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    Crank that, techieCrank 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


    Sweet harmony, sweet ironySweet 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


    How it's doneHow 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


    Three in twoThree in two:  Dominique, Musillami, and Sco
    The Red Sox were playing the first game of their ALDS with the Angels, but Dominique Eade had a nearly full house.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Desert sessionDesert 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


    Three of a kindThree 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


    The screaming lifeThe screaming life:  The Cross-Pollenization Festival
    Experimental music occupies a space on the margins, at the outer limits of established genres.
    By: SUSANNA BOLLE


    Britt popBritt pop:  The spare magic of Spoon
    It’s like the Anti–Wall of Sound.
    By: WILL SPITZ


    Opening nightmareOpening nightmare:  Good playing, bad karma at the BSO gala
    It wasn’t as bad as what happened at Opening Night at the Pops last May, but it was still awful.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Rocker momsRocker 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


    Mais oui!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


    Monster manMonster 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


    Thanks for nothing, ThomThanks 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


    Do you believe in Magic?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


    Born againBorn again:  The return of Scarce
    When fondly remembered bands get back together, they usually say they’re just playing a couple of shows and not thinking about the future.
    By: BRETT MILANO


    Political beatsPolitical beats:  Filastine’s activist groove
    Don’t let the name fool you: producer/DJ Grey Filastine is a sophisticated and well-heeled sonic traveler.
    By: SUSANNA BOLLE


    High volumeHigh volume:  Japan’s Suishou No Fune keep it loud
    As Suishou No Fune took the small stage at P.A.’s Lounge a week ago Tuesday, all the high-voltage warning signs were there.
    By: SUSANNA BOLLE


    Night workNight work:  Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew go solo
    Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew don’t play in the kind of rock bands that privilege streamlined sonics over the expression of individual creative wills.
    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    Bands of GypsyBands of Gypsy:  Gogol Bordello and Balkan Beat Box
    The explosion of neo-Gypsy-hybrid music started, you might say, with a cleverly worded flyer spied years ago by Eugene Hütz.
    By: FRANKLIN SOULTS


    Retro-futuramaRetro-futurama:  Freezepop just wanna rock
    In the hands of almost any band, “Just give us more rock” would be, at best, a wry throw-away, at worst a lazy cliché.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Irish sprungIrish sprung:  Fionn Regan makes his way to America
    Irish singer-songwriter Fionn Regan answers straightforward questions with beguiling sidesteps.
    By: WERNER TRIESCHMANN


    Flying highFlying high:  Kurt Weill in Stow; Ziegler and Lima sing Mahler
    Cantata Singers director David Hoose must feel that Weill’s music is more timely than ever.

    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Slideshow: Austin City Limits 2007Slideshow: Austin City Limits 2007:   Bjork, M.I.A., Regina Spektor, and more

    By: CARINA MASTRACOLA


    Holding steadyHolding steady:  Craig Finn returns to BC
    When you think about it, the Hold Steady are the perfect Boston band.
    By: MIKE MILIARD


    The benefits of stage frightThe benefits of stage fright:  Tulsa find their inner noise
    Like Tanton’s opposing halves, Tulsa’s music is marked by a sort of push-pull between melody and dissonance, concision and unhinged sonic exploration.
    By: WILL SPITZ


    Shop talkShop talk:  Ryan Walsh interviews Will Sheff about Okkervil River
    Will Sheff is a songwriter’s songwriter.
    By: RYAN WALSH


    Outer limitsOuter limits:  The return of Apples in Stereo
    Sooner or later, most of us come to need at least some support in the mental world as well as the physical.
    By: FRANKLIN SOULTS


    Holy spirit of the saxophoneHoly spirit of the saxophone:  The John Coltrane Memorial Concert and Ben Ratliff’s Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
    John Coltrane died 40 years ago this past July at the age of 40 of liver cancer.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Luciano Pavarotti, 1935–2007Luciano Pavarotti, 1935–2007:  Generic for tenor
    Luciano Pavarotti was so famous, so beloved, he became the first classical musician since 1940s violinist Jascha Heifetz to have his name become generic.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    War of the wordsWar of the words:  50 Cent versus Kanye West
    50 Cent has a long history of initiating beefs before he releases a new album.
    By: RICHARD BECK


    Taking chargeTaking charge:  Shepherdess puts Hilken Mancini in the lead
    If Hilken Mancini’s ego were bigger, her new album would be billed as the career breakthrough.
    By: BRETT MILANO


    Basstown nightsBasstown nights:  The new scene emerges; Halloween preparations
    If 2006 was the year Boston germinated, 2007 is the year it grows up.
    By: DAVID DAY


    BountyBounty:  The best of the season’s roots, world, folk, and blues
    It’s payback time for Boston’s blues and roots music scene.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    World musicWorld music:  The BSO goes traveling, and Berlin comes to Boston
    There’s more to Boston’s classical music scene than the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Trane, Joyce Dee Dee, Sco, and moreTrane, Joyce Dee Dee, Sco, and more:  A jam-packed season of jazz
    The official kickoff to the season begins with the week of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Singles sceneSingles scene:  Local bands dig in with digital
    It’s old news: this series of tubes they call the Internet has revolutionized the way music is distributed.
    By: WILL SPITZ


    Happy endingsHappy endings:  Bad news begets good tunes
    The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Quirk-pop?Quirk-pop?:  The Aliens and Mystery Jets
    The Beta Band never really made an album you could listen to from beginning to end.
    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    The best of timesThe best of times:  More than a decade into their career, Dropkick Murphys accept success — and pay tribute to the people and the city who helped them earn it
    On Boston Harbor’s Long Island, two miles out in Quincy Bay, the Curley Building stands hulking and decrepit.
    By: MIKE MILIARD


