Concert Review: The Cure

“It’s so fucking hot,” said Robert Smith, lead singer of the legendary post-punk band the Cure, in between songs. And it was. The temperature was hovering near 90, and with the lights on stage it must have felt like 110 degrees. Nevertheless, the 57-year-old, still sporting makeup and spiked hair, led his band through three …

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‘She,’ The Monkees

The recent revival of the Monkees–Good Times entered Billboard’s Top Album chart at Number 14–had me waxing nostalgic for the group’s old hits–namely More of the Monkees’ opening track, “She.” I remember I was about 8 when I took the record from the sleeve of the album cover and placed it on my Mickey Mouse turntable. The opening chords …

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Album Review: ‘Good Times,’ The Monkees

It’s been 50 years since the Monkees arrived as a tongue-in-cheek copy of the Beatles, with their own television show and “A Hard Days Night” pastiche making them an overnight success. But despite the group getting most of their songs from other songwriters, people discovered that this was more than just a novelty group, and …

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