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Thalia Zedek emerges once again

Like the cool air and diffuse light surrounding the desolate, ramshackle boardwalk pictured on the cover of her new record, Via (Thrill Jockey), something dark looms in Thalia Zedek's music.

By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 01, 2013

Tribute: Friends remember Billy Ruane

Billy Ruane died on a Tuesday night.
The heart of Boston rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 12, 2010

Come hither: Thalia Zedek and company reunite

"I had already pretty much been around the block at the time," says Thalia Zedek.
Call it a Comeback
By MATT PARISH  |  September 24, 2010

Photos: Scenes from Girls Rock Camp 2010

On the scene at Girls Rock Camp, helmed by such Boston-music-scene figures as Mary Lou Lord, Thalia Zedek, and Hilken Mancini
Where "everything is music," and nothing — not even Journey — is uncool
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  August 13, 2010

Punk Rock Girls

"What kind of music do you like?" Haley Thompson-King asks the Rock Camp girls.
At this all-female day camp run by Boston rock royalty, nothing is uncool
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 13, 2010
Girls Rock Camp Boston Benefit Concert at T.T. the Bear's

Girls Rock Camp Boston Benefit Concert at T.T. the Bear's

Help foster the next generation of Debbie Harrys and Kim Gordons by attending the Girls Rock Camp Boston Benefit Concert, with sets by Aerochix, Lady...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010

Ellen Degeneres, pop mogul? Launches new label named after Come album, signs 12-year-old Grayson Chance

Well, no, we don't actually know whether ELLEN DEGENERES consciously named her new record label after Come's 1992 breakthrough Eleven: Eleven, but it would be...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 26, 2010

Fortunate one

It was no surprise to find Chris Brokaw in Hawaii last week, just two Saturdays before he’s due back in Cambridge to pull a double shift upstairs at the Middle East.
Chris Brokaw is booked solid
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 07, 2008

Jazz hands

There was a time when it was easy to hate Geoff Farina. Well, maybe hate is too strong a word.
Geoff Farina’s new Glorytellers
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008

Zedek’s æsthetic

Thalia Zedek is hunched over a pint at the Cambridge Brewing Company, looking a bit like a grizzled veteran of some sort of mythical rock-and-roll war.

Thalia continues to move beyond Come

By MATT ASHARE  |  April 29, 2008


Wired for sound

Spring may bring with it a surplus of sneezing fits, muddy puddles, and questionable tank-top choices, but it also packs a bevy of new releases.
Spring Arts Preview: The Boston scene gets ready to bust out
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 10, 2008

Somber shadows

Ben Chasny, the creative force behind Six Organs of Admittance, has been tarred as “avant-folk,” but this guitarist is not so easily pigeonholed.
The blue side of Six Organs of Admittance
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 22, 2008

Salty dogs

Reflect on a band like Victory at Sea and the ocean metaphors roll in.
The wide wake of Victory at Sea
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 03, 2008

Still rockin'

“You remember what happened — I threw a fuckin’ party that got too fuckin’ big.”
The Middle East Celebrates 20
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 13, 2007

Celebrating the blues

The seed of a new festival in Providence has begun to germinate, thanks to Mark Millof.
Plus, new discs from Becky Chace and Mary Ann Rossoni
By BOB GULLA  |  October 09, 2007


Boston music news: September 21, 2007

For the better part of a decade,Chris Brokaw was best known as Thalia Zedek’s guitar foil in the local band Come.
Notes on Chris Brokaw and Session Americana
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 18, 2007

Taking charge

If Hilken Mancini’s ego were bigger, her new album would be billed as the career breakthrough.
Shepherdess puts Hilken Mancini in the lead
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 10, 2007

Boston music news: June 29, 2007

Call your band the Big Disappointments and you win both ways.
Notes on the Big Disappointments and a new booker at the Middle East
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 25, 2007

Sound samples

Spinning the local music CD lazy susan has turned up some pretty cool surprises.
Baylies Band, Lucky 57, Fred Kendall Abong, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  March 27, 2007

Gratifying Disappointments

The Big Disappointments are an important local band for two reasons. One, they kill live. Two, their bassist is arguably the most famous spectator in the last decade of Boston live music. Big Disappointments, "Chemicals" (mp3)
Tall Guy is in a (really good) band!
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  October 12, 2006