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It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
By GREG COOK  |  March 26, 2010

Words from women in prison

In her early years as a Providence police officer, Tabitha Glavin didn't think much about why women ended up in prison; her job was to put them there.
Corrections Dept.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  March 05, 2010

The Rolling Stones | Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert

This live 1969 Madison Square Garden set was released at the band's peak, following Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed , preceding Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street , and recorded a week before the disaster at Altamont.
ABKCO (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  December 11, 2009

More than a feeling

The centerpiece of the Museum of Fine Arts' "Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs" is Candice Breitz's 2005 Queen (A Portrait of Madonna), a wall of 30 televisions, each showing a different Madonna fan singing a cappella to her 1990 greatest-hits compilat
Music inspires art at the MFA, Panopticon, and the Gardner
By GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2009

The Detroit Cobras give new life to old soul

There's nothing lazier than the typical cover band: musicians taking the easy way out for listeners who don't want to be challenged — or, worse yet, revisiting the glory years when their shitty taste in music was current and therefore socially acceptabl
Blessed versions
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 05, 2009

Master of ceremony

As if Ash Wednesday weren't already the best party night of the year in Boston, George Clinton and his motley crew swung their tour bus through Lansdowne Street last night.
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic live at House of Blues, February 25, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 03, 2009


The King and I

Watching a gaggle of aging townies shrieking "Love those buns!" and attempt to freak-dance with a buff leather-clad dude is scary enough at a Chippendales show — but the spectacle takes on a whole new level of disturbing when they're trying to molest a d
Steve Connolly's Spirit of the King
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 12, 2009

Ike & Tina Turner | Sing The Blues

It’s unclear what love — or hate — has got to do with superior music, but chances are you’ll be spinning this long after you’ve forgotten your copy of “Private Dancer.”  
Acrobat (2008)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 28, 2008

Let the rabble eat cake

Isn't it comforting to know that Dubya II McCain’s top economic advisors are Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina?
The economy is in shambles, and McCain doesn’t get it
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 24, 2008

Soul purpose

The BellRays — whose married core is singer Lisa Kekaula and guitarist/bassist Bob Vennum — have been making music since 1990.
The BellRays get us all kinds of worked up

Dance, monkey: Angelo Tsarouchas

I apologize for the War of 1812. And for Celine Dion.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 18, 2007


Skimming the cream

Some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and performances I wrote about this year.
Jazz: 2007 in review
By JON GARELICK  |  December 17, 2007

Revival Meeting

You can bet Amy Winehouse didn’t sweat like this.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Middle East Downstairs, November 9, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  November 13, 2007

Gone like a Ghost

The sources have it that Gabrielle Raymond, the singing and piano-playing half of Anna’s Ghost, has skipped town .
Gabrielle Raymond and Ian Riley release a haunting debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 10, 2007

Herbie Hancock

Herbie isn’t fooling around — the guest stars are here, yes, but Hancock is stretching out, with languid, meditative takes on the Mitchell songbook.
River: The Joni Letters | Verve
By JON GARELICK  |  September 24, 2007

A Bridge to the past

Anybody out there old enough to remember Burt Sugarman’s Midnight Special ?
Citadelle build a tower that spans the decades
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 19, 2007


Three for the road

Maybe it’s Larry Klein’s world and the rest of us just live in it.
Herbie Hancock, Renee Rosnes, and Luciana Souza
By JON GARELICK  |  August 21, 2007

Rockin' neurotic

Nervously pacing the stage in a baggy T-shirt and jeans, Cat Power’s Chan Marshall is about the last performer you’d ever mistake for Tina Turner.
Cat Power, Avalon, July 8, 2007
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 09, 2007

Out of this world

If comedienne and singer Sandra Bernhard hadn’t invented herself, a hovering mothership beaming her down might have been acceptable.
Sandra Bernhard gets cosmic
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2007

2007: Same as the old year

And they are off and running, in the 2007 edition of “How Can We Embarrass Little Rhody Even More?”
Relatives of Cicilline and Mollis continue the Vo Dilun tradition
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  January 11, 2007

Angels in America

It’s been 21 years since “We Are the World,” and maybe it’s surprising we haven’t seen much like it since.
 Tony McNaboe leads an all-star cast for a holiday single
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 13, 2006

The Stones

This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
By CAMILLE PAGLIA  |  November 16, 2006

Stuck inside of Warwick

This article originally appeared in the July 25, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Rolling Stones at Boston Garden
By BEN GERSON  |  October 16, 2006

Cause for pause

The Ogunquit Playhouse’s final show of the season is a musical for the ages — for the ages, that is, of about 45 to 60.
American dreams could be deeper
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 06, 2006

Southern accents

It wasn’t so long ago that a Cat Power show was a roll of the dice. Cat Power, "The Greatest" (mp3)
Cat Power reveals the secrets of her stability
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 01, 2006

Sax machines

In our guitar-centric culture it’s easy to forget that the first rock-and-roll instrument was the saxophone. Deric Dyer, "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (mp3) Paul Ahlstrand, "Sunday Hang" (mp3)
Local luminaries Deric Dyer and Paul Ahlstrand
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 29, 2006


Metal queens

 “Tonight’s like the night where there’s all sorts of hot-chick DJs who like Metallica?” gasped an enthusiastic club patron on a recent night in Central Square. “I’ve heard about those nights at ZuZu. They’re infamous!”
Hairspray and headbangers at Zuzu; 7L’s new blends
By DAVID DAY  |  July 19, 2006

Lost in Boston

Walkmen songs, both live and on record, want to be gigantic.
The Walkmen slayed at Avalon: where the hell were you?
By VICKI G. SIOLOS  |  June 30, 2006

Abbey loungers

White soul bands get a bad rap, and not just because a lot of them deliver bad rap.So why are the World’s Greatest Sinners an exception?
World’s Greatest Sinners and the Silver Lining
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 07, 2006

Dance factory - side

By  |  February 06, 2006