Tuesday, December 10 2002
Tahmineh Milani charts the tragedy of stunted aspiration and the social subjugation faced by female participants.
If there's anyone you'd want to have talking you through his movie, it would be John Sayles.
The fascination of British filmmakers with the visually dynamic even occurs in films that seem concerned with quotidian subject matter.
Monday, December 9 2002
Who better to record a tribute album to country music pioneer Mel Tillis than his own daughter? Pam Tillis, a country legend in her own
One of the more enduring music history debates concerns the Sacramento five-piece, Tesla. Were they or weren’t they justly lumped into the hair-metal category
Free Fall is unquestionably a lost classic of jazz, one that you would have thought a major label or maybe one of Joel Dorn’s
If you’ve never heard of Skeleton Key before, and their new album happened to fall into your lap, you’d look at its darkly
Trying to place New Jersey’s the Secession Movement into some sort of table or chart for comparison against other groups is pointless. Call this
Of all the melodic guitar pop underground bands to gain a following in the ‘90s, the Rooks were perhaps the least in touch with modern
Back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, the depth of talented Australian rock groups was quite high. Having punk rockers Radio Birdman making some
In the mid-‘90s, there was promise of a musical revolution, albeit a tuneful one. The remnants of grunge were to be washed away by
The debut effort of singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimm McIver (pronounced McKeever) is a pleasant collection of aural fun that points up the many different facets
Ask a friend what type of music they like to listen to, and more often than not you’ll be greeted with a short response: “
Friday, December 6 2002
Each section lingers just a little, as if the characters will have trajectories beyond the minutes you see them.
Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.
Thursday, December 5 2002
Over the past few years, the underground synth pop scene has been getting more and more attention from the mainstream media. Acts like Fischerspooner, Chicks
Calling all Phish fans. Rykodisc asked Jon Fishman to drum up some business by baiting the hook that will haul in the fresh cash of
Part of the thrill of Chemistry Is What We Are, Simian’s 2001 debut album, was the promise it held. Four young men, steeped in ‘60s
So I’m over at my friend Pierre’s place the other night and he puts this CD on. It’s pretty amazing to hear
I have vivid recollections of my childhood introduction to soul music. Songs like Junior Walker’s “What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)”, Aretha