Decades ago, Bryan Ferry succumbed to an ailment that I’ve dubbed “Cheap Trick Syndrome”: that is, when young, hungry artists winkingly dive into a genre with tongue planted firmly in cheek but eventually become the very thing they were once all but parodying. Cheap Trick’s gleeful, over-the-top late-70s take on arena rock devolved by the […]
Artists save Ferris’s room and take it to Ferris Fest.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, September 17
Alan Lake’s apartment is bursting at the seams with art, cookbooks, and percussion instruments from around the world.
Future’s conscience-stricken coke rap and 15 more reviews of recent releases
The Swedish techno producers remix the charming and cheesy 1982 title song off of Roxy Music’s Avalon.
New-wave weirdo Wazmo Nariz was one of just two acts from Chicago’s punk scene to sign to a major label
This week’s Early Warnings include Battles, the Damned, Bryan Ferry, Harvey Milk, King Khan, Opeth, Pentagram, Real Estate, Woods, Kurt Vile, and Judas Priest.
Style icons for men on the Selvedge Yard