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Ten years haunting

For many, Halloween's a chance to dress as a slasher or a zombie or a slutty Harry Potter or something. And no shame in that!


Making sense of Contrast Eats the Slimey Green

That Two series at the Port City is great for plenty of reasons — including the cheap beer, obviously — but that gig a couple Tuesdays back with Metal Feathers opening for Spouse on the big stage pretty much justifies the whole endeavor.
Metal on metal
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 04, 2011

Lucid dreaming

How far the Lucid have come. Sure, sometimes a band come out of the gate firing on all cylinders and crush their debut album, using chemistry and energy to overcome lack of experience. But far more common is for a band to take a little while to find the
An effervescent ride on the mothership
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 04, 2011

Crossword: ''Schoolyard Pranks: Platinum Edition''

Only for the classiest children
Only for the classiest children
By MATT JONES  |  May 07, 2010

Review: Do It Again

As his 40th birthday looms, Boston Globe writer Geoff Edgers is on a mission to reunite the Kinks — a band who spat out a string of hits (“You Really Got Me,” “Lola”) and endured for decades, only to collapse from the sibling rivalry between founders R
A kinky reunion
By SHAULA CLARK  |  April 16, 2010

Interview: Ray Davies

In 1964, the scorching five-chord chorus of “You Really Got Me” changed rock music forever.
On singing in the choir, his American experience, and who’ll play Dave  
By ELIZABETH GEHRMAN  |  November 06, 2009


Battle of the banned

It's one thing to be a musician and get thrown out of Disneyland (Velvet Underground) or banned from a national landmark (Ozzy Osbourne at the Alamo), but you've hit rock paydirt when you become the target of an entire nation.
Authorities kick out the jams
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 02, 2009

Kink appeal

We’d go through a lot of ups and downs, and I’d think sometimes we could have achieved less and been just as happy.
Ray Davies hits the road
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 01, 2008

Crossword: ''Def jam''

It's fresh inside.
By MATT JONES  |  November 20, 2007

Survival skills

Back when his ’60s contemporaries John Lennon and Pete Townshend were making careers out of revealing their innermost thoughts, Ray Davies moved in a different direction, observing everyday life and the quietly fraught people who live it.
The respectable return of Ray Davies
By ELIOT WILDER  |  February 21, 2006