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A hero of our time

Ivan Moravec at the Metropolitan Museum
I never doubt Moravec unless I’m measuring him against himself. There isn’t a pianist alive I’d rather hear.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 18, 2007


Excellent Italian interview

Steve Albini speaks
Steve Albini is a pretty nerdy guy.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2007


On-line bins

Mimaroglu Music Sales and Weirdo Records
In the age of the iPod and the impersonal digital download, the death knell of the traditional record store, piled high with vinyl and CDs, gets sounded with monotonous regularity.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 17, 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


Price points

Getting into Radiohead’s In Rainbows
The growing gap between the shabby, brick-and-mortar world we all inhabit and the sleek, digital one we’ve all been promised widened just a bit.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  October 16, 2007


Kid at play

Teddy Thompson ’ s country jag
Slouching on a Marriott lobby couch in jeans, T-shirt, and sandals, blond-haired Teddy Thompson looks like a California surfer.
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 16, 2007


Pop shock

KT Tunstall comes dressed for success
The UK version of American Idol is called Pop Idol — and that’s left Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall with mixed feelings about the whole notion of having a pop hit.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 16, 2007


Out of the dark

Marissa Nadler breaks into Boston
Needham native Marissa Nadler got her start as a singer-songwriter.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  October 16, 2007


Family affair

Linda Thompson’s Versatile Heart
Linda Thompson’s voice is a powerful instrument.
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 16, 2007


Crank that, techie

Cool jerks
In the summer of 2006, DeAndre Way, then 16, combated summer boredom in Batesville, Mississippi, by writing songs with Fruity Loops digital-audio software.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 12, 2007


Sweet harmony, sweet irony

Sox in dirty water
The Red Sox’ victory song, the Standells’ “Dirty Water,” is “a song about a guy who got mugged.”
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  October 10, 2007


How it's done

Jonathan McPhee and the Longwood Symphony perform Beethoven's Ninth
The problem with the Ninth is that it gets played like a monument.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 10, 2007


Desert session

Josh Homme’s lullabies of love
For nearly two decades, Josh Homme has had countless irons in the rock-and-roll fire.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  December 16, 2008


Three of a kind

Deborah Harry, Annie Lennox, and Siouxsie Sioux
Deborah Harry admitted that there was no method to the madness involved in making her new solo album, Necessary Evil.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 08, 2007


The screaming life

The Cross-Pollenization Festival
Experimental music occupies a space on the margins, at the outer limits of established genres.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 08, 2007


Britt pop

The spare magic of Spoon
It’s like the Anti–Wall of Sound.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  October 09, 2007


Rocker moms

HRT come straight outta Sharon
In Sharon, there’s one garage that’s been a breeding ground for a very different kind of band.
By: STEVEN LEE BEEBER  |  October 08, 2007


Mais oui!

Opening Night at the BSO
“Ici on parle français” was the watchword at the BSO’s 2007 “Opening Night at Symphony” last evening.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 10, 2007


Monster man

Massachusetts dot-commie spotted torching the decks at Burning Man
Burning Man: 50,000 lunatics celebrating inarticulable notions of radical self-expression and all-purpose debauchery in Salvador Dali-esque splendor.
By: MIKE MCKAY  |  October 08, 2007


Thanks for nothing, Thom

Radiohead rant
Thanks for deciding to fuck the music industry in all three holes by giving away your new album, In Rainbows, for free on the Internet.
By: CARLY CARIOLI  |  October 03, 2007


Do you believe in Magic?

Bruce Springsteen returns to the E Street Band
On Magic (Columbia), Bruce Springsteen’s first album with the E Street Band in five years, not everything is what it seems.
By: JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 01, 2007

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