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Packets of Sugar

Bebe Buell returns to town throwing ‘Air Kisses’
It’s easy to paint Bebe Buell as some talentless pretty face who slept her way to whatever modicum of stardom she has right now.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 28, 2010

2009: The top 10 in pop music

Music you need to own
Hmm, lots of women, a few old dudes, and some African banjo (not to be confused with Steve Martin's Hollywood banjo).
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 22, 2009

Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Gift books to savor
Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember: be careful not to nick the pages or spill eggnog on them before you wrap. Happy holidays!
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 08, 2009

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Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 17, 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

Review: Mallu Magalhães

Vivo (2009)
Mallu Magalhães is a teenage girl from São Paulo who was raised on a steady diet of old Beatles, Dylan, and Johnny Cash records.
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 09, 2009

A place of pure love

Jesse Sykes and her Sweet Hereafter
Far from being morose, Sykes is witty, sharp, and charmingly self-depreciating after each of her lengthy musings on life, energy, and the universe.
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  September 16, 2008

Irina Palm

Marianne Faithful dispenses handjobs in this unrealistic romance
In Sam Garbarski’s improbable British melodrama, chanteuse Marianne Faithfull plays a working-class granny who takes work in a Soho sex parlor in order to pay for a grandson’s expensive operation.
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 30, 2008

Spring cleaning

A grab bag of discs buried by winter snow
Some find it remarkable, but it is nevertheless true that far more local CDs are released than there are weeks in a year.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 26, 2008

Celtic tigers

Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 12, 2008

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

Still going strong

Lucinda Williams, Orpheum Theatre, March 24, 2007
“It’s not that often that a 54-year-old woman achieves her greatest success,’’ said Lucinda Williams from the Orpheum stage last Saturday.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 27, 2007

Régime change

Sofia Coppola’s not so sweet Marie
As Alfred Hitchcock famously said, cinema is not a slice of life but a slice of cake. Watch the trailer for Marie Antoinette (QuickTime) Fate’s pansy: Another view of Marie Antoinette. By Clea Simon.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 20, 2007

Having more fun

Lucinda Williams goes West
By the time Car Wheels on a Gravel Road came out, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and Tom Petty had all recorded Williams’s songs.
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 13, 2007

Boston music news: January 12, 2007

Notes on Tarbox Ramblers and Opera Boston's Kurt Weill program
Rock and pharmaceuticals may have a long history, but what about rock and pharmacies?
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 08, 2007

And three more boxes

Gift ideas for the music fan on your list
Among post-punk offshoots, perhaps the hardest to define is “goth.”
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 12, 2006

The Stones

An essay on the older
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By CAMILLE PAGLIA  |  November 16, 2006

Bebe’s back

And she wants to know if you’re ready to rock
“Remember what you used to do before there were computers?” Bebe Buell asks. “Start living your life like that again.”
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 13, 2006

Diamond in the rough

Jackie De Shannon’s eternal promise
If today’s pop-music business is, as it was in the ’60s, driven largely by songwriters and producers who choose singers to put across their latest concoctions hoping for a hit, why does so much current pop feel so utterly charmless? Jackie DeShannon live in London (YouTube)
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 01, 2006

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