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Wednesday, May 1 2002

Steve Earle

S E T    L I S T Baby Let Me Follow You DownSteve’s Last RambleTom Ames’ PrayerTaneytownNow She’s GoneGoodbyeSouth Nashville BluesCCKMPSo

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

S E T    L I S T First Set Carry On/QuestionsMilitary MadnessGoin’ HomeWooden ShipsFeed the PeopleYou’re My GirlI Used to Be

Tuesday, April 30 2002

Young and Sexy: Stand Up for Your Mother

When a band forms, one of the first problems facing its members is what to call themselves. If you are a band with a single,

The Saturday People: self-titled

You can find any number of bands out there working in the indie pop vein who seek to revive the music of the past, be

Suzzy and Maggie Roche: Zero Church

Any promise of a release by the Roches is always looked forward to with much honest anticipation. Their new album Zero Church is unique by

Joseph Malik: Diverse

Pleasant music can be a beautiful thing. Melodies wrap around, harmonies intertwine with each other, vocals are flowing, and the beats are soft and enveloping.

My Favorite: A Cult of One

With a visit to the giga-hip Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, one comes away with more than just a sense of tension between urban

Megadeth: Killing is My Business . . . and Business is Good!

In 1983 and 1984, as hard rock bands were starting to dominate record sales, such as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard, and Quiet

Isaac Freeman and the Bluebloods: Beautiful Stars

While listening to Beautiful Stars, Isaac “Dickie” Freeman’s first solo album, there is much at which to marvel. Most obvious is Freeman’s basso

Monday, April 29 2002

Elliott Smith: either/or

“Drink up baby / Stay up all night / With the things you could do / You won’t but you might / The potential you’ll be / That

Poster Children: Zero Stars: A DVD Tour Diary

Within the last several years, the pretense of the low budget, independent cinematic hybrid, an integral element of the superinformationhighway for cutting edge, experimental art,

Mark Olson & The Creekdippers: Pacific Coast Rambler

I interviewed Victoria Williams once; she washed dishes while she talked to me on the phone. It wasn’t meant as an insult, and the

N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton

Let’s assume, just for fun, that the Beatles are the most influential group in the history of pop music. That would make N.W

Bob Mould: Modulate

Change is hard; change is necessary, yet change ultimately is good. If change scares you, stay inside and keep playing your old Hüsker Dü,

Life Without Buildings: Any Other City

There’s a thin line between art and pretentiousness, between being challenging and needlessly inscrutable. Radiohead have crossed the line so often that they’ve

Amy Jane: Wide Open

Ever see the old Monty Python “Dennis Moore” sketch? You know, the one where John Cleese plays a Robin Hood figure who steals from the

Richard Hell: Time

Richard Hell can walk down the street in New York City’s East Village without being recognized. He rides the subway, eats at understated restaurants

Death Cab for Cutie: The Stability EP

In 2000, when Death Cab for Cutie released We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes, the follow-up to 1998’s promising debut Something About Airplanes,

Thursday, April 25 2002

Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

On one level, 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' is a lush pop album, though notes of dissonance constantly intrude, interrupting and complicating the pop sound; on another, it is an exploration of the barriers to communication.

Dexter Romweber: Chased By Martians

Musical meaning is measured in millions. Pampered, mega-sloth Mac-Poodles are led around the electronic cage on invisible leashes by giant invisible corporate owners and applauded

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