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Wednesday, July 24 2002

Tool + Tomahawk

Tool Tomahawk The first time I saw Mike Patton live, eleven years ago with Faith No More, he flopped around like a fish onstage, wiggling


Superchunk

“We’re a bunch of old farts from North Carolina.” That’s how veteran indie rockers Superchunk described themselves to an audience comprised mainly of


Poison + Cinderella + Winger + Faster Pussycat

Poison S E T    L I S T PoisonLook What the Cat Dragged InRide the WindSqueeze BoxI Want Action(guitar solo)Emperor’s


More Than Music Festival: The Flying Luttenbachers, Rah Bras, Bratmobile, and others

The Flying Luttenbachers Rah Bras “More Than Music 10 casts the net wider to reach out across different genres and scenes in order to forge links


Joi + Res + Raphael Saadiq + Cody Chesnutt

ETTA JAMES14 July 2002: BB King’s Blues Club & Grille — New York by Kandia Crazy Horse Joi Res Flight to Amazonia (Slight Return) Saturday in


The Dirtbombs + The Detroit Cobras

The Dirtbombs The Detroit Cobras Co-headlining a two-night stand at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan, the Detroit Cobras and the Dirtbombs are part of the


Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men

Dave AlvinPhoto credit: Stephen Smith Only in Madison would you find a dive bar with a grilled portabella sandwich on the menu. This is what


Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography by Jimmy McDonough

Nearly half of Shakey's 738 pages of text are devoted to the 1970s, and while some readers may find McDonough's attention to detail frustrating, fans of Young's music will be fascinated with the account of Young's most productive decade, from Everybody Knows This is Nowhere to Rust Never Sleeps.


Staying Alive: real poems for unreal times by Neil Astley (editor)

This new anthology from Bloodaxe is a marvel of editorial skill and taste, offering 500 modern poems by diverse writers as a demonstration of the efficacy of poetry in the modern world.


The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd by Richard Zacks

In today's world Kidd would have been the unwitting scapegoat for the Enron fiasco, allowing everyone else to get away Scot-free while he rotted in prison.


The Father Costume and Notable American Women by Ben Marcus

About Ben Marcus there is so much to be discussed but nothing, really, to be explained.


The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich

a vivid world where floods are described as 'gray soup,' a woman's bound breasts as 'small, withered, modest as folded flowers,' pansies as having 'the faces of spoiled babies,' and horses as having coats of 'brutal velvet.'"


Lummox: The Evolution of Man by Mike Magnuson

Perhaps it's stereotypical, but men who drink American beer and watch football aren't even supposed to read books, much less write them. Magnuson, however, has bucked the stereotype. He is a regular blue-collar guy, but he's also a damn good fiction writer.


A Jacques Barzun Reader: Selections from his Works by Michael Murray, Editor

As a comprehensive anthology, 'A Reader' has wired into its DNA the tendency to deflect attention from the subject at hand in order to illuminate by refraction the face of the writer.


Boat Bastard: A Love/Hate Memoir by Deborah van Rooyen

The poster child of tell-all, slam-the-bastard, blame-anyone-but-yourself books.


As I Live and Breathe, Notes of a Patient-Doctor by Jamie Weisman, M.D.

It is clear that her enthusiasm for life has influenced her enthusiasm for writing and medicine.  The reader of 'As I Live and Breathe' will likely finish the book with a newfound appreciation for illness, medicine, and life in general.


Tuesday, July 23 2002

Violent Femmes: self-titled

September 1984: It’s my freshman year in college; I’m lonely, I feel out of place, I’m 2,500 miles from my Oregon home, etc., you’


The Trammps: self-titled

After two years of cutting singles for Buddha Records, the Trammps formed their own label in 1975, which they named Golden Fleece. A short time later,


Guided By Voices: Universal Truths and Cycles

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

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Delta Blues

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


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