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Listen: Ryan Adams covering Galaxie 500's "Blue Thunder" last night at the Orpheum

Listen: Ryan Adams covering Galaxie 500's "Blue Thunder" last night at the Orpheum

Caught about 90 minutes of RYAN ADAMS's solo set at the Orpheum last night -- and um, not in the mood to be all rock-criticky...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 09, 2011

Ryan Adams | Ashes & Fire

Historically, Ryan Adams has released, via labels or for download, every idea he's put down on tape.
PAX-AM/Capitol (2011)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  October 07, 2011
Yet another full album stream of Ryan Adams "Ashes and Fire"

Yet another full album stream of Ryan Adams "Ashes and Fire"

Sure, we've been listening to it on NPR for a week. But now I can stream the new RYAN ADAMS record without leaving --...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 04, 2011

Coming soon, unfortunately

Despite last month's record sales (the lowest since anyone's been keeping track), some artists still don't get the picture: nobody wants music anymore .
Music you don't want
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 18, 2010

A sister act

High-fives all around: together we made Tegan and Sara rule.
In addition to their bio, Tegan and Sara also have songs
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 12, 2010

Lightning strikes

When Hank Williams sang a song like "My Son Calls Another Man Daddy" he could sell it because he'd been down low: born with spina bifida, father with a paralyzed face thanks to a stroke, brother he never knew because he was already dead.
Weather the storm with Roy Davis's third LP
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 22, 2010


Going down the road

When John Paul comes to Slainte in a couple weeks, he'll be returning to the Portland scene where he got his start in the biz,
John Paul brings Belmont Boulevard back to Maine
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2009

The boy with no name

With a tidy five-song EP, More Time , Travis Kline is the newest entrant in Portland's burgeoning alt-country renaissance.
Travis Kline creates More Time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 26, 2008

Going on sale: November 21, 2008

Andrew Bird, Patty Griffin, Mötley Crüe, Steve Winwood and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  November 19, 2008

Portland scene report: November 21, 2008

Sibilance starts now

Bonus rounds

How long before this year’s This Year’s Model becomes last year’s This Year’s Model ?
Elvis Costello, the Lemonheads, and Whiskeytown get the deluxe treatment
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 08, 2008


Going on sale: March 28, 2008

Alicia Keys, Joe Lally, Ryan Adams, and more.

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade

By GOING ON SALE  |  March 25, 2008

Always a bridesmaid

Asking for Flowers is the slickest album yet from Kathleen Edwards — the Canadian alt-country songwriter frequently heralded as the next Lucinda Williams — and her most raw.
But Kathleen Edwards steps forward on her third album
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 19, 2008

Crossword: ''Wiig party''

Cast off, cast on
By MATT JONES  |  March 12, 2008

O, Canada!

You’d be forgiven for assuming that nothing’s been going on in Canada for the last few years beyond the interconnected shenanigans of that country’s indie-rock elite.
Cowboy Junkies, k.d. lang, and Kathleen Edwards are not hockey pucks
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2008

Guest lists 2007

Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007


Sending in the clowns

It sounds like John McCauley hasn’t had a sip of water in months.
Deer Tick’s whiskey-guzzling theater
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 31, 2007

Portland scene report: September 21, 2007

We feel bad for (most of) the paying customers, but hope that they, like us, have a newfound appreciation for what a badass Ryan Adams is.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 19, 2007

Putumayo Presents Americana

Most of what you’ll find here is about as appealing as the disc’s candy-colored cover, which has got to be in the running for one of the ugliest of the year.
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  September 18, 2007

Easy, tiger

It’s been interesting to, however briefly, listen to songs I’ll likely still enjoy in twenty years.
Reconsidering hipsterism, sensitivity, and Ryan Adams’s legacy
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 12, 2007

Hollywood hit

Grace Potter is going to be a star.
Grace Potter makes a major-label smash
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 04, 2007


Junior miss

Former glam-rocker Jesse Malin’s 2003 solo debut not only offered proof that he could make it as a singer-songwriter — it was the best thing he’d put out.
Malin’s third solo CD goes over the top
By IAN SANDS  |  July 09, 2007

June tunes

Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007

Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007

E-hanging out

Uh, we definitely didn’t download any of the albums illegally and therefore can’t tell you that Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is Spoon’s finest work and a contender for album of the year.
Curious about: the White Stripes, Ryan Adams, Spoon, and Interpol
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 11, 2007

To “Brooklyn” and back

Laurel Brauns shows it’s positively de rigueur to employ a harem of guest musicians in crafting an album that’s perfectly cohesive.
Laurel Brauns travels (the East Coast) on Closed for the Season
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 11, 2007


Boston music news: March 23, 2007

Stepanian describes the band’s sound as “early Bruce Spingsteen meets Counting Crows and Ryan Adams."
Notes on Stepanian and Asa Brebner
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 20, 2007

Miller time

Local boy Ben Miller started in Providence a few years back as a solo artist.
The Low Anthem's fragile wonder
By BOB GULLA  |  March 14, 2007

Shades of Grey

We know at least two things after Roy Davis’s January 4 Big Easy CD-release show: he’s got good taste — and a brass pair of balls.
Roy Davis debuts with a ramshackle warmth
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 11, 2007


Ryan Adams’s transition from Whiskeytown frontman to solo artist wasn’t exactly smooth.
The many faces of Ryan Adams
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007