Saturday, December 31 1994
If you’re a fan of R.L. Burnside, and all of his recent permutations, this re-released CD will only whet your appetite for a
Big Country—big sound, big concepts and big guitars. It’s probably hard to imagine now, but when Big Country burst onto the British rock
Okay, so, what can I tell you about Rick Braun’s Kisses in the Rain? The black-and-white photo of Braun in the CD foldout shows
There must be an unwritten rule that great power-pop and garage bands will come out of the Jersey area until the end of time. Down-and-dirty
I’ll say up front I know very little about Bright Eyes. I do know they have at least one prior full-length album to their
“I have had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) since I was almost 20 years old. I was a guitarist until this disease swiped that little skill
As I did the usual open and close on the CD player to give myself a quick preview of the new releases awaiting review, this
Some people play a guitar. Jeff Beck attacks one. At his best the sounds he coerces from his white Strat are criminally inventive, rude—or
When critics try to apply postmodern theory to music, one of the darlings of analysis in the past three years has to be Beck. Beck
When you’ve been proclaimed the saviors of house music, what do you do for an encore? Given the critical accolades heaped on their debut
Proving they have the goods of a truly exceptional band, Blur has done what the greats have done before them—evolved.
Vocalist and songwriter Madigan Shive is a powerhouse in her own world, and Bonfire Madigan’s latest release, Saddle the Bridge, sets out to prove
It’s rather fitting that, given the discussion of post-punk in this column, the pick of the week should be something akin to “post-pop.” Already
Taking a look at the cover of B.R.M.C.‘s self-titled debut promo, you might get the impression that you’re in for
Forget the nutty name that sounds like it should be the monicker of a hardcore band, Brian Jonestown Massacre play brilliant 60’s inspired psychedlic pop.
Better known as The White Album, it's the 30th anniversary of the seminal 1968 Beatles record and Capitol Records is celebrating with a limited edition...
On his debut release Synjase, Jake Bell completely surrounds himself with electronic beats and ambient noise...
Straight outta Pittsburgh, The Berlin Project started off as a Christian Rock band and is now up to nine members, including a five person horn
The British are a fickle crew: their pop diet is promiscuous, consuming and disposing with relish. The Americans, to over-employ the broad brush analysis perhaps,