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Monday, September 3 2001

    Space Ballerinas: If Goth Was Pink

The musical texture of that opening story-song, “Ballerina Fell…”, is supplied by keyboards and a powerful voice that is both angelic and eerie. Both that


    Erik Sanko: Past Imperfect Present Tense

From the opening moments of “While You Were Out”, Erik Sanko’s Past Imperfect Present Tense is a quiet exercise in nervous melancholy. His music


Mike Stern: Voices

I was sitting with Carl, who isn’t a music enthusiast, but who is interested in these music reviews I write, and the strange and


    Michael J. Sheehy: Ill Gotten Gains

Beautiful LosersEver tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better —Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho After a year that became, in his own


    Ursula Rucker: Supa Sista

No doubt jaws dropped as the poetess proceeded to document the retribution of a young woman who was gang raped. The poem, “The Unlocking” was


Rube Waddell: Hobo Train: Deluxe CD

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Bruce Robison: Country Sunshine

Back in the mid-‘90s, a friend of mine was a regular in Austin’s honky-tonks. This was when it was easy to catch Dale


Mazarin: A Tall Tale Storyline

I must say that A Tall Tale Storyline is rather a delightful pop record—as intelligent and whimsical as its title. Like its brother in


    Ming & FS: The Human Condition

Truly an album for those who appreciate eclectic sound-mashing, Ming & FS’s The Human Condition is an enjoyable romp through junkyard territory. And in


The Murder City Devils: Thelema

There’s no accounting for taste. So why do people write and read reviews? One answer may be an implicit belief in the commonality of


    MC Lyte: The Very Best of MC Lyte

Nearly a decade before Eve would become the “belle” of the Ruff Ryders, Flatbush born Lana Moorer, then still in her teens, was dropping lines


    Jeff Kelly: Indiscretion

The title song is a blazing rock anthem about feeling guilty for sexual relationships outside of marriage. Kelly expresses regret and lust at the same


Hot Little Rocket: Danish Documentary

I’m sitting here trying to decide once again what to write about an album that could easily be summed up in one or two


Wayne Hancock: A-Town Blues

Wayne Hancock walks a very fine line exceptionally well. If he were to stumble even a bit, his style of no-frills classic country and his


Margo Guryan: 25 Demos

Hindsight and nostalgia are the faulty prisms through which we see the 1960s as simpler and better times. Far from the musical worlds of the


Garmarna: Hildegard von Bingen

Garmarna may add more fuel to the ongoing dialogues about authenticity in musical presentation with their latest endeavor, Hildegard von Bingen . This album is an


Fugu: Fugu 1

Stepping into Fugu’s world for the first time feels like crawling into a hidden corner of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club


Duane Eubanks Quintet/Sextet: Second Take

There always seems to be space these days for a good Hard Bop outfit. It was rather different 30 years ago when it seemed that Art


Converge: Jane Doe

A lot has been said about the whole “math rock” genre. But no one ever seems to apply the label to any type of music


Bows: Cassidy

Atmospheric and unrestrained, Bows’ sophomore album Cassidy incorporates a trip-hop vibe with jazz and drum and bass influences. Not wanting to be limited to any


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