Andy Greenwald

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Gerard Way Meets Iggy Pop

With his wild onstage antics and upcoming "sleazy Detroit rock" album, My Chemical Romance's frontman is a true disciple of The Stooges. "I didn't want…
Andy Greenwald / March 25, 2010

Vampire Weekend: The Graduates

When Ezra Koenig was a sophomore at Columbia University, his main extracurricular activity was his (white) rap duo, L'Homme Run. They composed and performed verbally…
Andy Greenwald / February 25, 2008

My Chemical Romance, ‘The Black Parade’ (Reprise)

It's both fascinating and kind of terrifying to imagine the bedroom of a teenage Gerard Way, the pasty, fiendish frontman of My Chemical Romance. The…
Andy Greenwald / October 24, 2006

The Chosen Foo

The road to Studio 606, the new, multimillion-dollar Foo Fighters headquarters, isn't paved with gold. Rather, it's paved with common asphalt, marred by rush-hour traffic,…
Andy Greenwald / August 1, 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND: Scotland’s Finest Conquer America!

THEY'RE ARTY SCOTTISH HIPSTERS WHO REFER TO THEMSELVES AS A "WEE GANG"AND WRITE SONGS ABOUT HORNY BOYS CAVORITING IN DANCE CLUBS. YOU'D THINKTHEY'D…
Andy Greenwald / October 6, 2004

Bands to Watch – My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way--with his ghostly pallor, longunwashed hair, and goth boots--would probably always look out of placesipping iced coffee at…
Andy Greenwald / September 14, 2004

Bands to Watch – Rilo Kiley

JennyLewis and Blake Sennett are two of the most successful child actorsever. Consider the following: Neither one is an irredeemabledrug-addled lout. And Tina Yothers never…
Andy Greenwald / August 9, 2004

Taking Back Sunday, ‘Where You Want to Be’ (Victory)

If hip-hop is the CNN of the streets, then emo is the Instant Messenger of the suburbs. Taking Back Sunday won a passionate fanbase by…
Andy Greenwald / August 3, 2004

Emo Heroes Taking Back Sunday’s Long-Awaited Return

Taking Back SundayWhere You Want to Be(Victory)…
Andy Greenwald / August 2, 2004

Bands to Watch – The Thermals

Nothinglike the constant gloom of Portland, Oregon, and the prospect of lifeas a manicured folk act to transform a couple of mild-mannered indierockers into slobbering,…
Andy Greenwald / June 28, 2004

Emo Trend Alert: Adding a classical instrument!

You can only break a heart so many ways. That's the problemfacing today's glut of emo bands–open-tuned guitars,weepy lyrics, and fan sing-alongs won't separate you…
Andy Greenwald / March 31, 2004

David Cross, ‘Let America Laugh’ (Sub Pop)

As the bald half of late-'90s sketch-comedy duo Mr. Show, David Cross perfected a particular strain of prissy, highly articulate rage. In 2002, Cross took…
Andy Greenwald / February 23, 2004

Trend of the Year: Mainstreamo

Last year, Gerard Way was struggling. His band, My ChemicalRomance, had just recorded their debut record -- the operatic andemotionally dense I Brought You My…
Andy Greenwald / December 24, 2003

Death Cab for Cutie, ‘Transatlanticism’ (Barsuk)

It's possible--and profitable--to build a career on being young and hopeless. But comb your faux-hawk down, flip it, and reverse it: Death Cab for Cutie…
Andy Greenwald / October 8, 2003

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