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Boston boy

Brian Sullivan is Dylan in the Movies
For a brief moment recently, Brian Sullivan’s musical career came full circle.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  March 24, 2008

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Here and now

R.E.M.’s ‘back-to-basics’ disguise
No band ever made a late-career statement of purpose just by quoting “Louie Louie” — but it never hurts.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  March 24, 2008

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Home body

The Laurie Anderson world view
Laurie Anderson is the world’s pre-eminent performance artist — a musician, writer, and electronics and visual wizard.
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 24, 2008

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Fleeting sounds

Remembering Tim Haslett, plus Morton Subotnick comes to town
This week saw the unexpected passing of Tim Haslett, a key figure in Boston’s underground music scene for many years.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 24, 2008

Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus

A musical battle of the sexes
It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
By: JAMES PARKER AND SHARON STEEL  |  March 19, 2008

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Bred in the bone

Joe Perry’s kids get their rocks off in TAB the Band
Sometimes the apples don’t fall far from the tree.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 18, 2008



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Rock-and-roll heart

Stephen Malkmus gets Jicky with it
Stephen Malkmus: expert Scrabble player, The Wire enthusiast, husband, father, indie-rock demigod.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  March 18, 2008

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Israeli upstarts

Punk takes hold in the Holy Land
The sound of angry Israeli youth mocking the extreme right is growing in volume, so much so that it’s now reaching the US.
By: STEVEN LEE BEEBER  |  March 17, 2008

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Everyday MC

Masta Ace and eMC fly without a Learjet
Since Masta Ace got his start with the legendary NYC Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, etc.), he’s had only a few minor hits.
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 18, 2008

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The cyborg and the sistah

Janet’s Discipline and Badu’s New AmErykah
What’s in a fantasy world?
By: CHARLES TAYLOR  |  March 17, 2008

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Celtic tigers

Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 12, 2008



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Wired for sound

Spring Arts Preview: The Boston scene gets ready to bust out
Spring may bring with it a surplus of sneezing fits, muddy puddles, and questionable tank-top choices, but it also packs a bevy of new releases.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 10, 2008

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Mega-deluxe edition

The Big Hurt: Trent Reznor pushes the premium fabric-bound envelope
Last week, Trent Reznor shocked fans and industry types with the surprise on-line release of a new instrumental album, Ghosts I-IV .
By: DAVID THORPE  |  March 10, 2008

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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

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Coverings

Jeffrey Lewis’s Crass, and Dirty Projectors’ Black Flag
If the title teen of Juno can dismiss Sonic Youth as “just noise,” what would a representative of a generation for whom quiet is the new loud make of the even harsher sonic barrages of first-wave punk?
By: FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  March 10, 2008

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Mangum's opus

Neutral Milk Hotel's epic Aeroplane
This article originally appeared in the March 5, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 07, 2008



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Déjà vu

Spring Arts Preview: R.E.M., B-52’s, Counting Crows, Breeders: what year is it again?
Prepare yourselves: R.E.M. have decided to become a rock band again.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  March 10, 2008

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Voices carry

Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  March 05, 2008

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Montreal express

Ghislain Poirier sweeps into Boston
When Montreal DJ and producer Ghislain Poirier plays  Beat Research at Enormous Room this Monday, he should feel right at home.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 04, 2008

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Back in print

The return of Big Dipper
In a quiet basement in suburban Concord, singers/guitarists Gary Waleik and Bill Goffrier and drummer Jeff Oliphant are about to turn back into Big Dipper.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  March 05, 2008

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Noise patrol

Heathen Shame’s unrelenting onslaught
Wednesday, the mighty Heathen Shame, one of Boston’s most ferocious bands, unleash their high-decibel mayhem at the Piano Factory in the South End.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 10, 2008


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