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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.
| April 23, 2012
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Roky Erickson With Okkervil River | True Love Cast Out All Evil
True Love Cast Out All Evil finds troubled Texas psych-rock legend Roky Erickson reflecting on a life filled with turmoil.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| September 17, 2008
Lynch sides with Bush in opposing shield law
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.
| July 09, 2008
Raconteurs, Bank of America Pavilion, June 3, 2008
When the band walked onstage, the audience cheered; when Jack sang his first line, it roared.
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.
| May 19, 2008
Rock of ages
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
What a difference four decades make.
| 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.
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.
| December 17, 2007
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.
| 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.
| 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.
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
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.
| August 14, 2007
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.
| July 30, 2007
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.
| June 26, 2007
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.”
| 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
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)
| February 27, 2007
Wait for it...
Producer extraordinaire Nigel Godrich’s new Internet TV show, From the Basement, is splendid in theory.
| January 30, 2007
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
| 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.
| December 20, 2006
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.
| October 11, 2006
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