    The Finnish lineThe Finnish line:  Circle bring their metal and minimalism to the US
    With the Finnish band Circle, you learn to expect the unexpected.
    By: SUSANNA BOLLE


    Cooking with JoeCooking with Joe:  Aerosmith’s lead guitarist has grill, will travel
    Some rock stars travel with personal chefs. Joe Perry brings a grill — a Weber.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Culture clashCulture clash:  M.I.A. confronts American pop protocol
    If there were two golden rules worth following for this reviewer gig, they’d be never conflate an artist’s backstory with her product, and never read other people’s reviews.
    By: NICK SYLVESTER


    Only connectOnly connect:  Remembering Herb Pomeroy
    Maybe there have been better musicians in Boston than Herb Pomeroy — maybe — but no musician has been more loved.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Hollywood hitHollywood hit:  Grace Potter makes a major-label smash
    Grace Potter is going to be a star.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    Punks find their inner AmericanaPunks find their inner Americana:  The altered aesthetic of punks playing folk
    Punk might have been swept along, cleaned up, dirtied again, then separated into a million different subgenres created to simplify things when really it only complicated everything.
    By: JON MEYER


    The dark side of the rainbowThe dark side of the rainbow:  The new medium of the YouTube mash-up
    Does the simple fusion of audio to video count as high-quality entertainment?
    By: NICK SYLVESTER


    Is it in the stars?Is it in the stars?:  The rise of Casey Crescenzo’s the Dear Hunter
    When Casey Crescenzo, frontman of the Dear Hunter, was a kid, he gave Nirvana a shot. It didn’t take.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Gabel, Gabel, hey!Gabel, Gabel, hey!:  Against Me!’s new wave of political punk
    New Wave’s opening title track makes as much of its referential moniker as the Clash did of the phrase “London Calling.”
    By: FRANKLIN SOULTS


    Punk folk?Punk folk?:  Bread and Roses do the regular-joe thing
    What comes to mind when you think of roots music? Neatly trimmed facial hair?
    By: IAN SANDS


    Pet ProjektPet Projekt:  Gerard Way talks about the Projekt Revolution tour
    What Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance, had to say about the upcoming rock/hip-hop tour, pyrotechnics, and anti-ambition.
    By: ELLEE DEAN


    Innocents abroad?Innocents abroad?:  The BSO prepares to go on tour
    Great symphony orchestras don’t just play at home.
    By: JEFFREY GANTZ


    Owning itOwning it:  Matt Sharp learns to take the Rentals seriously
    When Matt Sharp reassembled the Rentals last year after a half-decade hiatus, he didn’t do it out desperation.
    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    Three for the roadThree for the road:  Herbie Hancock, Renee Rosnes, and Luciana Souza
    Maybe it’s Larry Klein’s world and the rest of us just live in it.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Pop secretsPop secrets:  The New Pornographers explore the quiet zone
    This confounding of rock orthodoxy simply happened.
    By: SCOTT FRAMPTON


    House at homeHouse at home:  Jon Viera’s local Escuro label
    If you’re a producer of house music and you’re looking for a label, you might well submit your tracks to Escuro Records.
    By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG


    Birds of a featherBirds of a feather:  The jazz flocks gather at Newport
    What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Working girlsWorking girls:  Northern State keep their raps real
    Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
    By: IAN SANDS


    Yin YangYin Yang:  Rhino resurrects the Doors’ Live in Boston 1970
    They wanted to see his cock. But as shit-faced drunk as he was, Jim Morrison had learned his lesson.
    By: JEFF TAMARKIN


    Magic numbersMagic 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


    Career opportunitiesCareer opportunities:  Boys Like Girls
    Martin Johnson isn’t quite sure where he is.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Fabulous fakesFabulous fakes:  Charmed by the Traveling Wilburys
    If “The Basement Tapes” had been conceived for the Top 40, it might have sounded much like the Traveling Wilburys.
    By: CHARLES TAYLOR


    Village folkVillage folk:  Suzanne Vega gets into the sounds of the city
    Suzanne Vega’s Beauty and Crime is a sleek collection of New York City stories, all pop-song trim, but bubbling with an undercurrent of experimentation.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    Explicitly yoursExplicitly yours:  R. Kelly after the sex jokes
    The easiest way out with R. Kelly — as with Bill Clinton or Paris Hilton — is sex jokes.
    By: RICHARD BECK


    Endless rhapsodyEndless rhapsody:  How Queen trumped the punks
    If Queen had not existed, it would by no means have been necessary to invent them.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    Basic blackBasic black:  Bobby Rush digs his roots
    Bluesman Bobby Rush is notorious for stage shows full of double entendres and hoochie dancers that have made him king of the chitlin circuit.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    Three for allThree for all:  The contradictory catchiness of Three
    The music is equally adept at provoking headbangs, lighter flicks, or slightly arthritic hippie wiggles.
    By: BEN RICHARDSON


    Planetary rockPlanetary rock:  The celestial sounds of the Receiving End of Sirens
    In 1619, Johannes Kepler — the famous astronomer dude — published his Harmonices Mundi, or “Harmony of the Worlds.”
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Anat, Elvis, and JennyAnat, Elvis, and Jenny:  Looking ahead to Newport Jazz and Folk, and to Jenny Scheinman
    In the wake of a single solo album on her own label in 2005, Anat Cohen is suddenly everywhere.
    By: JON GARELICK


