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For the sheer sake of keeping an underrated name out there, Thin Lizzy, and more specifically Jailbreak , fully deserve the deluxe-edition treatment.
| February 11, 2011
Music for the love of it
Whether driving his Men of Great Courage on a tune about a spooky midnight stroll, or gently declaring a deep camaraderie with “We Shall Always Remain Friends,” Cutler’s concocting a soundtrack to the feelings in the room.
From the Schemers to the Men of Great Courage, Mark Cutler’s songs have always gotten to ‘that special kind of place’
| May 07, 2010
Excerpt: Patti Smith's Just Kids
The stars were lining up to enter the Ziegfeld Theatre for the glittering premiere of the film Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones. I was excited to be there.
Rock icon Patti Smith recalls burroughs and Mapplethorpe, the early days of CBGB, and saddling up for Horses in this memoir excerpt .
| March 05, 2010
Once a staple of the pages of The NewPaper (original incarnation of The Providence Phoenix ), Warwick-born Bill Flanagan went on to become a prominent rock journalist whose credits include U2: At the End of the World , the definitive portrait of on
Native son Bill Flanagan — novelist and MTV executive — dissusses big books, musical longevity, Irish Catholicism, and behind the music.
| February 05, 2010
I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
| February 04, 2009
On LaMontagne’s new Gossip in the Grain (RCA), he’s having a lot more fun.
Ray LaMontagne on his new Gossip in the Grain
| October 09, 2008
Record lows, indies peak
Last week’s number 10 album, Van Morrison’s Keep it Simple, sold just 37,000 copies.
| April 16, 2008
Low and slow
Van Morrison has joined the ranks of ridiculously expensive artists.
Van Morrison at the Wang Theatre, March 14, 2008
| March 17, 2008
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
| March 12, 2008
You might call this the Van Morrison equivalent of Bob Dylan’s Modern Times .
Keep It Simple | Lost Highway
| March 11, 2008
Going on sale: February 8, 2008
Mike Doughty, the Aggrolites, Colin Meloy, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| February 05, 2008
How I became a Grasshole
If it wasn’t for Buckdancer’s Choice, I wouldn’t be a Grasshole, and I’d be a hell of a lot poorer for it.
Or how my music teacher tricked me into having fun
| November 28, 2007
It’s like the Anti–Wall of Sound.
The spare magic of Spoon
| October 09, 2007
The Beta Band never really made an album you could listen to from beginning to end.
The Aliens and Mystery Jets
| September 19, 2007
Once from the heart
Some people are confused when they talk about musicals.
The musical takes to the streets
| May 23, 2007
New Orleans notes
This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
| May 08, 2007
The flying Scotsman
“I don’t usually come across as all that interesting in interviews,” admits 20-year-old Paolo Nutini over the phone from a gig in Stockholm.
Paolo Nutini soars across the pond
| January 29, 2007
There’s a perverse, painful pleasure in recalling a particular New York Times Magazine essay by David Hajdu back in December 2000.
Dominique Eade returns to disc with a new partner
| November 07, 2006
Making book on rock 'n' rool
Everybody knows that the first rock critics were those sweaty adolescents who got dragged up to American Bandstand’s Rate-a-Record display by Dick Clark.
The dean's list
| November 06, 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
Diamond in the rough
If today’s pop-music business is, as it was in the ’60s, driven largely by songwriters and producers who choose singers to put across their latest concoctions hoping for a hit, why does so much current pop feel so utterly charmless? Jackie DeShannon li
Jackie De Shannon’s eternal promise
| August 01, 2006
For hardcore Counting Crows fans, the California roots-pop band’s live shows have often been more revelatory than their albums, affording frontman Adam Duritz the opportunity to stretch his time-tested Van Morrison impression out to inhumane lengths.
New Amsterdam: Live At Heineken Music Hall | Geffen
| July 24, 2006
Hunter and Lidell's music shares something deeper than demographics: an abiding interest in the classic Southern R&B of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Both men prove that blue-eyed soul didn’t die with Hall & Oates.
James Hunter and Jamie Lidell
| June 21, 2006
Alongside the Feelies, R.E.M., and the Replacements, Mark Mulcahy’s Miracle Legion was one of the most promising of the indie bands of the mid-’80s.
Mark Mulcahy, Alec K. Redfearn, and more
| May 30, 2006
It’s four in the morning and raining. I’m 27 today, feeling old, listening to my records, and remembering that things were different a decade ago.
Growing young with rock and roll
| May 19, 2006
Dorothy Jungels, founder of Everett Dance Theatre (1986) and the Carriage House School and Stage (1993), has had many dreams for her company and her theater.
Everett celebrates 20 years
| April 26, 2006
Going on sale: February 3
Coming soon: James Blunt, the Cult, Jenny Lewis, and more.
Breaking news in the concert-ticket trade
| February 04, 2006
Leader of the hacks
We didn’t stick around long enough to see whether U2 played, but we did catch a good chunk of the “Steve Morse Review” at the Paradise on January 9.
Toasting and roasting Steve Morse
| January 17, 2006
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