Matt Hursh

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  • 10 years ago

    Lasting a long time in the music business is all about reinvention and supposed relevance, although icons like U2 or Madonna don't even need quality output anymore to gain attention. But some still have to earn it after almost three decades--not t...

  • 10 years ago

    The world is full of inexplicable events. The 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey victory, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Rob Schneider's film career--you know, things you never thought you'd see. Here's another, and it's pretty personal: I kind of enjoy Tommy...

  • 10 years ago

    Dance Disaster Movement is one of the countless "post-punk-funk" bands in recent years that blazes a new trail in the swallowing forest that is Rock Influence. Yeah, they're a MySpace peer of The Faint or !!! and reach for a Gang of Four-meets-DNA...

  • 11 years ago

    Four words that might sum up the career and output of temperamental British "art punks" Wire: "We don't do requests." Those were the sentiments of bassist Graham Lewis right before an encore at this 1979 show caught here on DVD (with an accompanyi...

  • 11 years ago

    The Cramps are the John Waters of rock n' roll. Just like the eccentric director, the veteran band proves unequivocally that trash and glamour can be sinfully synonymous. Equal parts grubby sexuality, campy menace and balls-out (or breasts-out, to...

  • 11 years ago

    So would it be wrong to offer Stiff Little Fingers front man Jake Burns a tumbler full of whiskey and razor blades upon arrival at Trees? No harm intended--it's just that Burns' voice has lost some of its scratchy charm since the gutters-to-gold d...


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