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Tuesday, May 22 2001


23 May 2001: Village Underground - New York.

Portastatic: Looking for Leonard

Although his main band is waning in popularity as the remaining indie guitar rock fans get too old to go to club shows, Mac McCaughan continues to develop as a musician and a songwriter.

Monday, May 21 2001

    Whiskeytown: Pneumonia

That’s how a friend described Pneumonia to me. He said it as both a songwriter and as a listener, and my heart fairly leapt

    Eberhard Weber: Endless Days

You have to wait a full two minutes, 12 seconds into the first track for that marvelous distinctive lush bass sound, but in theory, when you’

    Wellwater Conspiracy: The Scroll and Its Combinations

One of the oddest and most unexpected pleasures of Pearl Jam’s latest LP Binaural was “Evacuation”, penned by new drummer Matt Cameron. A driving

    Erik Truffaz: Revisite

This is a remix album and a good one—but a word of warning. If you think that the prime function of a re-mix is

    Stella Soleil: Dirty Little Secrets

Wat a strange, interesting little album. In as many respects that it conforms to the conventional expectations of contemporary pop music, that is, pop music

    Professional Murder Music: self-titled

Professional Murder Music is yet another band that will be competing for the top slots of metal playlists over the next year. With some support

    Barbara Manning and the Go-Luckys!: You Should Know by Now

Barbara Manning made her name in the early ‘90s as one of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, garnering praise from fellow musicians and critics

    Monkey to the Monster: 1/3 Less Fun

You may recall that not too long ago I conducted an interview with my Inner Self when I reviewed The Wes Hollywood Show’s latest

    Low / Dirty Three: In the Fishtank

“Nothing essential happens in the absence of noise”. —Jacques Attali, Noise: The Political Economy of Music Low’s Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have consistently

    Kansas: Leftoverture / Masque

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The Enemies / Pitch Black: self-titled

God, I must be getting old. Only three days past my twenty-eighth birthday, and it already feels like I’ve turned some kind of corner,

Mark Eitzel: The Invisible Man

As the lead singer/songwriter for American Music Club and a solo artist, Mark Eitzel has built a catalogue of heartbreaking songs of loneliness and

Calexico: Even My Sure Things Fall Through

Calexico is the loose collective surrounding Joey Burns and John Convertino, a duo who have enjoyed a busy career as an integral part of Giant

Attention Deficit: The Idiot King

Jazz albums are not always the easiest to describe in words. Oft times, many works in the genre are a piece unto their own that

Action Figure Party: self-titled

Milliseconds after your child treads through the wavy field of blue shag carpet and steps out the crayon-swirled door of his bedroom, GI Joe and

Acumen: Diversity

Momma Miss America! Ye gods! Zounds! And also, “What the hell is THAT?” These are just a handful of the fun phrases you’ll be

Radiohead: Pyramid Song #1 & #2

With the release of the Pyramid Song two-CD single set, Radiohead has given us their first B-sides since those coming off 1997’s OK Computer.

Monday, May 14 2001

    Weezer: Weezer (“The Green Album”)

So the other week I watched the season finale of Saturday Night Live. I’ve come to like the show again over the past few

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