Monday, May 7 2001
Tribute albums—where established artists re-visit the back catalogue of a significant figure from the musical pantheon—have been employed to different ends over the
Putumayo’s latest offering, Jamaica, focuses on the music of the now infamous island: reggae. This is its second similarly themed album after 1998’s Reggae
After the instrumental reverie of their previous disc, Solitude, it was inevitable that The Volebeats return to the Beatles-influenced country rock and pop sound of
The Templars of ancient European history were an order of knights who were some of the most mysterious figures to have arisen in the era
I have a hard time with electronic music. In fact, I think most of it sucks. In one ear and out the other. Usually never
It may not be fair game to comment on the presskit, but I think the Island Record’s biography of Sum 41 goes a little too
Susheela Raman is a world music marketer’s dream. She is 28 years old and has great hair. She was born in London to South Indian
If you were to approach average teenage music fans and ask them who Pablo Cruise is, you may get responses like “Tom’s brother” or
When Van Halen released their monumental debut album in 1978, they introduced to the world a lineup that would dominate the rock music scene for the
Placebo is wonderfully anachronistic in their outlook. They refuse to let the early ‘70s die. They fashion themselves as the heirs of the glam rock
There’s an old Basque proverb that says, “Ez ardo bizidunik, ez andre bizardunik”. Translated, that means, “Two things to avoid: sparkling wine and bearded
After countless European singles, genres, and pseudonyms Khan established his stateside reputation with 1999’s Matador debut 1-900-GET-KHAN. It featured a real live phone sex
I first saw Lea DeLaria as host of one of Comedy Cental’s periodic Out There specials focusing on gay and lesbian comics. She earned
Oh how far we’ve come, David Byrne. Byrne left an indelible mark on pop music with his first outfit (oversized), Talking Heads. In the
The idea combining world music with dance beats is perhaps nothing new, but Natacha Atlas has mastered this art. While exhibiting her obvious love for
Tuesday, May 1 2001
Icelandic musical phenomena Sigur Rós are the epitome of youth and isolation.
Seattle’s The Green Pajamas should be near the top of any Most Underrated Band in America list.
Monday, April 30 2001
1 May 2001: Irving Plaza - New York.
Frankly I’ve never given a hoot about the musical art form known as electronica. Perhaps it has to do with age or maybe it’
Nineteen ninety-five—ah, those were the good old days. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera still had their Mickey Mouse ears, the Backstreet Boys were known