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Saturday, December 31 1994

Archer Prewitt, White Sky

Archer Prewitt gets around, man, like so many of his colleagues in the post-rock Chicago scene. Of course, you all know him from The Sea

Poster Children: DDD

The last year has been the most prolific period of Poster Children’s long and illustrious career.

Pinback: Some Voices

With so many bands out there creating music, it’s incredibly simple for bands to slip under the radar of even the most attuned music

Jaco Pastorious: self-titled

Twenty-four years ago Jaco Pastorious released an eponymous debut that collectively positioned the mouths of the jazz world in a state of permanent slack-jawed awe.

Pitchshifter: Deviant

It’s not often you find yourself trying to have a dialogue with an album as you’re listening to it. The songs don’t

Louis Prima: Wild, Cool ‘N Swingin’

There’s no sign of an end to Louis Prima mania, but just for the record, few are more deserving of the overdue appreciation. By

Chichi Peralta: De Vuelta al Barrio

Chichi Peralta’s De Vuelta al Barrio is a very pleasant surprise from a record company in the Cayman Islands. Sr. Peralta is a talented

    Project K: Testing Underway

Project K’s Testing Underway is fun, but that’s about all it is. With sarcastic vocals and laid-back instrumentation, Project K sounds less like

The Pretenders: Learning to Crawl

This review of one of the best albums of the ‘80s was originally written 22 March 1984. Those stars of stage, records, and rock videos, the Pretenders

Primer 55: Introduction to Mayhem

This is the hardest band I’ve ever heard. From their press release: “I don’t know if you’ve ever been to downtown Memphis,”

Prolapse, Ghosts of Dead Aeroplanes

Prolapse’s post-punk, guitar noise rock is hypnotic, trance-inducing, and mind-blowing all at once.

    Pushcar: Apartment D

I believe the term “concept album” is bandied about so often because the album itself is rarely better than the concept. Pushcar’s Apartment D

Phil Perry: My Book of Love

In 1986 with release of his fifth recording, Give Me the Reason, Luther Vandross finally achieved some semblance of the cross-over success that had alluded him

The Promise Ring: Electric Pink EP

There’s nothing I find more annoying than the attitude of a pompous, know-it-all music critic. You know, the kind that seems to completely bully

The Pilfers: Chawalaleng

Definitely at the forefront of the esteemed “Band That Should Be in a Sprite Commercial” race, the Pilfers combine all of the sudsy aspects of

Podstar: self-titled

Silverchair my ass! Here’s a real ray of hope for youth! Podstar is a four piece PPP (punky power pop) band with some chops

Plastiscene, Seeing Stars

Britpop may have passed from favor in the U.K., but now there’s a spate of American bands following in the footsteps of the

Pat McGee Band: Shine

Imagine Pat Metheny meets Robert Earl Keen. Then make that combination really toe-tappingly happy. Maybe a more apt description of the Pat McGee Band would

Pele: Elephant

Imagine for a moment that you spent most of 1999 trying to get your mind around the slippery concept of “post-rock”. Picture yourself shuffling bewilderedly through

Kelly Price: Mirror, Mirror

Even before the buzz surrounding Kelly Price’s debut The Soul of a Woman subsided, it was apparent that she would fall victim to the

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