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Antony and the Johnsons: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 2 April 2009

WHEN ANTONY and the Johnsons' I Am a Bird Now won this year's Mercury Prize, he brought a world of outsiders into the light. His songs blur gender borders, referencing both the Eighties sexual subversives he idolised as a child – Marc Almond, Boy George – and the transgressive New York demi-monde of Andy Warhol, Candy Darling and Lou Reed. 

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