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Saturday, December 31 1994

Travis: The Man Who

Travis is the bridge between the two dominant ends of British rock in the 1990s.

    Theselah: No Sleep, More Fun

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

    Amanda Thorpe: Mass

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

    Tammy and the Lords of Misrule: King Maker

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

    Tom Daily: The Burlington Northern

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

Jimi Tenor - Organism, GusGus - This Is Normal | PopMatters | Music | Reviews

 GusGus This Is Normal(4AD/Warner Bros.) by Sarah ZupkoPopMatters Editor & Publisher tenorjimi-gusgus.jpg If you really thought disco was dead, think again.

Mark Turner: Ballad Session

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

The Tossers: Long Dim Road

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

    311: From Chaos

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.

    Tortoise: Standards

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”.

    The Pat Travers Band / Y&T: Radio 1 Live in Concert / BBC Live in Concert

 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,

The Tragically Hip: Up to Here, The Tragically Hip, Road Apples

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

    Turin Brakes: The Optimist LP

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

Tethered Moon: Chansons d’Edith Piaf

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

    Taco: After Eight

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

    Thistle: Oxygen EP

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

    Taraf de Haïdouks: self-titled

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

Thingy: To The Innocent

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

    Tractor Kings: Sunday Night

It is simply too sloppy (and ultimately inaccurate) to slap the label on this Champaign-Urbana-based duo. No doubt, the roots-inflected approach of Jacob

Matt Tiegler: Gods and Heroes

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/

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