Monday, December 16 2002
At first, a Yoko Ono remix project might seem like some kind of kitschy hipster joke. After all, Ono is probably one of the most
In 2002, Paul McCartney embarked on his first American tour since 1993, and in the time between tours, Paul’s, er, sorry, Sir Paul’s life has
This is an important trio of re-mastered and enlarged re-issues, chronicling a period when Jamaica’s most individual vocal genius was close to being a
Second time’s a charm. The first time my ears heard the strains of From Lausanne, Switzerland by Favez, I can’t say that I
To those who remember only the singles “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” and “Funny Face”, it may come as a surprise
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is not only a clever band name but an apt one. First, Owen Ashworth, who is the band here, does
Peter WolfPhoto credit: Michael Indresano The Woofuh-Goofuh Reportedly Retains All of His Own Teeth, Despite the Fact That They Turned Green in 1975 Musical artists often
The PaybacksPhoto credit: E. Wolf The Sights Detroit is Rock City Sure, missing most of the Sights’ set was partly my fault. But they forgot
Doug Martsch S E T L I S T Working Class HeroTwin FallsSome Things Last a Long TimeStraight to HellThe HostLearn How to
Fountains of WaynePhoto credit: Yuki Kuroyanagi OK GoPhoto credit: Irene Tien The thing about OK Go, at least in my experience, is that there’s
In these indie rock heydays, our writers turn away from what's hyped and delve into the ripe (and sour) of North America's largest new music festival.
Blonde RedheadPhoto credit: Stefano Giovannini Calexico The Yeah Yeah Yeahs There is a line of people almost two blocks long in front of Irving Plaza,
Slumber Party Quix*o*ticPhoto credit: Barbara Billotte Bangs The Gossip Semiautomatic Kimya Dawson is giggling nervously. The art folk, or is that “antifolk”? singer
Thinking about the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which aims to introduce college radio jocks and other musos to new music over four nights in New
The Mink Lungs The Boggs Calla The artists on Brooklyn-based label Arena Rock Recording Company are poised for a small takeover. While it may be
The Clientele are not a Friday night band. Granted, their songs do often live in the weekend, but they don’t belong to the rollicking,
Sunday, December 15 2002
Songs in the Key of Life is the sprawling vision of a man whose sight has been rendered infinite by the power of love and faith.
I had no idea what these album-opening lines meant, but I knew, somehow, it would change my life. It was August, 1986. I had just graduated
“This Columbia high fidelity monaural recording is scientifically designed to play with the highest quality of reproduction on the phonograph of your choice, new or
In a way, the songs have become part of me, and playing the album more of a rite than a listening experience. I suppose when art reaches the level of Blood on the Tracks, it is religion.