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Tony Allen at the Middle East
He’s best known for having helped invent Afrobeat in the ’60s and ’70s, when he was slapping the skins for Fela Kuti’s band, but unparalleled...
| June 09, 2010
We often refer to certain artists as having "created" an entire genre of music: for example, it wouldn't be unheard of for a music critic...
| May 31, 2010
An exceedingly bizarre sequence of events transpired this past week — the parents of two different playoff-competing NBA players were arrested in separate incidents, one on each coast.
The pros take a back seat to their misbehaving moms and dads
| May 28, 2010
Fela Kuti | The ’69 L.A. Sessions
Amiri Baraka put it best in his poem "In the Funk World": "If Elvis Presley is King/Who is James Brown, God?" So, by that logic, is Fela Anikulapo Kuti higher than or equal to God?
Knitting Factory (2010)
| February 12, 2010
"The French language is perfect for talking about sex," muses hirsute Parisian singer and electronic-musician Sébastien Tellier.
Voulez-vous coucher avec Sébastien Tellier?
| March 30, 2009
In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2
His good intentions and best efforts notwithstanding, economists are divided as to how effective Bono’s campaigning on behalf of Africa’s poor, diseased, and disenfranchised has been.
| March 25, 2008
Boston hasn’t always been a major stop for big-league DJs. Record Shopping with Carl Craig (QuickTime)
Techno legend Carl Craig speaks . . . and spins
| April 17, 2007
Damon Albarn — Blur frontman, Gorillaz supremo, and now millennial minstrel to the drowning city of London — is that eerie modern specimen, the pop star who talks like a critic. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen, "Kingdom of Doom" (streaming video)
Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad & the Queen
| February 21, 2007
Although Gorillaz musical mastermind Damon Albarn is busy recording with the Good, the Bad and the Queen, all’s not quiet on the Gorillaz front, at least not on the commercial front.
Don't waste your dollars
| November 13, 2006
Not quite through the fire
We know all about high-school-to-NBA athletes here in Boston.
Sports blotter: direct-to-NBA edition
| November 08, 2006
The Wizard of Pennsylvania Avenue
No one knows what the hell former Washington Wizard Lonny Baxter was doing last week when he allegedly fired his pistol out the window of his big-ass white SUV less than two blocks from the White House.
Sports Blotter: shooting at the White House edition
| August 23, 2006
Glenn Kotche is not under the illusion that solo percussion albums have a built-in audience. So who might buy his new Mobile (Nonesuch)?
Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and Loose Fur
| March 28, 2006
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