    They love the ’80sThey love the ’80s:  Booka Shade bring the synths
    “We are musicians, we are not DJs,” says Arno Kammermeier, one half of the electronic music duo Booka Shade.
    By: DAVID DAY


    MOMAR manMOMAR man:  Joseph Arthur’s abstract expressions
    Joseph Arthur rounds the corner of a wall displaying his artwork, squinting into the soft, perfect light of the main gallery space.
    By: SCOTT FRAMPTON


    Sister actSister act:  The unconventional rise of Tegan and Sara
    There’s nothing conventional about Tegan and Sara.
    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    40 Years of the Police40 Years of the Police:  Complete Police coverage for the show at Fenway Park

    By: PHOENIX STAFF


    Midsummer musesMidsummer muses:  Smashing Pumpkins redux and Velvet Revolver

    It’s been almost 20 years since Corgan first bared his barren soul to the world and not a whole lot has changed.


    By: MATT ASHARE


    Hooks, harmony, and heartbreakHooks, 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


    Girl TalkGirl Talk:  Amy Lee opens up about Evanescence

    The mostly metal and male-dominated line-up has undergone a gender makeover with the addition of the Amy Lee–fronted Evanescence at the top of the bill.


    By: DOMINIQUE HENDLEMAN


    So wrong they're RighteousSo 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


    Locally grownLocally grown:  The return of DJ/rupture
    When Jace Clayton (a/k/a DJ /rupture) steps behind the decks at Great Scott this Saturday, it will be a homecoming of sorts.
    By: SUSANNA BOLLE


    Party and prayerParty and prayer:  Andy Palacio rescues the sound of the Garifuna

    For Palacio, the road from a rural Garifuna childhood to the recording studio was not an easy one.


    By: BANNING EYRE


    Police forcePolice force:  Many little things they did were magic
    Along came the Police, packing cold, steely hits with flashes of heat.
    By: SALLY CRAGIN


    Police profilePolice profile:  They never were your average punks
    One of these days, in a British crime movie, there will appear a gangland boss with a fetish for the Police.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    Loop dynamicsLoop dynamics:  The ambient experiments of Area C
    The warm, multi-layered drones of Area C are so lush and richly detailed, you could be forgiven for thinking they must be the work of multiple musicians.
    By: SUSANNA BOLLE


    Still nastyStill nasty:  How 2 Live Crew blew up from hip-hop comedy act to multi-platinum provocateurs
    “I think a lot of our music got overshadowed by the girls,” says legendary DJ Mr. Mixx of 2 Live Crew.
    By: BRIAN COLEMAN


    Three nightsThree nights:  5LMN2, Revelation at the Beehive, and Geni’s shakuhachi
    As usual, there was too much to see in a week that included avant-gardist Burton Greene at one end of the spectrum and crossover darling Diana Krall at the other.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Skill rideSkill ride:  Pharoahe Monch’s timely return
    All it took was a Godzilla sample and a simple, forceful “Simon says get the fuck up” for Pharoahe Monch to leave his mark on hip-hop history.
    By: MATTHEW GASTEIER


    Post-punk pantheonPost-punk pantheon:  Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
    They were, by definition, misfits.
    By: PHOENIX STAFF


    Present tensionsPresent tensions:  Battles look to the future, not the past
    If it weren’t for the Middle East — the Cambridge club, not the region — NYC’s latest musical cause célèbre might not exist.
    By: WILL SPITZ


    De-colonizedDe-colonized:  Francophone acts bring it home on Bastille Day
    For the 32nd consecutive summer, the French Library’s Bastille Day Street Dance promises to be a world-music highlight.
    By: BANNING EYRE


    The rites of RobbyThe rites of Robby:  Roadsteamer’s new message of unity
    “At first he was a douchebag,” says Roadsteamer (a/k/a Rob Potylo) of the character he created.
    By: MIKE MILIARD


    DevilutionDevilution:  Glenn Danzig reveals his Lost Tracks
    There’s an interesting moment in the new memoir by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, when the author finds himself on tour with Danzig and Marilyn Manson.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    Tween troublesTween troubles:  Kelly Clarkson’s fall from grace
    Poor Kelly Clarkson.
    By: SHARON STEEL


    Junior missJunior miss:  Malin’s third solo CD goes over the top
    Former glam-rocker Jesse Malin’s 2003 solo debut not only offered proof that he could make it as a singer-songwriter — it was the best thing he’d put out.
    By: IAN SANDS


    Double or nothingDouble or nothing:  Mark Morris revives Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Tanglewood; Cosí fan tutte on Beacon Hill
    The American premiere of Dido took place here in Boston, at the Majestic Theatre in June 1989.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Tried and trueTried 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


    Citadel of soundCitadel of sound:  Nashville’s RCA Studio B celebrates its 50th
    Before the digital universe expanded, serious home recording was just a dream.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    Little band with a big soundLittle band with a big sound:  Gypsy Schaeffer’s formal ingenuity, plus Berklee’s Jazz Revelation Records
    Throughout my notes on the Boston quartet Gypsy Schaeffer, I’ve written “great tune.”
    By: JON GARELICK


    New kids on the rockNew kids on the rock:  The Click Five struggle with the new world disorder
    Back on June 20, three tour buses were lined up like impregnable traveling fortresses behind the House of Blues in Cleveland.
    By: FRANKLIN SOULTS


