Monday, November 12 2001
It seems that sometime around 1998, mainstream pop music fell apart. After enjoying almost seven years of interesting musical phases—sparked, initially, by Nirvana and grunge,
Fred Anderson is what jazz musicians have always been about—learning to craft their music over a lifetime, never feeling like they’ve “arrived”, and nurturing new generations of talent by providing an example and providing them with the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment.
A host of things went wrong for Allure when they slipped onto the R&B scene in 1997. The four fresh faces out of New
Saturday, November 10 2001
Let’s get one thing immediately straight: Yonder Mountain String Band will not pass muster in places like Harriman, Tennessee or Etowah, Georgia or Galax,
Friday, November 9 2001
There’s something about brothers in rock & roll. For some mystical reason, when they join forces musically the results are (oftener than not) a
Thursday, November 8 2001
Jack Black is always a pleasure. Irony, weirdness, perversion -- he has it all. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came a-knocking.
What is unfortunate about 'Hal' is that while the Farrellys' previous offerings were, for all their sophomoric dick and fart humor, somewhat good-spirited, their new film is just plain old mean.
[David Mamet's] language, severe and spare, actually sounds quite human comin
Tuesday, November 6 2001
This was not a show for the half-hearted. Even the nosebleed seats in the Beacon Theater that night ran a hefty $35. For prime position, concertgoers
Monday, November 5 2001
The Green Pajamas are in a unique class, effectively taking some of the more unused psychedelic pop flourishes and reclaiming them as their own.
Tribute albums devoted to legendary, almost untouchable musicians generally go one of two routes: hyper-reverent or purposefully subversive. Groups either stick so faithfully to the
Even though he won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize, Damon Gough, a.k.a Badly Drawn Boy, isn’t much for hubris. In
Britney. Yeah, Britney. “All I need is time,” sings Britney Spears on Britney, her third album in as many years, and while three years really
So begins “Oh No!”, the second track on The Shazam’s self-titled debut album. And it speaks volumes about their brand of hard-rocking pop music.
Is there a middle ground when it comes to liking the music of Pink Floyd? Can one be a “casual” Floyd fan? Personal experience would
With the dwindling cost of recording, many musicians have socked themselves away in home recording studios, doggedly following their own muse to produce their own
The term “supergroup” is supposed to bring to mind some great assemblage of rock gods at their peak, but let’s face it: most of
A candle burns brightest just before it goes out. That well-worn expression describes so much of the final dizzying flurry of work of many of
So sang Tjinder Singh on “Wog”, taking an old racial slur and turning it into a statement of cultural intent that neatly encapsulated Cornershop’s
Although intended as a preview for Flare’s upcoming album, the three-song Definitive is more of a tease. Under the guidance of LD Beghtol, whose