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Wednesday, August 28 2002

Luke Slater: Alright on Top

When musical genres start running out of steam, they begin to cannibalize their past. This is what rock has been doing now for over a


Pan American: The River Made No Sound

Mark Nelson’s third release as Pan American, The River Made No Sound is, aside from its artistic worth, a subtle and charismatic amalgamation of


Nightmares on Wax: Mind Elevation

Music and drug culture have been known to go hand in hand from the beginning. From the reports of Ecstasy and Special K use at


Here Comes Everybody: Astronauts

Aside from the mellowed-out cover of Gary Numan’s “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” on There Goes Everybody’s Astronauts, there’s not a whole lot to


Marianne Faithfull: Kissin’ Time

“I am a muse, not a mistress, not a whore,” sings Marianne Faithfull on her new album Kissin’ Time. Strong, smart words, and sung with


Rob Zombie

Remember when metal was fun? And no, I’m not talking about the easy AquaNet-and-mullet punchline that is 1980s glam rock, which VH1 would have


Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band

S E T    L I S T The RisingLonesome DayProve It All NightThe FuseDarkness on the Edge of TownEmpty SkyYou’re MissingWaitin’ on


Soledad Brothers

Given the garage rock explosion that’s happened over the last 12 months, it seems almost passé to see a band like the Soledad Brothers. Wasn’


Dolly Parton

Before we turn our attention to Dolly Parton’s highly anticipated performance at Chicago’s House of Blues, let’s briefly talk about how a


Maroon 5

Maroon 5Photo credit: Bobby Carmichael S E T    L I S T Through With YouNot Coming HomeThis LoveThe SunShe Will Be LovedHarder to


India.Arie

Voyage to India For the first time in my life, I had the pleasure to visit the land of India. Known for her serene aura


Hot Snakes

It’s almost midnight and we are waiting for hard rocking dynamos, the Hot Snakes, to take the stage of the grand Bowery Ballroom. Thanks


Shed: Poems 1980-2001 by Ken Smith

Smith is a poet of voices, a ventriloquist in writing, drawing on the ancient traditions of balladeers, troubadors, and wandering poets.


Step to the Graveyard Easy by Bill Pronzini

Written with ironic, hard-boiled prose, 'Step to the Graveyard Easy' hearkens back to the soiled elegance of Chandler and Cain.


Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975 by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

I thought of myself as a revolutionary...I wanted to see women liberated, thinking for ourselves, not just organized into a political constituency....


The Courage of Strangers: Coming of Age with the Human Rights Movement by Jeri Laber

In chronicling her life as a human rights activist, Laber reveals how human rights theory and practice can be wedded in such a way that both fields are enriched.


Tuesday, August 27 2002

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Paris Café Music

For several years, the Rough Guide book company and the World Music Network recording label have been producing collections of songs that characterize well-known travel


John Surman / Jack DeJohnette: Invisible Nature

John Surman has had a wide ranging and varied career playing an unusual combination of instruments. As a baritone saxophonist, he is in a rarified


Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited: Jet Sound Inc.

Lounge Lizards, Swingers, and Hipsters of the 21st century unite! We have found our soundtrack. The ultra-hip Swiss of Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited have given


Mike Ireland and Holler: Try Again

When the world was a little younger, alternative and country went together like milk and whiskey. The Alternative Country label came later, and got stuck


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