Wednesday, March 5 2003
It was an indie rock fan’s wet dream come to life. A true clash of the titans as cult heroes Daniel Johnston and Calvin
The use of the term “pop” to refer to carefully constructed, harmony-laden guitar rock in the mode of Cheap Trick has always seemed strange to
Devendra Banhart Entrance Do you remember the first time you heard the blues? Was it a life-changing experience? I remember the first time I heard
[Mahmoud Darwish] is a force, undoubtedly the most popular and powerful poet of the Middle East.
The sometime first-person narrator is really just one of dozens of personalities literally shacking up in the head of the protagonist.
[It] takes the cultural confusion, the anachronism that is the New South and with tongue firmly in cheek, describes the region's dwindling pseudo-aristocratic heritage.
Gordy wasn't running a record company; he was running a factory.
He is . . . a skilled writer who infuses a tale of war with warmth, magic and humanity.
This is your quintessential dysfunctional family with intriguing secrets popping up all over the place.
Monday, March 3 2003
Repeatedly underlines, at times subtly and others more plainly, the responsibility of living in a democracy.
Put any man, but especially a pretty man-boy, in a stylized cowboy suit and he's bound to come off looking like one of the Village People. And the Lone Ranger does.
The most important questions Cannibal never addresses are what she (and presumably we) find so compelling about modern cannibal stories, and how our obsession over these stories is directly tied to contemporary culture.
Perhaps the problem with Are You Hot? is that it's too simple-minded even for reality TV.
Sunday, March 2 2003
By many accounts (admittedly, American and British accounts, as they are the ones that are most readily available in my little corner of the world),
Is there anyone out there who can give me Quinn Fallon’s phone number? After becoming addicted his band’s latest album, I’m beginning
Progressive rock flourished in a big way during its heyday in the ‘70s. Then, artists such as the early Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer
It has never been uncommon in popular music that an artist may choose to change from their uncool, unhip given name to one that is
This new record from pianist Matthew Shipp carries a pretty heavy burden. First of all, it’s by Matthew Shipp. His name is pretty much
Toby Keith has released an album almost year every for the past decade. With a work ethic like that, you gotta wonder just when the
“Rock is back” declared magazine articles and websites around the world in 2002. The response that it never really left is only partially correct. The airwaves