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The Big Hurt: NKOTBSB hit the road!

Guys! You guys! Holy shit, guys: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and the BACKSTREET BOYS are teaming up for a headlining tour in 2011.
Plus, Justin Bieber vs. Wyclef Jean, Primal Scream vs. Kevin Shields, and Beatles UK vs. Beatles USA
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 03, 2010
Sound Bytes: Shaq's got Bieber Fever; Get GaGa to Gitmo?; Kanye channels Martha Stewart  and more

Sound Bytes: Shaq's got Bieber Fever; Get GaGa to Gitmo?; Kanye channels Martha Stewart and more

We guess you know that you've officially made it when a 7-foot-tall basketball legend serenades you at your own performance. It seems like the plague...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 30, 2010

Review: Soundtrack For A Revolution

Soundtrack for a Revolution provides an uplifting history lesson.
Images of brutality and triumph
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2010

Slideshow: History of Guru and Gang Starr

Here is our salute – in photo, audio, video, and writing – to a Roxbury legend and the vast Gang Starr legacy he left behind.
A collection of videos, photos, music and more from our archives
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 21, 2010

The Big Hurt: Shill crazy

You know, I might stop following real music journalism altogether. Press releases are so much better. Just when I start thinking it’s a slow week in silly pop news, I check the PR wire — a/k/a the bottom of the barrel — and dig up two of the greatest ite
The week in corporate sponsorships
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 21, 2010

Haiti earthquake relief resource guide

As ever-more horrific dispatches from Haiti pour in, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the carnage. But even though Haiti requires an almost incomprehensible amount of relief aid to merely staunch the bleeding, there are myriad opport
How Bostonians can get involved
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 15, 2010

Wyclef Blesses Berklee Summer Students, Jokes About Lauryn Hill

The sweetest visitor we ever got at Curry College sleep-away camp was Aaron Krickstein – a relatively significant tennis pro from last century, as well...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 30, 2009
Jay-Z, Wyclef start on-record beef with Best Music Poll nominee Mr. Auto-Tune

Jay-Z, Wyclef start on-record beef with Best Music Poll nominee Mr. Auto-Tune

The elusive Mr. Auto-TuneWe know, we know -- it doesn't seem quite fair that we listed Auto-Tune as ...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 09, 2009

From your biggest fan

I e-mailed but you're still not calling. (I left my cell, my office, and my home number at the bottom.) You must not have got 'em; there must have been a problem with your servers or something.
An open letter to Canibus (sans Dido interludes)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 19, 2009

The Big Hurt: Clubbing baby seals: not okay

Pop icon RICKY MARTIN paid a humanitarian visit to Cambodia recently in support of victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
This week in social activism
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 08, 2008

Big + Rich

They once seemed capable of much more.
Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace | Warner Bros.
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  July 30, 2007



Aside from a brilliant opening flashback, first-time director Cess Silvera’s film adds nothing to the gangster genre. Watch the trailer for Shottas  (QuickTime)
More like an overblown music video than a film
By PAUL BABIN  |  November 01, 2006

Fantastic voyagers

What will be this year's songs of summer? Here are the top contenders. LISTEN: Nelly Furtado, "Maneater" | Keane, "Is It Any Wonder?"
Your soundtrack to summer
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 07, 2006

Going on sale, April 28, 2006

Phoenix /WFNX Best Music Poll; Shakira; Xiu Xiu
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 26, 2006

Portland scene report, April 14, 2006

Dead Season gets slick promo; Seekonk's CD release; LaMontagne's work hits the big stage; Curtis/Erelli get high praise