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Review: Public Image Ltd. at Royale

Terrifying, ridiculous, glorious
PiL, live at Royale, May 7, 2010
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 14, 2010
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Photos: Public Image Ltd at Royale

PiL at Royale, courtesy of The Bowery Presents
PiL, featuring Johnny Rotten, at Royale | May 5, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 14, 2010
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Wilderness | (k)no(w)here

This could prove strenuous, but the album is more contemplative than didactic — a (k)no(w)here that’s difficult to study but easy to inhabit.  
Jagjaguwar (2008)
By DEVIN KING  |  October 28, 2008
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Nine-step program

The history of rock, as a technical story, is a mix of skilled craftsmen and total doofuses sticking their fingers in wall sockets over and over.
The best pedals ever to happen to rock music
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 08, 2008
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Double visionary

Joe Strummer was the embodiment of punk, up till his final day, December 22, 2002.
The two sides of Joe Strummer
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 06, 2007

Chronicle of a death foretold

What a difference a death makes.
Joy Division were rooted in grim finality. Now, through a series of new books, CDs, and films, the band has found new life.
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 24, 2007


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Apocalypse now

Jaz Coleman — magus, timelord, leader of the tribe of Killing Joke — is theatrically drunk on the end of a phone in the Czech Republic.
Killing Joke resume their urgent war dance
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 28, 2006