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Wednesday, May 8 2002

Imperial Teen: On

Yowsa, a brand new record from Imperial Teen! Pop rock that’s not saccharine, their songs are sexy and confused, dizzy and danceable, sarcastic and

Jerry Douglas: Lookout for Hope

On his latest album, Lookout for Hope, Jerry Douglas continues to explore the boundaries of new acoustic music with a number of well-known guests, including

Dominic Chianese: Hits

Discussing this album without addressing the extra-musical accomplishments of the artist is hopeless. Dominic Chianese is the actor who plays Uncle Junior on The Sopranos.

Beat Crusaders: All You Can Eat

Cross-cultural relevance. What is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? How do we determine authenticity—that thing which makes critics


The Recher Theater was packed like a can of volatile trick snakes, tech vests rubbing against flannel and denim in a precarious, palpable friction. Makes

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + Spiritualized

Spiritualized Black Rebel Motorcycle Club The Drunk and the Junkie: A Concert Review in Two Parts I. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club had their work cut


Uptown Friday Night From the beginning, the expedition to Harlem to catch Soulive was all about a clash of cultures. It was not just the

Tanya Donelly

S E T    L I S T After Your PartySwoonMoonbeam MonkeyThe StormLandspeed SongThe Night You Saved My LifeSlow DogAnother MomentDarksideWrap Around SkirtBreathe Around

The Chemical Brothers + Paul Oakenfold + Peter Tong + Sasha + John Digweed

Once in a Blue Moon A full moon on a Friday night in springtime is a convergence of more than enough elements to get the

Beulah + Mazarin

How much farther could you possibly get from the lazy, sun-drenched California of Beulah than New York’s gritty, gray, and grimy Bowery? Though not

Tuesday, May 7 2002

Various Artists: Happy 2B Hardcore Chapter Six: the Final Chapter

I think by now we’re all agreed that disco never died. Despite the strident well-publicized calls for its death by homophobes and metalheads, and

Monster Movie: Last Night Something Happened

Have people yet turned on to the sounds of Monster Movie? The year 2001 found the band debuting with their self-titled EP, a stunning and melodic

LoDeck: Bash It EP

In an attempt to deviate from the feel-good rhymes of Mos Def or the mainstream-damn-near-pop appeal of Jay-Z, Lo Deck is trying to be a

Gritty Kitty: Where Did You Find Each Other?

Five years ago, Athens quartet Gritty Kitty released their debut album, Mistaking Airplanes for Stars, an amateurish batch of boy/girl indie-pop that reflected perfectly

Mariah Carey: Greatest Hits

There’s a popular mythology out there that says that certain things—like pop divas and Fortune 500 companies—never die. I’m not talking your

Anathema: A Fine Day to Exit

A few years ago, Anathema were a death-metal band from Liverpool with songs of such crushing intensity they would make even Lemmy’s ears bleed.

The Shield

The success of 'The Shield' has doubtless upped the ante in regard to what networks will allow -- and resort to -- in order to gain ratings.

Insomniac with Dave Attell

As far as television is concerned, Insomniac's cracked lens takes us as close to reality as we can happily get.

The Gathering Storm

The point in 'The Gathering Storm' is that Churchill is 'human', that he has faults.

Monday, May 6 2002

Various Artists: Latin Groove

World music purveyors Putumayo really nails it with this compilation, a spicy musical stew that proves sound of musical worlds colliding can, indeed, be beautiful.

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