Tuesday, May 14 2002
There are not a lot of crescendos in Sade’s music. No bells, whistles or trumpets-literally or figuratively. Not a lot of screaming, testifying or
Lots of artists have endeavored to combine elements of jazz and house, but no one has done it as seamlessly as St. Germain’s Ludovic
Swedish punkers Millencolin made quite the breakthrough with their last record, Pennybridge Pioneers. On their first three records, changes to their sound were hardly noticeable,
There’s an irony in “Amarillo Sky”, the first song and title track of McBride and The Ride’s fourth album after a nearly 10-year
Yeah, Donna the Buffalo are a jam band, a designation that conjures up images of tie-dies, a dancing style that was surely born on a
A sticker on the front of the CD of Elvis Costello’s new album When I Was Cruel reads “Elvis Costello’s first loud album
Monday, May 13 2002
Though definitely Southern in tone, 'You Know Better' delves into core problems currently plaguing the African-American community across the country. Never mind that Mulberry is a small-town; the issues addressed are rampant from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles.
Correa's 'Spy's Fate' is a must for any spy novel enthusiast. Beyond this, the book is an important political statement, and being written in a Cuban voice, it is an amazing one.
Harvey wishes to illustrate how by appealing to and then upsetting the kinds of emotional allegiance audiences give to established cinematic conventions, a more complex and compelling kind of affection emerges, one drawn by oddity and extremity and not the tried and true.
Fox's book is not just another Hollywood cry for attention hidden in the form of an autobiography. Though he may be known primarily for his work as actor, movies and movie making are not why Fox put pen to paper.
The book transcends the basic coming-out narrative by entering into a near fantasy world in which Newell never has to confront society.
Thursday, May 9 2002
Oh! JoJo. No one with a heart could fail to succumb to the eccentric charms of America’s most sincere songwriter. Probably one of the
The first time you listen to Things Change, you start trying to nestle it into neat little categories. It’s straight country. It’s country-rock
If you’ve never heard the band Knievel, you might think, because of their name, that they’re some kind of flashy, spectacular punk rock
After a pretty lengthy hiatus, I’d like to say that the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are finally ready to talk about the blues again,
Denali’s lead singer, Maura Davis, has an extraordinary voice. When I first heard it live a couple of weeks ago (Denali recently opened for
For much of his career, Will Downing has comfortably fit in as the working man’s Luther Vandross. Not given to Vandross’ flair and not
The Beards are L.A.‘s newest supergroup. Sort of. In an age where the major record companies vertically integrate their artists under the guise
Unfaithful examines the trouble men get into when women behave too passionately.
What the heck is Jermaine Dupre doing here?"