Tuesday, April 2 2002
See a band credited to a deceased leader the Benny Goodman Orchestra, for instance and you think old, out-of-touch, lame, boring you get the picture.
Perhaps you would find it fascinating to consider the oft-discussed awkward sexuality of Michael Jackson at age 43 in the context of the Love Songs on
“I’m stuck in ways of sadistic joy / My talent only goes as far as to annoy.” —“Main Offender” The genres known as power-pop and
There is an unwritten rule to indie pop: it must come from a broken heart. And the Britpop band Hefner capitalizes on this, putting out
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When a band boasts not one, but two theremin players in its lineup, that’s usually not a good sign. The B.S. alarm sounds;
Elvin Bishop is one of the best, famous for pouring upbeat and happy music out of the blues. This “Best Of” in all fairness to
Monday, April 1 2002
What the hell is post-post-punk? Well, let’s work backwards: punk rock was slammin’ good times before fracturing into millions of subgenres, at which point
At the end of 2001, I took a pass on the opportunity to write a “best albums of 2001” list for any of the various publications that
The Posies are back. Or were they ever gone? Two years after announcing they would never play together again, here is proof that breaking up
The Pernice Brothers come from a different universe. They make music as if they’re from some parallel reality where three-minute songs teeming with guitars
Out of the voices and din of what sounds like some late night hipster hot spot comes the low rumble of a piano, like an
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In recent years, it appears that record companies have done everything and anything possible to ensure longstanding artists or those on the wane continue to
Babe, I dig your sound! No really, I’m not just saying that. It’s so—how should I put this—original! What do you
Friday, March 29 2002
Reverend Horton Heat Nashville Pussy As I arrive at the Irving Plaza just a few minutes before Nashville Pussy are to begin their show, I
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OK, imagine this. You’re standing in the beautiful Aragon Ballroom in Chicago watching the latest hyped multimedia event. You’d right click on the
Driving, driving, driving. Listening to music and driving. Driving, driving, missing the exit off I-495 and driving. You’d think there’d be more signage
Brown Sugar & the Emperor of Wyoming Songbirds of the rock era have never had it easy in the pop arena. Some, like Joni Mitchell,