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Wednesday, April 7 2004

WHO’S 40?

Gazing up at the carved images on rock music's Mount Rushmore, one will see greatness in a variety of forms: The Beatles as mop topped pioneers; the Rolling Stones as sneering pop marvels; Led Zeppelin as bombastic virtuosos; and the Who as, well, the Who. It can be argued that success and immortality were assured for three of the four, but somehow the Who survived in spite of themselves to become the best of the bunch.


Sunday, April 4 2004

Art Imitates Angst

In Stoned and Dethroned, Slater Bradley's recent exhibit at Chelsea's Team Gallery, the photographer pays homage to Kurt Cobain on the 10 year anniversary of his untimely death.


Tuesday, March 23 2004

Black Roots Renaissance: Robert Randolph and the Family

Robert Randolph is on the cutting edge of a Black Roots Renaissance, on the strength of his mastery of the pedal steel guitar, or the 'Sacred Steel' as the folks refer to it. Playing an instrument with a long history, Robert Randolph is taking black music back to its roots.


Saturday, March 20 2004

Day Four (Music): Celebrities Gone Wild and Grand Finale

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Day Five: The Indie Aesthetic

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


BMI’s Rojo, Caliente y Verde: Generacion Alternativa

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Day Four: Business Unusual

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Day Three (Music): Rubbed Elbows and Bad Audio

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Day Three: Family Values

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Palm Greasing and The Next Big Thing

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Day Two: Politics as Usual

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Day One Music: Star Search

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Day One (In Which a Scene is Made)

The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.


Thursday, March 18 2004

Matthew Shipp, Restless Visionary Behind the Blue Series

Matthew Shipp is the most adventurous, prolific jazz musician out there, bar none. That's saying something in a genre that, at least on its fringes, is made up almost exclusively of adventurous, prolific types. The closest competition comes in the form of frequent collaborators like William Parker.


Friday, March 12 2004

The Slack Key Lady: An Interview with Cindy Combs

PopMatters checks in with Cindy Combs, the only solo female artist on Dancing Cat Records.


The Weight of Words: An Interview with Clearlake

'I think for music to be good, it needs to go quite deep,' says Jason Pegg, front man of British rock band Clearlake. But are American audiences -- who will get their first taste of Clearlake this spring as they tour with the Decemberists and Stereolab -- ready to go deep with them? PopMatters takes a look.


Monday, March 1 2004

Going Negative

Even if we never cease to be captivated by dirt, we need also to focus on substantive matters.


AIDS on TV

Oprah's appearance on Primetime Live did put faces and stories behind the devastating realities of the African AIDS crisis.


Thursday, February 26 2004

White Supremacist Games or Just More of the Same?

The reaction to these games [Ethnic Cleansing and White Law], while relatively silent within the popular media, has been relatively strong from liberal America. Shocked by the message and content, these games have been too easily dismissed as extremist venom that only reflects a small segment of the American population.


Saturday, February 14 2004

Below the Love: Writings on Valentine’s Day

by PopMatters Music Writers - This Valentine's Day, PopMatters writers have culled the best from popular culture -- past, present, and future -- to give in-depth insight into the world's most revered (and vilified) emotion.


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