Ryan Foley

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  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    Scottish indie rock act Bis's 1997 single "Tell It to the Kids" rather neatly expressed the band's overtures: "And now, coming through the airwaves into your home/Introducing the new transistor heroes." San Francisco's hey willpower lacks a simila...

  • 7 years ago

    Vivisecting Tricky's body of work means calling on gender theorists, postmodern feminists, and even Sigmund Freud (if he could overcome the alleged tone-deafness). The Bristol, England artist fills the void created by his mother's death (she commi...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    What makes the Joy Division mythos similarly captivating and difficult to penetrate is it's dominated by three genius spirits, each one threatening to consume the other. There's frontman Ian Curtis, Keats-like in how he conveyed those aspects of h...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields and punk priestess Patti Smith undress for their collaborative CD, The Coral Sea. Shields breaks free from his studio fixations, which typically find him laboring over things such as the color of microp...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    The title of the latest effort by Spiritualized is a play on accident and emergency ward, a place where the group's songwriter and main man, Jason Pierce, spent nearly a month in 2005. That he was shriveled and bed-ridden from bilateral pneumonia,...

  • 7 years ago

    Air's Moon Safari would knock Marcel Proust's dick in the dirt. The distinguished French author would fete the equally distinguished French pop-men for the group's association with one of his pet concepts: involuntary memory. Rather, both Proust a...