Saturday, December 31 1994
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
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
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’s post-punk, guitar noise rock is hypnotic, trance-inducing, and mind-blowing all at once.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Most likely, the first thing you think of when you hear the words “rock opera” is Tommy. The Who’s 1969 classic is popularly thought of
Almost never less than entertaining, this album presents saxophonist Perry and the Edmonton Orchestra in a combination of jazz, classical, and pop (in the sense
It’s tempting to call the Pietasters the saviors of American third-wave ska, but the fact is they may really just be its sole survivors.
All Systems Gone is truly an incredible album. My first impression was of a slightly more carefree version of Portishead, with maybe a little bit of Seal thrown in to boot.
Jarvis Cocker and company have never shied away from making grand statements, and We Love Life, Pulp’s latest album, is no exception. Rather than
Ahh, youth and pop. Footless and fetterless…the gawky yet infectious insouciance. That defined Plumtree a few years ago: An energetic first single and later
Pillbox is a UK-based indie rock band created solely by Los Angeles native Susan Hyatt, a very bizarre individual indeed. It’s not Susan’s