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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.
| 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).
| 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!
| 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.
| September 17, 2009
Marianne Faithfull | Easy Come Easy Go
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."
| March 23, 2009
Review: Mallu Magalhães
Mallu Magalhães is a teenage girl from São Paulo who was raised on a steady diet of old Beatles, Dylan, and Johnny Cash records.
| 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.
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| September 16, 2008
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.
| April 30, 2008
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.
| March 26, 2008
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
| 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?
| 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.
| March 27, 2007
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.
| 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.
| 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?
| 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.”
| December 12, 2006
An essay on the older
This article originally appeared in the August 26, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| November 16, 2006
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.”
| 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)
| August 01, 2006
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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