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Funny you should say that
I'm pretty confident in saying that humor is probably one of the key things that separates us humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.
| June 18, 2011
The Big Hurt: Soundgarden's platinum shenanigans
Plus more music news in brief
| October 01, 2010
Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010
When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
From the xx to Jay-Z
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| June 25, 2010
Is genius immortal?
No disrespect to the man who let there be electric light, but Ray Kurzweil is Thomas Alva Edison on steroids.
Tech god Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Edison. Now he's battling to stay alive — forever
| April 30, 2010
John Sinclair’s poem “Ask Me Now” leaves little question about the poet’s values.
John Sinclair vs. ‘the dictates of conventional society’
| April 23, 2010
Making it sing
If you come to Dee Dee Bridgewater’s new Billie Holiday tribute disc — or to her two Holiday shows at the Paramount Theatre this weekend — expecting a reverent impersonation, you could be in for a shock. Bridgewater has transformed the music and persona
Dee Dee does Billie, plus John Stein & Ron Gill
| March 26, 2010
Dee's so fine
Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents co-founders Jen D'Angora (the Dents, the Downbeat 5) and Ed Valauskas (Gravel Pit, the Gentlemen) won't come right out and say that they had ambitions of ever forming a '60s-style girl group — they won't even come out and
The girl-group delights of the Deelinquents
| March 05, 2010
Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
The Big Hurt: Everybody hurting
The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
Warning: Scorpions content
| February 05, 2010
The Big Hurt: Billboard Top Hip-Hop and R and B songs
This week, a jolly traipse through one of Billboard 's most artistically fecund charts: "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs." What wonders await?
| January 29, 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
Music Seen: Huak and Readings from 33 1/3 series
There was nothing Sunday-sized about the crowd at SPACE last weekend, when Michael T. Fournier and Zeth Lundy took turns reading from their books, both part of Continuum Press's 33 1/3 series. The series, which so far features 67 volumes with 67 differe
At SPACE Gallery, November 8
BRIDGET M. BURNS
| November 13, 2009
Jackson 5 | I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
If you’ve ever wondered how great it might be to hear a slowed-down version of “ABC” that lacks all the youthful charm of the original, this set of previously unreleased Jackson 5 recordings is for you.
| November 13, 2009
Old school, new school
If fans plan shrewdly next Thursday (October 15), they can hear jazz singing at its best in two completely different styles.
Amanda Carr and Gretchen Parlato do it their way
| October 09, 2009
Brother Ali | Us
Brother Ali is like a cool roaming uncle who occasionally surfaces with gifts and insights.
| October 02, 2009
Review: Bebe Gilberto | All In One
There couldn’t be a more apropos title than the one Bebel Gilberto has given her fourth album.
| September 25, 2009
The Thriller is gone
With the release of Bad (Epic), Michael Jackson ends a recording hiatus of nearly five years. He could have stayed away for 10 years and still not have escaped the shadow of Thriller , the biggest-selling album of all time.
For Michael Jackson, Bad aint' good
| July 03, 2009
Crossword: ''Pig out''
External appearances count.
External appearances count.
| May 15, 2009
Museum pieces and other pieces
It's Jazz Week time again — that time when the Boston jazz community looks to expand its minority-appeal music to a larger public.
Jazz Week returns, the Jazz Hall of Fame inducts, Ron Gill says bye
| April 24, 2009
Make like a leaf
Fall appropriately takes the baton (sorry, Olympics still on the mind) from a stand-out summer of music in Portland.
Fall into local music (and other ironic urgings)
| September 10, 2008
Your total inability to recognize deserving candidates has me . . . amused?
Letters to the Boston editor, July 25, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 23, 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
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
| March 12, 2008
Of all the CD-release parties ever thrown by Boston bands, the Cello Chix’ show for their new, self-released Under the Covers featured the best Jethro Tull medley.
Cello Chix at the Lizard Lounge, February 8, 2008
| February 12, 2008
Queen Latifah is never going to be Billie Holiday.
Trav'lin Light | Verve
| December 31, 2007
Facebook and MySpace represent the easiest and most efficient method of assessing compatibility for a friend, a potential hook-up, or a presidential candidate.
A look at the MySpace and Facebook profiles of the '08 presidential candidates
| September 27, 2007
R.I.P., Rep. Crowley
Educators, parents, children, and the citizens of Rhode Island will greatly miss state Representative Paul Crowley, who died on Monday.
We’ll miss this champion of education
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 26, 2007
Man of the People
Given the scope of Stevie Wonder’s accomplishments in the ’60s and ’70s, you’d expect him to be writing symphonies by now.
Stevie Wonder, Bank of America Pavilion, September 20, 2007
| September 24, 2007
Past, present, future
Boston’s a small enough city that, when you’re working the nightlife circuit fairly regularly, you start recognizing people.
Faces — and phases — of Boston's nightlife
BY HEATHER BOUZAN
| July 13, 2007
Other music meccas
| June 29, 2007
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