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Paul Lewis in Boston
Even in a city like Boston with so many stars in its musical firmament, concerts in which great musicians triumphantly tackle the very greatest literature is still rare.
| January 18, 2013
Review: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
In this tour de force biopic, cartoonist-filmmaker Joann Sfar uses darkly comic fairy tale elements to illustrate Gainsbourg's creative process.
The life of Serge Gainsbourg
| October 28, 2011
Paul Lieberman's Brazilian accent
How did a middle-class Jewish kid from New Jersey become a first-call session musician in Rio de Janeiro?
| August 19, 2011
You don't need to be knowledgeable about classical music to savor Pianomania any more than you need to know about Donkey Kong to enjoy The King of Kong. The Vienna-set documentary burrows into the professional life of Steinway & Sons' chief technici
| June 24, 2011
Putnam Smith laments, We Could Be Beekeepers
Reviewing his sophomore full-length, Goldrush , I accused Putnam Smith of wishing it were 1909 instead of 2009.
Back in black (and yellow)
| June 03, 2011
At the heart of the cover-band craze that's recently swept Portland is a very simple concept: musicians getting paid.
88 keys, 2 songwriters, 1 grand plan
| May 06, 2011
[live review] Dan Tepfer Trio @ the Regattabar
After three songs at the Regattabar with his trio on March 16, Dan Tepfer introduced the next number as “the only tune that really swings...
| March 24, 2011
A Deathwish comes true
If you've lived in Boston for more than a few months, you've surely felt the pang of "Whoa" that runs up and down your spine the first time you see their trucks: huge black-and-gold behemoths stocked with intimidatingly jacked dudes all dressed in black
Psycho Pirates Dept.
| March 11, 2011
Photos: The Decemberists at the House of Blues
The Decemberists play an acoustic set at the Foundation Room at the House of Blues on January 29, 2011.
The Decemberists | House of Blues | January 29, 2011
| February 04, 2011
Elizabeth and the Catapult | The Other Side of Zero
It appears that Liz Ziman has been flirting with a busted heart.
Verve Forecast (2010)
| November 05, 2010
Kate Schrock picks up a backbeat
This happens in music all the time, of course: People with no obvious commonality come together because the music they make sounds good. Thus we have Kate and the Rocket.
| October 01, 2010
Bright Star is the best movie ever made about John Keats, the great Romantic poet who died at the age of 25. According to the Internet Movie Database, however, it is also the only one.
Jane Campion beams on her Bright Star
| September 25, 2009
Takeo Toyama | Etudes
Takeo Toyama's song experiments here run the gamut from sublime to unsettling. The first half offers mannered, consonant melodies.
Karaoke Kalk (2009)
MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY
| April 24, 2009
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