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Music, Hear This Fischerspooner

Fischerspooner

In hindsight, the idea that people once considered Fischerspooner an electroclash act is laughable. The NYC duo of Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner has always been a synth-pop band with a penchant for flamboyant glam and performance art — even…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Pop operas

Pop operas

In the five decades since Chuck Berry took a liking to that little thing we now call rock 'n' roll, the evolution of live performance has felt sorta slow. For every Flaming Lips flight into beach ball and dancing Santa…
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Calendar, Performance Dancers Know Jack

Dancers Know Jack

FRI-SUN 6/3-5 Everyone knows that Jack and Jill went up the hill. But who was Jack, really? Apparently, he was also nimble, hung out on the beanstalk, and used aliases like Horner and Sprat. In an attempt to shed light…
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Music, Reviewed Fischerspooner

Fischerspooner

Now that electroclash has gone the way of countless rails of yayo, New York's Fischerspooner confronts that difficult second album in a post-Scissor Sisters soundscape. Perhaps not coincidentally, Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner opt for a warmer, less processed sound…
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Music, Reviewed Out Hud

Out Hud

So many bland new-wave bands have emerged so far in the '00s that they're beginning to dry up the musical credibility of the original '80s synth-pop and -rock experiments they're ostensibly inspired by. Fischerspooner is supposed to be the New…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

You get the sense that Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow, the co-conspirators behind Pinback, live in a house strewn with intelligent contraptions and futuristic doodads. Take, for example, the device that simultaneously wakes Pee-wee Herman up and cooks…
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Music, Reviewed Fischerspooner

Fischerspooner

Pop without artifice is like Britney without implants. If we didn't want a little fakery with our rhythm and blues, we'd be listening to scratchy old Folkways 78s. But every so often an act is so over-the-top in its self-presentation…
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Music, Reviewed LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

The retro '80s fetish is in full force these days, with acts such as Fischerspooner, W.I.T., and Felix da Housecat rocking bubbly synth-pop and rehashed new wave, and leg warmers, skinny ties, and faux-hawk hairdos turning up all over. As…
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