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Thursday, May 23 2002

Airport 5: Life Starts Here

After witnessing a particularly uninspired performance by a usually-pretty-good local band (who shall remain nameless), my friend Curtis turned to me and said “sounded like


Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2002)

Director Shohei Imamura might be Japanese cinema's answer to Tom Waits.


Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is about preserving rugged individualism and protecting the homeland.


Lagaan (2001)

The most remarkable aspect of Lagaan is its triumphant righting of historical wrongs.


Insomnia (2002)

The sun doesn't go down in Insomnia.


Enough (2002)

J-Lo rocks combat boots.


Alberto Giacometti (2001) - PopMatters Film Review )

They form a chilling glimpse into the indifference of the universe against which Giacometti worked.


Wednesday, May 22 2002

Vermont: Calling Albany

Calling Albany is a great sounding record; its warm and pleasant guitars, keyboards, pedal steel and percussion sit in an intimate but artfully produced sound


Télépopmusik: Genetic World

There are going to be a lot of people who fall head over heels for France’s latest electronic export, Télépopmusik. After all,


Ready for the World: The Best of Ready for the World (20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collect

When the phrase “hair band” is used, images of heavy metal groups of the ‘80s like Twisted Sister, Kiss or Poison immediately come to mind.


Nathaniel Merriweather: Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By

Anything with Dan “The Automater” Nakamura’s name attached to it is going to have a certain comic eccentricity about it, as evidenced by Gorillaz,


Damian Marley: Halfway Tree

When you’re the offspring of a famous person, especially a musician, one is often found in a no-win situation. If you decide to follow


Ben Kweller: Sha Sha

It seems like Ben Kweller has grown up. He has already had a lifetime of music industry experience, from two well-received, self-released solo efforts to


Extreme: The Best of Extreme (The Millennium Collection)

When viewing the career of Boston-based rock ‘n’ rollers Extreme, you find that the band’s greatest successes were on Billboard‘s Album Rock chart,


The Weakerthans

The WeakerthansPhoto credit: Kelly Miller There are bands that I like. There are bands that I really like. Then there are bands that just plain


Merlefest

Doc WatsonPhoto credit: Scott Waldman Gillian WelchPhoto credit: Scott Waldman David “Honeyboy” EdwardsPhoto credit: Scott Waldman Tim O’BrienPhoto credit: Scott Waldman MERLEFEST: AN INTRODUCTION


Timo Maas

Timo Maas is one of those rare DJs with a style so distinctive he’s virtually a genre unto himself. Freely shifting from techno to


Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian S E T    L I S T Fuck This ShitThere’s Too Much LoveWomen’s RealmI’m Waking Up To


Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian Upon arrival in my seat in Upper Darby, PA’s old, pretty Tower Theater, two things are clear: 1) Belle & Sebastian are


Laurie Anderson

Some Thoughts on Happiness The Cullen Theater’s stage looked rather bare on Saturday evening: a few pedals, a keyboard, two speakers, an amplifier, a


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