Monday, March 24 2003
Vic Chesnutt seems to take as much inspiration from writers as he does from musicians. His West of Rome album shares its name with a
Imagine if Harold Faltermeyer grew 50 stories high and stomped into Philadelphia, crushing the Franklin mint under his heel and blaring his only hit (“Axel F”)
Thursday, March 20 2003
View From the Top's Donna (Gwyneth Paltrow) and her boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo) are certainly nice, but not interesting enough to rescue a plot this stale.
Morvern is a puzzle the film picks at but never quite solves, the focus of its probing but also respectful attention.
One thing you can say about 'Dreamcatcher': you can't really say one thing about it.
The girls in 'Bend It Like Beckham' have grown up crossing cultural borders on a daily basis, and see such negotiations as nothing special.
Wednesday, March 19 2003
Turin Brakes are Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, friends since their primary school days in Balham, South London. They grew up listening to Prince, Sebadoh,
The work of Sly and the Family Stone has been lauded by critics for decades, so a lengthy treatise about its importance is hardly in
Temptation #1: The promo version of this record features the Promo-Bot, period break-ins by a robot voice laid randomly in over the real tracks in an
Listening to The Libertines’ debut album is kind of like being at a boisterous party. Only you’re pinned in a corner by a drunken
I hardly ever go anywhere near a dance floor. It usually takes a good amount of alcohol or a woman I’m trying to impress
Prior to the Manic Street Preachers rise to the British rock elite, there was a band that many believed would eventually become what the Manics
Hipster fans of alt-country tend to steer clear of the Derailers. After all, the Austin, Texas-based band doesn’t fit the Whiskeytown/Old 97s/Son
On his debut full-length Tomorrow Right Now, Beans is both floating somewhere in the upper galaxies and cooling out on city streets. His style is
The subject of today’s evisceration is the new record from King Britt called Adventures in Lo-Fi. Sadly, the title is a lie: this record
When you usually think of seeing jazz great Dave Brubeck and his accompanying trio of musicians, it’s often either at an outdoor venue, jazz
Ellis' tale gives the reader an intriguing glimpse into a strange reality that is as human as it is futuristic and fantastic.
A delightful romp through a pseudo-Depression Era world.
So why should it be a surprise that superheroes, at some point in their careers, would have their star fall?
In most film, TV, and literature, gay characters are usually victims of prejudice and/or violence. The Rawhide Kid is anything but a victim. He may be fancy, but he can kick butt with the best of them.