Tuesday, January 14 2003
Try as you might, it would be next to impossible to find a sound anywhere near as bizarre and disjointed as that of Finnish band,
Wanna know more about new Brazilian music than most Brazilians? Check out this debut record by the coolest underground group in that crazy wonderful country.
David Cross is an engaging intelligent comedic force that aims for the jugular at a time when others don’t. As a society, we have
So where is the new home of country music? Nashville? Well, traditionally it has been, but it is more or less the pop crossover capital
Generally speaking, the rules governing pop music authenticity are strict. Arbitrarily conceived terminology like “real rock and roll”, hip-hop’s mantra “keepin’ it real”, and
At last, following what seems like a million sound alike nu-metal bands, a major label has the balls to push one unlike hardly any band
Monday, January 13 2003
Ragazza defines their label’s mission as promoting the “extraordinary female sensibility in contemporary, past and future pop music”. Thankfully, they’re much more selective
It’s an idea tailor-made for a pop band that hails from a country that spends part of the year bathed in near-perpetual daylight and
Culling 30 years of music into two discs is a daunting task. So it should come as little surprise that the recent Sony compilation, The Essential
Joss Stone isn’t able to buy a beer in the United States! Hell, she might not be able to drive in many of them.
There’s not a lot of room in the rap game for saucy badmouthed chicks unless they’re talking about sex or shoes. Even then,
Sunday, January 12 2003
Few British bands have come close to matching the remarkable string of excellent albums that Pulp has put together over the past 10 years.
NAAM Brigade comes highly recommended. They’ve been lauded by industry heavyweights like Funkmaster Flex and DJ Kay Slay, praised by fellow Philly artists like
Little did my rural mail carrier know he was delivering an incendiary device when he slipped that brown flat cardboard mailer in that nondescript rural
This duo from New Delhi is out to prove that there is more to Indian techno than just bhangra and electro-tabla whiz Karsh Kale. Ultimately,
The stories of small rock bands against the mighty labels litter the pages of music history like so many bad parables. David and Goliath ad
About midway through the first listen of Mississippi Fred McDowell’s Mama Says I’m Crazy, I’d more or less decided to write off
Guided By Voices’ 10-song EP The Pipe Dreams of Instant Prince Whippet is release #24 in The Fading Captain Series, which GBV captain Robert Pollard uses
OK, heads down again, rockers. It’s time to plunge ahead (again) into Eternal Recurrence, that noisy wheel that routinely spits out nice chunks of
Before listening to Franklin Bruno’s new CD, throw on your bathing suit, grab a glass of lemonade with a little umbrella sticking out, and