Wednesday, December 12 2001
Demon pop. All I could think watching Blonde Redhead’s two hour set at New York’s Irving Plaza was that this band must surely
Monday, December 10 2001
Gwen Stefani is the perfect girl. At once eternally self-confident and vulnerable, playful and tough, Stefani brings all the confusing (and often paradoxical) characteristics of
I’m not sure how Every Single Saturday classify themselves, whether they prefer to be called a power-pop band, or an alternative rock band, or
Johnny Cash created something new, a visceral, holy, and violent brand of folk music that passed itself off as 'country' when country was busy schlocking things up in Nashville, while folk was the province of hippie bubbleheads.
Sunday, December 9 2001
Wait—did he drop the guitar on purpose? The song continued, but James Walsh quit playing in the midst of the action, visibly overwhelmed and
Saturday, December 8 2001
Nikka Costa is Jesse Helms’ worst nightmare come to rock your town. If Nikka Costa didn’t exist, Prince would have to invent her. Thirty-three
Thursday, December 6 2001
The background surf, unbuttoned shirt, and look away from the camera -- all this demonstrates just how movie-starness is done. The plot, like I say, is beside the point.
Makes the connections for you, refusing to let you off the hook.
Monday, December 3 2001
With AOI: Bionix, the stakes are still high, except now De La are more concerned with safety and sustenance and their own mortality, or rather the things that mark the beginning of the transition into middle age.
Some of the old-time calypso masters are found on Mondo Soca, major talents like Andre Tanker, Kitchener, and Pretender, mixed with the newer soca stars
Oh, pop music! One minute, it pushes the envelope wide-wide open, then the next seals it up tight as can be! Such a force it
2”>Omer AvitalThink with Your Heart(Fresh Sound)US release date: September 2001 2”>Rob GarciaPlace of Resonance(Consolidated Artists Productions)US release date: September 2001 by Maurice Bottomley
So let’s get this out of the way right now: The Alarm sound like U2. They write big, anthemic rock songs of social importance.
Sunday, December 2 2001
While this is a noble endeavor and one that makes for a wonderful eclecticism from one issue to the next, it also means occasionally taking the bad eggs with the good.
Since its inception, the 'North American Review' has been a journal with a reputation for strong 'literary' writing.
Friday, November 30 2001
“I‘m not thinking ahead / I’m just getting there / And if you want / You can help me steer”, states John Hiatt matter-of-factly during an
Thursday, November 29 2001
Most Americans haven't heard of them, but in Britain, the press has spent the past year gushing over Goldfrapp, and rightly so.
Coldplay JJ72 The Empire Strikes Back 4.45 pm: Yours truly is speaking on BBC Radio 5 about the band Creed. That’s the focus of the show,
Tuesday, November 27 2001
In the world of dining and drinking there are usually two types of “sampler” platter. The first is an eclectic mix of the menu’s
Ah, to be young, British, in a band, contemplating love and frequently drinking. This is the innocent mayhem that fuels the creative fire that is