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Photos: The Who + Vintage Trouble at the TD Garden

The Who and Vintage Trouble perform live at the TD Garden on November 16, 2012.

By TIM BUGBEE  |  November 23, 2012
Sugar: Copper Blue + Beaster + File Under: Easy Listening

Sugar | Copper Blue/Beaster + File Under: Easy Listening

Two live shows, mucho B-sides, and the ferocious Beaster EP now all compressed into one gulp could leave even the biggest power-pop fan gasping for air.
Merge (2012)
By DAN WEISS  |  July 20, 2012

The Who | Quadrophenia: The Director's Cut

Pete Townshend's working demos for the Who have long been sought in bootleg circles, often for the simple reason that the songwriter's vulnerable vocals offer relief from the barbaric yawp of lead singer Roger Daltrey.
UMC (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 25, 2011

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Faust are like the anti-Who: only the rhythm section remains.
Bureau B Records (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  February 11, 2011

Meta P. has a simpler plan

Don't let Sean Sbardella's moniker of choice — Metaphysics ("Meta P") — dissuade fellow ol-skool enthusiasts who prefer original-recipe rap to the bombastic, rapid-fire verbiage of latter-day indie backpackers.
Original recipe
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 28, 2011

The Who | Live at Leeds: 40th Anniversary Super-Deluxe Collector's Edition

Nearly three decades after launching a farewell tour, the Who continue to wring out dough from their fans both live and via recorded versions of their concerts.
Universal (2010)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  December 03, 2010


Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby | Two-Way Family Favorites

This is a sweet tearjerker of an album disguised as a lowly covers set.
Southern Domestic (2010)
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 25, 2010

Review: Pirate Radio

A rusty, red-painted trawler bobs in the waves of the North Atlantic. Inside is a claustrophobic warren of rooms: tiny, brine-smelling bunks, a well-stocked bar, and, crucially, a broadcast booth, its shelves crammed with the latest 45s and LPs, its turn
Richard Curtis’s boat rocks
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 13, 2009

Interview: Michael Lang

"At the end, he talks about how wonderful it was, but throughout the entire day, Pete Townshend was like the Grinch that stole Christmas. He was uptight, miserable, hated being there, and wanted to go home."
Going back to Woodstock
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  July 24, 2009
The New Classics, p0wnag3 and WTF

The New Classics, p0wnag3 and WTF

We compile the list of the "New Classics" of rock, Special Ed gets p0wned in his own game and we check the WTF Line. Put...
By Charlie  |  June 30, 2008

Crossword: ''90-Degree Turnz''

One letter gets shifted
By MATT JONES  |  March 19, 2008


In a bit of a jam

To suck at an electronic endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of all places, is analogous to sucking at, say, making soup at cooking school.
The follow-up to video-game smash Guitar Hero lets everybody play — even the weakest link
By RYAN STEWART  |  November 14, 2007

Cover bands

It’s one thing to cover a Beatles or Harry Nilsson tune, another to cover a whole album.
Meet the Smithereens! and Pussy Cats
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 13, 2007

Long live rock

Pete Townshend — slightly hunched and dripping sweat, the words “teenage wasteland” projected on a screen behind him — hit the last guitar chord of the Who’s anthem of unrepentant youthful rebellion and pride, “Baba O’Riley,” and stepped to the microphon
The Who, TD Banknorth Garden, December 2, 2006  
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 04, 2006

Who is that girl?

Petra Haden is making a career out of covering the un-coverable.
Petra Haden, Museum of Fine Arts, October 25, 2006
By BRETT MILANO  |  October 26, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 22

PJ Harvey | T.T. the Bear’s Place | August 15, 1992
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 24

Aerosmith | Downstairs at the Middle East | November 9, 1995
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

Bringing up pop

This article originally appeared in the August 10, 1971 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Three enduring English groups
By BEN GERSON  |  October 25, 2006

For Pete’s sake

It’s been 24 years since the Who released a studio album. Townshend’s follies: Pete's pet projects. By James Parker.
The return of the mighty Who
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 25, 2006

Those were the daze

He goes by the Mad Peck, Dr. Oldie, and a few other cheeky monikers, depending on his pursuit: making posters, writing record reviews, archiving comics, spinning discs, or selling rare recordings.
Unearthing the Mad Peck’s psychedelic artifacts
By BOB GULLA  |  October 17, 2006

The old and the new

Their two hour show was a loud meditation on both youth and aging. Slideshow: The Who at TD Banknorth Garden, September 16, 2006
The Who, T.D. Banknorth Garden, September 16, 2006
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 18, 2006


Forward into the past!

Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006

The Who

Pete Townshend’s obsession with the Internet — the best place to get this import-only EP — spills into the band again.
Wire & Glass: Six Songs From A Mini-Opera | Polydor UK
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 11, 2006

The emo corps

Some young bands dream of the day they’ll write that one beautiful, searing bundle of truth that persuades parents to have kids, inspires armies to stop fighting, and conjures puppies and kittens from thin air.
Panic! At the Disco and The Academy Is . . . make a major indie bang
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 04, 2006