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Monday, April 24 2000

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

Friday, March 31 2000

High Fidelity

In keeping with the spirit of the film itself, I humbly offer the top 5 reasons the new film High Fidelity is worth seeing.

Thursday, March 30 2000

Matthew Sweet

For once, when an artist claimed to be happy to be spending the evening in D.C., the artist sounded wholly sincere, and not just because he apparently toured the White House earlier in the day.

Monday, March 27 2000

Common: Like Water For Chocolate

Who is the greatest MC of all-time? Invariably the reply to this question would be one of the following: Tupac, Biggie, Nas or Jay-Z. However,

Sunday, March 26 2000

Donner Party: Complete Recordings 1987-1989

Compiling all the Donner Party’s recordings was obviously a labor of love, as the now-defunct San Francisco trio hardly has enough fans to arouse

Monday, March 20 2000

Beachwood Sparks: Beachwood Sparks

They have created their own sound for today, and I am not surprised that they have surfaced on Sub Pop, a label that signs artists based on real songs and talent.

Death Cab for Cutie: We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes

Pop is a wonderful thing. It’s all of its bastardized forms, through all of its retarded variations, amidst many hideous backfires and mistakes, the

Sunday, March 19 2000

Peter Murphy

's backing band received enthusiastic applause both when walking on stage and later as he was introduced with the rest of the band. He looked like the others: dark clothing, short, black, gelled hair with sideburns.

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