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Thursday, August 16 2001

Radiohead: 17 August 2001 - New Jersey

The real change in Radiohead, however, is in their demeanor. They no longer exude the air of whiny, depressed, petulant art-rockers.


Craig David: Born to Do It

R&B crooner Craig David took his native England by storm last year. He became Britain’s youngest solo artist ever (at 19) to have


Monday, August 13 2001

    The Two-Minute Miracles: Volume II

Memo from the ISEPG To: J. Andrew Magoffin (p.k.a. “The Two-Minute Miracles”) From: The International Society of Eccentric Pop Geniuses (ISEPG) Re: Your


    Strike Anywhere: Change is a Sound

My friend Edwin has a favorite statistic, one he brings out whenever the subject of punk rock and authenticity comes up: The Sex Pistols’ Never


    Spiv: Everybody’s a Rock Star Tonight

I’ll tell you: this EP is worth buying just to hear what person would actually be in a project with Ken Stringfellow and have


    Lonnie Plaxico: Melange

A lot of jazz fans, particularly those who worship anything that involves ex-members of M-Base, are going to love this album. It has complex arrangements,


    k.d. lang: Live By Request

There’s really something fascinating about the whole concept behind A&E’s Live By Request. The idea of musicians performing on television is


Fernando: Dreams of the Sun and Sky

Fernando’s troubled folk-rock aches with a wildness it can’t quite contain. His guitars own up to their country and Mexican influences and his


Andrew Clyne: Plugged IN

Tech-house can be a bit difficult to pin down. It’s the bridge between techno and house, two genres which themselves have so many sub-genres


Centro-Matic: Distance and Clime

The Denton, Texas-based quartet Centro-Matic have a rock and roll sound that is melodic, crunchy, and gleeful, but also a bit obtuse at times. It


Randy Crawford: Permanent

Randy Crawford was barely 20 years old when she began touring as George Benson’s opening act in 1972. Shortly thereafter the late Julian “Cannonball” Adderley would


Aram: Ghosts in a Season

Sometime last year, singer/songwriter Aram (no last names, please) developed a throat condition that kept him from singing or even talking for six whole


Saturday, August 11 2001

Squarepusher / Plaid / Mira Calix

The plush and posh El Rey Theater, a brief walk from the perpetually sinking mammoths of the La Brea tar pits, may be an unlikely


Monday, August 6 2001

    Various Artists: The Real Jamaica Ska

First off, just let me say that yes, the title of this CD is accurate—this is indeed real Jamaican ska, dating from what sounds


    The Yayhoos: Fear Not the Obvious

The Yayhoos are talent-packed, but they could hardly be considered a supergroup. If it weren’t for the brief success of the Georgia Satellites, the


    Wolfgang Press: Everything Is Beautiful

The Wolfgang Press (Michael Allen, Mark Cox and Andrew Gray) were one of 4AD’s most enduring bands, spending the entirety of their career (more


    Uberzone: Faith in the Future

Never one to shy away from experimentation, Q shows the world how harmoniously breaks, hip-hop, techno, and house work together. Only a human being could use computers to such emotional affect.


    Archie Shepp and Rosewell Rudd: Live in New York

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    Bob Marley & the Wailers: Trenchtown Days: The Birth of a Legend

Before Bob Marley achieved worldwide superstardom in the 1970s with such hits as “I Shot the Sheriff”, “Jamming”, and “No Woman, No Cry”, he achieved


The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs: Eternal

If Ronald Isley never sang another note, his position among the pantheon of male R&B/soul vocalists would remain intact. As the lead


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