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Saturday, December 31 1994

Kerry Livgren: Collector’s Sedition (Volume 1)

This latest effort for the former songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of Kansas could have been subtitled “Kerry’s Casserole.” Livgren serves up an astonishing smorgasbord of


    Jimmy LaFave: Texoma

There are music scenes, and then there’s Texas, a musical world unto itself in many ways. Where else could under appreciated troubadours like Joe


    LA Guns: Man in the Moon

Tracii Guns is perhaps the Pete Best of the LA music scene. After starting the primeval line-up of Guns N’ Roses in 1985, he left the


The Ladybug Transistor, The Albemarle Sound

If it wasn’t already apparent from the wealth of great pop albums in 1998, the early output in 1999 makes the case that we are in


The Lesser Birds of Paradise: A Suitable Frame

The Lesser Birds of Paradise require too much patience. With Mark Janka’s sleepy voice and the relaxed guitars, A Suitable Frame is pleasant, but


    Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars: Di Shikere Kapelye

We are smack dab in the middle of a klezmer revival. The revival did not spring up overnight. Rather this renewed interest has been building


Les Nubians: Princesses Nubiennes

Les Nubians are a couple of French-African sisters who bust out in Lauren Hill style R&B and soul. The catch is that much


Laura Love: Fourteen Days

Laura Love, the funky-folk princess releases her new 11-song collection Fourteen Days, on Zoe Records. Love kicks the album off with a deep funky beat,


Patty Loveless, Classics

Loveless has recorded a mountain of great music over the course of her career.


Tom LoMacchio: Five Years Later

Calming. Very calming. That’s the path nearly every song takes on Tom LoMacchio’s acoustic guitar-based full-length album, Five Years Later. There’s a


Lard: ‘70s Tock Must Die

There’s always room for Jello. Biafra that is. It may be up to debate, but I think its pretty fair to say that the


Lilys, The 3-Way

Kurt Heasley has a ‘60s obsession to be sure, specifically the Small Faces and the Zombies, but he’s one of the few able to


Lil’ Kim: The Notorious Kim

Ms. Kimberly “Lil’ Kim” Jones, here’s your most telling lyric: “You can never be me. You can only resemble.” Apparently, though, resemblance is a


The Love Dogs, Heavy Petting

Not just another band of hepcat posers, Boston’s Love Dogs is the real swinging deal. Their brand of frenetic, head shaking, toe tapping, jump


Annbjørg Lien: Baba Yaga

Listening to Annbjørg Lien’s latest modern folk effort, Baba Yaga, is much like giving over your autonomy and partaking of a rich musical


Low: Christmas

I admit it. I am a holiday music fanatic. Each year, I roam the stores in search of the perfect Christmas record. But this year


Love As Laughter: Destination 2000

First the Backstreet Boys released Millenium. Then Will Smith had a hit with “Will2K.” Even Queensryche attempted to revive their bloated carcass of a


    Laika & the Cosmonauts: Laika Sex Machine

Laika & the Cosmonauts are, in simplest terms, a Finnish surf band. “A Finnish surf band?” you ask. Well, it may seem odd, but consider


Linus of Hollywood: Your Favorite Record

This recording burst out of nowhere to tremendous underground acclaim on the Internet among various persons who understand the beauty of a hook and high


David Lindley and Wally Ingram: Twango Bango Deluxe

David Lindley is for the fun-loving music adventurer. This generous 75-minute record approximates his vivacious live performances. He consistently delivers the most unique and musically


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