Monday, April 24 2000
Not so long ago, two brothers, Matt and Bubba Kadane, and friends put out an album called What Fun Life Was. With its titular nod
Lo-fi. Indie. Minimalist. Sparse. DIY. No, no, no.you’re thinking Elephant 6 or Lou Barlow or Elliot Smith. Let me try again. Pensive. Ironic. Wry.
Tuesday, April 18 2000
People at concerts are an interesting thing. There are people you don't know, people who look vaguely familiar, people you do know, people who look like people you know.
Monday, April 17 2000
The release of Gauge’s I is a fan’s tribute to one of his favorite underheard bands. It’s a collection of previously released,
In the summer of 1993, three major things happened to me, I learned to drive, saw Fugazi at Fort Reno Park and heard Five-Eight’s legendary “
Okay. You know how in VH1’s Where Are They Now and other like programs they show the once-hot bands still chugging along, living on
As I looked at this album’s back cover, which depicts six brothas just sittin on a back porch with song titles running above their
The first thing I thought when I heard that Mitch Froom produced (Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, David Hidalgo) this, was: “Great. This record is going
Recorded during the band’s 1999 tour, Live features galvanizing performances of six originals and three covers. Nine tracks may not seem like a lot, but “
The Apples in Stereo might be the most musically conservative of the Elephant 6 bands, but they sure know how to make a song get stuck
Monday, April 10 2000
Produced by Terry Wollman and Samuel Turcotte this collection features an extensive cast of seasoned musicians. Guitarist Terry Wollman has himself worked with the likes
Despite originally coming from Santiago, Chile, the last few years have seen young jazz singer Claudia Acuna become somewhat of a veteran on the New
Monday, April 3 2000
Last year, Lou Reed returned with one of his best albums of his entire career. Having been a fan of his since my days in
Start with the entire mid-late 1980s catalog of 7 Seconds albums. Add approximately 1/2 Cup of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Keidis on vocals, and 1/2 cup
Friday, March 31 2000
In keeping with the spirit of the film itself, I humbly offer the top 5 reasons the new film High Fidelity is worth seeing.
Thursday, March 30 2000
For once, when an artist claimed to be happy to be spending the evening in D.C., the artist sounded wholly sincere, and not just because he apparently toured the White House earlier in the day.
Monday, March 27 2000
Who is the greatest MC of all-time? Invariably the reply to this question would be one of the following: Tupac, Biggie, Nas or Jay-Z. However,
Sunday, March 26 2000
Compiling all the Donner Partys recordings was obviously a labor of love, as the now-defunct San Francisco trio hardly has enough fans to arouse
Monday, March 20 2000
They have created their own sound for today, and I am not surprised that they have surfaced on Sub Pop, a label that signs artists based on real songs and talent.
Pop is a wonderful thing. It’s all of its bastardized forms, through all of its retarded variations, amidst many hideous backfires and mistakes, the