Tuesday, June 4 2002
As lead singer of Mojave 3, Neil Halstead has been making American roots music, interpreted as only a group of Brits could. The slowish, dream-like quality
While I don’t trust that many musicians read the reviews I write of their music, if I could pick one message that I would
This was a tragic ending to one of prime-time television's most engaging love stories. More disturbing, as well as more socially and politically troublesome, however, is that Tara's death completes what has become a rather homophobic and pathological representation of lesbian desires and relationships over the course of the past season.
Monday, June 3 2002
The Walkmen are cool. According to a certain big corporate American music magazine, anyway. After all, the Strokes are out conquering the world, and the
There’s always something slightly predictable about a new Del Amitri album: you just know it will be packed with yet more examples of wonderfully
Note: This review is written in real-time, starting at 5:44 a.m. on 26 May 2002. This is in keeping with Kim Deal’s new “All Wave” recording
Wetlands is a bare bones approach to Louisiana music, reminiscent of the kind of music a person might hear if stumbling into a club in
There comes a times in most people’s lives when they just don’t feel right with the world. Undoubtedly, the adolescent teenage years spark
The video on this enhanced extended-play CD comes from the street action surrounding Air’s performance in Los Angeles last summer. It’s okay footage—
Actionslacks are a band that I’ve had some trouble with over the years. I first saw them about five years ago, up in Vancouver,
Sunday, June 2 2002
They didn't need a presentation by the mayor to give them the keys to Las Vegas; they owned Vegas in all of its bohemian glory.
Friday, May 31 2002
Peppered with Chappellian hilarities (and the man can riff), it is more like Austin Powers than a hard-hitting satire, minus Mike Meyers' mania, plus Lee's deft direction and Griffin's own brand of energy.
A new comedy from Israel, could be funnier in a lot of ways, and more serious in others.
At their best, documentaries can offer revelatory vistas of neglected worlds. These films offer singular perspectives -- they make journalism and artistic expression seem inextricable.
The subject of CQ is Paul, artist, coffee-drinker, American in Paris.
Thursday, May 30 2002
Emo fans are fun to watch when they get mad. It’s like when guys like myself were metalheads years ago: you claim to be
San Francisco’s Naked Music has released a lot of fantastic house music over the last few years, but for my money their all-time greatest
Do you ever get the feeling some kind of weird commandment went out recently to blues artists to really start pushing the creative envelope? I
No two ways about it, Kenny Howes writes and performs some excellent power pop. It only takes one listen to Kenny Howes and the Yeah!
The Last Broadcast is far from a poor album. In fact, it has the elements of a great album, but it sounds like they got stuck halfway through or decided they had enough singles and cobbled the rest together hastily.