Willy DeVille

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Magic and Loss: On the Death of Lou Reed

    Considering his college education, the time he spent studying with poet Delmore Schwarz, his impressive erudition, ironically, Lou Reed may be remembered for those three little rock and roll words, sha la la. Not shotgunned out like Van Morrison, who's been known to shout them, in order to limn rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Willy DeVille, 1950-2009

    Punk rock soul man Willy DeVille has died of pancreatic cancer in New York at the age of 59. Though his band Mink DevIlle was more bluesy, swinging and sometimes Springsteenesque than most of the groups that congregated at CBGB back in the glory days, he fit comfortably amid its grunge, and glitte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by ethanvk. Well, our week was awful, but apparently we were in good company. Mayor Bloomberg came up with a wide-ranging, expensive transit plan including crosstown buses that would move slower than ever. He slapped back Bill Thompson's schools charges -- not convincingly to ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2003

    Arty Pop Stars Bust Their Asses

    Coolly invincible pros earn haters' grudging respect through displays of subtle craft