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How it feels to be something (back) on

The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
By LEOR GALIL  |  September 22, 2009

Rockers moonlighting with non-rock producers

. . . or are we dancey?
The Killers first worked with Stuart Price on a dance remix of their hit “Mr. Brightside” — and so far, this blend of rock-band brawn and electro-dance bliss has worked smashingly.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009

Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity

The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 06, 2009

Furious foodies

Top Chef at midseason
Top Chef at midseason
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 16, 2008

Offa my couch, Larroquette

Foos fight McCain, Madonna pans Palin, Heart hearts Barack
In a video posted to his Web site, former Rolling Stone Ringo Starr has lovingly warned his fans to stop sending him fan mail.  
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 24, 2008

Interview: Shane West

Too late to stop
The actor discusses the Germs . . . and ER.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 19, 2008

We are Devo

The return of Akron’s finest
It’s been almost three decades since five guys in baggy yellow industrial clean-up suits sporting the letters D, E, V, and O took the Paradise stage, jerking about like robots, playing clipped, caustic art punk.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 17, 2008

The French are coming

Justice and Busy P bring the Ed Banger sound to Boston
The launch of an extensive North American tour sponsored by MySpace that comes to the Paradise this Saturday.
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 10, 2008

Older, wiser, faster, louder

Foo Fighters at the DCU Center, February 18, 2008
When, 13 years ago, Dave Grohl strapped on a guitar and stepped into the spotlight as the frontman of Foo Fighters, the young band at once became members of the old guard.
By VICTORIA WELCH  |  February 26, 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

Unpopularity contest

Letters to the Boston editor: December 21, 2007
I’d like to commend David S. Bernstein for pointing out that the mayor could have many promising challengers.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 19, 2007

The Color Fred

Bend To Break | Equal Vision
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Bend To Break sounds a whole lot like Foo Fighters.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 03, 2007

Nirvana versus Foo Fighters

Has the sideman surpassed his hero?
Are Foo Fighters more important than Nirvana? Such a thought might have been considered heresy even five years ago.
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 27, 2007

Chairmen of the boards

Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007

Happy endings

Bad news begets good tunes
The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 12, 2007

The big apple

iTunes is still the answer
With his big, bearish presence and Buddha-like air of reflective certitude, Rick Rubin has been christened savior of the music industry.
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 04, 2007

Up-and-coming Warped-types

Previewing the "Lucky 13th"
I almost fell asleep looking at the lineup (Bad Religion and New Found Glory again? Really?).
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 07, 2007

Live Earth 2007

Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 10, 2007

Junior miss

Malin’s third solo CD goes over the top
Former glam-rocker Jesse Malin’s 2003 solo debut not only offered proof that he could make it as a singer-songwriter — it was the best thing he’d put out.
By IAN SANDS  |  July 09, 2007

Charlotte Hatherley

The Deep Blue | Little Sister UK
Every once in a while an album comes along that makes you wonder whether melody really is the only thing that matters.
By LEON NEYFAKH  |  March 12, 2007

Sunny daze

Jeremy Enigk’s clear new vision
It wouldn’t be fair to blame Jeremy Enigk for the current overabundance of “emo” — a style that entails sensitive guys laying their hearts on the line to a degree that verges on sickening.
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 29, 2006

Forward into the past!

Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006

The quieter side of Dave's world

The Foo Fighters at the Wang, August 22, 2006
Grohl seemed to relish the opportunity to sit, talk, and play some of his favorite Foo tunes in a less intense setting than he’s clearly used to. Foo Fighters and Frank Black at the Wang Center, August 22, 2006.
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 25, 2006

Bottom feeders

The return of the Germs, the Adolescents, and Flipper
Punk rock has never been a seemly genre in which to grow old. The Adolescents, "OC Confidential" (mp3 via MySpace)
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 22, 2006

'Urge' overkill

Microsoft and MTV deliver too much of a bad thing
Windows Media files may be the 8-track-tapes of the digital-music universe, but Urge figures 13-year-olds will suck it up to get their mitts on exclusive TRL outtakes and AFI playlists.
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  May 31, 2006

Going on sale, May 19, 2006

Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
Pink, Foo Fighters, Mission of Burma, Roger Waters, Newport Folk Festival, and Newport Jazz Festival, plus Def Leppard shares a bill with Journey
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 15, 2006
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To the Rescue

A new EP Sparks renewed interest
As the 22nd annual Reindeer Rock-Off gets set to kick off, it’s important to remember that for every Jeremiah Freed or Howie Day, who make it from the finals to the major labels, there are hundreds who melt into obscurity.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 03, 2006

Foo Fighter

Taylor Hawkins and his Coattail Riders
“When the Foo Fighters release a record,” says the band’s long-time drummer, Taylor Hawkins, “if we get a bad review, it’s like, ‘Hey, I’m just the drummer!’ But with my record, if I get a bad review it’s my ass.”
By KEN MICALLEFF  |  April 18, 2006

American idols

Mush-rock masters Train and the Goo Goo Dolls
If you caught American Idol a few Tuesdays ago, you’d have seen what historians years from now will refer to as the passing of the mush-rock torch.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 14, 2006
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Ballot crunching

Don’t be an uneducated BMP voter
For the sake of whetting your whistles, here is a brief primer to the Portland Best Music Poll ballot’s major categories.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 05, 2006

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