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The Royally Screwed Tenenbaum
After more than seven years and dozens of petitions, motions, and court appearances, the title fight over the future of music washed up on the South Boston waterfront this week.
Sharing is caring
| April 08, 2011
Greasing the skids
Things could have been different for Ben Maitland-Lewis.
Berklee grad Ben Maitland-Lewis had a successful music career and a high-powered job at a major record label. Then he gave it all up for Boston and a beat-up, vegetable-oil-fueled van.
| February 26, 2010
The unlikely hits of Twisted Village
I have fond memories of my first visits to the basement abode of Twisted Village.
Name that tune
| February 03, 2009
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
Feel the music
I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
| December 08, 2008
The Big Hurt: Rotten butter
John Lydon spreads it on thick. Plus, intrusive devices and CGI pissoirs
| October 08, 2008
Hearts of gold
Pete Kilpatrick’s burgeoning career is a microcosm of the near-chaos that is the current state of the music industry.
Pete Kilpatrick Band make like Obama and hope
| October 02, 2008
Jeff Robbins is something of a rock star — just not the kind who plays Super Bowl halftime shows or collects Grammys.
Orbit resume their aborted mission
| June 02, 2008
The announcement that iTunes will start selling music from conglomerate EMI means you can download songs from artists on EMI and do with them what you please.
iTunes, EMI, and DRM: what does it really mean?
| April 04, 2007
Faith and fury
‘If you’re depressed and listen to the blues, it doesn’t make you more depressed: it illuminates you, it lightens your load, it takes you places.’ Willard Grant Conspiracy, "Crush" (mp3)
Robert Fisher and his Willard Grant Conspiracy
| March 05, 2007
The new year is full of promise
Local music took a few hits in 2006, with the shuttering of more venues, leaving us with a small cluster of fully functioning outlets for homegrown bands: AS220, the Ocean Mist, Cats, and the Living Room.
Things we'd like to see happen this year in local music
| January 02, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
Playing middleman between emerging artists and the digital marketplace, Artists Without a Label is quietly reinventing the music industry, one download at a time.
A behind-the-scenes look at the men who put the Arctic Monkeys and the Editors on the map
| June 12, 2006
Log on. Check your Gmail. Click the URLs your friend just sent. One’s a blog entry about electronic voting machines, the other is a news story about warrantless wiretapping. Grit your teeth.
As the Internet and other shifting technologies dominate our lives, is the EFF the new ACLU?
| February 09, 2006
Live, long and uncut
Here’s Miles performing not in the laboratory of the studio but in front of a live audience, unmediated by the mixing board or the razor blade.
Columbia opens Miles Davis’s Cellar Door
| January 12, 2006
Pearl Jam feeling 'aggressive' on new album
NEW YORK (Billboard) - As it prepares for its maiden tour of South America, which begins November 22 in Santiago, Chile, Pearl Jam is still working on its first studio album since 2002's "Riot Act."
| December 18, 2005
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