Best Music of 2003 | Andy Hermann | 28 Dec 2003 // 6:00 PM
Into the Wild Blue Yonder: Adventures with the Blue Man Group | 8 Jul 2003 // 7:00 PM
The Blue Man Group's greatest talent is for making thrilling visual and sonic mayhem out of the act of banging on things, from their trademark PVC tubes to barrels filled with paint to, well, just big-ass, loud drums. Their second greatest talent is for taking the conventions of the avant-garde and making them work as mass entertainment.
Best Music of 2002: Andy Hermann | 15 Dec 2002 // 6:03 PM
Best of 2001: Andy Hermann | 16 Dec 2001 // 6:03 PM
Adventures in Dust: A Journal of the 2001 Burning Man Festival | 27 Sep 2001 // 7:00 PM
What follows is less a review than a personal narrative. Maybe a journalistic recap of Burning Man is possible, but to me it misses the point. It's a participatory event, and everyone's experience of it is extremely different.