Sunday, February 2 2003
In the haste to make an all-encompassing statement, Nickel Creek sacrifices a little too much simplicity.
A Salute to the Delta Blues Masters is a newly packaged set featuring today’s blues artists performing the songs of Robert Johnson, Charley Patton,
Parasol’s Sweet Sixteen, Volume 6 is the latest installment in an ongoing series of compilations showcasing bands from Parasol Records’ stable of labels (which include
We lost Billy Corgan long ago and he’s never coming back. Give it up. The day he donned his black frock, the Smashing Pumpkins
From what I can tell, the Eskimo Kiss label is pretty darned good. Audio Explorations’ last fantastic album, ActionReaction, was released on the imprint, and
Where to start? Well, this coming April will see country legend George Jones touring outside the United States for the last time as he does
Mike Johnson is one of those inveterate scenesters who seems to know everybody without making much of a fuss about anybody knowing him. Play six
Although citing the Smiths as an influential touchstone attempts to veer this steam rolling quartet onto a different path, Endnote is undeniably the sound of
Who among us can deny the sentimental stylings of Steven Bishop? In 1985, I know you were singing along to Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin’s
If Peter Case had never entered a recording studio again after 1983, he’d still be lauded in most circles nowadays for having put pen to
It would have been the easiest thing in the world for Gabriel Rene, the man behind Aquanote, to ride the coattails of his Naked Music
Friday, January 31 2003
Delves into daily traumas and fears, the bleak hierarchies of power, race, and desire that structure life in the projects.
Amid all the conventional movie dazzle, Biker Boyz's most important idea is the bike.
Thursday, January 30 2003
The Rough Guides to The Music of are always a great beginning for anyone wanting to explore music from different areas of the world. I
Advertised as their “annual meet-the-roster release”, Kill Rock Stars’ Mollie’s Mix trots out mainly previously released tracks from 20 of the label’s most ear-catching
As label compilations go, the Darla label has managed to turn their Little Darla Has a Treat for You series into one of the most
This is, at least, an original way to pay homage to that great American named Ellas McDaniel, who is also known as Bo Diddley, and
The more time you spend with Motel of Fools, the more all of these feelings of incompleteness begin to make sense.
Hearing dub for the first time in any surroundings is a unique experience, since the musical qualities of the genre have two separate (and, let’
A good music mix goes beyond the ego that all too often clouds the judgment of artists as they assemble tracks for their album releases.