Tuesday, November 6 2001
This was not a show for the half-hearted. Even the nosebleed seats in the Beacon Theater that night ran a hefty $35. For prime position, concertgoers
Monday, November 5 2001
The Green Pajamas are in a unique class, effectively taking some of the more unused psychedelic pop flourishes and reclaiming them as their own.
Tribute albums devoted to legendary, almost untouchable musicians generally go one of two routes: hyper-reverent or purposefully subversive. Groups either stick so faithfully to the
Even though he won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize, Damon Gough, a.k.a Badly Drawn Boy, isn’t much for hubris. In
Britney. Yeah, Britney. “All I need is time,” sings Britney Spears on Britney, her third album in as many years, and while three years really
So begins “Oh No!”, the second track on The Shazam’s self-titled debut album. And it speaks volumes about their brand of hard-rocking pop music.
Is there a middle ground when it comes to liking the music of Pink Floyd? Can one be a “casual” Floyd fan? Personal experience would
With the dwindling cost of recording, many musicians have socked themselves away in home recording studios, doggedly following their own muse to produce their own
The term “supergroup” is supposed to bring to mind some great assemblage of rock gods at their peak, but let’s face it: most of
A candle burns brightest just before it goes out. That well-worn expression describes so much of the final dizzying flurry of work of many of
So sang Tjinder Singh on “Wog”, taking an old racial slur and turning it into a statement of cultural intent that neatly encapsulated Cornershop’s
Although intended as a preview for Flare’s upcoming album, the three-song Definitive is more of a tease. Under the guidance of LD Beghtol, whose
The year is 2047. (Work with me.) Robbie Fulks has recently been checked into the Ryan Adams Memorial Retirement Home, which has been erected from its
If reality TV is your preference, you’ll probably remember Dallas-based Flickerstick as the band that overcame three other groups, adversity and near elimination to
Much like, oh, maybe white bread, guitar-pop uses a time-tested formula: a band with guitars, bass, and drums, and songs with verse-chorus-verse song structures and
The Avalanches are, in a word, crazy. Especially when compared with the rest of their dance music brethren. A typical “DJ concert”, so to speak,
David Axelrod’s eponymous album could easily have been subtitled The Record That Almost Wasn’t. After making his name as a producer for West
Whoa, there! Another ABBA compilation, you say? Surely that’s all been done. And for anyone really that interested, why not simply buy their remastered
Sunday, November 4 2001
In early 1985 the constant Sound System clashes that drive Jamaican music forward produced one of its defining moments. King Jammy and Black Scorpio went head
Thursday, November 1 2001
In this light, '2001' and the revolutionary epoch of its making seem a mere Technicolor blip in an otherwise olive drab post-World War II empire.