Andrew Marcus

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  • 9 years ago | Music News

    While it's tempting to compare the Hidden Cameras' Joel Gibb with other literate gay singer-songwriters, if Rufus Wainwright or Stephin Merritt were to sing about the joys of anal penetration or swallowing urine, it would be nothing short of hilar...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Inventing punk must have been a dirty job. You had to make up new rules for the guitar, cram your hairy appendages into ladies' pumps and lingerie, get hooked on hard drugs and squeeze Howlin' Wolf and the Shangri-Las into the same three minutes. ...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Hardcore is about release; metal is about control. Put them together and you get a contradiction with guitars. Most bands typically deal with that dichotomy by throwing their weight into one style and retaining only the veneer of the other. But no...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    The dark constellation of singer-songwriters formed by Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits is no place to go poking around if you can't stand a little self-indulgence. So pomp-averse listeners beware: Crooked Fingers may well get on your nerves...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    If you're under 45, the romance of the West probably doesn't resonate with you all that much. Hopalong Cassidy might have been your father's or uncle's childhood obsession, Bonanza was something you watched in reruns amid the dregs of Sunday-morni...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Are you one of those people who charge around town with a "Real Musicians Have Day Jobs" sticker on the back of his car? Good for you. Instead of slapping on "Pave the Planet" or "No Fat Chicks," you've opted for a printed slogan that hits a worth...