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Wednesday, September 11 2002

The Shangri-Las: The Best of Shangri-Las (20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection)

In the early ‘60s, four New York City high school students—Betty and Mary Weiss and Margie and Mary-Ann Ganser—started singing together, performing pop

Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf

It’s one of those inimitable, split-second moments of pure rock and roll that you can experience at home: You’re sitting at the computer,

Puckett: 23

In 1994, a quirky little independent film called Spanking the Monkey was released that took Sundance by storm and made a decent name for itself on

Metallica: Master of Puppets

My love of Metallica’s Master of Puppets album, which has lasted 16 years and counting, began on what was a pretty good day for a 1

Li’l Cap’n Travis: Lonesome and Losin’

I consider myself a typical member of the Generation X Diaspora: I left the liberal, coffee shop comforts of Ann Arbor, Michigan so that I

Llorca: Newcomer

One of last year’s highlights and a key player in the current French dominance of jazz-house gets a rapid re-launch. I suppose the continuing

Gigi Dover: Unpicked Flowers

Not new to the music industry, Gigi Dover got her musical feet wet back in the ‘80s with an Americana band called the Rank Outsiders.

Paquito D’Rivera: The Best of Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D’Rivera was a child prodigy who began playing music at the age of five. His father, Tito, was well-known saxophonist and conductor in

The Who

I went to see The Who at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park, Ill on a beautiful August night and walked away a mess of

George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic

Photo credit: Marcy Guiragossian Photo credit: Marcy Guiragossian This was the single greatest concert I have ever seen in my life. This beats R.E


InterpolPhoto credit: Michael Edwards S E T    L I S T UntitledObstacle 1SpecialistRolandStella was a diver and she was always downHands AwayNYCSay Hello

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

SOUTHERN BITCH 26 August 2002: Mercury Lounge — New York JOHN TRUDELL + BAD DOG 29 August 2002: National Museum of the American Indian — New York by Kandia Crazy Horse Younger

Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth

S E T    L I S T David Lee RothHot for TeacherPanama. . . And the Cradle Will RockMean StreetDance the Night AwayRunnin’ with the

Camper Van Beethoven

S E T    L I S T SET 1All Her Favorite FruitEye of Fatima (1&2)TaniaO DeathSweetheartsSad Lovers WaltzJoe Stalin’s CadillacThe Day

Tuesday, September 10 2002

Various Artists: Mondo Platinum

Compilation albums are always a bit of a mixed bag. For each musical gem mined, you can almost be assured there will be an equally

Various Artists: Om 100

One hundred releases and it’s time to celebrate. One third of San Francisco’s mighty triumvirate (Ubiquity and Naked Music being the other two)

Various Artists: Location Is Everything Volume 1

Most label compilations are simply doomed by format. It’s almost inevitable that a mechanically churned out roster disc is going to contain the smudgy

Knife in the Water: Crosspross Bells

Out of chaos comes order. Before I pat myself on the back for coming up with such a great theory, I’ll apply it to

Kind of Like Spitting: Bridges Worth Burning

Ben Barnett has a few problems, and by gum, he wants to tell you all about them. “Great”, you say. “I’ve got enough problems

Joe Henderson: Inner Urge

On November 30, 1964, nine days before John Coltrane would record A Love Supreme in the same room, late tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson brought two-thirds of Coltrane’

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