Posts Tagged "dark"

Chris Brokaw: Stories

  Chris Brokaw knows how to make an entrance.   It’s the week after Christmas, and I am at local watering hole The Plough and Stars, shoulder to shoulder with a hoarde of Brokaw fans waiting for the one time Boston legend to take the stage.  In this town we hate to...

The Fall: Ersatz GB

    Dear Mark E. Smith,   It was so nice to hear your voice again… I mean, initially. To know that you’re still alive is good news, especially since all of my heroes are dying or have retired or have just given up. But I just spent the last 3 hours listening to the...

Wire: The Black Session

  The Black Session: Paris, 10 May 2011 was recorded for the French radio show “C’est Lenoir” at Maison de Radio and finds the legends focusing on the poppier side of their catalog – if, indeed, there is such a thing – including songs from the 1970s, 1980s and...

Paley & Francis: Dark & Darkerer

  You’ve likely not arrived at this review by accident. Perhaps Charlie Thompson’s (aka: The Pixies’ Frank Black / Black Francis) name changes, middle-age nostalgia-tripping and country dalliances haven’t yet fully put you off? Or maybe Reid Paley’s longtime...

Peter Hook: Closer

  As a founding member of legendary bands Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook easily secured his place in music history. Now, 30 years after the death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, Hook has taken to the road reviving the band’s albums Unknown Pleasures...