    June tunesJune tunes:  From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
    Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Noise ploysNoise ploys:  Rediscovering the joys of Japan’s Boredoms
    Vision Creation Newsun was a fitting finale for the Japanese noise-rock band Boredoms.
    By: RICHARD BECK


    Tangled up in BobTangled up in Bob:  Bryan Ferry delivers a full album of Dylan tunes
    “Dylanesque” isn’t what comes to mind when you think of the suave, new-romantic, once-and-future frontman of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry.
    By: JIM SULLIVAN


    Potty mouthPotty mouth:  Louis C.K. has a filthy good time
    Shamelessness has finally paid off for Louis C.K.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    The men machineThe men machine:  Motor get to the brutal heart of industrial minimalism
    Electronic music always seems to get a bad rap for being inhuman.
    By: DAVID DAY


    Blues plusBlues plus:  Ryan Montbleau finds a home in the jam scene
    Boston’s Ryan Montbleau doesn’t mind if you call his quintet a jam outfit.
    Ryan Montbleau Band, "Inspired By No One" (mp3)

    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    Send in the clownsSend in the clowns:  Chorus pro Musica’s verismo duo; the Boston Early Music Festival; and Carousel at the Pops
    Boston newcomers proved that even without scenery or traditional costumes, these operas can pack a wallop.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Children at playChildren 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


    Holding out HopeHolding out Hope:  Mandy Moore does it her way
    A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a bar having a quiet late-afternoon cocktail when I became aware of an insistent, irritating noise.
    By: CHARLES TAYLOR


    Good vibrationsGood vibrations:  Dinosaur Jr. play nice and loud together
    J Mascis hates Lou Barlow. And the feeling is mutual.
    Dinosaur Jr, "Almost Read" (mp3)

    By: JIM SULLIVAN


    The tenoristThe tenorist:  Jerry Bergonzi sets the standard — as player and teacher
    The scene is typical for a Boston jazz date.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Folk heroicsFolk heroics:  Or, how M. Ward became such a big deal
    “Why is he such a big deal right now?” a friend asked with some exasperation earlier this month when I mentioned that I had a phone date with M. Ward.
    M. Ward, "To Go Home" (mp3)

    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    Against interpretationAgainst interpretation:  Hallelujah the Hills get litr’y with it
    To file Hallelujah the Hills under “literary rock” would be, according to frontman Ryan Walsh, an insult to literature and an insult to rock.
    Hallelujah the Hills, "Wave Backwards to Massachusetts" (mp3)

    By: NINA MACLAUGHLIN


    Not better off deadNot better off dead:  Art Brut find their way in the post-punk world
    Three years ago, London’s Art Brut debuted with a punk-rock song called “Formed a Band.”
    By: NICK SYLVESTER


    Before and after the RiotBefore and after the Riot:  Sly Stone’s lost utopia
    When Sly Stone sang “Listen to the voices,” who could have known that, in just three years, voices of an entirely different sort would take him over?
    By: CHARLES TAYLOR


    Mr. LonelyMr. Lonely:  Marilyn Manson goes deep
    Marilyn Manson’s Eat Me, Drink Me is the first record in that’s made me want to hang out with the guy rather than gawk at him from afar.
    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    Heaven and hellHeaven and hell:  Paul toodles off to Starbucks while Ozzy goes to war
    Feel, feel for Sir Paul McCartney.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    Something for everybodySomething for everybody:  This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
    As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
    By: BRETT MILANO


    Best Music Poll 2007Best Music Poll 2007:  Results from the Boston Phoenix/WFNX readers' poll

    By: PHOENIX STAFF


    True believerTrue believer:  Dispatch reunite for a good cause
    Dispatch aren’t even supposed to be a band anymore.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    She really likes them!She really likes them!:  Juliana Hatfield records with Frank Smith
    Juliana Hatfield just compared herself with Bob Dylan.
    Juliana Hatfield and Frank Smith, "Beer and a Shot" (mp3)

    By: WILL SPITZ


    A pleasant ReminderA pleasant Reminder:  Feist comes into her own
    Canadian singer Feist’s third solo album is a soundtrack for watching your lover walk out the door.
    By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY


    Swede stuffSwede stuff:  Dungen deliver another potent dose of psych-rock
    To most rock fans, psychedelic means Jimi Hendrix and Arthur’s Lee’s Love, or Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and Frigid Pink’s “House of the Rising Sun.”
    By: KEN MICALLEF


    Sonic couthSonic couth:  Deerhunter and Seefeel bring the right noise
    Music is more or less a mess of tensions.
    Deerhunter, "Wash Off" (mp3)

    By: NICK SYLVESTER


    The wagonmasterThe wagonmaster:  Country legend Porter Wagoner delivers a gem
    “Eleven Cent Cotton” is a great country song, a wry, catchy, energetic, swinging two-step that creates a tableau of the bygone rural South.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    Working girlWorking 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


    All dolled upAll 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


    Mixed and matchedMixed and matched:  Four premium mixes to get your summer started right
    For fans of the 4/4 beat, summer is defined by DJ mixes that go from the car to the beach to the patio with ease.
    By: DAVID DAY


    Dead reckoningDead reckoning:  The dark side of Warren Zevon in biography
    Crystal Zevon’s I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is the kind of biography you’d expect from Warren Zevon, who never had much use for cheap sentiment.
    By: BRETT MILANO


    Bad mothersBad mothers:  Angeline kick out the folk-rock jams
    It’s often been said that inside every punk-rocker is a hippie scratching to get out.
    By: BRETT MILANO


