Monday, May 8 2000
Maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a 21-year-old would make a record this unrefined, self-indulgent, pretentious, and, well . . . immature. What’s really infuriating about
Not long ago I reviewed Tab Benoit’s new album and recalled how some blues records seem to fall flat on their face when compared
Some musicians can pull off having a terrible singing voice and still manage to have successful careers (and Bob Dylan isn’t the only one).
Much has been made about Calexico’s ability to dip in and out of musical styles. While here on Hot Rail, their third release to
Peter Brotzmann Sextet & Quartet’s “Nipples,” the first track on the recently reissued CD of the same name, starts off with a percussive noise
Hailing from Cleveland, Avant is the first artist to be signed to Magic Johnson’s new label affiliated with MCA Records. Situating itself within the
Monday, May 1 2000
Keeping up with Dean and Gene Ween over the years has been no easy task. Having done everything from fabulous four track recordings to recording
The alter ego of Steve Eugene Grove, Euge Groove preceded this, his debut release for Warner, with a number one jazz hit on the Internet.
The concept of convergence in new media fascinates me. That is, we live in an age where our television will soon morph into our computer.
Picasso used to be shocking. It was garbage. John Coltrane used to hurt people’s ears. Charlie Parker just made lots of staccato noise. Now,
Tuesday, April 25 2000
Calibos from Arlington, Virginia makes their entrance with their self-titled debut album. While not revolutionary, they have managed to create a satisfactory set of college-rock
Although Silver And Gold finds Neil Young further on down the road, he’s yet to show signs that the well is even getting shallow, let alone drying up.
Monday, April 24 2000
Picture the guy you know in high school who was always trying really hard to be seen as weird, and you have Green Velvet. He’
You have to give it this: The album’s title is self-descriptive. This CD does, in fact, feature Steve Grossman with Michel Petrucciani. Grossman plays
Disco ain’t dead, to begin with. Oh, it was off the radio for a few years, and the slew of movies Hollywood threw up
The Damage Manual is a sort of supergroup of industrial rock. Chris Connelly from Ministry on vocals, Geordie Walker from Killing Joke (about whose former
Not so long ago, two brothers, Matt and Bubba Kadane, and friends put out an album called What Fun Life Was. With its titular nod
Lo-fi. Indie. Minimalist. Sparse. DIY. No, no, no.you’re thinking Elephant 6 or Lou Barlow or Elliot Smith. Let me try again. Pensive. Ironic. Wry.
Tuesday, April 18 2000
People at concerts are an interesting thing. There are people you don't know, people who look vaguely familiar, people you do know, people who look like people you know.
Monday, April 17 2000
The release of Gauge’s I is a fan’s tribute to one of his favorite underheard bands. It’s a collection of previously released,