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Taking up Arms

Deliberating on The Martyr, the Culprit, the Price
As might be expected from a band who take their name from Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, Arms Against a Sea appear conflicted on their debut full-length, The Martyr, the Culprit, the Price .
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 17, 2010

Music seen: Pixies vs. Sonic Youth at Empire

Sublime musical match-ups
The Clash of the Titans has become a Portland staple over the last three years. Since shifting from the Big Easy to the Empire this year, the Tuesday tradition has lost none of its crowd-pulling potential.
By DAN CLARK  |  June 10, 2009

On the cheap: T-Rex Taqueria

Indie fresh Mex and Tex-Mex that suits the tenor of the times
In restaurants, as in life, timing is everything.
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 10, 2008

Bob Dylan Unboxed

Everything you wanted to know about Tell-Tale Signs but were afraid to buy
This October, Columbia Records is releasing Tell-Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 , a collection of recordings by Bob Dylan that are different from recordings issued on the seven studio albums he released in that period.  
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 15, 2008

What good can the blues do?

Pam Baker and the SGs help you drown your sorrows
You can’t ask too much of the blues. Like the raw emotion they’ve become synonymous with, the blues are not cerebral. They are not progressive or revelatory.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 17, 2008

The (other) British invasion

Five great bands from UK blues’ back pages
Five great bands from UK blues’ back pages
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 19, 2008

Bob Enos, 1947-2008

Remembering one of a kind
“He could always hit those high notes,” said Roomful’s former bandleader Greg Piccolo.
By MARC LIPKIN  |  January 16, 2008

Guitar leaders

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl
Boston is known for the ’60s folk boom, the garage-y “Bosstown sound,” and as one of the birthplaces of alternative rock.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 31, 2007

Colony collapse disorder

Covered in Bees Kill Louder Than Fire
If you get a chance, check out the trailer for the movie 2 on YouTube.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 05, 2007

Travis Tritt

The Storm | Category 5
Georgia-born Tritt has always been a country musician with a rock-and-roll soul, but this time he’s put the accent on “soul” as a genre.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 05, 2007

Finding a balance

Craig DeMelo’s Whiskey Poet; plus, Jerimoth Hill
He’s a romantic, that’s for sure, but he’s also a realist.
By BOB GULLA  |  February 20, 2007

The show

James Brown, takin' it to the Stage
This article originally appeared in the January 27, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By HOWARD LITWAK  |  January 23, 2007

Growing up in public

Ricky Valente’s compelling new Loveless Letters
Ricky Valente, former wiz kid, has transformed himself into a legitimate and gifted songwriter.
By BOB GULLA  |  August 22, 2006

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Certified Grooves

The Soul Band's blueprint for great R&B
It’s clear from the first refrain of Joe South’s “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” that the Soul Band don’t fool around.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 17, 2006

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