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Monday, February 25 2002

Rockfour: Another Beginning

Rockfour’s global debut Another Beginning doesn’t exactly break new ground, nor does it employ previously untapped musical resources to make its point. On


Phantom Planet: The Guest

In 2001 it was an East Coast thing, as many swore by The Strokes' brand of updated Velvet Underground garage rock. In 2002 it may just be a West Coast thing, as we get the sophomore effort from Phantom Planet. The resemblances are uncanny.


Kylie Minogue: Fever

For many US listeners, Kylie Minogue is probably nothing but a faded memory of teen pop from the ‘80s. Another person to have covered “The


Charlie Musselwhite: One Night in America

One Night in America is Charles Musselwhite’s most interesting experiment to date. On this record, Musselwhite says he wanted to explain that blues is


Stanton Moore: Flyin’ the Koop

New Orleans native Stanton Moore has built his career as the founding drummer for popular party band Galactic. While the band is known for their


Lisa Loeb: Cake and Pie

Lisa Loeb was the only unsigned recording artist in history to score a number one single. Her song, “Stay” was written for the film Reality


Neil Finn and Friends: 7 Worlds Collide

Neil Finn has almost completely abandoned that jangly guitar-pop sound that was so integral to Crowded House's success.


Tinsley Ellis: Hell or High Water

On Hell or High Water, Tinsley Ellis does not trot out your usual blues warhorses. What he and his touring band do is provide a


Dressy Bessy: Sound Go Round

Okay, okay! I give, already! I submit to Dressy Bessy and its huge tiny shimmery grimy pop music. Uncle! Dressy Bessy is a Denver band


Cher: Living Proof

The working title for the follow-up album to Cher’s 1998 chart-blazing juggernaut, Believe, was Son of Believe, according to comments issued to the press by


Clinic: Walking With Thee

It certainly feels as if things are starting to shift, right? Britney Spears launches an (ahem) acting career, Ryan Adams making a (relative) splash at


. . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: Source Tags & Codes

Selling out is my fairytale ending. Young, unfocused, yet talented band hones its skills on the indie circuit, releasing a few promising albums before finally


Saturday, February 23 2002

Lazy Dog

Boy George and Perry Farrell may be the more famous names, but there’s no question right now that the most successful artist to make


Friday, February 22 2002

Donald Glaude + Misstress Barbara

Donald Glaude Misstress Barbara Anyone who thinks DJs are boring to watch has never witnessed the crowd-pleasing (or crowd-pandering, depending on your point of view)


Cake

Putting the “and” Back In “Rock and Roll” If you’re not thinking about it like we critics constantly force ourselves to do, you might


Thursday, February 21 2002

Rufus Wainwright

One thing you should know about Rufus Wainwright: he’s absolutely devastating live. He’s no stranger to studio technique, as his albums will attest,


Queen of the Damned (2002)

Late in Queen of the Damned, Aaliyah makes her grand entrance. As Akasha, the “queen of all who are damned” to eternal night and grueling


Queen of the Damned (2002)

In 'Queen of the Damned', there's something more than a little obvious about the vampire Lestat as goth rock superstar.


Dragonfly (2002)

Belief is a big deal in 'Dragonfly', the latest entry in 2002's February Film Dump Sweepstakes.


Tuesday, February 19 2002

Rufus Wainwright

S E T    L I S T 1. Grey Gardens2. Greek Song3. Rebel Prince4. California5. The Consort6. Evil Angel7. In a Graveyard8. La Complainte


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