course

To move up in the world of music, one key is what you know; the other is whom you know.
Cindy Bullens gets down to business at USM
By LISA CRAIG  |  February 21, 2007

Going on sale: December 15, 2006

Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, Rod Stewart, and more.
  Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  December 13, 2006

Going on sale: December 15, 2006

Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, Rod Stewart, and more.
  Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  December 13, 2006

The wild bunch

One of the lies I tell myself is that some day I’ll care about the Rolling Stones as much as I care about the New York Dolls.
Another triumph for the New York Dolls
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  October 30, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 23

The Who | the Music Hall | August 6, 1971
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 26, 2006


On the racks: October 10, 2006

Plus Robert Pollard, Sting, and the Cure.
From Gothic Archies to Mod Rods to little Lohans
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 10, 2006

Mr. Crafty

When Brett Rosenberg and I meet for an interview in Porter Square, we keep getting distracted by the sight of Al Kooper walking past Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery. Brett Rosenberg, "Absolutely Not" (mp3)
Brett Rosenberg solves a few problems
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 21, 2006

Forward into the past!

Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006

Amrheins Restaurant

Back in the days of South African apartheid, there was a period when popular music stars were lured to play at Sun City, a stadium in a bantustan that was pretending not to be part of apartheid.
Change is (mostly) a good thing  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 19, 2006

Bruce Springsteen: engine trouble?

“Human Touch" and "Better Days" sound dispiritingly commercial in a way Springsteen's material hasn't sounded before.
Live and On Record
By STEPHANIE ZACHAREK  |  May 22, 2006