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Undercover: Ash-"Everybody's Happy Nowadays" (w/Chris Martin)
| March 22, 2011
Buzzcocks at the Paradise
The Buzzcocks were the most vulnerable and romantic of the first wave of mid-'70s UK punk bands. While the Clash were infusing their anthems with...
| May 12, 2010
May 17 | The Buzzcocks at the Paradise
Never mind the Sex Pistols; what about the Buzzcocks? The punk rockers rival that other English band, their '70s scene contemporaries, in the category of...
| May 03, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #97 - Buzzcocks
You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #97 - Buzzcocks When talking about the birthing pains...
| April 16, 2010
The Big Hurt: Frequently asked questions
Who wrote the book of love? Book of Love (1990) was a low-budget teen comedy that I rented once on a whim.
Pop's great rhetorical inquiries answered in uncomfortably erotic detail
| December 16, 2008
Chronicle of a death foretold
What a difference a death makes.
Joy Division were rooted in grim finality. Now, through a series of new books, CDs, and films, the band has found new life.
| October 24, 2007
Disc by disc
The new Joy Division catalogue
| October 24, 2007
Portland scene report: August 24, 2007
Harrington, who also publishes the local uber-zine Kapital Ink, is nothing if not elbow-deep in rock.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| August 22, 2007
Oil and water?
In his annual round-up , Jeffrey Gantz repeats the comment he made in his original review of the Royal Ballet’s Manon: “With its art prostituted to [the choreographer] MacMillan’s politics.”
Letters to the Boston editor: January 5, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| January 03, 2007
The real album of the year is a disc that probably didn’t cross many people’s paths in 2006, a Rhino comp titled Future Retro that pairs various DJs/electronicists (Richard X, Tiga, the Crystal Method) with classic new-wave tracks by the Cure, Echo &am
A year in national pop
| December 28, 2006
Anarchy in Medford
Sitting in on Tufts lecturer Michael T. Fournier’s course “History of Punk Rock,” offered via the university’s Experimental College, one can’t help but think of Johnny Rotten’s famous final words: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”
History of punk rock
| October 18, 2006
Many of us like to say that rock and roll saved our lives. In Michael Patrick MacDonald’s case, the common hyperbole may be simple truth.
Michael Patrick MacDonald’s Southie exodus
| September 26, 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
Young and restless
It’s the lack of studied self-consciousness that makes the Arctic Monkeys so uniquely likeable. Arctic Monkeys at Avalon, June 15, 2006
The Arctic Monkeys at Avalon
| June 16, 2006
A pop band at heart, with a wry, occasionally abrasive world view and the big guitars to back it up, they had a big hand in inventing the clean, crisp blueprint for pop punk.
Flat-Pack Philosophy | Cooking Vinyl
| June 06, 2006
You can tell a lot by a man’s record collection, and even more by his DJ set. And if not? Well, you still got to hear the new Burma record The Obliterati at the Enormous Room.
Brazilian funk, Missy Elliott, and other things you wouldn’t expect to find in Mission of Burma’s record crates
| May 24, 2006
Hearing it out
Here are some releases that I’ve been meaning to get to. There’s no time like now.
The Goners, Anomalous, and more
| May 10, 2006
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