Saturday, December 31 1994
Travis is the bridge between the two dominant ends of British rock in the 1990s.
Screw you and your million-dollar multi-track digital recording studio. There. I said it and I’d say it again. Theselah would probably say it as
I often wonder what it’s like to be the person who creates the press releases for bands and artists. Obviously the main thing these
Get down, it’s Tammy and the Lords of Misrule! No, seriously, get down! Duck! Something in the name of the band suggested some kind
It’s all so complete and confident-sounding that it’s a bit of a surprise to discover that Daily’s biggest gig thus far was
GusGus This Is Normal(4AD/Warner Bros.) by Sarah ZupkoPopMatters Editor & Publisher tenorjimi-gusgus.jpg If you really thought disco was dead, think again.
One of the most well respected young tenors in North America, Mark Turner has impressed everyone in the jazz world with his thoughtful and passionate
There’s an awful lot of same-y punk out there these days. You know the stuff I’m talking about—same three barre chords, cookie-cutter
The trademark 311 rap-rock sound, unwavering on the band’s latest release, From Chaos, blasted through my Brooklyn apartment’s shaky speakers for approximately two minutes.
Muso-futurist journalist Simon Reynolds defined the music of Tortoise for them several years ago: they’re “post-rock”, they’re “using rock instruments for non-rock purposes”.
Y&T BBC Live in Concert(Fuel 2000) by Scott Hudson traverspat-radio.jpg In the midst of one of rock’s most dismal periods,
When I first down to write this review, I was inclined to lament that it’s a shame these guys aren’t half as popular
I know a few simple things: that I’ve been listening to The Optimist LP incessantly for about five weeks; that its musical facility and
If you’re a rabid but conservative Piaf fan, don’t get excited just yet. This might not be an album for you. Tethered Moon
Oh boy. Yet another relic of the ‘80s that somehow managed to work its way into my music collection. Taco’s After Eight has to
Cincinnati has always been like a second home to me. As a kid, I spent a number of summers there, enjoying what the city had
Europe, at least since the 19th century, has had a love-hate relationship with its Gypsy (or Roma, as they call themselves) population. Many intellectuals have
Generally speaking, it’s pretty easy these days to make a distinction between what alternative music (the genre-confused phrase no longer needs quote marks, does
It is simply too sloppy (and ultimately inaccurate) to slap the alt.country label on this Champaign-Urbana-based duo. No doubt, the roots-inflected approach of Jacob
I would say that Matt Tiegler needs a McCartney to his Lennon, but that comparison would be dishonestly flattering to Tiegler. The reason the Lennon/