Sunday, May 9 2010
Even the most eloquent speakers struggle to truly describe their unending passion for music.
Thursday, May 6 2010
Monday, March 29 2010
Juliana Hatfield remains deep in mourning for the days of Crystal Pepsi and Pogs, but can't seem to say anything very intellectual about it here.
Wednesday, January 27 2010
Poignant, and relevant, Amchitka reminds us of a romanticized era when idealism was still able to give way to revolution.
Thursday, December 10 2009
Few live shows are able to communicate a band's heart and soul the way Nirvana's is brilliantly encapsulated here.
Sunday, November 29 2009
No, gays won’t have to march- there are plenty more ways for heroes to come out to battle. What if lynching had gone viral? Remember that Dr. King had no iPhone, hence the distance between Montgomery and Atlanta was enormous, but dwarfed by now the Internet (not to mention I-85).
Tuesday, November 17 2009
Kelly's study provides access to some fascinating theories of, and experiments in, the "wrong" uses of technology as explored by some important sound artists of the phonographic era.
Tuesday, November 10 2009
For better or worse, Bell Horses debut of melancholy electro-pop goes down like water and acts like a sleeping pill.
Wednesday, November 4 2009
Starting with Nevermind, Kurt Cobain intentionally simplified his compositions in order to emphasize their pop components. Less song-focused than later Nirvana works, Bleach acts as an interesting showcase of the band’s musical chops.
Sunday, October 25 2009
Sub Pop's first lens on the grunge scene offers an early look at the signs of flannel to come, and the distinctive regional imprints on the sounds that followed punk.