Antony and the Johnsons

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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

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

Portland Music News: February 27, 2009

Bettencourt, Choate, Moshe all in town
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 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

Review: Antony and the Johnsons' The Crying Light

Secretly Canadian (2009)
Secretly Canadian (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 20, 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


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

The ultimate balancing act

About 100 films deep, MIFF ’08 has intriguing offerings for cineastes of all stripes. Here’s a slice of what to look out for.
An extraordinary documentary opens the 2008 Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 09, 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

A Peapod press

Really, you’d have to be crazy to launch a record label in these troubled musical times.
Ron Harrity launches a new label with discs from Blakeslee and Hughes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 05, 2007


Joan as Police Woman

Ex-Bostonian Joan Wasser spent more than a decade carrying other musicians’ trains.
Real Life | Cheap Lullaby
By RENÉ SPENCER SALLER  |  July 02, 2007

Pure genius

Amid all the hysteria about Internet music downloading, major labels are still trying to hold on to a paradigm that no longer exists.
Some indie labels embrace the new technology
By BRUCE COHEN  |  June 25, 2007

Tanya’s new Life

Nearly three years have passed since formerly local heroine Tanya Donelly issued her last record, 2004’s Whisky Tango Ghosts.
Donelly is looking at music with fresh eyes
By BOB GULLA  |  February 14, 2007

Moving in stereo

Boston is home to too few public art spaces, and precious few get any national attention. DJ Rugged One, "Interlude" (mp3 via MySpace)
Music-video gurus Lumen Eclipse, plus hip-hop news
By DAVID DAY  |  November 20, 2006

Boston music news: October 6, 2006

Underwood deals head on with two major misconceptions.
Notes on the Unseen and the Beat Circus
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 03, 2006

Beat report list photo 3/17

Phantoms in the night

I’m here to tell you right now that Phantom Buffalo are the best band in Portland. Hands down.
It’s time for everyone to get Buffalo’d
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 15, 2006

The father of us all

“I feel like I’ve been nominated for the Supreme Court and I’m not an asshole,” Rick Berlin told the capacity crowd at the Lizard Lounge last Saturday night.
Rick Berlin’s Van Gogh bash
By JON GARELICK  |  February 02, 2006

Clearly Canadian

The indie label Secretly Canadian, which is secretly based in Indiana and has put out a number of stellar releases by the likes of Songs: Ohia and Scout Niblett, got a publicity boost when Antony and the Johnsons’ SC release I Am a Bird Now won the p
New mpfrees from a not-so-secret source
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 25, 2006