Monday, November 12 2001
Punk pop never truly makes much sense. The spirit of punk and the spirit of pop are at odds with each other. Punk embraces rebellion,
You Don’t Know Her At All“Poetry is a passage into those parts of our being where we understand who we have been and
It’s easy to get lost in the sheer number of punk-influenced indie bands, with many of them utilizing the same musical touch points (The
Beginning with a great German electro beat and vocal sample that sound like a promised delivery of the new wave of electro-disco sounds heard everywhere
David Dondero is a thief. Eavesdropping in dive bars, he steals bits of conversations and drunken truths. The miserable pasts and shaky desires of bar
Ragtime was music composed for solo piano, but it took as its inspiration marches and other European musical forms such as the polka. It also
Animal Magic is the debut effort of Brighton producer Simon Green, a.k.a. Bonobo, but it is not in fact a new release. It’
“The Slowest Festival in the World” takes place every summer in Berlin. It’s called “HeimatKlänge”. Every year, they pick a different region
It seems that sometime around 1998, mainstream pop music fell apart. After enjoying almost seven years of interesting musical phases—sparked, initially, by Nirvana and grunge,
Fred Anderson is what jazz musicians have always been about—learning to craft their music over a lifetime, never feeling like they’ve “arrived”, and nurturing new generations of talent by providing an example and providing them with the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment.
A host of things went wrong for Allure when they slipped onto the R&B scene in 1997. The four fresh faces out of New
Saturday, November 10 2001
Let’s get one thing immediately straight: Yonder Mountain String Band will not pass muster in places like Harriman, Tennessee or Etowah, Georgia or Galax,
Friday, November 9 2001
There’s something about brothers in rock & roll. For some mystical reason, when they join forces musically the results are (oftener than not) a
Thursday, November 8 2001
Jack Black is always a pleasure. Irony, weirdness, perversion -- he has it all. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came a-knocking.
What is unfortunate about 'Hal' is that while the Farrellys' previous offerings were, for all their sophomoric dick and fart humor, somewhat good-spirited, their new film is just plain old mean.
[David Mamet's] language, severe and spare, actually sounds quite human comin
Tuesday, November 6 2001
This was not a show for the half-hearted. Even the nosebleed seats in the Beacon Theater that night ran a hefty $35. For prime position, concertgoers
Monday, November 5 2001
The Green Pajamas are in a unique class, effectively taking some of the more unused psychedelic pop flourishes and reclaiming them as their own.
Tribute albums devoted to legendary, almost untouchable musicians generally go one of two routes: hyper-reverent or purposefully subversive. Groups either stick so faithfully to the
Even though he won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize, Damon Gough, a.k.a Badly Drawn Boy, isn’t much for hubris. In