For Glenn Danzig, the past 15 years have been especially weird. Starting with the infamous 2004 backstage TKO punch delivered by North Side Kings singer Danny Marianino, the Misfits mastermind—in his heyday one of the most enigmatic and distinctive vocalists in punk history—has been on a downward spiral of unintentional self-parody and apparent madness. Every […]
It’s the King’s birthday, so Viva Las Vegas, baby!
Plus all the classic hits you know and love!
Profiles of Elvis Presley (The King) and Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) and new work by Eugene Jarecki (director of Why We Fight) and Mila Turajlic (director of Cinema Komunisto) make their local premieres in this year’s edition.
Also, Afghan war veteran Miguel Perez Jr. could be deported this week.
More gifts for music fiends: Elvis’s very earliest work, spiritual jazz by Pharoah Sanders, underappreciated postpunk by Seattle weirdos the U-Men, and more
The best best box sets of 2017 include 11 CDs from David Bowie’s Berlin period, 529 tracks of live vintage country from Louisiana Hayride, Roland Kayn’s 14-hour electronic masterwork, and the most complete portrait yet of Hüsker Dü’s early years.
The Seldoms look back at the protests, drugs, and music of the 60s.
Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey star in this throwaway comedy about the King’s summit with Tricky Dick.
Rick Saucedo looks and sounds like the King, but he’s made his best music when searching for his own voice.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, January 8
Mariah and Miguel make #beautiful music.
Loud Family front man Scott Miller picks his favorites from a half century of pop, and his choices are fun to read about even when they’re hard to agree with.
Steven Lattimore explores the musical legacy and business struggles of the bluesman behind “Bright Lights, Big City” and “Big Boss Man” in his documentary “The Jimmy Reed Experience.” It screens Tuesday 2/15 at Dominican University, along with a legal panel and jam session.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.