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The Big Hurt: This week in image problems
Poor Biebs. He just wants to be the wholesome kid next door, but with his 18th birthday creeping up, America's youth-stealing culture just can't wait to liquor him up and lay him.
Bieber's adulthood, Manson and Trent's arson, Snoop's weed, Adele's weight, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby
| January 20, 2012
[mp3] Bat For Lashes cover Depeche Mode
If Natasha Khan wasn’t busy signing “What’s A Girl To Do” as she rode her bicyle getting her Donnie Darko on in BAT FOR LASHES’...
| February 23, 2011
Walter Sickert & The Army Of Broken Toys | Steam Ship Killers
Fortunately for me, Walter Sickert and friends unveiled this record in 2010 instead of 1996, when it would've terrified me into a coma.
Self Released (2010)
| June 25, 2010
Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
In recent screen-adapted crime fiction, detectives are heroes and children are victims. In the trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson, the child victim is the hero.
... Is a drag
| March 19, 2010
Interview: Max Raabe
"It was so crazy in the '20s, in the Weimar Republic. Everything was so open-minded and wide, and that is why I love that period so much."
Killer cabaret: bringing Berlin to Boston
| March 05, 2010
An acquired taste in French cinema, Philippe Grandrieux is an abstractionist who does narrative features, a post-punk artiste as comfortable making Marilyn Manson music videos as he is war-zone documentaries. But his three major features — which the Ha
Philippe Grandrieux's loaded minimalism
| February 19, 2010
Photos: Mayhem Fest 2009
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Cannibal Corpse, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Behemoth live.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage and more live at Comcast Center, August 4, 2009
REVEREND AARON PEPELIS AND JOE HARRINGTON
| August 14, 2009
Review: Mayhem Fest 2009
A mere 10 minutes after setting foot in the Comcast Center, my editor and I witness our first major act of Mayhem Fest carnage. Actually, we couldn't have missed it -- it was aimed directly at us.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, et al | August 4, 2009 at Comcast Center, Mansfield
| August 14, 2009
Video: Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Cannibal Corpse, and other highlights from Mayhem Fest 2009
SLAYER: SOUTH OF HEAVEN (Mayhem Fest Boston 2009) Ahhh, metal. It's been a while since we checked in with our long-haired bretheren, and in the...
| August 05, 2009
Mayhem Festival 2009
Recent Twitter dispatch from the Mayhem Festival’s stop in Phoenix: “Watching Marilyn Manson perform ‘Dope Show.’ Security just put out a huge bonfire on...
| July 29, 2009
Review: Michael Jackson | Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix
Personally, I'm fascinated by Michael Jackson, who may be the only truly deviant artist in modern pop: who would you really find scarier in a dark alley, him or Marilyn Manson?
| July 03, 2009
The Big Hurt: Parse and labor
I think music-news headlines are now officially my favorite part of pop music.
The week in unhelpful headlines
| June 19, 2009
The Big Hurt: Wascally wappers
Lame as Marilyn Manson may be, I wouldn't wish his fans on him if he were my worst enemy.
Plus failed massacres and reverse piracy
| May 29, 2009
Crossword: ''I don't got U, babe''
So I'll just stick around
So I'll just stick around
| February 25, 2009
Crossword: ''Circular logic''
We keep going around and around.
| December 10, 2008
Jeffree Star | Cupcakes Taste Like Violence
Why am I listening to this pitch-corrected-to-death excrement when we should all be watching Jeffree Star's Cunt of Love (or something to that effect) on VH1?
| December 02, 2008
“You can actually make something out of nothing because we had shit, then we somehow whipped up this fucking fury — Arab On Radar,” says Jeff Schneider.
Arab On Radar revisited, via DVD, with Sunshine for Shady People
| September 25, 2008
Interview: Amanda Palmer
So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
| September 23, 2008
The Big Hurt: Earnest goes to camp
Hey: when the Verve play shows in America, they should start out their set with a cover of “The Freshman,” just so everyone’s like, “Wait a minute, I thought I had this shit figured out.”
Plus baby comes from Clay and Bizkit defects to Manson
| August 26, 2008
A night in Guantánamo
I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
| June 11, 2008
Carnival of the absurd
“War-time full-frontal drugs, sex-tank armor plate!” Exactly.
Marilyn Manson at the Orpheum Theatre, January 26, 2008
| January 29, 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
| January 04, 2008
One of the best tunes here could almost pass for an outtake from Marilyn Manson’s latest.
We Sing of Only Blood or Love | Fat Possum
| November 13, 2007
There’s an interesting moment in the new memoir by former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, when the author finds himself on tour with Danzig and Marilyn Manson.
Glenn Danzig reveals his Lost Tracks
| July 09, 2007
Not better off dead
Three years ago, London’s Art Brut debuted with a punk-rock song called “Formed a Band.”
Art Brut find their way in the post-punk world
| June 12, 2007
Marilyn Manson’s Eat Me, Drink Me is the first record in that’s made me want to hang out with the guy rather than gawk at him from afar.
Marilyn Manson goes deep
| June 12, 2007
The sticker that adorns the cover of the new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero , promises “16 noisy new songs.” Really?
Trent Reznor fights to reinvent himself
| April 25, 2007
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 14, 2007
After school special
Scary Monsters looked like skinny monsters.
Scary Monsters + Perennials, Great Scott, March 20, 2007
| March 21, 2007
Real women do burlesque
The catcalls get louder just before I peel off my top.
Putting the tease — and some other things — back in striptease
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 17, 2007
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