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Photos: All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Asbury Park, NJ

Asbury Park, New Jersey | September 30-October 2, 2011
Bands perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Asbury Park, New Jersey on September 30-October 2, 2011.
By K. BONAMI  |  October 07, 2011

Dan Capaldi steps out from behind the kit

On the Level
In addition to plenty of other projects, Dan Capaldi has played drums now for two of Portland's most important bands of the last five years: the brightly burning Cambiata and the still-on-the-rise Holy Boys Danger Club.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 26, 2011

Marc Ribot | Silent Movies

Pi (2010)
This exceptional, eccentric guitarist has traced a slow evolution from screamer to dreamer.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 02, 2010

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Jakob Dylan | Women + Country

Columbia (2010)
“Boring” is the sort of adjective used by music snobs (hi there!) to describe the Wallflowers, the band who brought Jakob Dylan’s hoarse and unexcitable voice into the mainstream.
By ZETH LUNDY  |  April 21, 2010

Drear leaders

The Black Heart Procession stick to the low road
On the Black Heart Procession’s first visit to Boston, back in ’98, the duo hunched on chairs at the Middle East downstairs surrounded by equipment — keyboards, guitars, a musical saw, an array of percussion.
By MATT PARISH  |  October 27, 2009

Marianne Faithfull | Easy Come Easy Go

Decca (2009)
The CD cover is deceptively retro Sinatra: here's Marianne encased in a lady's tux in front of a vintage microphone with "Easy" twice on the title and the subtitle "12 Songs for Music Lovers."
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 23, 2009

Roots of spring

Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2009

Griot act

Malian performer Rokia Traoré breaks through with Tchamantché
Some albums are extraordinary because they capture their time. Others are great because they transcend it.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 12, 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

Wandering star

Jolie Holland’s got demons on her trail
Cleaning the kitchen of her Brooklyn apartment a few weeks ago — shortly before hitting the road in support of her fourth full-length, The Living and the Dead (Anti-) — singer-songwriter Jolie Holland was struck by an idea for her fifth album.  
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 28, 2008

Jolie Holland | The Living And The Dead

Anti- (2008)
Holland doesn’t really need the added rock-band muscle; she’d be worth hearing accompanied only by the tap of her own toe.  
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 08, 2008


Girls Sing | Geometriya
Maybe next time Auktyon should have a little more Stoli before hitting the “RECORD” button.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2008

Marc Ribot

Asmodeus: Book of Angels Volume 7 — Marc Ribot Plays Masada Book Two | Tzadik
If you know Ribot only through his brilliant sidemanning with Burnett and Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, you don’t really know Ribot.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 27, 2007

Sweet and Lowe down

Jews in Hell chronicles Portland’s ultimate outsider(s)
Quoting Lowe, Jews represent “a cult without a leader, freelance wise-asses without portfolio.” Who am I to argue?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 15, 2007

Portland scene report: March 23, 2007

Sibilance starts now
Like we didn't know that already.
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 21, 2007

Avant gardener

Three sides of the prolific Tom Waits
In 30 years, he’s progressed from hippie cabaret crooner to experimenter to visionary. The many modes of Waits. By Ted Drozdowski Tom Waits, "Bottom of the World" (mp3)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 28, 2010

Steady rollin’ man

Duke Robillard on touring with Tom Waits, and more
“Right now I’m more happy than ever,” says Duke Robillard.
By BOB GULLA  |  September 19, 2006

Side by side by the waterside

A disparate diet of sounds at Newport
Gold Sounds were in the middle of a hellacious set of Pavement covers at the JVC-Newport Jazz Festival last Saturday afternoon when a woman who appeared to be in her 70s turned to me and said, “This is the sleeper of the day! I was going to get a lemonade and go back to Al Jarreau, but this is happening!” Slideshow: scenes from the JVC-Newport Jazz Festival
By JON GARELICK  |  August 15, 2006

Art and politics

T Bone Burnett stakes his claim
The canny Texas-born songwriter T Bone Burnett hasn’t stepped into the footlights for — at least metaphorically — 14 years now.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 31, 2006

On the racks: May 16, 2006

T Bone and the Raconteurs show their roots
Plus new records by Radio 4, Rock Kills Kid, and Ben Folds.
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 16, 2006

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