    Turning upTurning up:  The thing about Keren Ann
    Seven times during our 20-minute telephone conversation, Keren Ann Zeidel tells me some variation of “There are no rules.”
    By: JON GARELICK


    Nowhere manNowhere man:  The mysterious Jandek apparently exists — and he’s coming to Boston
    The buzz about Jandek is . . . is . . . Well, let’s try again.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    SharpshootingSharpshooting:  Mary Timony takes aim at the Nuge
    In “Sharpshooter,” former Helium frontwoman Mary Timony goes after the rock world’s most famous bow-and-arrow hunter, the Nuge.
    Mary Timony Band, "Sharpshooter" (mp3)

    By: JIM SULLIVAN


    What’s in a phrase?What’s in a phrase?:  The Cantata Singers’ season finale; Leon Fleisher and the Emerson String Quartet
    There are lots of references to heaven in Bach’s Passions and cantatas, but one of his most heavenly pieces has no words at all.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    U.N.I.T.Y.U.N.I.T.Y.:  Rap legend Edo G. heads a huge bill; Faint DJs
    This Wednesday, May 30, a hip-hop bill comes to the Paradise Lounge that boggles the mind.
    By: DAVID DAY


    Singin’ the truesSingin’ the trues:  Martina McBride shows what she’s got
    I’d be lying if I said I’ve liked every song I’ve ever heard Martina McBride do.
    By: CHARLES TAYLOR


    Extremely . . .Extremely . . .:  Björk rewards — and punishes
    Björk has made a career out of exploring extremes.
    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    Lil Wayne’s worldLil Wayne’s world:  A rapper thrives in the world of the mixtape
    On his mixtapes, Wayne is the most playful, experimental artist in mainstream hip-hop
    By: RICHARD BECK


    Basstown talesBasstown tales:  Superstar DJ/producer Armand Van Helden’s Boston story
    As Boston goes, the origin stories of superstar DJs are few and far between.
    By: DAVID DAY


    Subtle starsSubtle stars:  Separating Maxïmo Park from the pack
    In the gaps between words are the things that really intrigue me,” sings Maxïmo Park frontman Paul Smith on “Girls Who Play Guitars.”
    By: NICK SYLVESTER


    Here, there, and everywhereHere, there, and everywhere:  Uncle Earl’s Kristin Andreassen multi-tasks
    For most musicians, a gig in Uncle Earl would offer more than enough in the way of regular work.
    Uncle Earl, "Stacker Lee" (mp3)

    By: JEFF BREEZE


    On the Racks: May 15, 2007On the Racks: May 15, 2007:  New discs by Dunger, Dolores, Rufus, Wilco, and Linkin Park
    Don’t feel bad if you find yourself thinking of Tio Bitar as the sophomore album by the Swedish neo-psychedelic band Dungen.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    The wonder yearsThe wonder years:  How Casey Desmond, daughter of Bentmen, became a pop princess

    Lots of kids grow up on Yanni and Barney; Casey Desmond grew up on the Residents and the Bentmen.
    Casey Desmond, "To Myself" (mp3)


    By: BRETT MILANO


    The other Man in BlackThe other Man in Black:  Dale Watson’s true grit
    Dale Watson makes country music the old-fashioned way, cradling his strong baritone voice with weeping steel guitar and fiddle as he spins yarns of love and death.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    North American idolNorth American idol:  Two sides of Neil Young
    Neil Young always knows what he’s doing — especially when he doesn’t.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    Nights on the townNights on the town:  Brandão, Coltrane, and Redman move the beat around
    By now, the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim has been completely ingrained in the language of jazz and pop.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Serious simiansSerious simians:  A day spent with Arctic Monkeys reveals the band to be, well, regular guys
    It’s a rock star’s prerogative to get up every morning in the afternoon.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Decent catchDecent catch:  Opera Boston’s Pêcheurs de perles, plus Evgeny Kissin, and Bernard Haitink with the BSO
    The opening moments of Opera Boston’s new production of Les pêcheurs de perles set me up to expect an extraordinary evening.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Evolution rockEvolution rock:  Jeff Tweedy takes Wilco to the next level
    For the past 11 years, Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy has been trying to carve his band’s image into the Mount Rushmore of Great American Rock.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    New Orleans notesNew Orleans notes:  A city holds fast to its soul
    This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
    By: JON GARELICK


    True believersTrue believers:  The Kooks keep it classic
    Luke Pritchard may look a bit like a shaggy dog with his lips curled in a mock Jagger pout. But it’s no pose.
    By: KEN MICALLEF


    F****n’ greatF****n’ great:  Dennis Brennan by his own cool self
    Dennis Brennan isn’t much into blowing his own horn, and any questions about his local-legend status are likely to be met with an embarrassed shrug.
    By: BRETT MILANO


    War and peaceWar and peace:  Cowboy Junkies expand their reach
    More often than not, when an artist gets airplay covering a decades-old song, it’s out of desperation — the sign of a career on its way down.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    All fired upAll fired up:  Tiger Saw catch a little dance fever
    The first two songs on Tiger Saw’s new Tigers on Fire have the phrase “on the stereo” in their lyrics, and the closer, “The Big Bear Song,” says, “Put the record on.”
    Tiger Saw, "Tigers on Fire" (mp3)

    By: JEFF BREEZE


    Fathers and sonFathers and son:  Joshua Redman goes East
    It must be daunting to have Joshua Redman’s talent.
    By: JON GARELICK


    The best damn thing?The best damn thing?:  Whatever, Avril goes straight to the top
    Avril Lavigne doesn’t always act like a spoiled bitch.
    By: SHARON STEEL


