Monday, August 12 2002
Muddy Waters came to Chicago in 1943, but didn’t have a hit recording until 1948’s “I Can’t Be Satisfied”. He learned his craft from
Every music writer has his or her favorite Underrated Artist, and mine happens to be Peter Tosh. I should probably pick someone more obscure for
They say first impressions are always important. I say first impressions are bogus. At least in this music business. For one could take a listen
16 Horsepower is, in seven sentence fragments or less: pure bluegrass. Johnny Cash. A midnight field, full moon. The crackle of campfire on a dark mountainside.
Led by too much hype and too little talent, New York’s rock ‘n’ roll scene—the one that had been dead for a while—
It is almost worth buying this record simply to disprove the claim that, in this increasingly corporate age, individualised, experimental music is a thing of
On Braille, Calliope’s fourth album, the Michigan quartet tries to throw in a good bit of everything. There’s folky twang, melodic pop sheen,
People who watch The Cartoon Network regularly listen to Bis; they’re the band playing the theme song to the Powerpuff Girls. With the wonderfully
Friday, August 9 2002
Xander is a bad ass with a heart of gold.
Tony Wilson lived for the explosive moment.
Juni and Carmen's perspective, part convincingly ingenuous and part movie-kid calculated, organizes the film's general view of things.
Explores a dark side of stand-up comedy, but relies on stereotypes rather than shedding new light on the subject.
Into Justine's black hole of a routine walks Holden glowering, self-consciously poetic, urgent.
A diluted reissue of Tung Wai's Hitman.
Thursday, August 8 2002
I love the current trend of record labels re-mixing, re-packaging, and re-releasing my favorite albums from middle and high school in order to win my
At night strange light will appear in marshes that flitters and dances for a few moments before it disappears. Known as will o’ the wisps,
If you’re looking for classic Springsteen, look no farther than “Further On (Up the Road)”, a rocker about companionship fueled by three guitars, a
Brian Dougans and Garry “Gaz” Cobain came together in the early 1990s to form an out-there techno duo called the Future Sound of London. Their
Note: Tracks in bold are compiled on The Essential Earth, Wind, and Fire More than any group during the 1970s, Earth, Wind, and Fire negotiated