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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’
| 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.
| 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.
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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.”
| 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
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 24, 2008
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
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| May 19, 2008
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 . . .
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
| December 17, 2007
You can bet Amy Winehouse didn’t sweat like this.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Middle East Downstairs, November 9, 2007
| 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
| October 10, 2007
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
| 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
| 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
| August 21, 2007
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
| 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
| 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
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
| December 13, 2006
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
An essay on the older
| 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
| 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
| September 06, 2006
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
| September 01, 2006
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
| August 29, 2006
“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
| 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?
VICKI G. SIOLOS
| June 30, 2006
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
| June 07, 2006
Dance factory - side
| February 06, 2006
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