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New York Dolls | Dancing Backwards in High Heels

The new New York Dolls have now been around longer - and released more albums (three) - than the old New York Dolls, and they're commemorating that new longevity by letting go of any compulsion they may have still harbored to honor their designation as
429 (2011)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  March 18, 2011
David Johansen at the Narrows Center For the Arts

David Johansen at the Narrows Center For the Arts

"I ain't no model/I'm a regular guy," growls David Johansen on the latest New York Dolls disc and, though he's right about the first part,...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

New York Dolls | 'Cause I Sez So

The big news regarding the New York Dolls’ second album since their reactivation five years ago is the return of Todd Rundgren as producer.
Atco (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  May 01, 2009

Wizards of Oz

Seeing Australian musicians in North America is like seeing stars in the night sky: their light has traveled so far for so long that you're getting just a ghost of the original.
The Drones, live at T. T. the Bear's Place, March 29, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 30, 2009

Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008

Punks find their inner Americana

Punk might have been swept along, cleaned up, dirtied again, then separated into a million different subgenres created to simplify things when really it only complicated everything.
The altered aesthetic of punks playing folk
By JON MEYER  |  August 31, 2007


Meatless magic

“No Meat,” read the signs posted at the entrance of Bank of America Pavilion.
Morrissey returns, Bank of America Pavillion, July 7, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 09, 2007

The wild bunch

One of the lies I tell myself is that some day I’ll care about the Rolling Stones as much as I care about the New York Dolls.
Another triumph for the New York Dolls
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  October 30, 2006

New York Doll

When Morrissey persuaded the New York Dolls to reunite, director Greg Whiteley found himself in a unique position to chronicle the event.
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 17, 2006