Although his story of a rocking gay/tranny East German emigre with a botched sex-change operation is entirely fictional, John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig & the Angry Inch packs deeper emotional truths than the output of many ostensibly real bands. Mitchell and songwriting partner Stephen Trask bridge Lou Reed, Meat Loaf, the Pixies, Stevie Nicks, ancient Greek philosophy, Mott the Hoople and '70s AM radio pop with seemingly effortless glee, while Bob Mould adds guitar. It all makes more sense in the context of the stage play and even superior film, but this is the rare movie musical soundtrack even a headbanger could love.
By Glenn Kenny on 04.22.11 in Reviews
To create Prey for Rock & Roll, Bound girl Gina Gershon, she of the bee-stung lips and the badass attitude, formed a band, went on tour and had some dude film the whole thing for IFC. Her band — D.C. synthers G...
By Amelia Raitt on 04.22.11 in Reviews
After giving up on the successful and established Strangefolk project he helped to found, Reid Genauer simply wanted to rest, play around with some friends, and see what happened. Assembly of Dust was the result. Taking...
By Reid Genauer (Assembly of Dust) on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Ever hear of him? Neither had I, but I bet you know one of his songs. I've gotten into the habit of renting Netflix movies and they've gotten pretty good at making recommendations based on my rental history. One...
By Fred Mills on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Exactly 14 summers ago Arizona's Gin Blossoms released New Miserable Experience, eventually going multiplatinum on the strength of timeless powerpop anthems "Hey Jealousy" and "Found Out About You....