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Wednesday, September 11 2002

The Who

I went to see The Who at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, Ill on a beautiful August night and walked away a mess of

George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic

Photo credit: Marcy Guiragossian Photo credit: Marcy Guiragossian This was the single greatest concert I have ever seen in my life. This beats R.E


InterpolPhoto credit: Michael Edwards S E T    L I S T UntitledObstacle 1SpecialistRolandStella was a diver and she was always downHands AwayNYCSay Hello

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

SOUTHERN BITCH 26 August 2002: Mercury Lounge — New York JOHN TRUDELL + BAD DOG 29 August 2002: National Museum of the American Indian — New York by Kandia Crazy Horse Younger

Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth

S E T    L I S T David Lee RothHot for TeacherPanama. . . And the Cradle Will RockMean StreetDance the Night AwayRunnin’ with the

Camper Van Beethoven

S E T    L I S T SET 1All Her Favorite FruitEye of Fatima (1&2)TaniaO DeathSweetheartsSad Lovers WaltzJoe Stalin’s CadillacThe Day

Tuesday, September 10 2002

Various Artists: Mondo Platinum

Compilation albums are always a bit of a mixed bag. For each musical gem mined, you can almost be assured there will be an equally

Various Artists: Om 100

One hundred releases and it’s time to celebrate. One third of San Francisco’s mighty triumvirate (Ubiquity and Naked Music being the other two)

Various Artists: Location Is Everything Volume 1

Most label compilations are simply doomed by format. It’s almost inevitable that a mechanically churned out roster disc is going to contain the smudgy

Knife in the Water: Crosspross Bells

Out of chaos comes order. Before I pat myself on the back for coming up with such a great theory, I’ll apply it to

Kind of Like Spitting: Bridges Worth Burning

Ben Barnett has a few problems, and by gum, he wants to tell you all about them. “Great”, you say. “I’ve got enough problems

Joe Henderson: Inner Urge

On November 30, 1964, nine days before John Coltrane would record A Love Supreme in the same room, late tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson brought two-thirds of Coltrane’

Asia: Anthologia:  The 25th Anniversary / Geffen Years Collection (1982-1990)

The opening line of this two-disc set’s liner notes sums up the band’s origins in simple recipe form: “Take one part Yes, one

Aphrodite: Aftershock

“We ask that you relax and feel the rhythm at all times. Please make sure that your seat backs are in their upright and locked

Monday, September 9 2002

Voodoo Glow Skulls: Steady as She Goes

Simply stated, this is one band you gotta listen to, if you want an honest appraisal of life among the not-so-rich-and-famous. You know, those men

Track Star: Lion Destroyed the Whole World

Sadly, the album goes all to hell after that. To Track Star’s credit, it tries damned hard to create a big, beautiful guitar-pop record,

The Shining: True Skies

The seemingly impossible keeps happening, so maybe the world is coming to an end. Let’s assess: For the first time in ages, Oasis has

Ray Mason Band: Three Dollar Man

Imagine NRBQ being fronted by Neil Young and you’ve got yourself a good idea of the sort of musical fun The Ray Mason Band

Bob Marley: Natural Mystic / Talkin’ Blues

I remember clearly the week Bob Marley died. There were a lot of rumors going around about him—he had cancer; he was getting better;

Loscil: Triple Point

Using the laws of thermodynamics as the underpinnings for a concept album of electronic beat music is a potentially treacherous proposition. Each of the vignettes

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