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Monday, April 22 2002

Black Eyed Dog: Distance Inbetween

Black Eyed Dog hail from Asheville, North Carolina and have a sound that has “been described as somewhere between the pop savvy of Big Star


Sunday, April 21 2002

Uncle Tupelo: Uncle Tupelo 89/93:  Anthology

The story of Uncle Tupelo is, well, legendary. In the mid-1980s, high school friends Jay Farrar (guitar), Jeff Tweedy (bass), and Mike Heidorn (drums)


Josh Clayton-Felt: Spirit Touches Ground

Were it not for the dedication of fans, musicians, and a few brave souls at Dreamworks Records, you would never have had the chance to


Candy Butchers: Play with Your Head

What's missing in so much of modern music is the type of craftsmanship that Mike Viola (who in essence IS the Candy Butchers) brings to his songwriting.


Thursday, April 18 2002

Cassandra Wilson: Belly of the Sun

When the word got out late last year that Cassandra Wilson was recording a blues album in an abandoned train station in Clarksdale, Mississippi, expectations


Pamela Williams: Evolution

What is in many ways an absolutely run of the mill smooth jazz offering is generating great interest within the UK soul fraternity. This is


Varnaline: self-titled

The latest Varnaline record, Songs in a Northern Key, has gotten a lot of positive press, and for good reason -– it’s a damn


Ed Harcourt: Here Be Monsters

He’s 23 years old, he’s a multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter, he seems like a good person and has lots of quirky quotes, and this, his


Louise Goffin: Sometimes a Circle

It can’t be easy trying to establish yourself as a singer/songwriter when you’re a child of a well-known musician, let alone two


Glide: Disappear Here

August 20, 1999 probably doesn’t strike you as a particularly dark day in the history of pop music. However, there’s a damn good reason that


François K: Deep and Sexy

Not many artists survived disco’s crash and burn, but DJ/producer François Kevorkian (or François K as he now likes to be


Deryl Dodd: Pearl Snaps

It's 1992, and a relatively unknown Martina McBride has gone from selling T-shirts to opening for the very well known Garth Brooks. For part of her road band, McBride chooses a good-looking Texan who's been in Nashville for about six months.


Time Out (2001)

A surpassingly rich and urgent movie about the way we live now.


The Survivors (2002)

It's not as though 'The Survivors' takes its survivalists seriously.


Nine Queens (2000)

Nine Queens' class analysis is acute, and narrowly focused on defining the characters.


Murder by Numbers (2002)

'Murder by Numbers' isn't about solving the case; it's about solving Cassie (Sandra Bullock).


The Last Waltz (2002)

The Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.


Wednesday, April 17 2002

JP Torres and his Cuban All-Stars: Cuba Swings

How’s this for an idea? Take some of the best-known tunes from the Swing Era (nearly all taken from Gershwin, Ellington, or Glen Miller)


her space holiday: Manic Expressive

I gave this album an unusually biased first listen after having bought Marc Bianchi’s first LP, Home is Where You Hang Yourself, listened to


Fu Manchu: California Crossing

Fu Manchu have perfected the art of irreverent rock over the course of their five-album discography. Consecutive albums crammed with cranking riffs, odd lyrical themes


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