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The Flaming Lips
Funny you should say that
I'm pretty confident in saying that humor is probably one of the key things that separates us humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.
| June 22, 2011
The Big Hurt: Soundgarden's platinum shenanigans
Plus more music news in brief
| September 29, 2010
Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010
From the xx to Jay-Z
When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| June 22, 2010
Is genius immortal?
Tech god Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Edison. Now he's battling to stay alive — forever
No disrespect to the man who let there be electric light, but Ray Kurzweil is Thomas Alva Edison on steroids.
| May 03, 2010
John Sinclair vs. ‘the dictates of conventional society’
John Sinclair’s poem “Ask Me Now” leaves little question about the poet’s values.
| April 21, 2010
Making it sing
Dee Dee does Billie, plus John Stein & Ron Gill
If you come to Dee Dee Bridgewater’s new Billie Holiday tribute disc — or to her two Holiday shows at the Paramount Theatre this weekend — expecting a reverent impersonation, you could be in for a shock. Bridgewater has transformed the music and persona of the jazz icon.
| March 25, 2010
Dee's so fine
The girl-group delights of the Deelinquents
Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents co-founders Jen D'Angora (the Dents, the Downbeat 5) and Ed Valauskas (Gravel Pit, the Gentlemen) won't come right out and say that they had ambitions of ever forming a '60s-style girl group — they won't even come out and say they're married.
| March 02, 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 Big Hurt: Everybody hurting
Warning: Scorpions content
The music industry's response to the Haiti disaster has been pretty great, since it's given some huge names a chance to complete the vital circuit between the public's heartstrings and their wallets.
| February 02, 2010
The Big Hurt: Billboard Top Hip-Hop and R and B songs
This week, a jolly traipse through one of Billboard 's most artistically fecund charts: "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs." What wonders await?
| January 26, 2010
Masspike Miles, Lisa Bello, and the little R&B scene that can
There’s no underground scene for pop-minded R&B. Not in Boston, and not really anyplace else.
| December 09, 2009
Music Seen: Huak and Readings from 33 1/3 series
At SPACE Gallery, November 8
There was nothing Sunday-sized about the crowd at SPACE last weekend, when Michael T. Fournier and Zeth Lundy took turns reading from their books, both part of Continuum Press's 33 1/3 series. The series, which so far features 67 volumes with 67 different authors, covers music albums in around 150 pages or less.
BRIDGET M. BURNS
| November 11, 2009
Jackson 5 | I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
If you’ve ever wondered how great it might be to hear a slowed-down version of “ABC” that lacks all the youthful charm of the original, this set of previously unreleased Jackson 5 recordings is for you.
| November 10, 2009
Old school, new school
Amanda Carr and Gretchen Parlato do it their way
If fans plan shrewdly next Thursday (October 15), they can hear jazz singing at its best in two completely different styles.
| October 08, 2009
Brother Ali | Us
Brother Ali is like a cool roaming uncle who occasionally surfaces with gifts and insights.
| September 29, 2009
Review: Bebel Gilberto | All In One
There couldn’t be a more apropos title than the one Bebel Gilberto has given her fourth album.
| September 24, 2009
The Thriller is gone
For Michael Jackson, Bad ain't good
With the release of Bad (Epic), Michael Jackson ends a recording hiatus of nearly five years. He could have stayed away for 10 years and still not have escaped the shadow of Thriller , the biggest-selling album of all time.
| June 30, 2009
Crossword: ''Pig out''
External appearances count.
External appearances count.
| May 13, 2009
Museum pieces and other pieces
Jazz Week returns, the Jazz Hall of Fame inducts, Ron Gill says bye
It's Jazz Week time again — that time when the Boston jazz community looks to expand its minority-appeal music to a larger public.
| April 21, 2009
Make like a leaf
Fall into local music (and other ironic urgings)
Fall appropriately takes the baton (sorry, Olympics still on the mind) from a stand-out summer of music in Portland.
| September 10, 2008
Letters to the Boston editor, July 25, 2008
Your total inability to recognize deserving candidates has me . . . amused?
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 23, 2008
Crescent City health report
The New Orleans Jazz + Heritage Festival buoys a wounded community
“Is much better! The tourists is coming back !” That was our cab driver from Louis Armstrong Airport into New Orleans — a transplanted Haitian from Jefferson Parish.
| May 06, 2008
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
| March 12, 2008
Cello Chix at the Lizard Lounge, February 8, 2008
Of all the CD-release parties ever thrown by Boston bands, the Cello Chix’ show for their new, self-released Under the Covers featured the best Jethro Tull medley.
| February 12, 2008
Trav'lin Light | Verve
Queen Latifah is never going to be Billie Holiday.
| December 31, 2007
A look at the MySpace and Facebook profiles of the '08 presidential candidates
Facebook and MySpace represent the easiest and most efficient method of assessing compatibility for a friend, a potential hook-up, or a presidential candidate.
| September 27, 2007
R.I.P., Rep. Crowley
We’ll miss this champion of education
Educators, parents, children, and the citizens of Rhode Island will greatly miss state Representative Paul Crowley, who died on Monday.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 26, 2007
Man of the People
Stevie Wonder, Bank of America Pavilion, September 20, 2007
Given the scope of Stevie Wonder’s accomplishments in the ’60s and ’70s, you’d expect him to be writing symphonies by now.
| September 24, 2007
Past, present, future
Faces — and phases — of Boston's nightlife
Boston’s a small enough city that, when you’re working the nightlife circuit fairly regularly, you start recognizing people.
BY HEATHER BOUZAN
| July 13, 2007
Other music meccas
| June 29, 2007
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