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Johnny Marr

by The Staff November 13, 2014


  You probably don’t know that Johnny Marr had aspirations to be a professional football (soccer) player, and that he actually had trials with Manchester City. That’s OK. But if you don’t know that he was ...

The Upstate Concert Hall

Your Own Private Idaho

by John Rodat October 31, 2013


  Lou Reed conjured a NYC of which he became the embodiment. His cultishly loyal fans are—must be—attracted to those quasi-mythical neighborhoods the way that fantasy and science-fiction fans are attracted to Middle Earth or galaxies ...


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 ...

Palace Theatre

Future Islands

by The Staff May 2, 2012


“The Smiths Definitely Not Reuniting” was the headline that ran on Pitchfork last week after Johnny Marr took to Facebook to dispel hopeful rumors. The report should come as no shock to fans who have ...