Saturday, December 31 1994
Please forgive any initial bias in this review, for last spring, my girlfriend had subletted her Lower East Side apartment to two members of this
Bassist Brad Jones cut his teeth in jazz monster The Jazz Passengers. With a reputation for insane chops and skillful cross-genre song writing (he’s
Finland’s premier fiddle band JPP possess both a deep appreciation for traditional Finnish folk music and brilliant musical technique honed by classical conservatory training.
The best songwriters make you feel like you did when you were a child looking into a mirror. You react by reaching out, trying to
There’s an old Peanuts cartoon in whichh Sally enters holding a limp jump rope. When asked what’s the matter she replies that she
The reissue of James Gang’s first three albums by MCA is somewhat appropriate given the consistent historical relevance this band has had over the
Too often, the Jackson 5 are written off as simply being the group that gave Michael Jackson his start. What is equally significant about the group
Kepa Junkera is a prodigious and prolific accordionist from the Basque region of Spain.
So they’re from Houston. You’d never know. The semi-anthology that is All Good Things aims to highlight the works of a band that
A few of the songs on Jewel’s new Christmas offering, Joy: A Holiday Collection, are wonderful. Just like Jewel’s early work, they’re
I saw Al Jarreau live about two years ago at an outdoor festival, and if Mother Nature would have kept away the small scale typhoon
When a band you’ve followed calls it quits, you at least are left with the satisfaction that you saw them grow and develop over
Just goes to show how small the world’s gotten: even kids from the reportedly music-starved oasis of Salt Lake City love Fugazi. “No School,”
File under sock-hop. Taking cues from fellow ‘50s rehashers Grieving Eucalyptus and the Kung Fu Monkeys, Texas’ Junior Varsity bangs out 14 songs in a way-short 20
I dare anyone over forty to listen to Tom Jones’ “Its Not Unusual” without singing along to the chorus and attempting a brief Joneslike hip
you'll be hooked and diggin' up their back catalogue before you know it.
There is a little sticker on the CD that says: “Named one of the most influential bands of the decade by Rolling Stone and Spin.”
Reggae. It’s hard to deal with when done poorly, as it becomes droning and repetitive. Done well, however, those repetitive grooves become entrancing, literally.
Released in the U.S. at the beginning of last November this is an album which has only just hit the streets in the U
Ronnie Martin is one of the most recognizable and intriguing personalities in the alternative Christian music scene. An indefatigable worker, Martin produces a myriad of