Thursday, September 19 2002
There’s a lyric from “Your Heart Is a Muscle” on the Quails’ latest release Atmosphere that runs, “Your heart’s a muscle the size
Thirsty Ear’s Blue Series, a collection with more than a dozen discs from “out-there” jazz artists, would seem to be the perfect vehicle for
Before the 2001 release of Tool’s near-masterpiece Lateralus, the more progressive form of heavy metal seemed dormant for the better part of a decade (aside
It was all going so well for Migala. Their first two records, Diciembre 3 A.M. and Así Duele un Verano, did so well in their
The Complete Miles Davis at Montreux is, at first glance, a daunting proposition: 20 CDs that do nothing less than document every performance the legendary trumpet
Blood on the Tracks is the one album that rises above all other contenders, obscuring them in its titanic blaze, because it is, at once, so familiar as well as mysterious, and so seemingly simple and yet unruly.
“Now country music, that’s American music!” This kind of remark always makes me shake my head because what the speaker probably means is that
As his last name implies, Frank Black is built for noir. Once the brains behind the seminal yet deceased pop-punk outfit, Pixies, he is continually,
Burr Steers' first feature is populated by exceptionally quirky characters, most related by blood.
Sabotaging the happy play of color, song, and glamour with a deeply felt despair, Ozon has finally made his subversiveness genuinely surprising.
For these few minutes, The Banger Sisters venerates imperfection and adventure.
Sever grabs the big old gun inside and shoots in exquisite slo-mo. She even works in a hairflip.
Wednesday, September 18 2002
One of the benefits of being a bona fide indie rock band is that you can cut and paste from other, more firmly established and
Ah, the Dutch. The nation that brought us windmills and wooden shoes has also brought us more than its fair share of pounding, hyperkinetic, cheesy
There are times an album comes along which simply has to be played again and again. Ernie Cruz Jr.‘s Portraits is one such album.
As we get closer and closer to a major Britney backlash as a whole slew of teen girls get a little bit older and reject
For all his revolutionary screams and squeals, James Brown stopped making groundbreaking grooves a couple of decades ago. Still, the gems that went straight to
So there won’t be a baseball strike. The question is, does anyone care? As contract talks dragged on during the last week of August,
It’s undoubtedly true what people say, that guitar great Roy Buchanan was underrated during his lifetime. He was raised in Pixley (great name for
I’ve begun to worry whether I’m becoming too enthusiastic about music, raving about nearly every band I see and every record I hear