Wednesday, May 22 2002
Some Thoughts on Happiness The Cullen Theater’s stage looked rather bare on Saturday evening: a few pedals, a keyboard, two speakers, an amplifier, a
With their stunning style and remarkable substance, these books are quickly becoming the maximum indulgence for any connoisseur of printed matter.
His films are smart, stylish, and substantive, and he's made his peace with Hollywood without selling out -- truly a hero for our time.
Ridin’ High, Livin’ Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories by Ralph “Sonny” Barger, Keith and Kent Zi
It's unclear whether Barger is feeling his age or atoning for his sins, but it appears he has become an apologist, which is the last thing any biker, especially a Hell's Angel, should be.
Montana is big, very little of it is national park, and David Conklin has given us a guide book that opens a new aspect of the Big Sky, its historic places, to visitors and residents alike.
The balanced appreciation of our appetites that has consumed Charles Bowden for over 25 years has become an increasingly demanding enterprise.
It's a thick work full of tangents and an occasional jangle of jargon that pops up like a current of cold water.
Tuesday, May 21 2002
On this, their second full length release, Tarentel have done the expected and expanded their sound to include new elements and new experiments in sound.
You can’t blame Teenage Fanclub for trying. In fact, they should be commended for their unflappable stick-to-itiveness. After a slew of albums (six, to
Want to hear about some nice Americana- or alt-country-tinged acoustic-based pop? Here’s the catch: it comes from Belgium. Really. This tuneful surprise of a
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death last year, Robert Nesta Marley releases and greatest hits collection popped up periodically in record stores, but
“The Rain Listened and Whispered;My Secret to the City;And Now When it Taps on my Window;It Still Brings That Sad Nostalgia” Translation
Fast forward a year. Independent film director James Bolton was completing his first feature film, Eban & Charley, and asked Stephin Merritt to score his
Alt-country is a rich genre, filled with enough talent and sterling songwriters to prop up two or three other genres, but it takes itself pretty
Wednesday, May 15 2002
The last two times Super Furry Animals played Philadelphia, the band was confined to tiny 21+ venues, despite cult status and chart success overseas. This time
When I found out that Motorhead were playing a show at the World, the WWF’s Times Square entertainment complex, I was delighted. Wrestling and
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Siouxsie and the BansheesPhoto credit: Jennifer Bendery The Charlatans UKPhoto credit: Jennifer Bendery The spiritual rush of being a desert wanderer in a labyrinth of
The X-Files has long been but a pale reflection of the show it once was.
There are so very many characters playing central roles in the second half of the series, and accounting for all of their geneses is tricky indeed.