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Thursday, May 2 2002

Human Nature (2002)

Human Nature is largely a study of the fine line between being innovative and being asinine.


Deuces Wild (2002)

A heavy-handed glob of a movie.


Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

Stacy Peralta's propulsive [Dogtown and Z-Boys] is at once irreverent and reverential.


Wednesday, May 1 2002

Weezer + Pete Yorn + am radio

Weezer Weezer Pete Yorn S E T    L I S T Dope NosePhotographMy Name is JonasThe Good LifeSuperstarIsland in the SunSurf Wax AmericaTired


Les Savy Fav

TimPhoto credit: Kelly Miller SethPhoto credit: Kelly Miller If you’ve never seen Les Savy Fav before, your first reaction upon seeing the band take


Neil Halstead

S E T    L I S T Driving with BertSleeping on RoadsWho Do You LoveMartha’s Mantra (For the Pain)When You’re


Garbage

S E T    L I S T Push ItTemptation WaitsAndrogynyI Think I’m ParanoidSpecialDrive You HomeBreaking Up the GirlNot My IdeaWhen I Grow


Steve Earle

S E T    L I S T Baby Let Me Follow You DownSteve’s Last RambleTom Ames’ PrayerTaneytownNow She’s GoneGoodbyeSouth Nashville BluesCCKMPSo


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

S E T    L I S T First Set Carry On/QuestionsMilitary MadnessGoin’ HomeWooden ShipsFeed the PeopleYou’re My GirlI Used to Be


Tuesday, April 30 2002

Young and Sexy: Stand Up for Your Mother

When a band forms, one of the first problems facing its members is what to call themselves. If you are a band with a single,


The Saturday People: self-titled

You can find any number of bands out there working in the indie pop vein who seek to revive the music of the past, be


Suzzy and Maggie Roche: Zero Church

Any promise of a release by the Roches is always looked forward to with much honest anticipation. Their new album Zero Church is unique by


Joseph Malik: Diverse

Pleasant music can be a beautiful thing. Melodies wrap around, harmonies intertwine with each other, vocals are flowing, and the beats are soft and enveloping.


My Favorite: A Cult of One

With a visit to the giga-hip Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, one comes away with more than just a sense of tension between urban


Megadeth: Killing is My Business . . . and Business is Good!

In 1983 and 1984, as hard rock bands were starting to dominate record sales, such as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard, and Quiet


Isaac Freeman and the Bluebloods: Beautiful Stars

While listening to Beautiful Stars, Isaac “Dickie” Freeman’s first solo album, there is much at which to marvel. Most obvious is Freeman’s basso


Monday, April 29 2002

Elliott Smith: either/or

“Drink up baby / Stay up all night / With the things you could do / You won’t but you might / The potential you’ll be / That


Poster Children: Zero Stars: A DVD Tour Diary

Within the last several years, the pretense of the low budget, independent cinematic hybrid, an integral element of the superinformationhighway for cutting edge, experimental art,


Mark Olson & The Creekdippers: Pacific Coast Rambler

I interviewed Victoria Williams once; she washed dishes while she talked to me on the phone. It wasn’t meant as an insult, and the


N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton

Let’s assume, just for fun, that the Beatles are the most influential group in the history of pop music. That would make N.W


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