Thursday, January 30 2003
The more time you spend with Motel of Fools, the more all of these feelings of incompleteness begin to make sense.
Hearing dub for the first time in any surroundings is a unique experience, since the musical qualities of the genre have two separate (and, let’
A good music mix goes beyond the ego that all too often clouds the judgment of artists as they assemble tracks for their album releases.
It feels pretty pointless to recount Elton John’s achievements. You know how many hits Elton John has had. You know which songs of his
Never has a band been more aptly named than the Hot Club of Cowtown. They are one part Django Reinhardt’s and Stephane Grappelli’s
Wait a sec, aren’t there two original sounds of Sheffield? On the one hand, you had Def Leppard, a buncha sloppy, hungry teenagers who
It’s hard to get excited about a band like the Aluminum Group. Their lush little bliss-pop ditties are so breezy, so innocuous, so squeaky-clean,
For all its protests to the contrary, in this movie, everything is exactly what it seems.
So physically vigorous is It All Starts Today that at times, it resembles an action picture staged before blackboards and on playgrounds.
The casualties are the film's raison d'etre -- the more incredible and creative, the better.
There's much more going on 'outside' of the film . . . than inside it.
Wednesday, January 29 2003
The family that plays together stays together. Those that caught Seattle-to-New York rock family émigrés the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players during their
My brother and I walk into a sea of Wisconsin blues fanatics. These people are hardcore, dude: everyone, from the grey-ponytailed men and women whirling
I’m supposed to tell you about Hot Hot Heat. I’m supposed to drop smug, all-knowing categorizations. Like “prog-rock.” Or “mod-rock.” Or “retro-punk.” Or “
Barreling through like hillbilly rebels being chased by a fleet of flag-stamped SUVs, Steve Earle and company supplied rocking ruminations on peace, love and understanding
Tuesday, January 28 2003
Let’s say you’re Mario Hernandez. You used to be half of indie hero act Ciao Bella with your high school buddy Jamie McCormick,
There are always those moments where, suddenly, the body warms effortlessly, muscles unknot, and breathing becomes slow and steady. There is an almost euphoric feeling,
The live rock ‘n’ roll album has never gotten a lot of respect. Conventional wisdom says that a rock show is best experienced in the
Despite the attention that’s been refocused on the Motor City since the ascendancy of the White Stripes as critical and popular darlings, many of
If only their scene weren’t so damn overcrowded, Operation Makeout could be the best band in Vancouver today. As it happens, they’re the