Thursday, April 18 2002
'Murder by Numbers' isn't about solving the case; it's about solving Cassie (Sandra Bullock).
The Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.
Wednesday, April 17 2002
How’s this for an idea? Take some of the best-known tunes from the Swing Era (nearly all taken from Gershwin, Ellington, or Glen Miller)
I gave this album an unusually biased first listen after having bought Marc Bianchi’s first LP, Home is Where You Hang Yourself, listened to
Fu Manchu have perfected the art of irreverent rock over the course of their five-album discography. Consecutive albums crammed with cranking riffs, odd lyrical themes
How to become a corporate rock star, in six easy steps: Think of a name that will stick in people’s heads, no matter how
Badly Drawn Boy’s Mercury Prize-winning album The Hour of Bewilderbeast, despite its many merits, was very nearly derailed by the pretensions of the Erratically
If there’s any reason at all to have music critics or journalists or radio stations, then that reason is (or certainly should be) to
Let’s face it: after the multi-platinum success of his self-titled 1999 English-language breakthrough, Nuyorican crooner Marc Anthony has little to prove. Everyone knows the guy
For start, this gig was meant to be at the cozy sweatbox of the Camden Monarch nearly a month ago. People who had heard the
What happened to swagger? Though I’ve grown to expect more complexity and emotional honesty out of rock stars, rock ‘n’ roll is one more
I had a dream about St. Ann’s Warehouse—it picks up just at the end of the April 6 Joe Strummer gig (the final night
S E T L I S T Crow HollerCircle SongWhere Did My Legs Go?Ode to Billy JoeLookout Mountain GalPlowmanElvis Sings to JesusConjuremanLos
Reclusive Eels Frontman Finally Leaves House, Brings Guitars With Him It’s doubtful that Mark Everett had any idea what the song “Fittin’ in with
In 39 minutes, the world is going to end. We are all waiting for that end to begin. There’s a sickness in the air, like
The guy in the yellow shirt (“Reconstruction Continues . . .,” his shoulder blades informed) didn’t seem to notice how close the crowd was packed, how smoky
Tuesday, April 16 2002
The Canadian quartet Sloan has always fashioned itself after the democracy within the Beatles. In both bands, all four distinct members contribute to the songwriting.
“After Bob Dylan took his guitar case on the road to New York . . . he inspired an earnest army of guitar poets who took a dubious
Although it is not easy to stand out in the crowded Latin jazz market, Tony Perez has some distinct advantages. His instrument is the piano
Seeing the spine of a CD with Dan the Automator’s name on it is somewhat akin to finding a copy of Hamlet credited to