    Cool papa, hot mamaCool papa, hot mama:  John Phillips’s solo album, Karen Dalton’s In My Own Time
    Between Phil Spector’s becoming rock and roll’s first teen millionaire and the rock tycoons who emerged some decades later lies the rise of the hippie aristocrat.
    By: CHARLES TAYLOR


    Planet rockPlanet rock:  The prog stylings of Porcupine Tree
    Vinyl collectors will be greeted with a familiar sight when they open Porcupine Tree’s Fear of a Blank Planet.
    By: BRETT MILANO


    Oh SusannaOh Susanna:  Ailyn Pérez shines in BLO’s Figaro; so does Gabriela Montero with the Boston Philharmonic
    Music director Stephen Lord conducts a Figaro that clocks in close to three and a half hours but so engaging, few people will be checking their watches.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Tone poetTone poet:  Amon Tobin stays on the edge of technology
    As one of the darlings of electronic music, Amon Tobin has seduced millions with layered blends of techno, jazz, and samba, all buoyed by kinetic beats.
    By: DAVID DAY


    Nine-inch-nailedNine-inch-nailed:  Trent Reznor fights to reinvent himself
    The sticker that adorns the cover of the new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero, promises “16 noisy new songs.” Really?
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Divine interventionsDivine interventions:  The cosmic rock of Young Gods
    The trick with Switzerland’s Young Gods has always been to see past the mechanized or “industrial” elements of their sound.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    Devilish detailsDevilish details:  The Sterns polish their rhymes
    From the Kinks’ “Lola” to Henry Gross’s “Shannon” (about a dog, remember?), pop music has a noble tradition of songs with secret meanings.
    The Sterns, "Supreme Girl" (mp3)

    By: BRETT MILANO


    All the Wright movesAll the Wright moves:  The deadpan master is still happy not to laugh
    “I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.”
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    Contact!Contact!:  Emmanuel Music’s Alcina, André Previn at the BSO, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra
    Music lovers had a tough decision to make last Saturday between two great operas that are rarely performed here.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Under the influenceUnder the influence:  In defense of Dr. Dog
    Like Ann Coulter or pistachio ice cream, the music of Philadelphia five-piece Dr. Dog seems to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it things.
    By: WILL SPITZ


    But not simplerBut not simpler:  James Levine and Christoph von Dohnányi at the BSO, Tod Machover at the ICA, Karita Mattila
    James Levine’s last program of the BSO season was an odd assortment.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Crash courseCrash course:  The explosive fusions of Ozomatli
    Released in 2005, Ozomatli’s CD/DVD Live at the Fillmore is a crash course in how to put on a live show.
    By: ADAM GOLD


    Revolution rockRevolution rock:  Tom Morello rages quietly against the machine
    It’s an incongruous sight at first: Tom Morello strumming an acoustic guitar emblazoned with the words “Whatever It Takes.”
    By: JEFF TAMARKIN


    The bright stuffThe bright stuff:  The indie-pop smarts of Winterpills
    After putting in calls to a manager, a publicist, and a record label to set up an interview with Winterpills, I’m finally on the phone with their vocalist and keyboardist.
    Winterpills, "Hide Me" (mp3)

    By: IAN SANDS


    Self helpSelf help:  JazzBoston boosts the scene with Jazz Week
    In jazz, it’s always the iron age.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Straight talkStraight talk:  Patty Griffin modestly hits a new peak
    You can call Patty Griffin a singer-songwriter if you must, but don’t expect her to tell you exactly what that means.
    By: TAMARA WIEDER


    A life in musicA life in music:  Celebrating Ken Lyon's back pages
    Why is that we install a stop light after an accident?
    By: BOB GULLA


    Floating onFloating on:  Modest Mouse survive their own shipwreck
    Like so many indie-rockers raised in the shadow of Northwestern clouds Isaac Brock knows a thing or two about gray skies.
    By: FRANKLIN SOULTS


    Hip-hoptronicHip-hoptronic:  Oxy Cottontail comes to Boston
    Despite her candied look and popstastic nameplate, Oxy Cottontail remains an integral part of the club-rap scene.
    Oxy Cottontail, "Roxxy's Cotton Tales" mixtape (mpeg)

    By: DAVID DAY


    Past perfectPast perfect:  LCD Soundsytem mine the best of the ’80s
    Just five years ago, James Murphy jump-started the dance-punk movement with his DFA label.
    By: MATTHEW GASTEIER


    Discovering DillaDiscovering Dilla:  A posthumous look at a hip-hop great
    As with so many other figures in pop music, death has been good to hip-hop producer and MC J Dilla.
    By: RICHARD BECK


    From her to eternityFrom her to eternity:  The real Nico emerges on The Frozen Borderline
    As a consort of the elite, Nico ruled them all.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    Rising tidesRising tides:  Caspian’s oceans of vocal-less sound
    The 14-year-old mosh-pitters at the front of the room ricochet off one another, goofing, self-conscious, as Caspian approach the climax of their first crescendo.
    Caspian, "ASA" (mp3)

    By: NINA MACLAUGHLIN


    Flake-oversFlake-overs:  Introducing the new Macy Gray and Joss Stone
    The craziest thing about the new Macy Gray record, Big, is Gray’s choice of coiffure.
    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    UnmaskedUnmasked:  Boston Lyric Opera’s Un ballo in maschera; Scott Wheeler’s The Construction of Boston
    It would be fun to report that in the same weekend Bostonians got to hear two operas from two different centuries that take place on their home turf.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    House girlsHouse girls:  BonTon Productions keeps Boston’s dance clubs moving
    The last time I saw Maria DiIulis, the owner of BonTon Productions, was at Rumor, the popular Theater District dance club on Warrenton Street.
    By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG


