Wow. Intense video for the gorgeous title track Anthony & The Johnsons’ new live album, Cut The World, starring Wilem Dafoe and Carice van Houten (Melisandre in “Game of Thrones”) as a corporate executive and his secretary. Won’t spoil the shocking plot twist, but let the viewer beware, not for the faint of heart. Or the 1%.

If Antony Hegarty didn’t exist, Lou Reed would have surely invented him. It would be in a song called “Antony Says”, an elegantly twinkling ballad wrapped up in fishnet, mascara and doom, about an anguished androgyne with a canary-in-the-coal-mine voice that makes grown men cry in their souls, singing about the crack in the center of everything, where the light gets in. Fortunately, for the devoted at the half-full Keswick Theater Monday night, Antony is all too real. For it was there that he set the twilight reeling, and that voice — like butter, like crushed velvet, like mercy itself, take your pick — pierced the darkened theater like a ray of light. You could hear it with your ears, of course, but more importantly you felt it in your heart, like the chest-rattling whomp of fireworks reporting in the distance. MORE