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The most famous rapper from Wells signs with Universal

A few weeks ago, we marveled at the reality of Portland's Top 40 radio station, WJBQ, playing a song by local rapper Spose called "I'm Awesome," an ironic, self-deprecating piece of pure hilarious ear candy.
No, really: Actually awesome
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 05, 2010

The Big Hurt: Season's bleatings

One of the great things about being in the music industry is that you get to change your name. So why are we hearing records from a guy named Landon Pigg?
Plus unholy names and office shredders
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 02, 2009
Tori Amos to release first “seasonal” album

Tori Amos to release first “seasonal” album

With a nearly two-decade-long career of grinding out soulful, tortured songs about life, love, and the pursuit of sex under her belt, singer/songwriter Tori Amos...
By webteam  |  September 25, 2009

Heat wave

"It's so hot!" Bat for Lashes multi-instrumentalist frontwoman Natasha Khan was sweating it out between songs en route to her piano stage left. "So are you!" yelled a girl in the crowd.
Bat for Lashes, live at Paradise Rock Club, August 13, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 21, 2009

Bat for Lashes | Two Suns

Natasha Khan became a sort of viral video sensation a couple of years ago with her inventive video for "What's a Girl To Do."
Astralwerks (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  April 10, 2009

Photos: 30 years of WFNX music

Notable photos from WFNX's 30-year history
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  December 04, 2008


Stayin’ alive

Once in a while, usually during slow rock weeks, some strange little “quirky news” story will get stuck in the media craw and bounce around uselessly to pretty much every outlet.  
How to survive without resorting to disco
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 28, 2008

Popular douches, hetero boyfriends, and softie gangstas

I invite those of you who hate me to take a moment to delight in my pain.
The Big Hurt tackles Tori Amos, Pete Wentz, and Ice Cube
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 17, 2008

Gay bash

I had that same feeling I always get at the end of big gay happenings: how far we’ve come. How good that is. And how did I spend $90?
True Colors Tour at Bank Of America Pavilion, May 31 2008
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 03, 2008

Rhymes 'n' life

The Rhodeshow troupe lives the lyrics and rocks the mic with a nonchalant confidence and fluid, streetwise delivery without glorifying the negative choices surrounding young people. 
Rhodeshow is staying real
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 28, 2008

Guest lists 2007

Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007

Joyful pursuit of excellence

I was as captivated by  James Parker’s article on Joy Division  as I was disappointed by  Peter Keough’s review of Anton Corbijn’s fantastic film Control .
Letters to the Boston editor, November 16, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 14, 2007

Beyond bhangra

Shankar, who’s now 26, has been paying dues as a sitarist since she was eight.
Anoushka Shankar joins forces with Karsh Kale
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 30, 2007

In characters

On Friday, the second of a two-night stand at the Orpheum, Tori Amos showed up as “Clyde."
Tori Amos, Orpheum Theatre, October 19, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 23, 2007

Subversive chanteuse

McKay is an odd duck — a true musical eccentric.
Nellie McKay, Paradise Rock Club, October 2, 2007
By MATT AHSARE  |  October 08, 2007

Going on sale: August 3, 2007

Minus the Bear, Toris Amos, Josh Rouse, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 31, 2007


Going on sale: July 27, 2007

Soulive, ZZ Top, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 24, 2007

Boston music news: July 20, 2007

“I am not a lame performer,” declares singer/songwriter/pianist Jennifer Greer.
Notes on Jennifer Greer, the Dropkick Murphys, and O'Brien's Pub
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 18, 2007

All dolled up

We have seen the face of Boston rock and roll, and it’s got painted-on eyebrows.
Yes, Virginia, but there’s more to the local scene than Amanda and Brian
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 06, 2007

Basstown tales

As Boston goes, the origin stories of superstar DJs are few and far between.
Superstar DJ/producer Armand Van Helden’s Boston story
By DAVID DAY  |  May 21, 2007

Alanis's humps

One thing’s certain: as word spreads about Alanis’s humps, she’ll be getting a lot of requests for the tune this summer.
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 08, 2007


Just like a woman

The new, improved, clean, sober, and buff Trent Reznor is no longer wrestling with downward spirals.
Spring brings new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, Timbaland, and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 15, 2007

Avant gardening

A Web site that’s hosted everyone from the Dresden Dolls to Diamanda Galás and Tortoise brings an international festival to Arlington.
'Brainwaves’ invades the Regent
By DAVID DAY  |  November 13, 2006

Hitsville USA

There are singles artists and there are album artists. Watch videos from Beck's The Information (Windows Media)
The Killers reach higher, plus Beck and Evanescence
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 11, 2006

On the racks: September 26, 2006 Ludacris, Alan Jackson, and Scissor Sisters.
Tori Amos, the Lemonheads, Janet Jackson
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 26, 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