Antony Hegarty

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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 30, 2010

Slow emotion

Whatever happened to good old-fashioned reflection?
John Cunningham’s songs are worth the wait
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  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
Meteor (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  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."
Decca (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 23, 2009

Heavenly host

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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  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

Arresting developments

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
By MATT ASHARE  |  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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 12, 2008

Covering Dylan

Dylan is his own cover band.
From Newport to I’m Not There
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  November 20, 2007


Family affair

Linda Thompson’s voice is a powerful instrument.
Linda Thompson’s Versatile Heart
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 16, 2007

Extremely . . .

Björk has made a career out of exploring extremes.
Björk rewards — and punishes
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 21, 2007