Monday, February 25 2002
In 2001 it was an East Coast thing, as many swore by The Strokes' brand of updated Velvet Underground garage rock. In 2002 it may just be a West Coast thing, as we get the sophomore effort from Phantom Planet. The resemblances are uncanny.
For many US listeners, Kylie Minogue is probably nothing but a faded memory of teen pop from the ‘80s. Another person to have covered “The
One Night in America is Charles Musselwhite’s most interesting experiment to date. On this record, Musselwhite says he wanted to explain that blues is
New Orleans native Stanton Moore has built his career as the founding drummer for popular party band Galactic. While the band is known for their
Lisa Loeb was the only unsigned recording artist in history to score a number one single. Her song, “Stay” was written for the film Reality
Neil Finn has almost completely abandoned that jangly guitar-pop sound that was so integral to Crowded House's success.
On Hell or High Water, Tinsley Ellis does not trot out your usual blues warhorses. What he and his touring band do is provide a
Okay, okay! I give, already! I submit to Dressy Bessy and its huge tiny shimmery grimy pop music. Uncle! Dressy Bessy is a Denver band
The working title for the follow-up album to Cher’s 1998 chart-blazing juggernaut, Believe, was Son of Believe, according to comments issued to the press by
It certainly feels as if things are starting to shift, right? Britney Spears launches an (ahem) acting career, Ryan Adams making a (relative) splash at
Selling out is my fairytale ending. Young, unfocused, yet talented band hones its skills on the indie circuit, releasing a few promising albums before finally
Saturday, February 23 2002
Boy George and Perry Farrell may be the more famous names, but there’s no question right now that the most successful artist to make
Friday, February 22 2002
Donald Glaude Misstress Barbara Anyone who thinks DJs are boring to watch has never witnessed the crowd-pleasing (or crowd-pandering, depending on your point of view)
Putting the “and” Back In “Rock and Roll” If you’re not thinking about it like we critics constantly force ourselves to do, you might
Thursday, February 21 2002
One thing you should know about Rufus Wainwright: he’s absolutely devastating live. He’s no stranger to studio technique, as his albums will attest,
Late in Queen of the Damned, Aaliyah makes her grand entrance. As Akasha, the “queen of all who are damned” to eternal night and grueling
In 'Queen of the Damned', there's something more than a little obvious about the vampire Lestat as goth rock superstar.
Belief is a big deal in 'Dragonfly', the latest entry in 2002's February Film Dump Sweepstakes.
Tuesday, February 19 2002
S E T L I S T 1. Grey Gardens2. Greek Song3. Rebel Prince4. California5. The Consort6. Evil Angel7. In a Graveyard8. La Complainte
Peaking during the big-hair, light-metal days of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Concrete Blonde stood alongside The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees as