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Wednesday, June 19 2002

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 by Mike Daisey 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 ...

Spike Lee: Interviews edited by Cynthia Fuchs

Some day critics will stop calling Lee the "black Woody Allen" or an "African-American filmmaker" (or even a "controversial" one) but simply acknowledge him as one of the most intelligent, articulate, and able filmmakers of our generation.

Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives by Todd Gitlin

. . . a sound overview of how we have become affected -- or disaffected -- by the media.

Heartbeat of the People: Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow by Tara Browner

the members of First Nation manage to maintain their sense of humor, bantering with wit and aplomb that go a long way toward reminding us that there are a few oases of ideas to be found in the vast wasteland of spam, scams, and bad sex that cyberspace has become.

A Dream of Wolves by Michael C. White

Mr. White depicts the people as they are, without a hint of condescension or judgment of those who choose to live in the mountains by their own rules.

Dave Matthews Band: Step Into the Light, Revised 2nd Ed. by Morgan Delancey

Their high caliber of musicianship allows them to improvise live, something many bands neither have the ability nor the willingness to do.

Anarchy by James Robert Baker

Sexual minorities have made progress but TV shows and beer ads only show that companies view them as a commercially viable group.

American Scream: the Bill Hicks Story by Cynthia True

The life of Bill Hicks is the definition of a life fulfilled.

Tuesday, June 18 2002

Take 6: Beautiful World

When Take 6 dropped their self-titled debut in 1988, contemporary R&B and gospel were both at crossroads and the idea of an a cappella gospel

Soul Coughing: Lust in Phaze: The Best of Soul Coughing

You don’t really know the band. You might think you do, but you don’t. In fact, chances are good you’ve not only

Kleenex Girl Wonder: After Mathematics

Under the moniker Kleenex Girl Wonder, hometaping wunderkind Graham Smith has been churning out records for the pop underground with startling prolificacy since the mid-‘9

I Muvrini: self-titled

In a small village of 50 inhabitants in northern Corsica, two brothers, Jean-François and Alain, learned to sing from their father, Ghjuliu Bernardini, himself a

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