Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
Denis Leary sports a Daryl Hall haircut as Johnny Rock, an infamously indulgent, self-destructive leader of a fictional 1990s band called the Heathens in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
Circling back on tour for its 2014 album, Brill Bruisers, the indie wall-of-sound band, led by A.C. Newman - sorry, Neko Case and Dan Bejar are on the record, but not on the tour - rock out in harmony. With Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. Sunday at Union Transfer.