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Boozy two-piece blues from Arcane Lore

Done right, the two-piece rock band can be pretty attractive. Just ask the Black Keys (who get help all over the place when performing, but that's another matter) and the White Stripes.
Mind erasers
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 11, 2013
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Jack White | Blunderbuss

The White Stripes — the candy-coated, Delta blues-worshipping duo responsible for some of the 2000s' greatest rock albums — recently broke up.
Third Man/Columbia (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  April 20, 2012
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Say yes to the Can’t Nots

The Can't Nots released their debut EP, Applesauce , earlier this year and quickly racked up some positive press around these parts, and garnered a Best Breakthrough Act nomination in our 2011 Best Music Poll.
A positive double negative
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 07, 2011
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Top 10 records of 2010

2010 was full of riches: plenty of terrific albums came down the pike. There are more pop and rock discs I want to make note of, and maybe I'll do so next week if there's room after listing the year's Top 10 jazz titles.
From button-down brainiacs to primal chic
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 24, 2010

Jack White's 'Triple Decker': A vinyl record inside a vinyl record. Push it.


Apparently bored with merely stuffing mp3s into flash drives and dismayed at the sound quality of shoving cassettes into 8-tracks, Jack White’s Third Man Records...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 15, 2010

Review: Class Machine, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Dead Man’s Clothes

May 10, SPACE Gallery + Port City Music Hall, Portland
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 14, 2010


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Dum Dum Girls | I Will Be

Kristin Gundred serves up a slightly softer version of the concise, lo-fi throwback bliss that the White Stripes perfected with “Fell in Love With a Girl” in 2002.
Sub Pop (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  April 02, 2010
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Boys meet girls

Much of the press tumult over Beach House has focused on how the duo’s idiosyncratic musical style folds into a surging wave of like-minded indie artists eschewing rock histrionics for a gentler path to the hearts of music listeners.
What duos do
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 26, 2010
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VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009



By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009
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Anything and everything

People never like to label themselves. Or, at least they shouldn't.
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By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 09, 2009


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Review: It Might Get Loud

Some guitar teachers will tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to play the guitar. But Davis Guggenheim’s rousing new documentary, It Might Get Loud, reminds us that that’s not true at all.
Davis Guggenheim films his essay on the electric guitar
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 28, 2009

Kollective soul

Singer/songwriter Kris Hansen and longtime pal Bob Giusti certainly are no stranger to the local music scene, having played out and hosted scores of gigs and all-star, open-mic jam sessions for more than a dozen years as Kris Hansen's Left Hand Band, a
Kris Hansen's ever-evolving sound
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 14, 2009
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The Dead Weather | Horehound

It's no coincidence that four of the 11 songs on the Dead Weather's debut — "I Cut like a Buffalo," "3 Birds," "Rocking Horse," and a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony" — make reference to the animal kingdom.
Third Man (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 24, 2009
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In the blood

“We don’t have five dudes on stage pounding out power chords, so we need to find other ways to fill up all that space,” said Shawn Garrity, one-half of the multitasking siblings known as VulGarrity (sister Tracy is three years younger). “It forces us to
VulGarrity is humming on all cylinders
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 12, 2009

ROCK'S STEADIES

THINK JUST BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS TOUGH? MEET FIVE BANDS WHO'VE COMBINED WORK AND PLAY ? AND AGAINST ALL ODDS ENDED UP MAKING SWEET HARMONIES.
THINK JUST BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS TOUGH? MEET FIVE BANDS WHO'VE COMBINED WORK AND PLAY ? AND AGAINST ALL ODDS ENDED UP MAKING SWEET HARMONIES.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 10, 2008


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Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008
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Gossip=Truth

On LaMontagne’s new Gossip in the Grain (RCA), he’s having a lot more fun.  
Ray LaMontagne on his new Gossip in the Grain
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 09, 2008
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Keys to our hearts

"I’ve never been someone that goes to the ‘it’ places and does the ‘it’ things and goes to the ‘it’ restaurant and go to the ‘it’ club. I like more off-the-beaten-path kind of things."
Interview: Alicia Keys on first love, the White Stripes, and being a Bob Dylan muse
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  June 05, 2008
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Indie gets the blues

White rockers generally come by the blues one of two ways.

The Gossip, the Black Keys, and the Kills


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 23, 2008
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  The White Stripes have announced the release of their very first Spanish-language single -- a new version of their current hit 'Conquest'. The band...
By Paul Driscoll  |  February 06, 2008


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Guest lists 2007


Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007
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Live and kicking

Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
Live reviews: 2007 in review
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007
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The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007
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They’ve got issues

As newspapers and magazines slim and shift their focus to online content and revenue streams, it has become sadly commonplace to overlook the unique capabilities of periodically printed matter.
The bookworm’s gift that keeps on giving
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 12, 2007


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Dax Riggs

One of the best tunes here could almost pass for an outtake from Marilyn Manson’s latest.
We Sing of Only Blood or Love | Fat Possum
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 13, 2007
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Electric Six

ITunes has Detroit’s Electric Six filed under “blues,” and the acoustic-guitar riff that kicks off the band’s new disc is bloozy in a LedZep/White Stripes sorta way.
I Shall Exterminate Everything around Me that Restricts Me from Being the Master | Metropolis
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 06, 2007
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Bettye’s business


The battles of a blues belter
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007
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Beyond the White Stripes

There’s a blues and old-school R&B resurgence rumbling in the indie-music underground, and it goes well beyond the icky thump of the White Stripes.
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant lead an Americana resurgence
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007