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Bryan Ferry | Olympia
From the Kate Moss cover pic to the A-list of guest stars to the reunion with original Roxy Music members Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay, Olympia screams, "EVENT!"
| October 22, 2010
Review: Air Doll
One day, Nozumi (Bae Doona), the title fetish, who perhaps has been overly cherished by her owner, finds she has a "heart."
Overly cherished sex doll comes to life
| June 04, 2010
Worcester rock city
When I first saw the gooey-inked hand-screened sleeve of the Golden Girls’ recent Ultimate Freedom EP, not only did I get that stirring, satisfying feeling that it had come straight from unsound minds confined to some DIY basement workshop, I also sor
Boston, you be nice to Dom and Golden Girls
| April 16, 2010
A band, a part
My lingering qualms with Devendra Banhart's new album have very little to do with its substance and more to do with its consistency, a quality that throughout What Will We Be? seems present only in its glaring absence.
Devendra Banhart and the Grogs live at Berklee Performance Center, November 14, 2009
| November 27, 2009
Devendra Banhart | What Will We Be
With the title of his latest album, this lovably polyglot erstwhile (and unwitting) “freak” folkie turned gallery darling and global lounge lizard asks a valid question. Indeed, what will we be this time?
| November 13, 2009
Eno Moebius Roedelius | Cluster and Eno/After the Heat
Krautrock pioneers proved much more simpático musical partners than either the fractious Roxy Music or the British classical avant-garde milieu that thought of Eno as an untrained fanboy.
Bureau B (2009)
| September 25, 2009
We are Devo
It’s been almost three decades since five guys in baggy yellow industrial clean-up suits sporting the letters D, E, V, and O took the Paradise stage, jerking about like robots, playing clipped, caustic art punk.
The return of Akron’s finest
| June 17, 2008
Real to reel
Even now, after Greil Marcus’s Lipstick Traces and Simon Reynolds’s Rip It Up and Start Again , the rock-star-as-vector-of-ideas is still something of a challenge for us.
The exquisite artifice and lasting weirdoid-ness of Roxy Music
| April 01, 2008
British Sea Power
British Sea Power’s answer to the question posed in the title of their third album is a definite yes.
Do You Like Rock Music? | Rough Trade
| February 12, 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
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
If Queen had not existed, it would by no means have been necessary to invent them.
How Queen trumped the punks
| August 07, 2007
Back to the '80s
If one thing’s changed about the Psychedelic Furs since their heyday in the ’80s, it’s frontman Richard Butler’s stage presence.
Psychedelic Furs, the Fixx, and the Alarm, Avalon, July 10, 2007
| July 16, 2007
Tangled up in Bob
“Dylanesque” isn’t what comes to mind when you think of the suave, new-romantic, once-and-future frontman of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry.
Bryan Ferry delivers a full album of Dylan tunes
| June 25, 2007
The title of the Rosebuds’ third full-length refers to Roman mythology, and the accompanying booklet sports Colonial American artwork.
Night of the Furies | Merge
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| April 10, 2007
Screwed and chopped
There are few innovations that have had as big an impact on hip-hop as “screwed and chopped,” a radical mixing technique born of Houston’s 5th Ward projects. Stewart Walker live at the Harry Klein Club in Munich (mp3)
DJ Screw the movie and Stewart Walker the DJ
| January 17, 2007
This article originally appeared in the June 17, 1975 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Jagger and company: to the manner reborn
| November 14, 2006
Under the Covers battle
Rock-and-roll beefs are never quite as delicious as the heat-packing rivalries of their hip-hop brethren. Watch: Battle of the Album Covers
Albums of the year
| October 19, 2006
Over the years, there weren’t too many Boston-area Cracker gigs where singer-songwriter/guitarist David Lowery and I didn’t share a post-show (celebratory?) Scotch or two backstage.
Clean and Sober
| July 24, 2006
You can tell a lot by a man’s record collection, and even more by his DJ set. And if not? Well, you still got to hear the new Burma record The Obliterati at the Enormous Room.
Brazilian funk, Missy Elliott, and other things you wouldn’t expect to find in Mission of Burma’s record crates
| May 24, 2006
Master at work
The best guitarists can always be recognized by their sound, even if they spend their careers swapping amps, effects, or instruments.
A solo flight from Pink Floyd’s David Glimour
| April 25, 2006
Post-punk prophet excerpt
An Excerpt from Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds
| March 23, 2006
Supergrass at the Paradise
Ah, Britpop. We’ve loved you, we’ve missed you, and last Friday night at the Paradise, we — a capacity crowd — were happy to welcome back Britpop stalwarts Supergrass.
Brit snap, crackle, and pop
| February 14, 2006
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