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The Big Hurt: Hot singles of August 23, 1986

I thought it would be fun to take a look at the Hot 100 as it stood exactly 25 years ago — mostly so I wouldn't have to listen to any fucking Katy Perry songs this week.
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 26, 2011
carll list

Working on your heart

With the talent we have in this town, just about anybody can put together a decent-sounding album.
Carll Wilkinson starts the whole damn thing all over
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 03, 2009

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

Stomu Yamash’ta | Raindog

For a sample of Yamash’ta’s impressive range, the tranquil Floating Music (1972) and the car-racing-inspired One by One (1974) are good entry points for this often neglected performer and composer.
Esoteric (2008)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  November 18, 2008

Going on sale: February 1, 2008

Saul Williams, Panic at the Disco, Rogue Wave, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 29, 2008

Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007

Every so often in Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 you can see the beaming host, Eric Clapton, behind a stack of amps shooting photos of his fellow performers.
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 22, 2008



Even among the greatest soul singers, there are probably few who can work a sermon about the evils of the sub-prime-mortgage fiasco into a song and make it hip.
Lee Genesis at Johnny D's, January 9, 2008
By JON GARELICK  |  January 15, 2008

Éminence grise

When I first met Joe Boyd, I knew him only as a legend, the force behind the psychedelic and folk-rock movements of the 1960s.
Joe Boyd remembers; remembering Joe Boyd
By DANA KLETTER  |  March 27, 2007

The show

This article originally appeared in the January 27, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
James Brown, takin' it to the Stage
By HOWARD LITWAK  |  January 23, 2007