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Monday, October 15 2001

Hugh Masakela: Grazin’ in the Grass: The Best of Hugh Masakela

Hugh Masakela’s crisp but mellow trumpet tones will always be associated, by my generation, with the international Anti-Apartheid movement, to which he made a


    The Lassie Foundation / Duraluxe: I Duel Sioux and the Ale of Saturn

This is a split CD featuring what would have been a “side” on a cassette or vinyl LP each devoted to different, but similar and


Lit: Atomic

The sound of a helicopter fills your ears. A crowd roars as the propellers whip through your brain. A guitar starts whining like the voice


Ides of Space: There Are No New Clouds

In a not-so-bizarre-these-days instance of television imitating life, the Australian freshman outfit Ides of Space were featured on this week’s Dawson’s Creek. The


Eardrum: Side Effects / Orange Glass: Underwater Underground

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Beatle Jazz: Another Bite of the Apple

Throughout the past four decades, the Beatles’ vast catalogue has been mined by various groups seeking to put their own stamp on the Fab Four’


Bertrand Burgalat: The SSSound of MMMusic

I don’t know about the rest of the country, but it’s starting to feel like something out of The Shining up here at


AM/FM: Getting Into Sinking

I miss the old days of the music industry. You know, when you could count on your favorite artist or band releasing an album per


Sunday, October 14 2001

Dave Olson: #80

Iowa City is a very small town. Highlights of the musical life here have included what I’m told is an annual visit from Jonathan


Beth Hirsch: Titles & Idols

When you think Air (the band), you think ethereal, progressive, limitless. That is why Beth Hirsch was enlisted by the band to sing on their


Saturday, October 13 2001

Keepers of the Carpet: self-titled

When a band markets itself from the outset as “nerd rock” influenced by Weezer and Nerf Herder you pretty much know what you’re in


Thursday, October 11 2001

Jane Siberry: City

Creative collaboration can be a wonderful thing wherein one plus one often equals more than the sum of its parts. The eclectic and multi-talented Jane


Wednesday, October 10 2001

Guided By Voices / The Slumber Party

Pollard & Co. Prove That Showmanship & Indie Rock Can Coexist In today’s world of indie rock, you could probably say it is rare


Tuesday, October 9 2001

Tori Amos

Before the Altar of Tori Amos Quite suddenly, the house lights went out. The crowd was ecstatic in anticipation, wildly screaming and shrieking at the


The Clarks: The Clarks Live

Despite an intensely loyal and sizable local fan base, Pittsburgh based rockers The Clarks remain one of America’s best kept musical secrets. But as


Monday, October 8 2001

Various Artists (mixed by Slipmatt): Speed Limit 140 BPM+: The New Era

I haven’t deejayed since the late ‘80s, when a kid named Sam Donaldson (no relation) and I busted it up for my little brother’


    Various Artists: Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 1

Hip-hop has been mistaken for many things and it is unlikely that hip-hop, even in its most commercial forms, has ever been mistaken for “smooooove”


Various Artists: Blunted 3

Here we are again. Downtempo time. Trip hop as it was once known. Dubby beats, B movie dialogue, Old School scratching, synthesized soundscapes, a little


    Various Artists: If I Had a Song: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol. 2

Some may find them merely diverting melodies. Others may find them incitements to Red revolution. And who will say if either or both is wrong?


:Wumpscut:: Wreath of Barbs

As far as world music goes, Germany never gets a fair hearing, does it? All of my acquaintances who dig “world music” gush relentlessly about,


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