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  • Ladyhawke on Performing at San Francisco’s Leather Fetish Fair

    Annual Folsom Street Fair aims for more high-profile lineup

    • (Sub)Culture
  • Ladyhawke Gets Stylishly Gritty

    New Zealand singer uses dreamy style and sounds to conquer stress

    • (Sub)Culture
  • Anxiety

    There is life after—and before—the Eighties. On her 2008 debut, Ladyhawke (New Zealander Phillipa Brown) was a flaming Reagan-era synth-pop revivalist, but on Anxiety, she has cranked up her guitars and given her keyboards a jittery New Wave makeover. The result is a buzzsaw-sharp pop-rock album, full of hard-charging hooks, with one foot toe-tapping in […]

    • Album Reviews
  • Janelle Monae, Ladyhawke Nod to Past and Future With Polished, Poppy SXSW Sets

    Janelle Monáe — the funky R&B rocker Rolling Stone named Hot Sci-Fi Beyoncé on last year's Hot List — likes to make an entrance. The OutKast protégé made not one, but three during her brief Wednesday night SXSW set at Stubb's, first flouncing onto the stage as a female voice-over instructed the audience "no phasers, […]

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