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Having survived the temporary loss of its coolness factor at the turn of the century, and the death of namesake Ralph Moberly last year, Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner, the 400-seat Worcester night-life landmark that's showcased several decades worth of
A Worcester Icon at 30
| May 08, 2009
Bo Diddley was a gunslinger
Grab a stack of albums at random and scan the liner notes. Ten bucks says you’ll find the name “E. McDaniel” listed among the song credits on at least one of them.
| June 04, 2008
Muck and the Mires
If Phil Spector could produce the Ramones, then Kim Fowley can produce Muck and the Mires, local faves whose sound has always been two parts Ramones to five parts British Invasion.
Dorren EP | Dirty Water
| April 15, 2008
Boston music news: April 11, 2008
Notes on the future of the Paradise Lounge and more
| April 08, 2008
Boston music news: February 15, 2008
Notes on the Motion Sick and Warren Zanes
| February 11, 2008
In a bit of a jam
To suck at an electronic endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of all places, is analogous to sucking at, say, making soup at cooking school.
The follow-up to video-game smash Guitar Hero lets everybody play — even the weakest link
| November 14, 2007
Do you believe in Magic?
On Magic (Columbia), Bruce Springsteen’s first album with the E Street Band in five years, not everything is what it seems.
Bruce Springsteen returns to the E Street Band
| October 01, 2007
Closing on a classic
Why is it that as Tony Soprano sits on a deck chair overlooking a pristine upstate New York lake, the atmosphere is filled with dread?
The Sopranos plays its last hand; Entourage fires up a Yom Kippur war
| April 10, 2007
It’s a recent Sunday near midnight, and Charms leaders Ellie Vee and Joe Wizda have their ears to the radio. The Charms, "So Romantic" (mp3)
The Charms become Wicked Cool
| February 27, 2007
Finding the balance
Barn Burning has been through a myriad of changes since releasing its debut, Weatheredbound , in 2003.
Barn Burning are tight and disjointed, loud and soft on Truck
| January 23, 2007
Springsteen comes of age
This article originally appeared in the June 6, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A dangerous romantic begins to reckon the risks of rebelling
| November 14, 2006
Back to the garage
In a perfect world, it would have been Little Steven Van Zandt’s channel, rather than Howard Stern’s, that prompted hundreds of thousands to sign up for Sirius satellite radio.
Little Steven and the Mooney Suzuki
| September 12, 2006
Boston music news, March 31, 2006
The CHARMS have landed big-shot garage-rock producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Electric Six) to produce their next album.
Notes on The Charms, Protokoll, and Wild Zero
| March 28, 2006
Family and fate
Series creator David Chase could easily have ended The Sopranos last year, in the fifth season.
The Sopranos finds the Tao
| March 10, 2006
A last chance power drive
| December 18, 2005
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