Richard Byrne’s original glam musical Nero / Pseudo, featuring songs by Jon Langford and Jim Elkington, needs a little more Caligula, I conclude in my Washington City Paper review. Still, it’s a project worth following — and I’ve been following it for a couple of years.
Langford was one of my first opportunities to interview an artist I’d long admired. I talked to him for DCist in 2007 in advance of a mekons show and again the following year before his other great band, the Waco Brothers, came to town.
Bradley Foster Smith in Nero/Pseudo. (C. Stanley Photography)