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Interview: Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair
Making dance music that's fun is serious business — especially if you make it your life's work, like Andy Butler, main man/svengali behind Hercules and Love Affair.
On wanting the song, not just the sound
| July 30, 2010
Whatever happened to good old-fashioned reflection?
John Cunningham’s songs are worth the wait
| January 15, 2010
Flying Machines | Flying Machines
It really is a bitch nowadays for young musicians not only to come up with their own voice but to do so in a way that will draw attention. One can go the petulant-brat route, banking on notoriety to lead to eventual absolution through some sort of awesom
| October 23, 2009
Marianne Faithfull | Easy Come Easy Go
The CD cover is deceptively retro Sinatra: here's Marianne encased in a lady's tux in front of a vintage microphone with "Easy" twice on the title and the subtitle "12 Songs for Music Lovers."
| March 23, 2009
Perhaps it's due to the delicate gentility of his demeanor, or the soft warble of his signature trill, but Antony Hegarty tends to be described in the airiest of terms.
Antony and the Johnsons, live at Berklee Performance Center, February 22, 2009
| February 26, 2009
A voice from on high
On his new album The Crying Light, Antony Hegarty lifts his voice without raising it.
The second coming of Antony and the Johnsons
| February 18, 2009
Y'all come back now . . .
I've always liked the idea of there being some weight to the "nines," meaning: if you're a year, and you're going to perch yourself at the very edge of a decade, you'd better be ready to represent.
Diminishing returns in 2009
| December 30, 2008
On with the shows . . .
If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE
| December 30, 2008
Lack of talent, charisma, and/or personality can prevent a good band from achieving greatness — but too much of a good thing can also be a problem.
Joan As Police Woman lets her guard down
| September 16, 2008
Gnarls Barkley + Hercules and Love Affair
To the cynic, the scene milling around in front of the sold-out Wilbur could merely have been proof of the power of a hit single.
Wilbur Theatre, August 6, 2008
| August 12, 2008
Dylan is his own cover band.
From Newport to I’m Not There
| November 20, 2007
Linda Thompson’s voice is a powerful instrument.
Linda Thompson’s Versatile Heart
| October 16, 2007
Extremely . . .
Björk has made a career out of exploring extremes.
Björk rewards — and punishes
| May 21, 2007
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