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Thursday, July 18 2002

Lovely & Amazing (2002)

Even as the girls in Holofcener's world have their own problems, they provide acutely recognizable reflections.


K-19 (2002)

For all its efforts to offer other views, 'K-19' is an all too average U.S. war movie.


Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Busta out-acts and out-spectacularizes Tyra Banks.


Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

The we-love-'50s-giant bug-movies homage by Independence Day and Godzilla makers.


The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

Undertakes yet another examination of the restraints of orthodox Western religion.


Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)

It's near-endlessly entertaining to watch him handle the crocodiles.


Wednesday, July 17 2002

Various Artists: The Stiff Generation

Most reviews of tribute albums start with something about how tributes are a dicey proposition, and how the best tributes capture the spirit of the


Paul Westerberg: Stereo / Mono

“This is rock and roll recorded poorly, played in a hurry, with sweaty hands and unsure reasons. How it sounds, what it says, who played


Starlet: When Sun Falls on My Feet

The phrase “Swedish pop” has been known to confuse more than a few casual music fans. For most, the first artist to leap to mind


Penniless: Anola

Penniless has this sort of graph on their website of the bands reviewers most often name when searching for comparisons. Though I have visited many


Marah: Float Away with the Friday Night Gods

For Philadelphia brothers Dave and Serge Bielanko, the cornerstones behind roots rock group Marah, a change of pace, scenery and attitude was definitely in the


The Mooney Suzuki: Electric Sweat

Urgent and exciting, Electric Sweat by The Mooney Suzuki is not for the passive listener. With 10 noisy and racing songs, the album gets blood pumping


Ray Kane: Wa’ahila

Ray Kane is one of the few guitarists who can thank fish for his music. At one time, the art of Hawaiian slack key guitar


Oasis

S E T    L I S T Fuckin’ in the BushesHelloThe Hindu TimesHung in a Bad PlaceGo Let It OutColumbiaMorning GloryStop Crying Your


Marah

S E T    L I S T [2 July 2002][Ah, The Rocky Theme . . .]Friday Night GodsFloat AwayThe CatfishermanLeavingSoulPoint BreezeDreamingCrying on an AirplanePeople of the


Lift to Experience

It’s been over a year since the official release of Lift to Experience’s debut album, but most people hardly know they exist. I,


Elf Power + The Gerbils

Elf Power “Standard Elephant 6 fare” is how I heard one person describe the line-up of last Monday’s show at the Middle East in Cambridge,


Chargers Street Gang

In my review of Jucifer’s recent New York appearance, I remarked that I had found the band’s recorded work underwhelming, but their concert


Better Than Ezra

S E T    L I S T MisunderstoodGoodAllison FoleyRollingLive AgainExtra OrdinaryKing of New OrleansRosealiaAt the Stars/On FireWaxing or WaningThis Time of YearLifetimeDesperately


The Real World XI: Chicago

MTV's 'The Real World' has become a mainline for cultural propagation. The archetype of the 'reality tv' genre, this weekly, pretend-documentary consolidates, edits, and cannibalizes culture.


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