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Eli ''Paperboy'' Reed | Come and Get It!
Local boy Eli "Paperboy" Reed isn't so local anymore.
Capitol Records (2010)
| August 13, 2010
Talking ’bout a revolution
It takes a theatrical genius like Tom Stoppard to come up with Rock ’n’ Roll, which merges the pulsing spirit of both until they feel like one. And it takes a theater of the caliber of the Gamm to make history feel like a Stones concert that becomes a po
The Gamm’s life-affirming Rock ’n’ Roll
| May 07, 2010
Review: Jonathan Richman at Middle East upstairs
The closing show of Jonathan Richman's three-night stand at the Middle East upstairs hit an early peak on the second song. "My Baby Love Love Loves Me" (from 2004's Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love ) smothered the audience with the intensely romantic
Jonathan Richman, live at Middle East upstairs, February 18. 2010
| February 26, 2010
There’s no underground scene for pop-minded R&B. Not in Boston, and not really anyplace else.
Masspike Miles, Lisa Bello, and the little R&B scene that can
| December 11, 2009
Come on home
What's that about the apple and the tree? With college degree in hand, Lyle Divinsky returns to his Portland stomping grounds with a debut CD, Traveling Man , that not only features dad Phil Divinsky's drummer (Marty Joyce), bassist (Peter Masterson),
Lyle Divinsky croons his way back into town
| June 05, 2009
Review: Let Freedom Sing! Music of the Civil Rights Movement
In any given Black History Month, the three-disc Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement would be a powerful anthology.
| January 06, 2009
Five shows in eight days (not counting an early-music side trip with Jordi Savall’s Hespèrion XXI at Sanders Theatre), so let’s get cracking.
Björkestra, Jarrett, Kelly, and the Cohens
| November 03, 2008
I see a darkness
Micah Blue Smaldone’s live performances suggested his recorded work was about to enter a realm more detached from the blues and folk archetypes he’s studied.
A battle-scarred wonder from Micah Blue Smaldone
| September 17, 2008
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
The memory of what Brown and White accomplished 40 years ago should endure.
Documentary that situates the concert in a larger context
| August 05, 2008
The Big Hurt: Playing with fire
Milli-selling rapgoblin Lil Wayne probably didn’t worry too much about borrowing the Rolling Stones’ “Play with Fire” for the hook of his track “Playing with Fire.”
Lil Wayne runs afoul of the ABKCO juggernaut
| August 05, 2008
Crescent City health report
“Is much better! The tourists is coming back !” That was our cab driver from Louis Armstrong Airport into New Orleans — a transplanted Haitian from Jefferson Parish.
The New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival buoys a wounded community
| May 06, 2008
Carla Bley’s local appearances are so rare that each one is an event.
Carla Bley’s Lost Chords, Bill Frisell’s 858 Quartet
| April 09, 2008
“A lot of today’s music is a little bit ironic," says Reed, and I don’t have any of that. It’s not about irony.”
Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed’s vintage sounds
| April 07, 2008
Just as an attention getter, the title of VH1’s new rock-doc treatment of James Brown’s April 5, 1968, concert at Boston Garden — The Night James Brown Saved Boston — is hard to beat.
James Brown rescues Boston, and a whole lot more
| April 02, 2008
Call and response
We’ve had the pleasure here in Portland of watching a number of great singer/songwriters develop their careers into something substantial recently.
Satisfying a growing crowd with a Playtime Music Session
| February 20, 2008
So much for keeping it local.
The Mercy Brother's Mike Dinallo gets around
| January 30, 2007
2007: Same as the old year
And they are off and running, in the 2007 edition of “How Can We Embarrass Little Rhody Even More?”
Relatives of Cicilline and Mollis continue the Vo Dilun tradition
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| January 11, 2007
The roots of rock
In 1939 Arthur Goldberg went to Hollywood and crowned himself Art Rupe, a suitably slick moniker for an entrepreneur in the booming post-war culture industry.
Concord unearths the Specialty catalog
| January 02, 2007
Heartbeat Records’ Studio One reissue series continues not only to shore up the legacy of Studio One honcho Coxsone Dodd but to present an expansive, rich portrait of Jamaican popular music.
More gems from the Studio One vaults
| December 06, 2006
Successful hip hop is all about braggadocio.
Labseven finally put it all together with North Winds
| November 21, 2006
Moving fast and standing still
Every melody was a rhythm, every rhythm a melody, and the pieces developed slowly, big, cloud-like shapes building up to thunderheads, only occasionally breaking into thunder.
Bill Frisell, Berklee Performance Center, November 12, 2006
| November 13, 2006
Hunter and Lidell's music shares something deeper than demographics: an abiding interest in the classic Southern R&B of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Both men prove that blue-eyed soul didn’t die with Hall & Oates.
James Hunter and Jamie Lidell
| June 21, 2006
Q&A: Billy Bragg
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG: Thanks for taking the time to chat. How are you?
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| March 16, 2006
Our kinda Blue
She may currently live outside of Boston, but Diane Blue is, in her heart and on record, an Ocean Stater.
Diane’s masterful Here I Am ; Monty's goes national
| March 08, 2006
Ever wonder what it would sound like if the hypothetical lovechild of Sam Cooke and Janis Joplin wrote and sang a souped-up 21st-century version of his daddy’s “Bring It On Home to Me”?
PLEASE COME BACK | Secretly Canadian
| February 07, 2006
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