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Thursday, November 28 2002

Anna Waronker: Anna by Anna Waronker

In the ‘90s, groups that dog. were the alternative pop to that decades’ “alternative” rock. They were the type of band that the more mainstream

Six By Seven: The Way I Feel Today

Sometimes an album will click with me at the strangest time and place. Take Six by Seven’s sophomore album, The Closer You Get. I’

Mclusky: Mclusky Do Dallas

In a world of UK exports that rely on Britrock dawdlers and flavor-of-the-week trends, rock is in need of an antidote—something to cure the

Good Charlotte: The Young & The Hopeless

LLooking at Good Charlotte’s second full-length release, The Young & The Hopeless, it’s obvious these guys want to be punk. Badly. It’s

The Fire Show: Saint the Fire Show

Weirdly, the most immediate musical comparison that came to my mind with the Fire Show was Shudder to Think. Maybe it’s the lead vocalist

Foo Fighters: One By One

The official take on this latest Foo Fighters release seems to be that Grohl and associates are back to their old school, hard-rockin’ selves after

Radney Foster: Another Way to Go

Coming out of Nashville’s Music Row songwriting tradition, Radney Foster first hit the spotlight as half of Foster and Lloyd. He and his partner

Dot Allison: We Are Science

After the disassembling of ‘90s electronic act One Dove—who only managed to release one LP in 1993, Morning Dove White—singer/songwriter Dot Allison appeared

Kevin Tihista’s Red Terror

I’ll be honest. I don’t know shit about pop music. Actually, I know as much as anyone who spent his/her formative years

The Soundtrack of Our Lives

S E T    L I S T Broken Imaginary TimeInfra RiotMind the GapStill AgingThe FloodTonightInstant Repeater ‘99NevermoreSister Surround21st Century Ripoff ENCOREVeinsGalaxyDow Jones


Perhaps I should have realized something when my flat was robbed a few years ago and the only CD left behind was Pink’s Can’

The Music

Sometimes it’s difficult to capture the power of performance through writing. There’s something inherently silly about using words to illustrate the way a

Jump, Little Children

There are so many things that I can’t believe about tonight. I can’t believe that, having passed the quarter century mark only a

Division of Laura Lee

Smack dab in the middle of what appears to be a Swedish invasion, Gothenburg’s Division of Laura Lee insist that no, they are not

Badly Drawn Boy

There are certain things you come to expect at a rock and roll concert. Chances are, the band is going to mention that your hometown

Monday, November 25 2002

Jaheim: Still Ghetto

The common thinking has always been that “thugs” are somehow outside of the mainstream of the places and spaces where they prey. Real thugs don’

Sunday, November 24 2002

Radar Brothers: And the Surrounding Mountains

Los Angeles, California, the life-in-the-fast-lane hotbed of culture that houses the Slash-less, plastic surgery-impaired reincarnation of Guns ‘n’ Roses, the pseudo-swank celebrity-lined rows cheering basketball’

Catherine Irwin: Cut Yourself a Switch

Catherine Irwin may benefit from the current mainstream appreciation of bluegrass music fueled by the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, but she’s certainly

Fontanelle: Style Drift

I bet I might have liked Fontanelle in college. Their comfortably experimental vibe is a none- too-dangerous concoction of influences from Stereolab to Curtis Mayfield,

Epicycle: Swirl

Sometimes you need to hear something different. In a world overpopulated with soundalike bands that refuse to make any demands on a listener, and radio

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