Tuesday, July 23 2002
It’s Robert Pollard’s world; we just live in it. Widely known as the highly prolific singer-songwriter for indie-rock heroes Guided By Voices, Pollard
Monday, July 22 2002
Some people when they hear the words ‘Rough Guide’ perhaps think of travelogues. In addition to books, however, the company also produces and distributes sonic
Call me shallow, but the cover art of Loss almost kept me from buying the thing. Nevermind the obsequious musings from the British press prominently
Break all the records . . . burn the cassettes . . . It’s 1982. The United States (and the world at large) is adjusting to the next phase of the
Although he is a mainstay of smooth jazz charts and radio schedules, Jeff Golub belongs to one of the genre’s precursors rather than the
When you think of Icelandic bands, slowly the main claim to fame of Björk and The Sugarcubes starts to recede in favor of
Finding new talent is always a personal celebration for me but when that talent finds me, it’s even more an endorsement of why I’
For some 35 years, Neil Diamond has been the people’s singer. From his early days as a Brill Building songwriter-for-hire, to his still-yearly presence in
Edited by R. T. Smith Washington & Lee University Published quarterly, 1 year, $22; 2 years, $40; 3 years, $54. Speaking the Mother Tongue of Art Literary journals in the United
We discover new aspects about sex and female pleasure in nearly every episode of Sex and the City.
The label 'sitcom' is a misrepresentation. 'Meet the Marks' lacks comedy.
Sketch comedy with loose rules and borders, intermixing live sketches with filmed bits.
If the energy and originality of the storylines catch up with Monk and Sharon's dynamic, the series can only improve.
Donahue was visibly overwhelmed by the venom and ferocity of the guests' attacks against one another.
Thursday, July 18 2002
It’s sad when a band’s seventh album is the one that’s supposed to gain them widespread exposure in the underground, but doesn’
Who the hell is this guy? He’s been Silkworm, the DJ for early ‘90s flash-in-the-pan rappers Digable Planets. Remember Digable Planets? They were jazz-obsessed
I recently saw Les Yeux Noirs playing to a sold-out enthusiastic crowd at Henflings, a little biker bar in the Santa Cruz Mountains. My first
When you hear the new album by Swedish duo Koop, your first instinctive thought is, “This is a jazz album.” Even when you notice that
Soul artists the stature of James Brown and Aretha Franklin will always be worth paying attention to simply because of the magnitude of their past
Every year, the schism that divides electronic music into two very distinct and easily recognizable halves seems to grow larger and larger. On one side,