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Brian Eno | Panic of Looking

Warp (2011)
For those who enjoyed Brian Eno's collaboration with English poet Rick Holland from earlier this year, Drums Between the Bells, this follow-up EP may be a nice digestif.
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 16, 2011

Mogwai | Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will

Sub Pop (2011)
There's a fine line in the post-punk instrumental world between mind-blowing musical ecstasy and, uh, whatever is playing underneath the guy who says, "Well, there's an app for that."
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 17, 2011

Brian Eno | Small Craft on a Milk Sea

Warp (2010)
Brian Eno is a man, flesh and bone, who talks and farts and sleeps and listens to things and presses buttons.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 02, 2010

Bryan Ferry | Olympia

Astralwerks (2010)
From the Kate Moss cover pic to the A-list of guest stars to the reunion with original Roxy Music members Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay, Olympia screams, "EVENT!"
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 19, 2010

The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age

Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 22, 2010

Liars | Sisterworld

Mute (2010)
Regardless of whether Liars have broken ground connecting the amateur groping of punk rock to the exotic modalities of modern (12-tone) classical and Eastern European music, Sisterworld feels utterly wrenched with bourgeois boredom.
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 03, 2010

African Head Charge | Vision Of Psychedelic Africa

On U Sound (2010)
UK dub guru Adrian Sherwood and adventurous percussionist Bonjo I have been releasing their sonic experiments as African Head Charge since the early 1980s.
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  February 09, 2010

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Eno Moebius Roedelius | Cluster and Eno/After the Heat

Bureau B (2009)
Krautrock pioneers proved much more simpático musical partners than either the fractious Roxy Music or the British classical avant-garde milieu that thought of Eno as an untrained fanboy.
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 22, 2009

Best Music Poll 2009: Anything goes

The underground: saved, salvaged, or savaged?
The underground: saved, salvaged, or savaged?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 30, 2009

Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples | Circulations

Faitiche (2009)
My friend Robbie and I once had a brilliant idea: we were going to put out a field-recording LP called Sounds of Guitar Center , 70 minutes of us walking around the monopolistic retailer with a microphone to capture the cacophony.
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 02, 2009

Meant to be

The Books leave (almost) nothing to chance
The Books are, more and more, making their work something you can see.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 07, 2009

Review: Drew Brown | Tiago La Is Losing the Plot

Lex (2009)
You know how Brian Eno is supposed to have said something like, "Only 5000 people ever bought a Velvet Underground album, but every single one of them started a band"?
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 13, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 31, 2008

A different Empire

The many sounds of upstate
I grew up in central New York, and I can confirm that anyone who grows up in upstate who wants to do something interesting or awesome usually winds up doing it somewhere else
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008

Vital overtones

Five essential Byrne-Eno collaborations
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  November 25, 2008

Same as he ever was

David Byrne on working with Brian Eno, the new music industry, and his time in Providence
Thirty-four years after forming the legendary band Talking Heads with fellow Rhode Island School of Design students Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, David Byrne returns to the area to perform “The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno.”
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  November 26, 2008

Severed Heads

David Byrne at the Wang Theatre, October 31, 2008
“This ain’t no CBGB,” David Byrne sang during his late-set dive bomb into “Life During Wartime,” and a glance around the immensely classy premises of the Wang Theatre verified it.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 10, 2008

Get around to it

Belated props to Arthur Russell
You would not guess, listening to his music, that Arthur Russell grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa. In fact you might not guess that he came from anywhere.  
By RICHARD BECK  |  October 25, 2008


Mixing old and new, Providence’s What Cheer? Brigade takes a stand against pre-fabricated culture
Unexpected and improbable spontaneity is a trademark for What Cheer?, one of a number of groups that blend punk rock ethos with the mobility of marching bands  
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 09, 2008

Spirited moves

Paula Hunter’s off-kilter world
Paula Hunter gets under your skin.  
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2008

World party

Fresh fare at the FirstWorks Festival
In its fifth year, FirstWorks Festival 2008 has grown to be a culturally diverse showcase, distinctly international in flavor, with an array of theater and family entertainment.  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 01, 2008

Mix nuts

An interview with breakout roots-music production stars the Tremolo Twins
Pop music has a history of great production teams.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 23, 2008

Baby fights the blues

Juliana Hatfield is still standing. How a hometown guitar hero dodged the bullet, and then wrote a book about it
Evening slants in over the spires of Harvard, and Juliana Hatfield is watching me across the table.
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 17, 2008

David Byrne and Brian Eno

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today | Self-Released
Everything That Happens is a brilliant addition to a creative partnership that has yielded so much and shouldn’t have taken 27 years to rekindle.
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  August 26, 2008


The Complete Studio Recordings, NYC 1977-1978  | No More
Career-spanning records usually mark a band’s evolution; this outfit existed for just two years, so the material sketches a near-perfect first and sole album.
By DEVIN KING  |  July 29, 2008

The ultimate balancing act

An extraordinary documentary opens the 2008 Maine International Film Festival
About 100 films deep, MIFF ’08 has intriguing offerings for cineastes of all stripes. Here’s a slice of what to look out for.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 09, 2008

Text messages

CTS Dance Company’s reverent movements
Cross-pollination in the arts shows up in many media, but it is perhaps most evident in dance.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 04, 2008

Balancing act

Interview: Mikko Nissinen and Boston Ballet
It’s been quite a year for Boston Ballet.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2008

Real to reel

The exquisite artifice and lasting weirdoid-ness of Roxy Music
Even now, after Greil Marcus’s Lipstick Traces and Simon Reynolds’s Rip It Up and Start Again , the rock-star-as-vector-of-ideas is still something of a challenge for us.
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 01, 2008

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