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Magic numbers

The mysterious allure of 27
“I like that Stone Roses song,” one of them noted. “You know the one I mean — ‘I Wanna Be a Door.’ ”
By: BRETT MILANO  |  August 14, 2007


Nick Lowe

At My Age | Yep Rock
It wouldn’t kill his integrity to have a Rockpile-style bash just once.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  August 07, 2007


Recapturing the magic

The Police, Fenway Park, July 28, 2007
Watch a slideshow of the Police at Fenway Park.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 30, 2007


Hooks, harmony, and heartbreak

Squeeze and Crowded House reunite
Squeeze and Crowded House weren’t just two of the finer pop bands on the charts during the mid ’80s — they were virtually the only bands.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 25, 2007


So wrong they're Righteous

These brothers make their own rules
Less than two years into their existence, the Self-Righteous Brothers already have a press kit worth of raves.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 25, 2007


Theryl “Houseman” Declouet

The Truth Iz Out | Self-released
It sounds as if the singer had been through some relationship trouble, or at least had been listening to a lot of later Marvin Gaye.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 17, 2007


Back to the '80s

Psychedelic Furs, the Fixx, and the Alarm, Avalon, July 10, 2007
If one thing’s changed about the Psychedelic Furs since their heyday in the ’80s, it’s frontman Richard Butler’s stage presence.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 16, 2007


Papa Grows Funk

Mr. Patterson's Hat | Funky Krewe
The third studio album by this popular New Orleans funk/jam band is in a sense their first studio album.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 09, 2007


Rockin' neurotic

Cat Power, Avalon, July 8, 2007
Nervously pacing the stage in a baggy T-shirt and jeans, Cat Power’s Chan Marshall is about the last performer you’d ever mistake for Tina Turner.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 09, 2007


Tried and true

Buffalo Tom find their comfort zone
In a year when every outfit from Smashing Pumpkins to the Police is reuniting, it can be hard to convince people that you never broke up.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 03, 2007


The essence of Rush

Rush, Tweeter Center, June 27, 2007
As Frank Zappa once said, you can’t do that on stage anymore.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  June 29, 2007


The Beau Brummels

Beau Brummels '66 | Collectors Choice
This little oddity owes its life to a classically bad mid-’60s A&R decision.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  June 27, 2007


Children at play

Who Shot Hollywood get off to an early start
If you happened into the Middle East for the Fleshtones show two weekends ago, you might have wondered what those kids were doing there.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  June 19, 2007


No sweat

Steely Dan, Bank of America Pavilion, May 29, 2007
Age seems to agree with Steely Dan, whose leaders are looking more like the kind of jazz musicians they used to idolize.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  June 04, 2007


All dolled up

Yes, Virginia, but there’s more to the local scene than Amanda and Brian
We have seen the face of Boston rock and roll, and it’s got painted-on eyebrows.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  June 06, 2007


Folk hero

Richard Thompson’s Free Reed box
Richard Thompson’s fans can be a bit smug about the singer/guitarist’s ongoing failure to achieve a commercial breakthrough.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  January 28, 2010

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