Tuesday, November 21 2006
MXPX rocks hard, and sometimes hardly rocks.
Chicago’s Third Wheel was founded by two life-long friends, Jeremy Babcock and Shawn Schlag, who’ve been performing under that moniker for over a
Inca Ore and Lemon Bear get together and put on a clinic in difficult listening.
Monday, November 20 2006
Chef Raekwon gets the live treatment.
In which our heroes learn that one doesn't have to be screaming all the time to make great grindcore.
Sunday, November 19 2006
Zombie Nation's new disc almost finds a place between indie-centric heavy metal disco and more commercial minded electro.
This is a debut? Somebody sign these guys already!
Rarely does an album with as little sound as Weird Feelings by the Weird Weeds require so much effort from listeners. Actually, few albums have
If you like disposable Top 40 R&B pop, Natalie's Everything New will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Friday, November 17 2006
In his 11th novel Carl Hiaasen doesn't focus on his favorite subject -- the spoiling of Florida. He turns it personal in a tale about how we treat each other.
Collection of home recordings and rare tracks is intermittently beautiful, but not a cohesive entry point for non-fans of Songs of Green Pheasant
Thursday, November 16 2006
Calling out T. Rex, Slade and especially Led Zeppelin, this NYC trio splices monster hooks and thunderous drums to catchy glam-rocking choruses.
Boamaster feels like an enticing pre-sexual tease, centred on cocoons, secrecy, and a dark, faintly threatening, aura of childishness.
French producer I:Cube (Nicolas Chaix) offers this set recorded live at the Planetarium de La Villette in Paris during the StarBall festival last year.
Short programme, late Romantic post-Liszt piano music, freshly composed and freshly played con amore.
In the rap world, a brush with death can be the necessary fodder to turn heads, as the chart-dazzled 50 Cent and Cam’Ron have discovered
Wednesday, November 15 2006
The fourth album from Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Lily Frost is an addictive delight.
Another insufficiently bargain-priced, too short selection from Billie Holiday's happiest years.
The You is rough around the edges and stylistically all over the place, but Josh Verbanets' debut points to a bright future.
This 27-year-old Brazilian guitarist has chops to spare and some very talented friends; if it wasn’t only 35 minutes long, one could well describe On