The Phoenix Network:
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Expanded Collectors Editions | Let Love In | Murder Ballads | The Boatman's Call | No More Shall We Part
The four classic albums that Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds released between 1994 and 2001 served as a crucial transition.
| May 12, 2011
One night, one jazz trifecta
Taylor Eigsti, the October Trio, and the BC Quintet
True, there aren't enough paying gigs for musicians, but the live music is out there — and last Wednesday, I had to scramble to make three promising shows.
| June 29, 2010
Stay up late for Clara Berry
While much of Clara Berry’s new EP, Creature , is alluring and captivating, the first 45 seconds of her “Siren” might be the best 45 seconds recorded this year.
| June 24, 2010
Photos: Providence Best Music Poll Awards at Lupo's
Providence BMP Awards Concert at Lupo's | June 9, 2010
Bands perform and get their BMP awards from the Phoenix at Lupo's.
| June 11, 2010
The National come back from the drawing board
In a perfect world, a great moment in music would come accompanied by a sense of grace, as if it had traveled far and long to reach you here and now. In short: great art is often the product of a lot of work — and work isn’t all that exciting.
| May 28, 2010
Talking ’bout a revolution
The Gamm’s life-affirming Rock ’n’ Roll
It takes a theatrical genius like Tom Stoppard to come up with Rock ’n’ Roll, which merges the pulsing spirit of both until they feel like one. And it takes a theater of the caliber of the Gamm to make history feel like a Stones concert that becomes a political rally.
| May 05, 2010
Perishable’s knockout Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Wow. An explosive performance could be anticipated, since Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of an anguished life transformation.
| April 21, 2010
Chris Pureka makes highs out of lows
There’s nothing like getting socked in the head with a big fat metaphor — and if it’s carried along by some solid guitar playing, so much the better.
| April 06, 2010
Breakfast of champions
Slipping into Surprise Me Mr. Davis
The Slip have been a fixture on the jam band scene for 15 years. Over the past six years, the Slip’s core members — bassist Marc Friedman, guitarist Brad Barr, and his brother Andrew behind the kit — along with pianist Marco Benevento and singer/songwriter Nathan Moore occasionally whip up a little something on the side they like to call Surprise Me Mr. Davis.
| April 08, 2010
Shows in town this week
As much of this as you can!
A packed weekend of great local talent is on hand.
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| April 08, 2010
Interview: Hilary Hahn
"Just because I play classical music doesn't mean I am classical music."
| March 11, 2010
First Annual Boston Jewish Music Festival, plus the Klezmatics
Defining "Jewish" music is pretty much a fool's task — not much easier than defining jazz.
| February 25, 2010
Review: El Perro Del Mar at the Brattle
El Perro Del Mar and Taken by Trees, live at the Brattle Theatre, February 19, 2010
Sharing a bill, a backing band, and the cramped stage of the Brattle Theatre last Friday, two Swedish singer-songwriters turned it up to the world-music equivalent of 11 for an audience that, for the most part, refused to dance.
| February 24, 2010
Review: Tegan and Sara at the Orpheum
Tegan and Sara, live at the Orpheum, February 13, 2010
Considering that it was Valentine's Day eve and identical twins Tegan and Sara are currently the indie pop darlings of the gay world, one would expect to find a whole lot of grrrl power flowing at the Orpheum last Saturday night.
| February 18, 2010
Behind the Red Curtain
On Saturday, four singer/songwriters will perform "in the round" at the North Star. Nothing necessarily unusual about that.
| January 13, 2010
Local luminaries’ picks
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when you’re talking about songs.
| December 22, 2009
The crooked folk of Cuddle Magic
Things aren’t always what they’re called — we know that flying fish don’t fly and starfish aren’t even fish.
| December 15, 2009
Miss Tess | Darling, Oh Darling
Boston singer-songwriter Miss Tess has always had the pipes and the taste to carry off her various ventures into country, blues, and multi-hued swing, but Darling, Oh Darling underlines her overall sound.
| December 02, 2009
Elvis Perkins clears up his cloudy ballads
Elvis Perkins has got a backstory on him.
| November 24, 2009
Erik Deutsch | Hush Money
Hammer and String
Having played in projects from jam bands to jazz and as a singer-songwriter accompanist, keyboardist Erik Deutsch led an acoustic jazz album for his debut.
| November 25, 2009
Running with the Devil
Making a connection with Brown Bird
The surge of locally-harvested folk/roots/Americana acts flourishing in Rhode Island continues.
| October 29, 2009
Full speed ahead
Riding high with the Sea Captains
The Sea Captains don't take themselves particularly seriously.
| October 14, 2009
Review: Mirah at Somerville Theatre
At the Somerville Theatre, October 9, 2009
The mid-March release date of Portland-based singer/songwriter Mirah’s newest solo album, (A)spera , seemed ill fitting.
| October 15, 2009
Nick Lowe on growing up and growing old in the music business
Nick Lowe is a rare creature, a punk rock founding father who has endured and evolved gracefully.
| October 07, 2009
Doing what comes naturally
Tallahassee make timeless old town music on Wolfe Moon
Tallahassee make timeless old town music on Wolfe Moon
| September 22, 2009
Marie Moreshead proves she's the permanent kind
For a girl with such a professed affinity for monogamy, Marie Moreshead is a bit of a tease.
| September 23, 2009
Taking care of business
Digging for gold in the roots and world-music scene
Boston is one of the healthiest markets for live roots music in the country. Here are the 10 roots shows we don't want to miss this fall.
| September 14, 2009
Off the Couch
The long weekend starts THURSDAY (the 3rd) with a 7 pm set from local singer/songwriter GREG LATO at Hot Topic in Providence Place Mall. He's touring the region behind his recent full-length debut Monday Morning Breakdown .
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| September 02, 2009
Kris Hansen's ever-evolving sound
Singer/songwriter Kris Hansen and longtime pal Bob Giusti certainly are no stranger to the local music scene, having played out and hosted scores of gigs and all-star, open-mic jam sessions for more than a dozen years as Kris Hansen's Left Hand Band, a tight-knit jazzy/folky-type trio. Their 08 self-titled debut (at CDbaby.com and iTunes) zigged and zagged across acoustic blues and roots-rock, with Hansen's pen celebrating a second chance at life after the Scituate native battled a near-fatal brain aneurysm on the eve of his 24th birthday, as well as Hansen, drummer Giusti, and bassist/engineer George Dussault all becoming dads during the recording process.
| August 12, 2009
Savath and Savalas | La Llama
Stones Throw (2009)
As Prefuse 73, Guillermo Scott Herren has spent the past decade supplying the ambient scene with his impeccable blend of jazz and folk, a series of gentle psychedelic records that's accorded him a respected place alongside fellow one-man-band conceptualists Kieran Hebden and Ben Chasny.
| July 07, 2009
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
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