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Monday, March 26 2001

India.Arie: Acoustic Soul

In every way, this 25-year-old from Atlanta out of Denver looks and sounds the part of the new soul songstress—conscious and serious, clever and,


The Fletcher Pratt: Nine By Nine

What do the recordings 12 by 5 by The Rolling Stones, London Calling by The Clash, We Are Painter Men by The Creation, Kinda Kinks by The


Shawn Colvin: Whole New You

Shawn Colvin may have settled down in Austin, but she has no illusions about romantic idealism.


Jeff Beck: Blow by Blow / Wired

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Tuesday, March 20 2001

Neil Michael Hagerty

It was a real joy to see Mr. Hagerty play his guitar.


Monday, March 19 2001

Steve Earle / Stacey Earle

20 March 2001: Dave's on Dickson - Fayetteville, Arkansas.


    Various Artists: The Amos House Collection, Vol. 1

I don’t own many compilations that I’d call “essential”. They’re usually not that kind of animal; I mean, how often do you


    Various Artists: Colonel Jeffrey Pumpernickel

Ah, the concept album. The drool and cringe factors on this topic run to pretty severe extremes. Many love it—bring on the operatic drama!


    Various Artists: Beats and Pieces Volume Two

Most BBE compilations are themed, either presenting the favourites of leading DJs or exploring the lesser known tributaries of the various genres mentioned above. With


    Luther Thomas Human Arts Ensemble: Funky Donkey Vol. 1 & 2

At the risk of over-simplification, I think it is possible to detect two distinct trajectories within the Free Jazz movement from its beginnings at the


    Toadies: Hell Below/Stars Above

Back in 1994, when grunge was enjoying its hey day, Toadies released their debut album Rubberneck, quickly selling over a million copies based on the strength


    Silent Poets: To Come

Good to see Japan’s Silent Poets getting an American release through Atlantic picking up on their output for the innovative Parisian label, Yellow. What


    Seafood: Surviving the Quiet

I’ll let you in on a little bit about me. I’m bored with everything in my stereo at the moment. My music purchasing


    Sunshine: Velvet Suicide

Heavy on the post-punk elements yet lacking the “aura” of true greatness, the Eastern European trio Sunshine has recorded a thoroughly good bunch of songs


    Powderfinger: Odyssey #5

You don’t really hear what all the fuss is about until you’re well into Odyssey Number Five‘s third track, “The Metre”. Then,


    Old 97s: Satellite Rides

Over the last handful of years, the Old 97s have gone from playing rock-ish country music to slightly country-ish rock music, to pop-ish rock that


    Ohgr: Welt

Last Saturday night I went to a “goth party” on a boat in Chelsea Piers, New York City. This goth barge contained three floors and


    Mumble & Peg: All My Waking Moments in a Jar

The first moments of Mumble & Peg’s All My Waking Moments in a Jar declares “This is pointless” and “Mumble & Peg hates you”


    The Mary Janes: Flame

With their country-tinged blend of indie-folk rock, The Mary Janes may not be for everyone, but their music is executed with such intelligence and heart,


    Linus of Hollywood: Let Yourself Be Happy

Anyone who has had a song featured on the Dude, Where’s My Car? soundtrack gets my stamp of approval. Not that I ever saw


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