Sunday, October 8 2000
I don’t know what it is about people drawing upon bands of the past that never really made it out of DC. There has
With the increasing genre-fication of mainstream radio into ever-smaller stylistic neighborhoods, is there room for a band like Big Ass Truck? The Memphis, Tennessee combo’
Wednesday, October 4 2000
With a name like Deke Dickerson, only three vocational options exists: Air Force test pilot, high school girls’ basketball coach, or roots rocker. Given that
Tuesday, October 3 2000
I went with my friend Shannon, who almost didn’t get in. We were both lax in terms of buying our tickets, and it seemed
Kid A forces its patrons to submerge themselves into the wiles of noise, to work for melody and signifieds, to seek within and find something that wants, needs, and is able to understand.
Real old school punks know that punk is about following your own path, and that’s just what Green Day are doing.
Although Melodie Citronique isn’t the best starting point for the Blonde Redhead virgin, the fact remains that it’s a far better return on your money than the glut of formulaic discs currently playing pied piper to the wallets of American consumers.
Monday, October 2 2000
If Robbie Williams knows one thing, it’s that he’s a star. As a former member of Take That, the British answer to New
People make music for all sorts of reasons: to make a personal statement, to make a name for themselves, to express themselves artistically, to make
For this reason, they’ve long been an underappreciated force in indie rock. What they do is subtle enough that they’re sometimes easily overlooked
Scarface has always scared the shit out of me, particularly in the video for the Geto Boys’ classic, “Mind’s Playin’ Tricks on Me,” and
Glass Music is possibly the most apt title I’ve ever heard, and it’s also one of the simplest. No, this isn’t a
The modern hardcore pantheon has always felt fragmented, at least to a relative outsider like myself. The New York hardcore kids listen to their stuff,
Pop rock and roll somewhere between Heroes-era Bowie and The Flame-era Cheap Trick, The Lassie Foundation lay layered vocals over pools of guitars for an
Over the last 10 years, somehow Eddie Vedder’s seriousness spawned a legion of “alterna-rock” singers who sound like every word they speak is the most
The art of aviation has always fascinated me. Here we are, earth bound creatures, with out the ability to propel our selves into the air
As one-half of the legendary Gang Starr, Guru has been working to maintain the lifeblood of hip-hop for over a decade. His “side project,” the
Don Caballero, a Pittsburgh quartet with a history of interesting avant-rock records, is an instrumental band—no vocals. In that, they have plenty of company
It’s pretty hard not to like the depressing, yet poppy, guitar-driven songs of Creeper Lagoon. In fact, even without creating what might be thought