Stories by Dan Loughry

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New Album From The 1975 Ditches Perfect Pop-Rock for Genre-Defying Maximalism

Notes on a Conditional Form, the fourth release from The 1975, opens — as do all three albums before it — with a track called, of course, “The 1975.” Usually they are brief snapshots of what’s on vocalist Matt Healy’s mind, a short agenda of things to come. Over an[…]

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Yuval Hadidi’s Hot Daddy Drama ’15 Years’ Tackles Hot-Button Issues of the Gay Community

Set on the cusp of an anniversary and its immediate aftermath, Yuval Hadadi’s film 15 Years (available now on DVD/VOD) is a Hot Daddy Drama. And, yes, I mean to capitalize those words. Yoav (Oded Leopold), a successful 42-year-old architect in Tel Aviv, and his younger partner Dan (Udo Persi),[…]

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Music
SONIKKU’s Debut ‘Joyful Death’ Could Be the Gayest Dance Pop Album of the Year

SONIKKU, the name under which the artist Tony Donson records, knows the history of dance music, entwined, as it is, with our own.  He spins under the moniker DJ Sonikku at Adonis — a queer Tottenham rave — and he may have just released the gayest dance pop of the[…]

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Entertainment
Now That’s What I Call Music: 12 Albums That Are Even Better When You’re Stoned

Two albums from each decade since the 60’s, spanning all genres, that just might light you up

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