Wednesday, January 15 2003
Precious little has been said about the individuals who drive this industry: the customers.
He's missing a hell of a lot because the water is rushing around him faster than he can drink.
Tuesday, January 14 2003
Usually when I hear a great album, I can’t wait to sit down and write about it. When you write music reviews, it’s
Kathy Kosins is yet another contemporary jazz singer who writes her own material. Between Kosins, Carol Duboc, Shirley Eckhart, Cassandra Wilson, and Patricia Barber, it
Whatever you do with this album, be sure not to look at the liner notes and photos before listening. Simply viewing these photos of four
Having toured with Max Roach and been a piano player for various jazz and Latin bands in New York City, it seems a bit odd
The Flying Burrito Brothers appeared on their first LP dressed in gaudy suits and standing in front of a shed. While this photo gives the
Try as you might, it would be next to impossible to find a sound anywhere near as bizarre and disjointed as that of Finnish band,
Wanna know more about new Brazilian music than most Brazilians? Check out this debut record by the coolest underground group in that crazy wonderful country.
David Cross is an engaging intelligent comedic force that aims for the jugular at a time when others don’t. As a society, we have
So where is the new home of country music? Nashville? Well, traditionally it has been, but it is more or less the pop crossover capital
Generally speaking, the rules governing pop music authenticity are strict. Arbitrarily conceived terminology like “real rock and roll”, hip-hop’s mantra “keepin’ it real”, and
At last, following what seems like a million sound alike nu-metal bands, a major label has the balls to push one unlike hardly any band
Monday, January 13 2003
Ragazza defines their label’s mission as promoting the “extraordinary female sensibility in contemporary, past and future pop music”. Thankfully, they’re much more selective
It’s an idea tailor-made for a pop band that hails from a country that spends part of the year bathed in near-perpetual daylight and
Culling 30 years of music into two discs is a daunting task. So it should come as little surprise that the recent Sony compilation, The Essential
Joss Stone isn’t able to buy a beer in the United States! Hell, she might not be able to drive in many of them.
There’s not a lot of room in the rap game for saucy badmouthed chicks unless they’re talking about sex or shoes. Even then,
Sunday, January 12 2003
Few British bands have come close to matching the remarkable string of excellent albums that Pulp has put together over the past 10 years.
NAAM Brigade comes highly recommended. They’ve been lauded by industry heavyweights like Funkmaster Flex and DJ Kay Slay, praised by fellow Philly artists like