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WFNX is keeping it close to home
In a day when so much radio seems less and less local, WFNX remains in touch.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 03, 2008


Shirts off their backs

How To Dress Like a Rock Star
How To Dress Like a Rock Star
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 20, 2008


Here comes the sun

It's All Right
It's All Right
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 14, 2008


Interview: Billy Bragg

Mr. Love & Justice on the Clash, the Queen, and preaching to the choir
English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg once called himself “a one-man band who thinks he’s the Clash.”  
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 15, 2008


Bringing up Baby

The most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world
Few things in life are certain, but this is: a gentle, white miniature poodle named Baby is the most famous three-legged, barkless dog in the world.  
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2008


Interview: Dennis Lehane

Mystic River author's new The Given Day gets down and dirty in the North End circa WWI
Dennis Lehane’s big new book, The Given Day , is full of bloodshed, mayhem, power, corruption, and lies.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 25, 2008


Neil comes to Fenway

Hot Diamond-on-Diamond action
First song: “Sweet Caroline”— that Fenway anthem that booms throughout the park in the middle of every eighth inning. An hour later, Diamond  played the thing again “for anyone who came late to the show.” And then, one more time .
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 29, 2008


Lucky, beautiful, and, now, holy

Rev Run runs straight
He was the king of rock, there was no higher . The sucker MCs, they should call him sire .
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 20, 2008


Interview: Shane West

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


Club-to-theater update

Venue shifts
“If you take the biggest 100 names in comedy, you’ll see 90 of them here in the next couple of years.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 13, 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


Boston music news: May 9, 2008

Notes on Unbusted and the Dresden Dolls
The album recorded in 2005 by Unbusted— the Martha’s Vineyard core of the Billionaires — has indeed seen the light of day.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 06, 2008


Toeing the Party Line

The B-52's at Paradise Rock Club, April 23, 2008
The B-52’s may have surfaced during the new-wave storm of ’79, but they’re not on the oldies circuit quite yet.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 30, 2008


Boston music news: May 2, 2008

Notes on Girls Guns and Glory and new happenings in Worcester
Girls Guns & Glory celebrate the release of their third CD, Inverted Valentine , May 2 at the Middle East downstairs, with support from the Everyday Visuals.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 29, 2008


Boston music news: April 25, 2008

Notes on Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and the Unseen
“As far as I know,” says saxophonist Ken Field, “ Forked Tongue is the only CD ever released to include songs by both Ornette Coleman and Billy Idol.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 22, 2008

Boston music news - April 14, 2008

Notes on Springa of SSD and the passing of a local club owner
Notes on Springa of SSD and the passing of a local club owner
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 28, 2010


New bottle

Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed’s vintage sounds
“A lot of today’s music is a little bit ironic," says Reed, and I don’t have any of that. It’s not about irony.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 07, 2008


Boston music news: April 11, 2008

Notes on the future of the Paradise Lounge and more
Notes on the future of the Paradise Lounge and more
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 08, 2008


Kink appeal

Ray Davies hits the road
We’d go through a lot of ups and downs, and I’d think sometimes we could have achieved less and been just as happy.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 01, 2008


Boston music news: April 4, 2008

Notes on Beehive and Shred
The hip South End restaurant/club the Beehive is indeed a hub of activity.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 01, 2008


Film @ Noir

Opening night at the Boston Underground Film Festival
“It’s called The Wizard of Gore, it’s with the Suicide Girls in it. What did you fuckin’ expect?!”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 24, 2008

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