Wednesday, October 11 2000
Ashley Park’s music is straight out of the ‘60s. But whose isn’t nowadays? Town and Country is Ashley Park’s debut album, and
Tuesday, October 10 2000
Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding is an album of half-spoken secrets, hushed whispers, illegible writings, and missing pages.
Monday, October 9 2000
If you will forgive an already somewhat dated pop culture reference, in the words of South Park‘s Stan Marsh, this is sweet! As the
Ben Varkentine: Who was it that said if you can’t tap your foot to it it’s not a jazz song? Michael Wolff: Gregory
Orgy made their name on Alternative radio last year with their cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday”, from their 1998 release Candyass. It was an
The Lull Account is the musical equivalent of traveling through fog. Sparse and shadowy, they pull listeners along without revealing where they’re going or
The great thing about most country music, much like processed cheese food, is that it never really goes bad. Of course, it is only cheese.
In 1985, Keith Jarrett had a breakdown of sorts. His forays into classical music were taking him away from jazz, and the strain caused by this
The millennium is truly at hand: Joe Jackson has put out an album I don’t love. You have to understand the magnitude of this.
Wow…now, that’s an unexpected feeling. The last thing I expected when I threw on the latest from Victory’s lone ska-punk band, Catch 22,
Kasey Chambers sounds Old Nashville. She hails from Australia, and is being touted as a potential major country music star.
Martial arts references in hip-hop music are abundant. Part of the brilliance of Jim Jarmusch’s recent film Ghost Dog was the awareness it had
Sunday, October 8 2000
I don’t know what it is about people drawing upon bands of the past that never really made it out of DC. There has
With the increasing genre-fication of mainstream radio into ever-smaller stylistic neighborhoods, is there room for a band like Big Ass Truck? The Memphis, Tennessee combo’
Wednesday, October 4 2000
With a name like Deke Dickerson, only three vocational options exists: Air Force test pilot, high school girls’ basketball coach, or roots rocker. Given that
Tuesday, October 3 2000
I went with my friend Shannon, who almost didn’t get in. We were both lax in terms of buying our tickets, and it seemed
Kid A forces its patrons to submerge themselves into the wiles of noise, to work for melody and signifieds, to seek within and find something that wants, needs, and is able to understand.
Real old school punks know that punk is about following your own path, and that’s just what Green Day are doing.
Although Melodie Citronique isn’t the best starting point for the Blonde Redhead virgin, the fact remains that it’s a far better return on your money than the glut of formulaic discs currently playing pied piper to the wallets of American consumers.
Monday, October 2 2000
If Robbie Williams knows one thing, it’s that he’s a star. As a former member of Take That, the British answer to New