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Wednesday, June 19 2002

Various Artists: Paris Lounge 2

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Paris Lounge set comes Volume Two. A little too hotly perhaps, for although this mixture of deep


The String Cheese Incident: Outside Inside

Ever since the Grateful Dead cut lousy albums back in the late ‘60s, reviewers have fallen back on a certain adage: a good live band


Harry Manx: Wise and Otherwise

In a way, Wise and Otherwise, a very natural sounding expression of East meets West, has been waiting 40 years to be realized. While the music


The Clarks: Another Happy Ending

Apart from maybe the onset of summer, there aren’t too many things more anticipated in Pittsburgh than a new record from the Clarks. This


The Charlatans UK: Songs From the Other Side

Every time I hear a new song by the Charlatans, I think, they’re still around? Here we are, 12 years after they blew us all


Bad Religion: The Process of Belief

Phrases such as “seminal punk act” and “buzz saw guitars” are thrown around entirely too liberally these days when describing the latest releases by anyone


Rephlex Tour: DMX Krew + Ovuca + Cylob

DMX Krew Cylob It’s amazing how ubiquitous 1980s references are these days. As seemingly inevitable as this cultural déjà vu was, I would


Bonnie Raitt

Blues-rocker Bonnie Raitt is currently touring to promote her latest album, Silver Lining. On 5 June 2002, Raitt’s tour made a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater


North By Northeast Festival

The Hives Black Rebel Motorcyle Club Kathleen Edwards Mooney Suzuki Every June, the little brother to the annual South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas


New Order + Super Furry Animals + Air

New Order’s Bernard Sumner New Order’s Peter Hook S E T    L I S T CrystalTransmissionRegretCeremony60 Miles an HourAtmosphereBrutalClose RangeShe’s


Blink 182 + Green Day

Blink 182 Green Day This year marks the 25th anniversary of punk’s recognition by the mainstream, and as such there’s been a lot of


21 Dog Years, Doing Time at Amazon.com by Mike Daisey

Amazon.com is hiring and they're looking for freaks.


Something for the Ghosts by David Constantine

These poems are populated by the dead, the silent, the voiceless and the absent ...


Spike Lee: Interviews edited by Cynthia Fuchs

Some day critics will stop calling Lee the "black Woody Allen" or an "African-American filmmaker" (or even a "controversial" one) but simply acknowledge him as one of the most intelligent, articulate, and able filmmakers of our generation.


Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives by Todd Gitlin

. . . a sound overview of how we have become affected -- or disaffected -- by the media.


Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow by Tara Browner

the members of First Nation manage to maintain their sense of humor, bantering with wit and aplomb that go a long way toward reminding us that there are a few oases of ideas to be found in the vast wasteland of spam, scams, and bad sex that cyberspace has become.


A Dream of Wolves by Michael C. White

Mr. White depicts the people as they are, without a hint of condescension or judgment of those who choose to live in the mountains by their own rules.


Dave Matthews Band: Step Into the Light, Revised 2nd Ed. by Morgan Delancey

Their high caliber of musicianship allows them to improvise live, something many bands neither have the ability nor the willingness to do.


Anarchy by James Robert Baker

Sexual minorities have made progress but TV shows and beer ads only show that companies view them as a commercially viable group.


American Scream: the Bill Hicks Story by Cynthia True

The life of Bill Hicks is the definition of a life fulfilled.


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