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Wednesday, August 28 2002

Maroon 5

Maroon 5Photo credit: Bobby Carmichael S E T    L I S T Through With YouNot Coming HomeThis LoveThe SunShe Will Be LovedHarder to


India.Arie

Voyage to India For the first time in my life, I had the pleasure to visit the land of India. Known for her serene aura


Hot Snakes

It’s almost midnight and we are waiting for hard rocking dynamos, the Hot Snakes, to take the stage of the grand Bowery Ballroom. Thanks


Shed: Poems 1980-2001 by Ken Smith

Smith is a poet of voices, a ventriloquist in writing, drawing on the ancient traditions of balladeers, troubadors, and wandering poets.


Step to the Graveyard Easy by Bill Pronzini

Written with ironic, hard-boiled prose, 'Step to the Graveyard Easy' hearkens back to the soiled elegance of Chandler and Cain.


Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975 by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

I thought of myself as a revolutionary...I wanted to see women liberated, thinking for ourselves, not just organized into a political constituency....


The Courage of Strangers: Coming of Age with the Human Rights Movement by Jeri Laber

In chronicling her life as a human rights activist, Laber reveals how human rights theory and practice can be wedded in such a way that both fields are enriched.


Tuesday, August 27 2002

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Paris Café Music

For several years, the Rough Guide book company and the World Music Network recording label have been producing collections of songs that characterize well-known travel


John Surman / Jack DeJohnette: Invisible Nature

John Surman has had a wide ranging and varied career playing an unusual combination of instruments. As a baritone saxophonist, he is in a rarified


Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited: Jet Sound Inc.

Lounge Lizards, Swingers, and Hipsters of the 21st century unite! We have found our soundtrack. The ultra-hip Swiss of Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited have given


Mike Ireland and Holler: Try Again

When the world was a little younger, alternative and country went together like milk and whiskey. The Alternative Country label came later, and got stuck


Dag Nasty: Minority of One

Revelation Records called it “the most important release in the history of our label.” No small claim from a label whose catalog reads like a “


The Action: Rolled Gold

The Action were a George Martin-produced soul-pop band in mid-‘60s England, musical brothers of the early Who, The Small Faces, and the Zombies. Despite


Monday, August 26 2002

Various Artists: Dressed in Black:  A Tribute to Johnny Cash

If there’s anyone deserving a birthday extravaganza with lots of presents, it’s Johnny Cash, whose 70th birthday has been garnering serious—and well


Various Artists: Departures: Global Expeditions in Nu Jazz + Broken Beats

Is there a worse name for a sub-genre of music than “nu jazz”? The answer, it turns out, is yes—now some folks have taken


Doug Powell: The Lost Chord

“I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”—Frederich Nietzsche, from Thus


Palomar: Palomar II

The songs of Palomar are beyond peppy, blasting into full-blown exuberance. An infectious energy runs through all the NYC band’s material, fueled by who-knows-what


The Naysayer: Heaven, Hell or Houston

The Naysayer, as a band, is mostly a vehicle for the talents of Texas singer/songwriter Anna Padgett. However, the fact that its other members


Mingus Big Band: Tonight at Noon . . . Three or Four Shades of Love

Even the greenest of instrumental amateurs knows that which separates a good jazz musician from the rest of the pack is an intimate understanding of


Heather Myles: Sweet Talk & Good Lies

It’s been 10 years since Heather Myles released her debut album on Hightone records. The album, Just Like Old Times, has a few potential singles


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