Post-everything fusion band Je’raf celebrate their debut album, Nicky Flowers resuscitates a Morrissey-tweaking all-synth Smiths cover project, and more.
The Riot Fest grounds themselves provide a pretty different experience than, say, Lollapalooza or Pitchfork.
This summer’s Highland Park highlights include Queen Latifah, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan, Kesha, T.I., Buddy Guy, Jennifer Hudson, and Lyle Lovett.
Morrissey’s Riot Fest set included only a couple of his hits, and he showed up late—but at least he actually made it to the stage.
The first Riot Fest lineup announcement ups the ante with more big names after last week’s big Misfits reveal.
This month’s release roundup includes White Lung’s witchy two-minute mantras, Monarch’s crawling tectonic doom, and Sir Michael Rocks’s bleakly sunny party rap.
You’ve heard this one before.
How I would try to convince Morrissey to enjoy the Olympics, from the peculiar nooks to the grand spectacle of it all
Morrissey let someone put a cat on his head for a promo photo
Permanent reissues a classic Chicago punk comp. Plus: Claychella’s last dance, the Hood Internet’s threesome, and more
Morrissey plays his only North American show of the year tonight at the Aragon.
Morrissey You Are the Quarry (Attack) The Cure The Cure (Geffen) On April 13 the New York Post’s gossip page ran a story titled “Clash of the Britons.” What followed wasn’t a rundown of another sad scuffle amongst the royals, but rather a thumbnail summary of a bitter public feud between–ready for this?–Robert Smith and […]
The patron saint of misunderstood artistes was stuck with the racist tag by no less an arbiter than NME back in 1992, after he released “The National Front Disco” and cavorted onstage with a Union Jack. Morrissey is still taken for a conservative from time to time, and I imagine Oscar Wilde is banging his […]
Johnny Marr discovered Morrissey—sometime after, one assumes, Morrissey invented himself—in 1982. Within a couple of years, Morrissey’s strangled romanticism and Marr’s extremely pragmatic guitar playing made the Smiths one of England’s most celebrated bands. Besides the press’s absolute infatuation with the enigmatic Morrissey—heightened by his refusal to cop to being either gay or straight, claiming, […]