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Jack White | Blunderbuss

Third Man/Columbia (2012)
The White Stripes — the candy-coated, Delta blues-worshipping duo responsible for some of the 2000s' greatest rock albums — recently broke up.
By RYAN REED  |  April 23, 2012

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Roky Erickson With Okkervil River | True Love Cast Out All Evil

Anti- (2010)
True Love Cast Out All Evil finds troubled Texas psych-rock legend Roky Erickson reflecting on a life filled with turmoil.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 27, 2010

A sister act

In addition to their bio, Tegan and Sara also have songs
High-fives all around: together we made Tegan and Sara rule.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 12, 2010

Review: Various artists | Tru Thoughts Covers

Tru Thoughts (2009)
Brighton-based label Tru Thoughts emerged at the dawn of the millennium with hit down-tempo/IDM acts like Bonobo.
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 15, 2009


The Projo 's ultra-local approach could save the paper — or spell its demise
There may, in the end, be no way to save the American metropolitan newspaper. Plummeting advertising revenue and competition from the Internet often seem forces too daunting for even the savviest of publishers.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 26, 2009

Review: It Might Get Loud

Davis Guggenheim films his essay on the electric guitar
Some guitar teachers will tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to play the guitar. But Davis Guggenheim’s rousing new documentary, It Might Get Loud, reminds us that that’s not true at all.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 27, 2009

The Dead Weather | Horehound

Third Man (2009)
It's no coincidence that four of the 11 songs on the Dead Weather's debut — "I Cut like a Buffalo," "3 Birds," "Rocking Horse," and a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony" — make reference to the animal kingdom.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 22, 2009

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Local news blues

With layoffs, plummeting revenue, and dwindling viewership, TV news departments are getting desperate.
There has been plenty of hand-wringing, in these parts, over the decline of the local broadsheet. The Providence Journal is the paper of record, after all, the agenda setter. And the agenda is decidedly thinner these days.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 24, 2009

Making us stronger

Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008

Lynch sides with Bush in opposing shield law

Talking Politics
As he gears up for a gubernatorial run in 2010, Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch has assembled an eclectic and sometimes contrary portfolio of issue-related stances.
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 09, 2008

White out

Raconteurs, Bank of America Pavilion, June 3, 2008
When the band walked onstage, the audience cheered; when Jack sang his first line, it roared.
By RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH  |  June 04, 2008

’Round the outside

The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008

Rock of ages

The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
What a difference four decades make.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2008

Live and kicking

Live reviews: 2007 in review
Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007

The year the music thrived

National pop: 2007 in review
Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007

Electric Six

I Shall Exterminate Everything around Me that Restricts Me from Being the Master | Metropolis
ITunes has Detroit’s Electric Six filed under “blues,” and the acoustic-guitar riff that kicks off the band’s new disc is bloozy in a LedZep/White Stripes sorta way.
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 06, 2007

Beyond the White Stripes

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant lead an Americana resurgence
There’s a blues and old-school R&B resurgence rumbling in the indie-music underground, and it goes well beyond the icky thump of the White Stripes.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007

Chairmen of the boards

Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007

Download festival?

How about the Tweeter Center line-up instead
It’s a pretty cool line-up of “indie” stars, indie almost-stars, college-rock faves, and local heroes.
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 14, 2007

Maxed-out minimalists

The White Stripes, Agganis Arena, July 23, 2007
One busty female drummer, one spitfire guitarist, and a deep fondness for raw Motor City rawk reduced to its grittiest garage-punk essence.
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 30, 2007

The Go

Howl on the Haunted Beat You Ride | Cass
Fear not, Nuggets heads: on their new long-player, Jack White’s old bandmates in the Go sound as if they hadn’t heard a note of music made since 1972.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 26, 2007

June tunes

From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007

True believers

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.
By KEN MICALLEF  |  May 08, 2007

Magic shows

The Charms become Wicked Cool
It’s a recent Sunday near midnight, and Charms leaders Ellie Vee and Joe Wizda have their ears to the radio. The Charms, "So Romantic" (mp3)
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 27, 2007

Splendid Theory

Wait for it...
Producer extraordinaire Nigel Godrich’s new Internet TV show, From the Basement, is splendid in theory.
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 30, 2007

Nashville underground

There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007

Rhode Island in ’06: same as it ever was

Democrats on top, a casino quest, and a dose of corruption
Imagine a year when the Narragansett Indians were energetically pitching a casino, cynical Rhode Islanders had plenty of reason to reinforce their jaundiced views, and state house Democrats maintained the upper hand over hapless Republican opponents without even breaking a sweat.
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 20, 2006

Prime-time drama

Letters to the Boston editor, October 13, 2006
Regarding “ Foleygate ”: a) There is no excuse good enough for Foley; no one but his lawyer should attempt to defend his behavior — but remember, there are no apparent criminal acts here.
By LETTERS  |  October 11, 2006

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