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Interview: Steve Swallow on the Gary Burton Quartet

An interview with Steve Swallow
DO YOU REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW YOU GUYS FIRST GOT TOGETHER? I have a memory. I tend to distrust them, but my recollection is that I met Gary when he called me up and asked me if I would consider playing in Stan Getz's band, which he was already in.
By JON GARELICK  |  June 30, 2009
dilly list

In doubt? 'Doo Write'

Dilly dilly sings Of Art and Intention
Dilly dilly was lamenting to me the other day that there's no blueprint for making a living as a musician anymore.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 25, 2009

Bat girl

Kapow! Bat for Lashes conquers darkness with Two Suns
The strange world of Bat for Lashes is a lot like ours
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 22, 2009

Bat for Lashes | Two Suns

Astralwerks (2009)
Natasha Khan became a sort of viral video sensation a couple of years ago with her inventive video for "What's a Girl To Do."
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  April 06, 2009

The Big Hurt: Weezy goes free, Miley turns bitter, Martin still lame

Music news in brief
The good news: the 2006 drug charges against   Lil Wayne   have been dropped after a judge ruled that the search leading to his arrest wasn't proper.
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 19, 2009

Covers uncovered

The Bad Plus plus a singer
The Bad Plus plus a singer
By JON GARELICK  |  March 09, 2009

Crossword: ''A new beginning''

Here we go again!
Here we go again!
By MATT JONES  |  January 14, 2009

The end of everything

The more the Cambiata change, the more they improve
The Cambiata are never satisfied.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 15, 2009

Music seen: Radiohead night

At the Big Easy, January 3
The idea for a show collecting talented Portland musicians performing as Oxfordshire's Radiohead began almost a year ago.
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  January 07, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 31, 2008

Photos: 25 years of WFNX memorabilia

Posters, Top 101 lists, t-shirts and more WFNX memorabilia
Posters, Top 101 lists, t-shirts and more WFNX memorabilia
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  December 05, 2008

Interview: Girl Talk

David Thorpe chats up Gregg Gillis
David Thorpe chats up Gregg Gillis
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 14, 2008

Stayin’ alive

How to survive without resorting to disco
Once in a while, usually during slow rock weeks, some strange little “quirky news” story will get stuck in the media craw and bounce around uselessly to pretty much every outlet.  
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 28, 2008

Good fellows

Brian Blade and company help blaze jazz’s newest path
The jazz tide is shifting once again.  
By JON GARELICK  |  October 20, 2008

MF Doom & Madlib | Madvillainy 2

Stones Throw (2008)
Madvillainy 2, not the much expected follow-up to the groundbreaking Madlib + Doom 2004 collaboration but a radical remix of the original album.  
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 15, 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

Ask me anything

A  free instant answer to any question is just a text away. But what do ChaCha’s guides have that , say, librarians don’t?
It used to be that, if you had a burning question, you had to a) ask your mom; b) consult a Magic 8 Ball; or c) trek to the top of a mountain to seek out a sagacious, all-knowing guru.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 03, 2008

Fans cheer; earth weeps

Radiohead at Comcast Center, August 13, 2008
It’s a bummer that the four-plus hours I spent in my car feeling guilty about barfing loads of carbon into the air is most salient in my mind, because, as always, Radiohead delivered an awe-inspiring show.
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 19, 2008

Photos: Radiohead in Boston

August 14, 2008 at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
August 14, 2008 at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  August 16, 2008

Aaron Parks

Invisible Cinema | Blue Note
He likes the shape of pop tunes, their dynamics, their unfolding dramas. He names Radiohead as an influence.
By JON GARELICK  |  August 12, 2008

Photos: Lollapalooza 2008

Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, and more
Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, and more


Eli Reed says he’s better than Otis
Eli “Paperboy” Reed seems dubious about my following him for a few hours before and after his five o’clock Lollapalooza show in Chicago’s Grant Park last Sunday.
By DEVIN KING  |  August 05, 2008

The week in boners

Ross exposed, FCC hosed, hicks opposed
With his new album expected to hit #1 on the Billboard charts this week, I think (Nasty) Nas is getting a bit swell-headed.
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 28, 2008

Okay, I’m Biased

Looking forward to a summer of Jerks, Phantoms, and Tules
Is our local music scene actually better because so little national and international talent comes here?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 18, 2008

Crossword: ''Never A Good Sign''

Watch out for these
Watch out for these
By MATT JONES  |  June 18, 2008

Rush survive 40 years on rock’s very edge

‘Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone’
“When we started out, we were just kids playing the kind of music that we liked,” says bassist/singer Geddy Lee.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 09, 2008

Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll 2008

Passion Pit, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Bob Mould, Amanda Palmer, the Presidents of the United States of America, and Death Cab for Cutie at Bank of America Pavilion, May 10
The chill of victory.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 14, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008

Winning losers

Stand up for your write(-ins)
Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008

''Nude'' remix

Fans redo Radiohead — astonishingly — well
Last month, Radiohead thrilled the big black glasses off thousands of hundreds when they posted stems for the public to download, remix, and upload to the band’s Web site to compete for listeners’ votes.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 29, 2008

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