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Thursday, June 20 2002

Bryan Ferry: Frantic

Such the jokester, that Bryan Ferry. The man hasn’t done anything remotely frantic since “Both Ends Burning” from Roxy Music’s majestic 1975 album Siren.


The Bevis Frond: What Did for the Dinosaurs

There’s something awfully irritating about rock musicians complaining that today’s musicians don’t know how to rock as well as they do. Whether


Minority Report (2002)

Based on a story published by Philip K. Dick in 1956, 'Minority Report' is science-fiction of the sort that Dick preferred to write -- set in the future, but all wrapped up in concerns that are immediately relevant to the present moment (that the same concerns were relevant back in 1956 is not a little unnerving, as will become clear).


Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Lovably unconventional, Lilo & Stitch have some trouble fitting in with their peer groups -- regular kids in Lilo's case, multi-limbed aliens in Stitch's.


Juwanna Mann (2002)

Like its men-in-drag predecessors, Juwanna Mann doesn't critique gender stereotypes, so much as it uses them to espouse a morality lesson.


The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (2002)

Exotic and universal, The Fast Runner is as engrossing as any thriller, as majestic as any epic.


Wednesday, June 19 2002

Various Artists: Rock Music: A Tribute to Weezer

The possibility of a tribute album being a success is tenuous at best, and the few factors it hangs on determines whether it will sink


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 ...


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