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Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
| March 24, 2010
Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by Bill Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
| February 05, 2010
The Straight Dope: Michael Jackson and the Beatles
Does he really have the rights?
You think an overdubbed Beatles tune could be any weirder than a new Beatles song with John Lennon? Then again, "I Want to Hold You Hand" overdubbed by a guy with a hand on his crotch and his hair on fire would be pretty hard to top. But don't worry, it won't happen, or anyway, it won't happen as a result of Jackson owning the Beatles library.
| July 02, 2009
77. Clark Rockefeller
Of course we Bostonians enjoy having the national spotlight splashed upon us, but not when the deer caught in the headlights is a compulsive bullshit artist with Buddy Holly glasses and a German pedigree.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 25, 2009
Kicking the habits
The Raveonettes change (for a change)
Anyone familiar with Wagner's œuvre with the Raveonettes (who come to the Paradise next Thursday) should be surprised by the idea that, having created something awesome, he's ready to move on to something different.
| January 09, 2009
Never say die
Revisiting George M !
George M! is a trip back to a time when entertainers were bigger than life, and flag-waving patriotism set off applause as easily as puppies and cute babies prompt aaahs.
| June 24, 2008
Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins live it up
Gettin' real gone
Over the years, Providence’s Johnny Carlevale has served as a kind of musical archivist.
| June 10, 2008
Bo Diddley was a gunslinger
Grab a stack of albums at random and scan the liner notes. Ten bucks says you’ll find the name “E. McDaniel” listed among the song credits on at least one of them.
| June 04, 2008
Bill Gage has Down syndrome. And his band rocks
Watching Bill Gage perform with his band, BILL, is an eye-opening experience.
| March 27, 2008
The power of love
A respected music critic contemplates Celine Dion and has a crisis of conscience
Carl Wilson’s recent entry into Continuum’s esteemed 33 1/3 series — a series of books by critics and musicians devoted to canonical pop albums — is framed by an irresistible concept.
| March 19, 2008
Reelin’ ’n’ rockin’
Deer Tick runs the gamut
Deer Tick singer John McCauley’s lived-in anthems harken back to the old-school traditions of Nashville, a boozy world of dim lights, thick smoke, and loud, loud music.
| February 06, 2008
From Newport to I’m Not There
Dylan is his own cover band.
| November 20, 2007
Willie Nile, Club Passim, June 22, 2007
Willie Nile may not be a household name, even among serious musos.
| June 25, 2007
The Kooks keep it classic
Luke Pritchard may look a bit like a shaggy dog with his lips curled in a mock Jagger pout. But it’s no pose.
| May 08, 2007
Chamber music revival
Portland should rock out with its Bach out
Classical and rock ‘n roll music suffer the same identity crisis.
| January 03, 2007
How Can I Forget This Heart of Mine? | Carrot Top
Australia has always had a way of taking American genres and making them their own in a down-to-earth way, from the breeziness of singer-songwriter Paul Kelly to the power pop of the Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I to the garage rumblings of Lime Spiders and Jet.
| December 11, 2006
Cat Power reveals the secrets of her stability
It wasn’t so long ago that a Cat Power show was a roll of the dice. Cat Power, "The Greatest" (mp3)
| September 01, 2006
The Dixie Chicks hold their ground and then some
No other performer has been as vilified as the Dixie Chicks were for speaking out — and they wouldn’t have been if they hadn’t made their name in the conservative space of mainstream country music.
| June 06, 2006
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