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Billie Joe's crackup, Muse's truth
Jeers this week to regrettable behavior -- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is seeking treatment for substance abuse following a tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
| October 05, 2012
A Red Sox aural history
Going to a ballgame for the music is like visiting a bus station for bouillabaisse. You shouldn't get your hopes up.
How I learned to face the music
| April 08, 2011
The all-seeing eye of rock and roll
The Masons of Amicable Lodge have tattoos curling out from under their button-down shirts. They wear giant rings and waist aprons that look like oversize satin envelopes. They wear ties and medals and amulets. They carry staffs. Each month, they gather
How the Boston rock scene grew up, got real jobs, and became — Freemasons?
| February 18, 2011
Teg Nugent + Val Halla at Lupo's
My 11-year-old walks around singing "Cat Scratch Fever" and I'm not sure where he heard it - Rock Band, some Garfield soundtrack, classic rock station...
| June 09, 2010
Wall Street's death wish
If you read the front page of the September 6 New York Times , P+J hope you are either dumbfounded, appalled, frightened, or so pissed off that you went and got the Uzi from the attic and looked for the Amtrak schedule for the Northeast Corridor train
Investing in mortality; plus, getting it right, and wireless, in West Virginia
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 11, 2009
The Big Hurt: Devil music
When I was around 10 years old, I wandered into a rural flea market and found one of the greatest pieces of music journalism ever written: a forgotten crank masterpiece called Backward Masking Unmasked that had been written in 1983 by Texan minister
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| May 08, 2009
The Big Hurt: Clench and release
For your edifying consumption, another stroll through the wasteland of godawful publicity.
Smooth jazz, revenge fantasies, and . . . wangs
| February 23, 2009
Volcano Suns | The Bright Orange Years and All-Night Lotus Party
I'm one of those rare specimens who, thanks to the vagaries of time and fate, got into Volcano Suns before Mission of Burma.
| February 03, 2009
Interview: Crooked X
Before I climb onto the enormo tour bus of Oklahoma modern rockers Crooked X, I meet up with them at a Dunkin' Donuts, and witness their drummer, Boomer, ask his road manager, with a straight face, if they have Egg McMuffins here.
Your New Favorite Teenage Rock N Roll High School Metal Music Machine
| January 07, 2009
Andy, Fletcher, WTF and The Nuge!
Andy Ference phones in to talk about kicking Stars ass, Fletcher reviews music he hasn't heard, we check the WTF Line and hear The Finisher!...
| November 04, 2008
Ted "The Nuge" Nugent phoned in this morning. He is equal time. Hear the complete interview here.
| November 04, 2008
Sandra Bernhard was supposed to be performing in Boston this week. But that was before she challenged whether Sarah Palin would keep the baby if she became pregnant after being violated by a group of black men in New York.
The case of Sandra Bernhard vs. Sarah Palin begs the question: is it ever okay to use “rape” in a punch line?
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| October 16, 2008
Who brought the cool kid?
“For me, punk is the new idea, always the new idea, forever the new idea. That’s why punk can never die. Because as long as there are people, there will be new ideas.”
Ian MacKaye visits Tufts
| April 15, 2008
Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus
It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes
JAMES PARKER AND SHARON STEEL
| March 19, 2008
Just the facts
Phillipe + Jorge wake up frightened by a bizarre new concept in the literary world: a book by a politician that actually tells the truth.
Linc Chafee exhibits typical candor in his forthcoming book
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 30, 2008
One busty female drummer, one spitfire guitarist, and a deep fondness for raw Motor City rawk reduced to its grittiest garage-punk essence.
The White Stripes, Agganis Arena, July 23, 2007
| July 30, 2007
In “Sharpshooter,” former Helium frontwoman Mary Timony goes after the rock world’s most famous bow-and-arrow hunter, the Nuge. Mary Timony Band, "Sharpshooter" (mp3)
Mary Timony takes aim at the Nuge
| May 25, 2007
What’s the story?
‘Liam Gallagher should have stayed in England,’ opined Newsday after a show on Long Island.
Sorting through the ruins of Oasis
| February 06, 2007
The Cartoon Network goes heavy metal
Metal remains fertile ground for satire on all fronts, but what sets the Cartoon Network’s new animated series Metalocalypse apart is the reverence that precedes the ridicule. Brendon Small, "Dethklok Detheme" (mp3) Watch the trailer for Metal
Brendon Small’s Metalocalypse adventure
| August 08, 2006
Supergroup was the bastard son of two other VH1 shows — The Surreal Life and Behind the Music — in that it offered a new and bristling hybrid of “celebreality.”
Supergroup and the state of heavy-metal nation
| July 11, 2006
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