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Wednesday, September 11 2002


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Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

SOUTHERN BITCH 26 August 2002: Mercury Lounge — New York JOHN TRUDELL + BAD DOG 29 August 2002: National Museum of the American Indian — New York by Kandia Crazy Horse Younger

Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth

S E T    L I S T David Lee RothHot for TeacherPanama. . . And the Cradle Will RockMean StreetDance the Night AwayRunnin’ with the

Camper Van Beethoven

S E T    L I S T SET 1All Her Favorite FruitEye of Fatima (1&2)TaniaO DeathSweetheartsSad Lovers WaltzJoe Stalin’s CadillacThe Day

Tuesday, September 10 2002

Various Artists: Mondo Platinum

Compilation albums are always a bit of a mixed bag. For each musical gem mined, you can almost be assured there will be an equally

Various Artists: Om 100

One hundred releases and it’s time to celebrate. One third of San Francisco’s mighty triumvirate (Ubiquity and Naked Music being the other two)

Various Artists: Location Is Everything Volume 1

Most label compilations are simply doomed by format. It’s almost inevitable that a mechanically churned out roster disc is going to contain the smudgy

Knife in the Water: Crosspross Bells

Out of chaos comes order. Before I pat myself on the back for coming up with such a great theory, I’ll apply it to

Kind of Like Spitting: Bridges Worth Burning

Ben Barnett has a few problems, and by gum, he wants to tell you all about them. “Great”, you say. “I’ve got enough problems

Joe Henderson: Inner Urge

On November 30, 1964, nine days before John Coltrane would record A Love Supreme in the same room, late tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson brought two-thirds of Coltrane’

Asia: Anthologia:  The 25th Anniversary / Geffen Years Collection (1982-1990)

The opening line of this two-disc set’s liner notes sums up the band’s origins in simple recipe form: “Take one part Yes, one

Aphrodite: Aftershock

“We ask that you relax and feel the rhythm at all times. Please make sure that your seat backs are in their upright and locked

Monday, September 9 2002

Voodoo Glow Skulls: Steady as She Goes

Simply stated, this is one band you gotta listen to, if you want an honest appraisal of life among the not-so-rich-and-famous. You know, those men

Track Star: Lion Destroyed the Whole World

Sadly, the album goes all to hell after that. To Track Star’s credit, it tries damned hard to create a big, beautiful guitar-pop record,

The Shining: True Skies

The seemingly impossible keeps happening, so maybe the world is coming to an end. Let’s assess: For the first time in ages, Oasis has

Ray Mason Band: Three Dollar Man

Imagine NRBQ being fronted by Neil Young and you’ve got yourself a good idea of the sort of musical fun The Ray Mason Band

Bob Marley: Natural Mystic / Talkin’ Blues

I remember clearly the week Bob Marley died. There were a lot of rumors going around about him—he had cancer; he was getting better;

Loscil: Triple Point

Using the laws of thermodynamics as the underpinnings for a concept album of electronic beat music is a potentially treacherous proposition. Each of the vignettes

Hot Hot Heat: Scenes One Through Thirteen

Hot Hot Heat hail from Victoria, British Columbia, not the first place that comes to mind when you think of hotbeds of musical activity, though

Friday, September 6 2002

The Three Stooges: Cops and Robbers (2002)

Upping the antes set by previous physical comedians... the Stooges tripled the pratfalls and eliminated the plot.

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