    Production linesProduction lines:  Timbaland’s shockingly bad Shock Value
    The guy builds songs.
    By: NICK SYLVESTER


    New raveNew rave:  Klaxons bring their new brand of Britpop to Boston
    The newest act to come buzzing from the UK is a trio of educated lads whose intelligently obtuse pop is warming hearts, minds, and dance floors.
    By: DAVID DAY


    ComplementaryComplementary:  Metheny and Mehldau get it together
    Killer chops are part of what jazz is all about — what critic Whitney Balliett called “look-no-hands virtuosity.”
    By: JON GARELICK


    Stormy weatherStormy weather:  BSO cancellations, plus the Camerata, Jonathan Biss, Emmanuel Music, and more
    The BSO has been having terrible luck hanging on to its star soloists.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Nirvana revisitedNirvana revisited:  A new Nirvana biography and excerpts from the Phoenix archives shed new light

    True’s book coincides with a bit of Nirvana’s Phoenix lore, and this week we’re publishing an excerpt from the book alongside several related articles from our archives.


    By: CARLY CARIOLI


    About a girlAbout a girl:  When Mary Lou Lord met Kurt Cobain. An exclusive excerpt from Everett True’s new Nirvana: The Biography
    “Mary Lou Lord has been almost written out of the Kurt Cobain story,” writes True. “Yet I have a strong memory from around this time of meeting a besotted Kurt going on about how in love with her he was, and how he was going to move to Boston to be with her.”
    By: EVERETT TRUE


    Boston music news: March 30, 2007Boston music news: March 30, 2007:  Notes on the Everyday Visuals and Brett Rosenberg
    Drummer Billy Beard saw a young band called the Everyday Visuals at the Lizard Lounge last year and was knocked out.
    By: JIM SULLIVAN


    Eclectic collectiveEclectic collective:  HUMANWINE emerge as Boston’s next big concept in rock
    The house that HUMANWINE founders Holly Brewer and M@ (i.e., Matt) McNiss share in Jamaica Plain looks like a gallery that’s exploded.
    HUMANWINE, "Rivolta Silenziosa" (mp3)

    By: BRETT MILANO


    Éminence griseÉminence grise:  Joe Boyd remembers; remembering Joe Boyd
    When I first met Joe Boyd, I knew him only as a legend, the force behind the psychedelic and folk-rock movements of the 1960s.
    By: DANA KLETTER


    TechnophiliaTechnophilia:  Brazil’s Gui Boratto embraces IDM
    The year being 2007, had I started off telling you this new Gui Boratto album is “intelligent dance music,” you’d have stopped reading right then and there.
    By: NICK SYLVESTER


    Elixir of youthElixir of youth:  Fountains of Wayne push their expiration date
    After 11 seesaw years in the pop music marketplace, Fountains of Wayne return on a fourth studio album as an unparalleled American pop-rock phenomenon.
    By: FRANKLIN SOULTS


    No reason to complainNo reason to complain:  Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
    There are at least two ways to approach the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
    By: BRETT MILANO


    Boston in AustinBoston in Austin:  Black Helicopter’s trip to South by Southwest
    There were 26 bands from Massachusetts in Austin last week to play the South by Southwest music conference
    Black Helicopter, "Buick Electra" (mp3)

    By: JEFF BREEZE


    Tales from the ’hoodTales from the ’hood:  Wynton takes some pot shots at pop culture
    From the beat of the first hand-slapped tambourine, you know who you’re listening to.
    By: JON GARELICK


    The heart of soulThe heart of soul:  At 50, Stax Records keeps on beating
    “At Stax Records, I learned the formula for success,” says William Bell.
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    HomecomingHomecoming:  Local group slams for NOLA
    A home is more than a structure, more than a safe place to lay your head. It’s community, continuity, and belonging.
    By: CLEA SIMON


    Dancing queenDancing queen:  A double dose of Kylie Minogue live
    Every recording Kylie Minogue has made since her fabulous 2000 album Light Years has made me wonder why anybody still pays attention to Madonna.
    By: CHARLES TAYLOR


    Big like the motherlandBig like the motherland:  The National Philharmonic of Russia in Boston
    These days, new orchestras and ballet companies pop up in Russia like mushrooms.
    By: JEFFREY GANTZ


    Youth or consequencesYouth or consequences:  Girl Authority wrestle with success
    The Click Five are sequestered somewhere inside Q Division studio, and Girl Authority are seated in a circle in the lounge area, scheming a way to meet the lead singer.
    Girl Authority, "This Is My Day" (mp3)

    By: SHARON STEEL


    HeroicsHeroics:  Ricardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Teatro Lirico, and the BSO’s latest guests
    It’s been eight years since Ricardo Chailly made his last Boston appearance.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    A Kind of homecomingA Kind of homecoming:  Dave Gibbs returns to Boston with Low Stars
    The scene: four chairs, four acoustic guitars, four semi-famous, sensitive singer-songwriters on a small stage in a room with a few dozen chairs.
    By: JIM SULLIVAN


    House callHouse call:  Matt Dear comes spinning to town
    Matthew Dear is the golden child of US techno.
    By: DAVID DAY


    Homegrown droneHomegrown drone:  Isis thrive out on the West Coast
    Aaron Turner, frontman of the formerly Boston-based art-metal act Isis, is not easily swayed by the idea that nurture affects a developing entity more than nature.
    Isis, "Dulcinea" (mp3)

