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It’s easy to paint Bebe Buell as some talentless pretty face who slept her way to whatever modicum of stardom she has right now.
Bebe Buell returns to town throwing ‘Air Kisses’
| April 30, 2010
Lightspeed Champion | Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You!
Devonté Hynes first appeared as a member of the joky UK dance-punk trio Test Icicles.
| March 05, 2010
New York Dolls | 'Cause I Sez So
The big news regarding the New York Dolls’ second album since their reactivation five years ago is the return of Todd Rundgren as producer.
| May 01, 2009
A.C. Newman is on fire. One of indie rock's most prolific songwriters and performers, Newman has six albums to his credit this decade...
A.C. [Carl] Newman talks pop and the making of his new album
| March 10, 2009
It’s the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song” (a track Nobody has covered) expanded into a full-blown stoner opera.
Blank Blue: Western Water Music Vol. II | Ubiquity
| June 03, 2008
From Zion, Illinois, the Shoes were an odd combination of romantics and gearheads, combining classic-model pop songwriting with pristine sonics.
Cantilever | Black Vinyl
| February 26, 2007
Last year, after surviving a deal with RCA and returning to indie Hydra Head, Cave In were voted Best Local Metal Band in the Phoenix /WFNX Best Music Poll. Octave Museum, "Kid Defender" (mp3)
Cave In spin off
| January 11, 2007
One of Boston’s more notorious late-’60s artifacts, this is the psychedelic album that a 19-year-old Steve Cataldo recorded a few years before forming the Nervous Eaters, and it’s making its CD debut on a prog-specialist UK label.
Over The Hills/The Bastich | Eclectic Discs
| October 10, 2006
Remembering Randy Hien
In an unfathomably cruel twist of fate, longtime Living Room owner Randy Hien was killed in a car accident on Monday, September 25.
A collection of anecdotes and heartfelt farewells
REMEMBERING RANDY HIEN
| September 28, 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
| September 14, 2006
Bebe does the Middle East
Dressed in blue jeans and a tight black top, Bebe Buell is in the dressing room last Saturday at the Middle East downstairs, applying make-up and massaging her bare feet.
Modest, demure and quiet
| July 25, 2006
Boys of summer
When Watertown novelist Mike Heppner needed a “spiritual guide” for his New England-set novel Pike’s Folly , he fictionalized the Beach Boys’ reclusive genius Brian Wilson.
A novelist’s take on Brian Wilson
| June 21, 2006
The New Cars
On stage, the new line-up didn’t sound like a tribute act, and neither did it sound like a Cars/Utopia hybrid. It sounded like the real thing.
The new real thing
| June 14, 2006
Boston music news - June 16, 2006
Iconic rock groupie Bebe Buell taps the Rudds; Bleu heads to LA.
Notes on Bebe Buell and Bleu
| June 14, 2006
How do you revive a legendary band when the frontman isn’t interested?
Rundgren joins Hawkes and Easton in the New Cars
| May 31, 2006
The New Cars
With some kind of Killer(s) neo-new wave tide now undeniably lapping at the shores of mainstream pop and its underground analogue, the return of the Cars — one of Boston’s best-known new-wave breakouts — is a no brainer.
When old bands play new tunes
| May 09, 2006
Boston music news, March 17, 2006
Boston rock icons the Cars will reunite for a summer tour that hits Bank of America Pavilion on May 9. There’s just one catch: standing in for Rick Ocasek, who opted out of the reunion, will be Todd Rundgren.
Notes on The Cars, Unearth, and Hallelujah the Hills
| March 14, 2006
Never mind the mutant squirrel standing over a necktied, headless dude laid out like road kill in a pool of blood, his black briefcase strewn next to him.
HIDE, RUN AWAY | One Little Indian
| February 07, 2006
His Name Is Alive
About the only thing Michigan-based musician Warren Defever has kept constant in the decade and a half he’s been recording under the His Name Is Alive banner has been the name.
DETROLA | Silver Mountain
| February 02, 2006
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