Monday, January 22 2001
Started in 1991 as a spoken word label, Kill Rock Stars is still probably best known as a haven for feminist rock ‘n’ roll, producing breakout
Hailing from the great State of Illinois, Shoes are/were Jeff Murphy, John Murphy and Gary Klebe. Their excellent music was part of the power
Two Japanese DJs team up with a French DJ to release acid-jazz records heavily rooted in bossanova…. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke
This reviewer’s first encounter with Conway Twitty came at the Asheville (North Carolina) Civic Center in the summer of 1966. It was my very first
When Ralph Stanley passes on to his eternal reward America will lose a national treasure, though most music consumers in this country are tragically ignorant
This is a most welcome re-issue of an album, that had become quite hard to find, by an artist who everybody rated but nobody bought
Addiction is a horrible thing. You find comfort and wholeness in something that inevitably will destroy you, crushing your loved ones and turning your life
Teddy Pendergrass had been the striking lead voice of Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes for more than five years when he released his debut solo
Something truly exciting transpired around the turn of the century (yes, about a year ago): a batch of fresh and thrilling records were coming out
Appearing a mere two years after its release in 1998, awake—attributed to John Wesley Harding and the Gangsta Folk—seemed to be an exercise in
The Gossip take a fast-and-furious approach to the blues, and will knock you off your feet before you realize what’s going on.
The cover art of Private/Public alone is worth the price of admission. A blue-toned photograph catches an unsavory bunch apparently in the act of
Death By Chocolate’s debut, self-titled CD opens with a woman’s voice, that of teenage lead singer Angela Faye Tillett, stating a color and
There’s something wonderfully cinematic about Scavengers. It conjures up images of a heavily smoky, barely lit bar in the lost reaches of some Southwestern desert.
The Vienna music scene has blossomed in the past few years, with Count Basic and Kruder & Dorfmeister emerging as two of the best known
Sunday, January 21 2001
Oh Holy Fools is an even split of songs shared between two bands: Bright Eyes and Son, Ambulance. Indie favorite Bright Eyes released 2000’s unofficial
Wednesday, January 17 2001
Sometimes you just want to hear straightforward rock and roll without any of the pretensions of the post-grunge bands. Sometimes you want music that lacks
Monday, January 15 2001
It is important to note that Jeff Mueller and Jason Noble, the founding members of Shipping News, recorded their first musical collaborations for the popular
The Real Tuesday Weld, a.k.a. Stephen Coates, is a stylish man. Or at least he sounds that way on his 15-minute L’Amour
Aaltopiiri carries on, mixing light and dark, warm and cold; sounds so minimalist that they are on the brink of disappearance and so catchy that a house DJ would be remiss not to sample them.