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Liz Phair

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  • Liz Phair picks a fight

    Liz Phair picks a fight
    Liz Phair is a sellout. And a copycat, and a Sheryl Crow and an Avril Lavigne, but most of all, a former hero. So says the naggy, invisible Greek chorus of former and current fans, purists, naysayers, and kneejerk critics who greet every record she's put...
  • An education in politics

    An education  in politics
    On the first day of kindergarten at Grace and St. Peter's School, a quiet girl was sitting alone, a new student in a room of boisterous children. • Stephanie Rawlings marched up, introduced herself and took charge: "You're going to play with us...
  • Taylor Ho Bynum Premieres His Prince Project at Real Art Ways in Hartford

    Taylor Ho Bynum Premieres His Prince Project at Real Art Ways in Hartford
    Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble: The Prince Project World Premiere Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org   Franz Liszt did it. So did Gustav Mahler, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Anthony...
  • Damon & Naomi Perform at Willimantic Records on March 23

    Damon & Naomi Perform at Willimantic Records on March 23
    Galaxie 500 released three records before promptly disbanding in 1991, leaving behind a compact, respectable legacy that has earned praise from Liz Phair and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. Much like their revered forebears in the Velvet Underground, it's...
  • Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Everything you need to know

    Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Everything you need to know
    Just when it seemed Chicago was jam-packed with summer festivals, a strange confluence of bedfellows – rival promoters Jam Productions and Live Nation, several South Side aldermen, and jam-band kingpin Dave Matthews – got together earlier this...
  • An air of creative writing

    An air of creative writing
    How do you write Lin's Bin? Lin's Bin starts with a question. Is it OK to compliment a woman on her breasts? Where does the time go? Why are teenagers so cranky? The questions come from clueless frat boys, from wistful mothers, from grade school kids...
  • Tokyo Police Club at the Glass House

     
    Formed in 2005 in an Ontario (Canada) basement, this post-punk/garage rock quartet played the festival circuit (including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury before settling down to record a full-length album. This summer's "Champ" marks another...
  • Season's soundtrack: Music to be thankful for

     
    THANKSGIVING ISSUE: 2010's been a great year for music — and what better time to kick out some new jams with your families than Thanksgiving, while everyone's in a turkey-and-pie coma and too tired to reach for the iPod? Here are some songs we're...
  • Deeper cuts: Ann Powers picks 25 songs you might not have heard in 2010

     
    I have always been vocal in my opposition to year-end Best lists, but lately I find myself becoming somewhat addicted to them. My change in attitude, I think, is related to the realization that my list really doesn’t matter -–......
  • L.A. Unheard: Pageants

     
    The band: Pageants, an L.A. quartet fronted by ex-Avi Buffalo keyboardist Rebecca Coleman. Another former Buffalo, Arin Fazio, is the band's bass player; guitarist and high school pal Devin O'Brien and drummer Lia Braswell round out the group. The sound:...
  • This weekend's music picks: STRFKR, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., the Cave Singers

     
    Friday: STRFKR, Skull Tape @ Troubadour Ignore the parental-advisory-warning-worthy name, and focus on the catchy indie dance hooks and infamously irrepressible live energy that this Portland based foursome has made its name on, so to speak, and you'll be...
  • Tonight's music pick: Wilding, Polls @ Silverlake Lounge

     
    An evening of tasty, locally-sourced indie rock. First on the menu are Polls, whose smart, evocative indie rock clearly recalls the genre's heyday in the 1990's. Bouncy, bright pop melodies are couched in the supportive embrace of thickly distorted...