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A pair of Kings

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Show
Elvis loved Elvis tribute acts.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 04, 2007


Boston music news: September 7, 2007

Notes on Gary Cherone's latest musical venture
Two years ago, Extreme frontman Gary Cherone and his guitar-playing younger brother Markus formed a one-off band to cover Who’s Next .
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 04, 2007


Johnny Thunders

Who's Been Talkin? In Concert | MVD
He knew what he was singing: shortly after this concert, Thunders passed into history, leaving a tattered legacy and a messy stain.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 29, 2007


Boston music news: August 31, 2007

Notes on the return of the Late Risers' Club
Notes on the return of the Late Risers' Club
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 28, 2007


Off camera, on stage

Minnie Driver, Paradise Lounge, August 23, 2007
“Brian, dump that bitch!” sang Minnie Driver.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 27, 2007


Boston music news: August 24, 2007

Notes on the 2007 edition of Hot Stove, Cool Music
Last summer, it poured on the "Hot Stove, Cool Music: Fenway Park Sessions" fundraiser, putting a damper on an event that was already a bit down.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 20, 2007


Okay. Period.

Portugal. The Man, Middle East upstairs, August 12, 2007
Portugal. The Man. As if this Alaska-via-Oregon band’s moniker weren’t confusing enough.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 13, 2007


Boston music news: August 17, 2007

Notes on Dave Derby's new project
Dave Derby, the now NYC-based former frontman of Boston’s Dambuilders, thinks of his newly released second solo album as a “bridge.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 13, 2007


Living large

Boston’s Hard Rock expands its reach
The Hard Rock was donating all bar proceeds to the Boston anti-violence charity Peace Games.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 13, 2007


Boston music news: August 10, 2007

Notes on the Dresden Dolls-Aberdeen City connection
The Dresden Dolls played Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” tour this summer.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 07, 2007


Head trip

Negativland, Middle East Downstairs, August 1, 2007
Negativland preach “headism” and want to put a “righteous emphasis on common sense.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 07, 2007


Acting up

 KT Tunstall at First Act
The slight, dark-haired 32-year-old took the stage smiling and went right into the big hit.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 07, 2007


Son of a Sting

Fiction Plane, Paradise, July 27, 2007
Fiction Plane had worked through angst and anger, alluded to the Police, and darted away.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 30, 2007


Boston music news: August 3, 2007

Notes on the Racketeers, Dreamers Wanted, and Who Shot Hollywood
When Dana Stewart left the Amazing Royal Crowns, he decided that with his next group he wanted “something more authentic.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 30, 2007


Country hero

Marty Stuart, Johnny D's, July 18, 2007
Stuart is the non-showbiz face of country music.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 24, 2007


Mr. Butch, 1951–2007

Death of a street king
If you didn’t know him, you might cross the street when he approached.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 18, 2007


Post-punk redux

Maximo Park, Paradise Rock Club, July 11, 2007
Hyperactive. That’s the best way to describe Maximo Park singer Paul Smith.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 16, 2007


Boston music news: July 20, 2007

Notes on Jennifer Greer, the Dropkick Murphys, and O'Brien's Pub
“I am not a lame performer,” declares singer/songwriter/pianist Jennifer Greer.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 18, 2007


Smoke on the water

Forest Hills' Lantern Festival
People of all stripes spent $10 on a lantern that they then inscribed to their departed loved ones and placed upon the lake.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 16, 2007


Boston music news: July 13, 2007

Notes on Natalie Flanagan and the Paradise
“I have opinions on a lot of things,” says breathy singer/songwriter/guitarist Natalie Flanagan.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 09, 2007


Boston music news: July 6, 2007

Notes on the Unseen and the Secret Stars
Does punk rock get better the more the world seems to be falling apart?
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 03, 2007

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