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The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2010

Hail to the chief

The supreme Suttell. Plus, Newport news, and more on Michael.
Phillipe and Jorge are delighted to see that Paul Suttell, our pick for Chief Justice of the Vo Dilun Supreme Court, smoothly sailed through the General Assembly to assume that grand position.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 01, 2009


Eli Reed says he’s better than Otis
Eli “Paperboy” Reed seems dubious about my following him for a few hours before and after his five o’clock Lollapalooza show in Chicago’s Grant Park last Sunday.
By DEVIN KING  |  August 05, 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

The Dynamites Featuring Charlie Walker

Kaboom! | Outta Sight
Live, Nashville’s Dynamites are a sweaty bathtub of bubbling, wall-to-wall funk.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 02, 2007

Stax trax

The label's essentials
The label's essentials
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 20, 2007

James Brown

Brown was arguably the only rock and roll era performer to equal Elvis Presley in vocal authority, charisma, stage presence, song interpretation, and sexual magnetism.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 28, 2006

Flashbacks: September 1, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands and Paul Babin.

French revolution

Afropop conquers Bastille Day
Boston’s 31st annual Bastille Day street party this Friday commemorates events in Paris, but the soundtrack will be West African.
By BANNING EYRE  |  July 14, 2006

Abbey loungers

World’s Greatest Sinners and the Silver Lining
White soul bands get a bad rap, and not just because a lot of them deliver bad rap.So why are the World’s Greatest Sinners an exception?
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 07, 2006

Loose Ends

Growing young with rock and roll
It’s four in the morning and raining. I’m 27 today, feeling old, listening to my records, and remembering that things were different a decade ago.
By JON LANDAU  |  May 19, 2006

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

Woodstock rock schlock

Fun Fair of peace, pot, pop, & pooped people
You've read the papers. They were right when they called the weekend a social success, for 450,000 people in the most wretched if circumstances proved that they were human beings.
By KEN EMERSON  |  July 23, 2009

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Real Estate
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