Thursday, May 23 2002
I wanted to love Antibalas’s first album, Liberation Afrobeat Vol. 1, a whole lot more than I actually did. It seemed like a great idea:
After witnessing a particularly uninspired performance by a usually-pretty-good local band (who shall remain nameless), my friend Curtis turned to me and said “sounded like
Director Shohei Imamura might be Japanese cinema's answer to Tom Waits.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is about preserving rugged individualism and protecting the homeland.
The most remarkable aspect of Lagaan is its triumphant righting of historical wrongs.
The sun doesn't go down in Insomnia.
J-Lo rocks combat boots.
They form a chilling glimpse into the indifference of the universe against which Giacometti worked.
Wednesday, May 22 2002
Calling Albany is a great sounding record; its warm and pleasant guitars, keyboards, pedal steel and percussion sit in an intimate but artfully produced sound
There are going to be a lot of people who fall head over heels for France’s latest electronic export, Télépopmusik. After all,
When the phrase “hair band” is used, images of heavy metal groups of the ‘80s like Twisted Sister, Kiss or Poison immediately come to mind.
Anything with Dan “The Automater” Nakamura’s name attached to it is going to have a certain comic eccentricity about it, as evidenced by Gorillaz,
When you’re the offspring of a famous person, especially a musician, one is often found in a no-win situation. If you decide to follow
It seems like Ben Kweller has grown up. He has already had a lifetime of music industry experience, from two well-received, self-released solo efforts to
When viewing the career of Boston-based rock ‘n’ rollers Extreme, you find that the band’s greatest successes were on Billboard‘s Album Rock chart,
The WeakerthansPhoto credit: Kelly Miller There are bands that I like. There are bands that I really like. Then there are bands that just plain
Doc WatsonPhoto credit: Scott Waldman Gillian WelchPhoto credit: Scott Waldman David “Honeyboy” EdwardsPhoto credit: Scott Waldman Tim O’BrienPhoto credit: Scott Waldman MERLEFEST: AN INTRODUCTION
Timo Maas is one of those rare DJs with a style so distinctive he’s virtually a genre unto himself. Freely shifting from techno to
Belle & Sebastian S E T L I S T Fuck This ShitThere’s Too Much LoveWomen’s RealmI’m Waking Up To
Belle & Sebastian Upon arrival in my seat in Upper Darby, PA’s old, pretty Tower Theater, two things are clear: 1) Belle & Sebastian are