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Tuesday, April 25 2000

Calibos: self-titled

Calibos from Arlington, Virginia makes their entrance with their self-titled debut album. While not revolutionary, they have managed to create a satisfactory set of college-rock

Neil Young: Silver And Gold

Although Silver And Gold finds Neil Young further on down the road, he’s yet to show signs that the well is even getting shallow, let alone drying up.

Monday, April 24 2000

Green Velvet: self-titled

Picture the guy you know in high school who was always trying really hard to be seen as weird, and you have Green Velvet. He’

Steve Grossman Quartet: Steve Grossman with Michel Petrucciani

You have to give it this: The album’s title is self-descriptive. This CD does, in fact, feature Steve Grossman with Michel Petrucciani. Grossman plays

Dimitri from Paris: A Night at the Playboy Mansion

Disco ain’t dead, to begin with. Oh, it was off the radio for a few years, and the slew of movies Hollywood threw up

The Damage Manual: >1

The Damage Manual is a sort of supergroup of industrial rock. Chris Connelly from Ministry on vocals, Geordie Walker from Killing Joke (about whose former

Bedhead/Macha: Bedhead Loved Macha

Not so long ago, two brothers, Matt and Bubba Kadane, and friends put out an album called What Fun Life Was. With its titular nod

Franklin Bruno: Kiss Without Makeup

Lo-fi. Indie. Minimalist. Sparse. DIY. No, no,’re thinking Elephant 6 or Lou Barlow or Elliot Smith. Let me try again. Pensive. Ironic. Wry.

Tuesday, April 18 2000

Ben Folds Five / Tracy Bonham

People at concerts are an interesting thing. There are people you don't know, people who look vaguely familiar, people you do know, people who look like people you know.

Monday, April 17 2000

Gauge: I

The release of Gauge’s I is a fan’s tribute to one of his favorite underheard bands. It’s a collection of previously released,

Five-Eight: The Good Nurse

In the summer of 1993, three major things happened to me, I learned to drive, saw Fugazi at Fort Reno Park and heard Five-Eight’s legendary “

Berlin: Live: Sacred and Profane

Okay. You know how in VH1’s Where Are They Now and other like programs they show the once-hot bands still chugging along, living on

Black Indian: Get ‘Em Psyched!!

As I looked at this album’s back cover, which depicts six brothas just sittin on a back porch with song titles running above their

Tracy Bonham: Down Here

The first thing I thought when I heard that Mitch Froom produced (Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, David Hidalgo) this, was: “Great. This record is going

Built To Spill: Live

Recorded during the band’s 1999 tour, Live features galvanizing performances of six originals and three covers. Nine tracks may not seem like a lot, but “

The Apples in Stereo: The Discovery of a World Inside The Moone

The Apples in Stereo might be the most musically conservative of the Elephant 6 bands, but they sure know how to make a song get stuck

Monday, April 10 2000

Baila: Shall We Dance?

Produced by Terry Wollman and Samuel Turcotte this collection features an extensive cast of seasoned musicians. Guitarist Terry Wollman has himself worked with the likes

Claudia Acuna: Wind From The South

Despite originally coming from Santiago, Chile, the last few years have seen young jazz singer Claudia Acuna become somewhat of a veteran on the New

Monday, April 3 2000

    Lou Reed: Ecstasy

Last year, Lou Reed returned with one of his best albums of his entire career. Having been a fan of his since my days in

Daycare Swindlers: Testosterosa

Start with the entire mid-late 1980s catalog of 7 Seconds albums. Add approximately 1/2 Cup of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Keidis on vocals, and 1/2 cup

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