Monday, September 25 2000
Though I’m slightly embarrassed to say it now, I didn’t think much of The Mayflies the first time I heard The Pity List .
The Lower East Side—once home to the immigrants, the dreamers, and the destitute has become residence to a new legion of dot-commers, sheeshee bistros,
Things couldn’t be much better for John Hiatt right now. Seen on public television weekly as the host of Sessions at West 54th Street,
While the new millennium did not start with the expected power outages and mass looting, it did bring us a number of new compilations of
This Getz performance, recorded May 20, 1975, presents his saxophone in quartet with Richie Beirach’s piano, Dave Holland’s bass, and Jack Dejohnette’s drums. It
This is Faith & Disease’s sixth release, and their first on the Projekt label. The gothic genre has divided a number of ways, providing
Black Eyed Peas’ debut album Behind the Front was an energetic hip-hop party thoroughly derivative of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, right
Anton Barbeau is one of the best unknown pop singer-songwriters in the world, period. If this were 1970, and PopMatters was Creem, and I were Lester
Back before it was “cool” to act like you didn’t care, before there was punk rock, new wave, grunge or indie rock, bands prided
Sunday, September 24 2000
The Barenaked Ladies seemed a bit lethargic for the first half of their Chicago set, which mostly featured songs from the group’s latest release
Thursday, September 21 2000
A Tribe Called Quest’s breakup left three talented musicians pursing their own endeavors. As much as the media focuses on Q-Tip over the others,
Monday, September 18 2000
On United, the music is unoriginal and the lyrics lack substance.
And indeed, for Madonna, music, like most everything else, is always going to do something.
Björk Gudmundsdottir has the ability to create music both whimsical and melancholy. Her latest release, Selmasongs illustrates this ability to an extreme. “Sometimes
Adventures In Stereo, the Beach Boys influenced pop group from the UK, stopped in Seattle near the end of the month-long Bobsled Tour, featuring artists from that label.
The Nudes: ones who are without dress or adornment. Music without dress: when melody is in its barest essentials, what does it become? What does
The 30-second introduction to Car Alarms and Crickets might have you fooled. Inside this barrage of samples, manipulated and spliced into something industrially eerie, lies
The ever-popular Get Up Kids play power-pop with punkish tones and a populist, crowd-pleasing bent. They rock for the people, to get the kids jumping
The greatest American rock band, if such a beast can be captured, wasn’t The Doors—Morrison’s putrid poetry hasn’t aged well, and
Talib Kweli belongs to an ever-growing legion of young hip-hoppers who celebrate the roots of the music while melding it with neo-soul rhythms and a