Monday, October 16 2000
The Mountain Goats are a veritable army of one, generaled by Colo, Iowa resident John Darnielle. His weapons of choice are a Panasonic boom box
Yesterday and Tomorrow’s Shells, the first release from Ash Bowie’s solo project Libraness, has an indefinable strangeness about it. Hypnotic but beautiful, Libraness
According to Funk & Wagnall’s Multimedia Encyclopedia, the letter E is the “most frequently used letter of the English alphabet.” However, The Letter E
There’s a common link among most all pieces of electronic music. Maybe it goes for most instrumental music for that matter. It’s the
Take a Picture is a reissue of an underground classic from 1968. Margo Guryan was/is a respected songwriter from the ‘60s whose songs were recorded
The brief for The Millennium Collection series, as the news release would have it, is to feature “new ‘best of’ albums from the most significant
Saturday, October 14 2000
On previous releases, Austin roots-rockers Reckless Kelly have been accused of toeing too close to the Steve Earle line of country rock. With this new
Wednesday, October 11 2000
Ashley Park’s music is straight out of the ‘60s. But whose isn’t nowadays? Town and Country is Ashley Park’s debut album, and
Monday, October 9 2000
Bob Dylan’s John Wesley Harding is an album of half-spoken secrets, hushed whispers, illegible writings, and missing pages.
If you will forgive an already somewhat dated pop culture reference, in the words of South Park‘s Stan Marsh, this is sweet! As the
Ben Varkentine: Who was it that said if you can’t tap your foot to it it’s not a jazz song? Michael Wolff: Gregory
Orgy made their name on Alternative radio last year with their cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday”, from their 1998 release Candyass. It was an
The Lull Account is the musical equivalent of traveling through fog. Sparse and shadowy, they pull listeners along without revealing where they’re going or
The great thing about most country music, much like processed cheese food, is that it never really goes bad. Of course, it is only cheese.
In 1985, Keith Jarrett had a breakdown of sorts. His forays into classical music were taking him away from jazz, and the strain caused by this
The millennium is truly at hand: Joe Jackson has put out an album I don’t love. You have to understand the magnitude of this.
Wow…now, that’s an unexpected feeling. The last thing I expected when I threw on the latest from Victory’s lone ska-punk band, Catch 22,
Kasey Chambers sounds Old Nashville. She hails from Australia, and is being touted as a potential major country music star.
Martial arts references in hip-hop music are abundant. Part of the brilliance of Jim Jarmusch’s recent film Ghost Dog was the awareness it had
Sunday, October 8 2000
I don’t know what it is about people drawing upon bands of the past that never really made it out of DC. There has