Johnny Marr

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    1984: A Probing Musical Retrospective

    George Orwell's predictions in his dystopian classic 1984 seem more apt for 2014 than the titular year. The scale and scope of our intelligence agencies suggest that Big Brother is well and truly with us. Our corruption of the English language in social media is more than reminiscent of newspeak (LO ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Worst of Coachella 2013: Weekend One

    Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the worst of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Becaus ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Homespun: Voight-Kampff


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    August 5, 2011

    Interview: Troubadour Dali's New Album (Out Tomorrow) Is Not About Dinosaurs

    Joanna Humphrey​There is a pretty brazen vacuum somewhere in the room next to where two members of Troubadour Dali are conducting a three-way phone interview. It would appear that the shoegaze-y psych-pop band is never far from its noise roots, though this time it's more obnoxious than it is d ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Setlist Review Photos: Morrissey at the Pageant, Wednesday, April 8

    (This review is a co-write by me, Annie Zaleski, and my evangelical-Moz pal Kami, who is in town from New York for this show. Her qualifications include the lyrics "Trouble loves me/Trouble needs me" tattooed on her ankles and the fact that this is her fourth show of Morrissey's 2008 spring tour she ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2008

    Modest Mouse

    7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard

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    June 7, 2008
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    November 15, 2007
  • Music

    April 4, 2007

    Modest Mouse

    We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)

  • Music

    September 13, 2006


    7 p.m. Monday, September 18. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

  • Music

    January 7, 2004

    Billy Bragg

    Must I Paint You a Picture? The Essential Billy Bragg (Rhino)

  • Music

    June 4, 2003

    Lust Highway

    The alt-country marathon known as Twangfest offers sex appeal galore

  • Music

    April 16, 2003

    Lisa Germano

    Lullaby for Liquid Pig (Ineffable/imusic)

  • Music

    September 8, 1999


    Billy Bragg brings Woody Guthrie back to vibrant life