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Saturday, June 24 2000

Ian Brown: 25 Jun 2000: Bowery Ballroom — New York

Although John Squire might disagree - that there is life after the Stone Roses.

Tuesday, June 20 2000

The White Stripes: De Stijl

The White Stripes pony up the goods once again and these “modern white blues” taste like five different flavors of splendid, their kingdom may well come.

Steve Earle: Transcendental Blues

Steve Earle, once all but given up for dead, metaphorically if not literally, has been riding a white hot hand since returning from the long dark night of drug addiction and musical oblivion.

Monday, June 19 2000

Various Artists: Frikyiwa Collection 1 / Latin Travels

For a number of years the Six Degrees label has done much to advance awareness of global electronica, which blends traditional world music (apparently defined

Wax Poetic: self-titled

It’s been so long since I’ve listened to something and truly felt it was new. Something so daring, so confusing, you want to

    Erik Truffaz: The Mask

What we have here is one of those good news/bad news type of situations. The good news is, this compilation of songs from three

Todd Rundgren: One Long Year

I bought this record based on the recommendation of a real human being who sent me an e-mail. That’s fitting, as the Internet is

Jeff Golub: Dangerous Curves

Why is it that we’re always stunned when one of our favorite artists jumps from one genre to another? Why would anyone ever leave

Great White: Latest and Greatest

Does it seem like 1987 to anyone else, or is it just me? I swear to god, there have been more rebirths over the last two

The Explosion: Flash Flash Flash

The tattered punk-rock banner has been passed on to a few pimply faced teenagers from suburban New Jersey, and rock ‘n’ roll is a better

Einstürzende Neubauten: Silence Is Sexy

Many bands attempt to defy or destroy the established musical boundaries. Few succeed, and fewer still do so with the fervor and style of Einstürzende Neubauten.

Donna the Buffalo: Positive Friction

There are a lot of bands like Donna the Buffalo out there in America. Cranking up miles on the odometer, appearing at folk festivals hither

Deftones: White Pony

With their third full length release Deftones are continuing on a path to being the most important of the premiere alternative metal bands in the

DJ DB: The Higher Education Drum ‘n’ Bass Session

New York-based Brit, DJ DB, has spent many a year pioneering the drum ‘n’ bass scene on this side of the Atlantic and, with the

Car 44: Platinum Holes

It’s not often that I go ahead and sign up for a band’s mailing list when I check out web sites to prepare

Caustic Resin: The Afterbirth

Unlike fellow Idahoans Built to Spill’s knack for pop sensibility, Caustic Resin’s music sounds not unlike master tapes of riff repetition being dragged

Busta Rhymes: Anarchy

Busta Rhymes’ career path, from being the guy in Leaders of the New School with the truly unique voice and the rhyming method of hyper-articulation

The Allies: D-Day

Music critics these days are likely to write about the renaissance of turntablism as an art form, but hip-hop DJs still don’t get much

Tuesday, June 13 2000

Modest Mouse: The Moon and Antarctica

The scenario here is a familiar one. Guitar, bass, drums trio Modest Mouse, heroes of the indie scene and its self-appointed rock intelligentsia have signed with a major and everyone is mighty concerned that the band will turn sell-out and leave the kids sad and alone.

Monday, June 12 2000

Gentle Readers: HiHoney

In the pre-Lilith Fair days, modern rock radio stations gave their fair share of space to such musicians and Juliana Hatfield and Liz Phair, and

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