Mikael Wood

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  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    This diverting five-song EP inaugurates ex-Libertine Pete Doherty's new contract with the only American label brave enough to sign a world-renowned junkie hell-bent on seeing how far the English judicial system can be pushed before it throws him i...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    In eyelinered Chicago goth-pop wanna-bes Kill Hannah's sort-of hit "Kennedy," singer Mat Devine brags that he wants to be a Kennedy and, after living fast and breaking hearts and kissing the girls of centerfolds on the tongue, die young. We don't ...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Whatever your politics, you have to admit that the title of Impeach My Bush, the third album by Berlin-based raunch-rap mistress Peaches, is a joke whose time has come. (Titles might be Peaches' true talent — see also 2003's Fatherfucker.) Wh...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    The old-school Brooklyn-based dance-punks in Radio 4 vividly illustrated their dissatisfaction with The Man on 2004's pissed-off Stealing of a Nation, but they forgot to have any fun in the process, which made joining their underground resistance ...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    No band in indie rock today has a more badass name than this Austin quintet's. Say it with relish: I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness. Makes you just wanna break up with somebody, doesn't it? The badassness doesn't stop at their name, either, lik...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    In December's Vibe, Mary J. Blige said that even though she's comfortable revealing her abs in photographs, "I ain't giving you titty, nipple, pubic hair or damn near clitoris." While that's certainly the most colorful quote uttered by a public fi...