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Music, All Shook Down Ladytron at the Fillmore May 27

Ladytron at the Fillmore May 27

If you like the feeling of electronic bass in your face, not much can beat Ladytron. They might just treat that earwax of yours to some material off their upcoming album, Velocifero. Tickets go on sale Sunday, March 16.…
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Music, BeatBox They coulda been OutKasts: Kentucky's CunninLynguists

They coulda been OutKasts: Kentucky's CunninLynguists

The OutKast comparisons buzzing around Lexington, Ky., duo CunninLynguists might've been louder were it not for the latter's misleading moniker. Far from nasty, the duo (rappers Deacon The Villain and Kno, who also produce others as A Piece of Strange)…
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Music, Hear This

Confectionary Danish pop vs. making a Mark Bolan entrance

I first heard Danish band Mew at the Spot Festival in Ã…rhus, Denmark, when it headlined over a sea of Scandinavian talent (including fellow countrymen the Figurines, who have since become a breakout act in the United States). Live and…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Real goths hate to be called goth. "Person in black," "darkwave/ industrial music fan," or "vampire" are all preferable to the dreaded g-word. So don't call "Dark Sparkle" a goth club, as we just did. Like…
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Music, BeatBox

Beat Box

At the risk of sounding clichéd, or worse, sounding old, MTV isn't what it used to be. Why, back in the day it used to show actual music videos without interruption, and without having to pay extra for the network's…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

Last year, the South by Southwest music festival surrendered its heart to Petty Booka like a desperate, middle-aged husband who is "revitalized" by the smile of a 17-year-old coquette. "Japan Nite" found a horde of music journalists and indie rockers…
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Music, Ladytron


The English band Ladytron calls itself "retro futurist," an oxymoron meant to indicate backward-looking forward thought. It may sound confusing but it works. From the opening instrumental track "Mu-Tron" to the final, droning-yet-melodic number "Skools Out...," the group evokes real…
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