Wolf Parade singer/songwriter Dan Boeckner and his wife, Alexei Perry, are a little crazy and lot in love -- and their tour-opening show as the Handsome Furs Friday night at New York City's Mercury Lounge proved it. The Canadian duo couldn't take their eyes -- or hands -- off each other while playing music trivia with the crowd and delivering the gritty guitar and club beats of their new album, Face Control, with the energy of a sugar-high six-year-old.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »