|Rock the veto|
More and more musicians are speaking out against candidates using their songs, but what would it take for them to let their compositions be part of the campaign?
Boston metro 8/24/2012
|Live after death|
Older rockers and veteran rappers are finding ways to resurrect the songs of people they can no longer jam with. Some are even making provisions for when they can no longer play the music themselves.
New York metro 7/13/2012
|Straight outta '212': Azealia Banks|
The Harlem rapper with a sweet smile and a filthy mouth has everyone talking, including Karl Lagerfeld
Boston metro special edition guest edited by Karl Lagerfeld 2/7/2012
|Rumor has it that Adele will clean up at the Grammys|
The singer is poised to sweep the big three categories this year.
New York metro 2/10/2012
|The world has turned and left them here|
Weezer revisit material they wrote more than 15 years ago with ‘The Memories Tour.’ Singer Rivers Cuomo talks about how it feels when critics and fans misunderstand him.
Boston metro 12/14/2010
|Songs to the editor|
M.I.A. is not the first musician to air grievances in song. We take a look at the peculiar tradition of putting a beef with journalists on top of a beat.
New York metro 6/4/2010
|Oldies on drugs|
Stoner musicians have looked to the past before, but now they are going a lot further back than Pink Floyd.
New York metro 4/1/2010
|The Osbourne identity|
‘I Am Ozzy’ has all the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll you’d hope it would, as well as a touch of remorseful narrative.
Boston metro 1/26/2010
|‘Phrazes’ and philosophies|
Julian Casablancas does the side-Stroke and releases an intelligent and sonically different album ‘For the Young.’
Boston metro 1/8/2010
|Developing a ‘Blueprint’ for the future of music?|
With ‘The Blueprint 3,’ Jay-Z drafted a third blueprint in more than title alone: This time, it wasn’t just for hip-hop, but for popular music as a whole.
Boston metro 12/28/2009
|ME! ME! ME!: The ’00s defined|
The decade’s end sneaks up on the world. We were paying so much attention to ourselves that we didn’t even notice.
Metro Newspapers 12/18/2009
|Punk rock philosophy|
With their debut album, “The Airing of Grievances,” New Jersey’s Titus Andronicus couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate title.
Boston metro 9/2/2009
|Primetime for Cutie|
Death Cab makes a No. 1 album, graduates to arenas and stays true to themselves.
Boston metro 10/3/2008
|Dropkick Murphys: Root, root for the home team|
Dropkick Murphys are not just from Boston. They are Boston. And like any honest rendering of a community, they represent the good, the bad, and the ugly. Meeting up with them this summer, one member in particular seemed committed to representing "the ugly."
Boston Metro Uncovered Magazine, Fall, 2008
Over the years I have written on deadline about the MTV Video Music Awards.
Metro Newspapers 2007 through present
|Moving up from middle, MGMT|
Ben Goldwasser does not want you to take his band too seriously. The co-founder of MGMT is confounded by fans who are trying to read deeply into the band's current single, "Electric Feel."
Boston metro 7/23/2008
|Indie rock running on empty|
Are increases in gas prices limiting summer tour itineraries for smaller bands?
Boston metro 6/4/2008
Bobby Brown asks not what 'Country' can do for him.
Philadelphia metro Web site 1/25/2008
|Who sucked out the feeling?|
Superdrag may not have an answer to that question, but they do know that the feeling has returned.
Boston metro 11/3/2007
|‘Historical Conquests,’ indeed|
Josh Ritter gets loose with BB guns on his new disc
Boston metro 10/4/2007
Audiences make a Swell Season for 'Once'
Boston metro 7/14/2007
|Walkmen walk the walk|
Dressing sharp, recording lots and doing time
Boston metro 4/8/2007
|Return to innocence|
Menomena reclaim their youth.
Boston metro 3/27/2007
|Girl Talk on Girl Talk action|
The hottest mash-up DJ talks art, secrecy and tooth-breaking live shows.
Boston metro and www.metro.us 1/19/2007
Evan Dando returns with a new LP and a new lineup...obviously.
Boston metro 12/15/2006
|Jingle bell rock alternatives|
Yule love this advice on holidownloads.
Boston metro 12/1/2006
|You'll never forget your first|
Stars reflect on their virginal concert experiences
Boston metro 12/3/2006
Joanna Newsom isn't sure you'll like her new album of long, orchestrated songs with big words. We tend to disagree.
Boston metro 11/14/2006
Ziggy Marley has outlived his father by about two years, but will he ever grow out of his shadow? When we talked to him around noon recently, he was still in bed and he didn't seem to care about such rhetorical questions.
Boston metro 11/10/2006
|Honky tonk women|
Michelle branches out with the Wreckers...and is having a ball.
Boston metro 9/13/2006
Five years after 'Is This It,' the Class of 2001 grows up
Boston metro 9/12/2006
Brooklyn band is no Neutral Milk, but that's OK
Boston metro 6/23/2006
|Birdmonster of rock|
If you've ever been in a band, you know that it's weirdly similar to being in a romantic relationship. Peter Arcuni is riding high in his first band experience with the San Francisco-based quartet Birdmonster.
Boston metro 6/12/2006
Phosphorescent: Casios with soul
Boston metro 11/11/2005
|The smoke clears|
What's a Wailer without Bob Marley? Nearly broke.
Boston metro 4/8/2005
|Under the influence|
Lou Reed meets Eazy E in the blended rock of The Hold Steady
Boston metro 2/18/2005
|Ray of light|
Factory worker Ray Lamontagne quit his job to make music. That rocks.
Boston metro 1/14/2005
|'Never been a solo act'|
Blues Explosion's Jon Spencer on his band's new name and old hits
Boston metro 11/11/2004
|Underground MC Lyrics Born brings back the remix|
West Coast rapper enlists help from the heavyweights.
New York metro 4/1/2005
|He's all talk, all game|
Blackalicious' Gift of Gab promises a 'party' tonight
Boston metro 9/27/2004
|The Rock & Roll Curse|
When you hear Eamon's No. 1 smooth R & B hit “F**k It (I Don't Want You Back)” on the radio, you don't hear the F-word 25 times. What you do hear is the F-sound, which seems to be an increasing trend in hip-hop and pop music.
Weekly Dig 2/18/2004
|THERE'S AN IDEA: Show Times|
With Lots of Noise, Providence serves up a friendly website listing concerts by
up-and-coming musicians. Now that's music to our ears.
The Boston Globe Magazine 9/26/2004
The Ticks are girls. And they’re gonna make you love them.
Northeast Performer 6/2004
|A Lousy Dinner|
When our hero meets his hero, a misinterpretation of inspirational lyrics ensues.
The Skyway 12/2002
|Persistence brings 'freak rock' to its audience|
While Ben McOsker can claim to have had more than 100 jobs in his lifetime, the record label he started, Load Records, is one occupation that has remained constant for almost a decade.
Providence Business News 9/23/2001