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  • 10 years ago

    Richie James Follin—who leads the Willowz from behind a curtain of straight, brown, past-the-shoulders hair that would not have seemed out of place on David Cassidy of the Partridge Family in 1974 or Steven McDonald of Redd Kross in 1984—...

  • 10 years ago

    Well, first off, it's not bad, but before we get to that, full disclosure: I know the guy pretty well. Not as well as lots of other downtown folks, but somewhere there are photos of the two of us waltzing arm in arm at a friend's wedding held at a...

  • 11 years ago

    Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay has a dry voice and an even drier wit. Barzelay was born in Israel, raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, and did time studying jazz at Berklee before dropping out to start a noise-rock band named for the talking asshole in Will...

  • 11 years ago

    The story the Arcade Fire tell on Funeral starts in the middle, in mid-sentence, a sign that the story is bigger than the music, began before it, and will continue after it. Maybe it is the middle of the night. Certainly the music seems to have ju...

  • 11 years ago

    "I thought that if I could put it all down, that would be one way," the poet John Ashbery wrote in 1972. "And next the thought came to me that to leave all out would be another, and truer, way." For 10 years, from 1989 to 1999, Pavement made music...

  • 11 years ago

    On the cover of the Libertines' self-titled second album, singer-guitarists Carl Barât and Pete Doherty sit shoulder-to-shoulder displaying their tattoos of the band's name. Barât's is on his left bicep, Doherty's on his left forearm, ...