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Music Interview: Martin Phillipps of The Chills

February 18, 2019
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It would appear that Martin Phillipps and company are experiencing a late-career renaissance that bodes well for their future.

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Music Interview: Talking With Colin Blunstone — Post-Zombies

February 1, 2019
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“It’s a very exciting prospect that your peers think your worthy to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

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Rock, Pop, and Folk Feature: Favorite Albums of 2018 — The Delightful Dozen

January 5, 2019
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Here are 12 albums that come out in 2018 that I liked.

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Book Interview: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices

November 23, 2018
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The author’s combination of knowledge and experience has resulted in a boisterous chronicle of one of indie rock’s least probable but most luminous and unremitting stars.

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Book Interview: Robert W. Fieseler on the legacy of the “Tinderbox”

October 13, 2018
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One of the few books that examine the largest mass killing of gays and lesbians in the United States until the 2016 massacre at Pulse.

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Music Interview: Thomas Dolby — Music, Entrepreneurship, and Academia

July 26, 2018
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“Rather than encourage the machines to behave like machines, I chose to find ways to sort of use them to create a very cinematic and atmospheric soundscapes.”

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Book Review: “Dreaming The Beatles” — A Missed Opportunity

July 18, 2018
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Rob Sheffield seemed to have promised a whale of an original tale but delivered only a few goldfish.

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Music Interview: Jesse Colin Young and his Boston Roots

May 17, 2018
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Jesse Colin Young’s best material is worthy of favorable comparisons to Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot, and the unrelated Neil Young.

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Pop Rock CD Review: Sloan’s “12” — By Jove, they’ve done it again!

May 6, 2018
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Sloan is a brand that stands for high-quality, retro-flavored pop that is rarely hackneyed or derivative.

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Book/Music Feature: “Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968”

March 9, 2018
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Dedham native and Boston University graduate Ryan H. Walsh wanted to learn more about the local connections to what he calls his “favorite album of all time.”

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