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  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Director John Hughes both championed and obscured the Psychedelic Furs, and it's a wonderful shame. On the soundtrack to Pretty in Pink, Hughes caught the Furs when they were at their absolute best and, in the ears of most music listeners, cemente...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    With six Grammys to his name and having sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide, Billy Joel has a pedigree that's impossible to ignore. And time seems to have done little to dampen public enthusiasm for his oeuvre: Friday's kickoff gig at t...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    Cute Is What We Aim For is likely the perfect 21st-century pop band. Almost purpose built for short-attention-span marketing campaigns, the four gents in CIWWAF focus so heavily on pop sheen, hooks, and scenester touchstones that it's often diffic...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    High Times magazine's "Stoner Band of the Year" in 2006; two-time guest judges at Amsterdam's "Cannabis Cup"; Hidden Stash parts one, two, and three. It's no secret what the Kottonmouth Kings like to do in their spare time. And by spare time, I me...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    Over the course of 20 years and nearly a dozen albums, Melissa Etheridge has been through quite a lot: breast cancer, a struggle with her sexuality, fickle fans, and the difficulties of being a high profile (out) entertainer in a conservative soci...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Robert Diament just can't convince me that he's a dangerous misanthrope, plotting world domination, bondage trysts, and petty betrayal with equal measures of grim glee and haughty apathy. Try as he might, sneering such loathsome lines as "I've got...