Voodoo Review: No Cure for The Cure

It was hard not to become obsessed with Robert Smith’s head. Time and thinning hair has made his trademark tangle harder to pull off. Someone on Twitter thought it resembled Spanish moss, but I replied that was unkind to moss. It left me wondering if he has a round head, and how far back the male pattern balding starts. I don’t write this to be unkind, but watching Smith move methodically and unhurriedly through the first 20 minutes of The Cure’s set invited a consideration of him. What’s he like at home these days?

Treme: Let's Make a Deal

This week's episode does what Treme was made to do - illuminate a fundamental drama that most of us face.If things go according to plan, most of us will not have to survive a zombie apocalypse and track down a devious computer hacker/killer? More likely: How badly do you want your dream, and what deals will you make to achieve it? Annie (Lucia Micarelli) approaches manager Marvin Frey (Michael Cerveris) and asks, "Where do I sign?" and the scene could only have played more Faustian if it was shot in brimstone smell-o-vision.

Yea, Snarky and the Saints Home Opener

This week's Milk Run starts fast with daytime action today at the Rock 'n' Bowl (see the BTE Open in "Other Stuff") and Yeasayer tonight at the Republic. Here's the upcoming week at a glance.

Friday: Yeasayer, Daedelus, 9 p.m., The Republic: The Brooklyn indie rock band's one constant is stylistic change, and the recent Fragrant World finds them putting aside their maximalist impulses in favor of a more techno-pop mode. (tickets)