    By: MIKAEL WOOD


    Jewish bluesJewish blues:  Brave Old World bring Song of the Lodz Ghetto to Boston
    In Boston, it’s the season of Lódz.
    By: JON GARELICK


    Just like a womanJust like a woman:  Spring brings new albums from Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, Timbaland, and more
    The new, improved, clean, sober, and buff Trent Reznor is no longer wrestling with downward spirals.
    By: MATT ASHARE


    Brothers and other mothersBrothers and other mothers:  Jazz in concerts and clubs
    The single hottest ticket among jazz fans this season will be for the Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau Quartet.
    By: JON GARELICK


    American classicAmerican classic:  Charlie Louvin returns
    How old-school is Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin?
    By: TED DROZDOWSKI


    Gentleman callersGentleman callers:  Piebald aren’t just from Boston anymore
    If the guys in Piebald had it their way, they’d probably rather be discussing social and/or political issues than Accidental Gentlemen.
    Piebald, "Oh the Congestion" (mp3)

    By: MATT ASHARE


    Prometheus’s firePrometheus’s fire:  Iggy and the Stooges bring it again
    One year younger than Dolly Parton, Iggy is an indestructible trouper whose communion with his audience is vulgar, essential, perennial.
    By: JAMES PARKER


    The down sideThe down side:  Finding the heart of the Arcade Fire
    This is the same kind of self-alienation that dominated Funeral, except now there’s no tunnel, no back seat, no time for wishful thinking.
    Arcade Fire, "Black Mirror" (mp3)

    By: NICK SYLVESTER


    The rumor millThe rumor mill:  A new home for house music
    “Church on Sunday” is one of the newer house-music events in the city.
    By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG


    Rise and fallRise and fall:  Opera Boston does Mahagonny; the BSO and the Boston Philharmonic do Sibelius
    With its production of the Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Opera Boston consolidates its position as this city’s most exciting opera company.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Damned goodDamned good:  Levine’s Berlioz and Wuorinen, Garrick Ohlsson’s Beethoven, the Borromeo’s Shostakovich, the Alloy’s Eagle
    James Levine returned from his winter break with one of the most thrilling BSO concerts of his tenure: Berlioz’s “dramatic legend,” La damnation de Faust.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    AnticipationAnticipation:  James Levine and Deborah Voigt, Collage New Music, Teatro Lirico’s Turandot
    James Levine was back in front of the BSO after his Christmas break, and as good as at least one of the guest conductors.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    Indie bands are better than groundhogsIndie bands are better than groundhogs:  Knocks from the Underground: The Best of the Boston Underground at the Middle East
    Another indie rock show?  It’s 10 degrees outside.  I don’t know these bands.  I’m a cranky Bostonian.  Fuck indie rock shows. But this one actually might be worth it.  Here are the ten reasons why you should come.
    By: BECKY FIRESHEETS


    Justify my loveJustify my love:  He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
    Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred.
    Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)

    By: SHARON STEEL


    The new tastemakersThe new tastemakers:  Does Pandora know you better than you do?
    It’s a cliché by now, but the Internet allows you to be whomever you want to be.
    By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY


    CornucopiaCornucopia:  The BSO, the Cantata Singers, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Celebrity Series
    The year 2007 didn’t begin on the highest note.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    In extremisIn extremis:  Handel's Ariodante and Lang Lang
    In Handel’s Ariodante we move from the sunlit first act into a world of moonlight, darkness, deception, and emotional blindness.
    By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ


    How Jewish is it?How Jewish is it?:  Rockin’ out with Matisyahu, the LeeVees, and other mensches
    In addition to the usual fare of Messiah and Nutcracker performances and bands dressed up in Santa suits this past holiday season, Boston got an unusually large dose of Jewish culture — far more than the electric menorah in Kenmore Square or the klezmer rendition of “Chanukah Oh Chanukah” on the Holiday Pops program.
    By: ADAM GOLD


    Club manClub man:  Sanchez has geared his new disc to radio, but he’s still a DJ.
    Already established as one of the world’s most respected house DJs, Roger Sanchez is now shaping his work for radio.
    By: MICHAEL FREEDBERG


    Antenna Alliance offers free studio timeAntenna Alliance offers free studio time:  Banding together
    You’re in a band. You care about issues like fair use and free culture. You are poor, with no money to get your music out. Have we got news for you.
    By: MIKE MILIARD


    The power of twoThe power of two:  The Benevento/Russo Duo’s will to rock
    Marco Benevento started out like most Berklee pianists, shedding Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett solos and scrounging for side gigs.
    By: ADAM GOLD


    Going on sale: November 24, 2006Going on sale: November 24, 2006:  Cassavettes, Men Women and Children, Black Helicopter, and more
    Plus Christians and Lions, moe., Kings of Nuthin', and Josh Groban,
    By: GOING ON SALE


    Going on sale: November 16, 2006Going on sale: November 16, 2006:  Dir En Grey, Snow Patrol, Godsmack  
    Acid Mothers Temple, Men, Women and Children, and more.
    By: GOING ON SALE


    Going on sale: November 10, 2006Going on sale: November 10, 2006:  Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
    Damien Rice, Boys Like Girls, Justin Timberlake, and more.
    By: GOING ON SALE


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  Together at last: Anderson Cooper and Michael Stipe
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  Playlist: Pet Genius
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  Anyone want to listen to the new Radiohead?
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  Bang Camaro's newest member: Jimmy Fallon?!
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