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Photos: Ben Folds at the Orpheum

By JAMIE SPEAR  |  October 02, 2008

Rate expectations

The Big Hurt: World-class criticism priced to move!
Grim economic news makes me pretty nervous.  
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 01, 2008

Gag reflex

Ben Folds at the Orpheum, September 26, 2008
“You are in the elite first wave of people to hear this stuff,” Ben Folds told us Friday night with a smirk, possibly no longer able to be serious on stage after nearly two decades of tongue planted firmly in cheek.  
By MEGAN V. BELL  |  October 02, 2008

Ben Folds | Way To Normal

Epic (2008)
His attitude may remain young at heart, but his irony’s over the hill.
By ZETH LUNDY  |  September 23, 2008

Interview: Amanda Palmer

At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 25, 2008

All Dolled up

Amanda Palmer and the Boston Pops, Symphony Hall, June 19, 2008
Last night, Amanda Palmer kicked off this season of the Boston Pops EdgeFest.
By RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH  |  June 20, 2008

Portland scene report: October 12, 2007

Sibilance starts now
Be on the lookout for hip-hop releases from Tuff Skull Records, Portland’s nascent indie label aimed toward the boom-bip set.

Comings and goings

Low Anthem, Scarce, Johnny Lingo, and more
Low Anthem’s new record is a barnwood-built corncrib of pastoral vibes.
By BOB GULLA  |  October 02, 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

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

Working girl

Amanda Palmer reflects on the Dresden Dolls’ breakthrough year
It’s no surprise that the big local winners in our Best Music Poll tend also to be the hardest working bands and artists.
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 06, 2007

2007 Best Boston Song

The Dresden Dolls, "Backstabber"

By MATT ASHARE  |  June 01, 2007

2007 Best Boston Album

The Dresden Dolls, Yes, Virginia (Roadrunner)

By MATT ASHARE  |  June 01, 2007

2007 Best Boston Singer/Songwriter

The Dresden Dolls

By MATT ASHARE  |  June 01, 2007

2007 Best Boston Female Vocalist

Amanda Palmer

By MATT ASHARE  |  June 01, 2007

2007 Best Boston Act

The Dresden Dolls

By MATT ASHARE  |  June 01, 2007

Putting the pop into the Pops

Boston Pops! Opening Night, Symphony Hall, May 9, 2007
The screams came from the second balcony at Symphony Hall on Wednesday.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 11, 2007

Nashville underground

There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007

On the racks: May 16, 2006

T Bone and the Raconteurs show their roots
Plus new records by Radio 4, Rock Kills Kid, and Ben Folds.
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 16, 2006

Talkin’ trash

Footballers Wives and Love Monkey
The first thing to understand is that it’s not “Football Players ’ Wives,” which means that this is real football, played on a pitch, not a “field,” and no pads and helmets. Roit!
By JON GARELICK  |  February 09, 2006

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