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Crank it up

Turning 21 was supposed to be the best thing ever, but the upgrade brought with it significant disappointment. Just as I achieved the required maturity for admission to grown-up clubs, the Marvels went and broke up.
The return of the Marvels
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 21, 2009
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Finding a way

If it weren't for Nicaragua, Jenny Sanchez and her favorite dish, gallo pinto, wouldn't be here. She's a 75-year-old grandmother. She's short, has wavy dark hair, black eyes. She leans over slightly even when she's standing upright and has a stiff, bel
Making Nicaraguan gallo pinto
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 03, 2009
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Roadhouse Craft Beer & BBQ

So, about the long-awaited Roadhouse Craft Beer & BBQ, sister restaurant to the popular Publick House, which has finally been rebuilt, licensed, and is now open.
Off to a (somewhat) smoky start
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 12, 2008
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Boo-ya!

Maybe it’s because dressing up as the economy would be kind of lame, but I’m haven’t heard Jack O’Shit in the way of truly scary costume ideas this year.  
When bands dress up for Halloween, it’s creepy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 28, 2008

Crossword: ''Hit the bricks''


A classic case of one-upmanship
By MATT JONES  |  August 20, 2008
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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


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The hunt

WBRU is back at it this weekend with their annual Rock Hunt.
WBRU presents its Rockin’ Elite Eight
By BOB GULLA  |  April 17, 2007
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Boston music news: April 6, 2007

“I am absolutely primed for my punk-rock midlife crisis,” says Rich Parsons, singer/guitarist of Unnatural Axe, a band who formed back in 1978 and broke up in 1980.
Notes on Unnatural Axe, The Sandinista! Project, and Tarbox Ramblers
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 02, 2007
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London falling

Damon Albarn — Blur frontman, Gorillaz supremo, and now millennial minstrel to the drowning city of London — is that eerie modern specimen, the pop star who talks like a critic. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen, "Kingdom of Doom" (streaming video)
Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad & the Queen
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 21, 2007

The Reagan revulsion

This editorial originally appeared in the December 12, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The President should resign
By EDITORIAL  |  November 14, 2006
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Graham Greene’s last interview

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
By JOHN R. MACARTHUR  |  June 28, 2006


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Hollywood holidaze

Punk rock had jetpacked the Minutemen into a synæsthetic sound world where ideas had the same value as chords, where Reagan’s policy in Central America could be related directly to the setting of your amp.
The Minutemen and the LA they endured
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 24, 2006

Flashbacks, January 27, 2006

The Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
This week in history, from the pages of the Phoenix
By THE PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  January 31, 2006