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Best Music Poll 2009 concert

A 40,000-person group hug
Stream audio of all the bands' performances, watch video highlights, download interview podcasts, browse concert and behind-the-scenes photos, and share your own photos and videos at the  Boston Phoenix Web site  or  WFNX's site.  
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 11, 2009

Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.

More than a feeling

Music inspires art at the MFA, Panopticon, and the Gardner
The centerpiece of the Museum of Fine Arts' "Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs" is Candice Breitz's 2005 Queen (A Portrait of Madonna), a wall of 30 televisions, each showing a different Madonna fan singing a cappella to her 1990 greatest-hits compilation, The Immaculate Collection. They wear headphones, bob their heads, sing aloud to music we can't hear.
By GREG COOK  |  July 21, 2009

The New Alibis | Hard Promises

Teenage Heart Records(2009)
Stick around any scene long enough and after a while everyone's been in a band with everyone else.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 01, 2009

Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 17, 2009
deer list

Hail, Deer Tick!

The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
Heady days for Deer Tick.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 17, 2009

World's greatest boss

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band at TD Banknorth Garden, April 21
"Is anybody out there alive?" Bruce Springsteen's crack backing band were in the middle of a full-throttle sonic meltdown casually tossed into opening tune "Badlands," with three guitars wildly strumming open frayed chords like Sonic Youth at their most . . . Sonic Youthy. "I said, is anybody out there alive tonight?"
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 28, 2009

Slideshow: Bruce Springsteen at the Garden

Bruce Springsteen live at TD Banknorth Garden, April 21
The Boss back in town  
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  April 22, 2009

52. Bruce Springsteen

It’s strange that Springsteen still wears the type of black denim that strangles testes dry. Perhaps that has hampered the Boss’s mobility, which isn’t what it used to be: we were frankly worried when he stiffly attempted to mount the piano during the Super Bowl. But the near-60-year-old rocker showed surprising flexibility when he slid from the 30 to the 50-yard line in the video at . (Spoiler alert: be prepared for a faceful of nutsack!)  
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

Present perfect

Mickey Factz is here to catch your asses up.
For some hip-hop heads, artists like Mickey Factz represent everything that reeks in rap. Between his bypassing the rugged underground, blowing up on-line, and occasionally kicking Kanye-esque arrogance, he's an easy target for so-called purists.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 02, 2009

Lift and drag

Titus Andronicus and Los Campesinos!, Paradise Rock Club, February 13, 2009
In an age of polarizing bands, Welsh septet Los Campesinos! are among the . . . polarizing-est.
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 18, 2009

Nice package

Poetry not prose
As the largest stimulus package in world history winds its way through Congress, the critics are already out in force.  
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 29, 2009

McCain in the membrane

The Maverick-iest candidate has hip-hop support from R.A. the Rugged Man
Four tracks into his Monday Monster Jam performance, Brooklyn rap czar Jay-Z stops the music and points to a freeze-frame image of George W. Bush on the titanic screen above the TD Banknorth Garden stage.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 03, 2008

30 lists

Looking forward and looking back, list-style
30 things mentioned in the first issue of the Newpaper, 30 things that we miss, 30 things that weren't around 30 years ago, and more.  
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 23, 2008

Bubble and scrape

Chocolate Monk at P.A.’s, Preliminary Saturation at the Piano Factory
Chocolate Monk at P.A.’s, Preliminary Saturation at the Piano Factory
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 09, 2008

Time of Rivers returns

Round two of the (mostly) solo guitar, (mostly) unplugged destination festival
The surprising success of the Time of Rivers Festival can be credited both to shrewd marketing and Portland’s increasingly robust presence in a niche music scene.  
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2008

Dark days on Fountain Street

With a parting shot, MacKay joins the exodus from the once-mighty BeloJo
There are black umbrellas in the poolside Pernod and grapefruits at Casa Diablo upon our having learned that ace reporter Scott MacKay has taken the Urinal’s buyout package.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2008

Photos: Neil Diamond at Fenway Park

August 23, 2008 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
August 23, 2008 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
By BRYAN MASTERGEORGE  |  August 27, 2008

Towns on the edge of darkness

The Hold Steady explore the shadows on Stay Positive
If 2006’s Boys and Girls in America was the Hold Steady’s Born to Run, Stay Positive is their Darkness On the Edge of Town , where the cocksure auteur grows older and less certain of his place in the world.
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  July 14, 2008

Fuming through the dog days

Five new albums to soundtrack a passive-aggressive summer
In preparation for another three months of endless days and sweaty nights, here are five new albums to get you through the summer.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2008

Walking the line

Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
By BOB GULLA  |  May 28, 2008

Winning losers

Stand up for your write(-ins)
Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008

Cult Maze

Music seen at Geno’s + SPACE Gallery, April 4 + April 6, 2008
Early on in Cult Maze’s all-too-brief tenure as Portland’s best indie-rock band — probably when they were still called The Funeral — I offered to buy Joshua Loring a beer before his set.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 09, 2008

Going on sale: April 4, 2008

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
Kate Walsh, Adam Green, R.E.M., and more.
By GOING ON SALE  |  April 02, 2008

Defending the universally loathed

The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008

Guest lists 2007

Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007

Rock And Roll Photographs by Lynn Goldsmith

Abrams | 304 pages | $50.00
Abrams | 304 pages | $50.00
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 03, 2007

Never poor in spirit

Homeless, not rootless
The prospect of New England gospel-soul singer Mighty Sam McClain recording a duet with Jon Bon Jovi or performing onstage with Natalie Merchant seems improbable.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 14, 2007

In a bit of a jam

The follow-up to video-game smash Guitar Hero lets everybody play — even the weakest link
To suck at an electronic endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of all places, is analogous to sucking at, say, making soup at cooking school.
By RYAN STEWART  |  November 14, 2007

Adam raised an Eve

Why Patti Scialfa matters
Why do some Bruce Springsteen fans have such a big problem with Patti Scialfa?
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 14, 2007

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