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The Big Pink | Future This

The Big Pink's name is forgettable and their sound is too generic to describe. Sneering electronic dance-rock heavy on synths and slowed-down '90s rave beats? They might as well be the Klaxons.
4AD (2012)
By DAN WEISS  |  January 13, 2012

Dynamite with a laser beam

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? Whatever you do, don't ask Sean Slaughter.
Wax Tablet

Laurie Anderson is still really good

If I hesitate to offer a review of Laurie Anderson's Delusion (at ArtsEmerson's Paramount Center through October 2), it's because I fear the whole thing will be just one big spoiler.
Mother lover
By JON GARELICK  |  September 30, 2011
dance trisha brown 3

A postmodern dance lineage sings

Brown's newest work, Les Yeux et l'âme , is a suite of dances from Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera Pygmalion , which Brown directed in Europe last year.
Forest forays
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 26, 2011

The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age

By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 25, 2010

Review: Lady Gaga at the Wang

Lady Gaga, resplendent, striding onto the stage of the Wang Theatre, has just removed an intricate half-Egyptian/half-Wagnerian headdress from her person, freeing her enormous blonde hairdo from its confinement.

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 11, 2009


Girl gone wild

"My hair may be blond, but my heart is brunette," announced Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — a/k/a Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga, live at the House of Blues, March 30, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 10, 2009

Southern exposure

Multi-instrumentalist and Beat Circus patriarch Brian Carpenter has made his share of escapist music, but he's also written dozens of songs that confront real life.
Beat Circus's Brian Carpenter returns to his roots
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 06, 2009

Spirited moves

Paula Hunter gets under your skin.  
Paula Hunter’s off-kilter world
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 09, 2008

Under her skin

Who is Laurel Casey? If you figure her out, let her know. She’d love to learn that too.
Laurel Casey is back in town
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2008

Who’s that girl (now)?

I’d wager that Madonna is not much of a fun person.

Madonna pulls some Hard Candy from her purse

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 29, 2008


Home body

Laurie Anderson is the world’s pre-eminent performance artist — a musician, writer, and electronics and visual wizard.
The Laurie Anderson world view
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 24, 2008

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

Down down and away

Perhaps androids dream of more than just electric sheep.
Spectrum, Middle East Upstairs, August 28, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 02, 2007

Laurie Anderson

One of the most important albums of the ’80s has been re-released with two appealing extras.
Big Science | Nonesuch
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 14, 2007

They love the ’80s

“We are musicians, we are not DJs,” says Arno Kammermeier, one half of the electronic music duo Booka Shade.
Booka Shade bring the synths
By DAVID DAY  |  July 30, 2007


Something for everybody

As that great philosopher Brian Wilson once observed, summer means fun.
This summer, New England’s music calendar offers everything from Neil Sedaka to Lez Zeppelin
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 11, 2007

Blade runners

You’ve perhaps heard the hipsterrific Swedish electro duo the Knife. But if they have their way, they’ll never hear you. Pointed pop: The bemused machinations of the Knife
Our interviewer goes around, over, through, and under the Knife
By MIKE MCKAY  |  November 14, 2006