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Morrissey

by The Staff October 17, 2012

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  Pele. Madonna. Bono. Sting. It may be the very highest echelon of celebrity to be known to the world by one name alone. And among postpunk royalty there is none higher than Smiths’ ex-frontman Steven Patrick ...

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The Psychedelic Furs

by The Staff May 30, 2012

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Plenty of contemporary bands are quick to list their sound as “postpunk,” which doesn’t mean a whole hell of a lot without some understanding of the alchemical concoction of hairspray, shoulder pads and John Hughes ...

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Pecking Order

by Ann Morrow March 22, 2012

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Is it too early for 2005 nostalgia? You know, those mid-years before the super-sensitizing of alternate sexuality, green economy, and inclusiveness over exclusiveness?  Apparently not, because 21 Jump Street, a spoof on the late-’80s Fox ...

Asco: Elite of the Obscure

by The Staff February 1, 2012

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The “Asco” in the title of the traveling exhibit opening at the Williams College Museum of Art this weekend was a Chicano conceptual art and performance group active in Southern California between 1972 and 1987. ...

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Maggie Right or Wrong

by Shawn Stone January 19, 2012

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Meryl Streep’s performance as legendary British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is the entire point of The Iron Lady. The film is muddled history, hackneyed drama and a generally underwhelming entertainment—except that Streep brings the British ...

Stevie Nicks

by The Staff August 25, 2011

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We’ve all been there: belting out “The Edge of Seventeen” with the windows rolled down, drumming on the steering wheel, tossing your hair to every “ooo,” waiting for the light to change, when you look ...

Blotto Records Reunion

by The Staff July 14, 2011

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We all know they wanted to be lifeguards, but record moguls? Legendary Albany band and MTV pioneers Blotto (pictured) weren’t the only local act hoping to capitalize on the burgeoning independent record market of the early ...

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