Saturday, December 31 1994
Just goes to show how small the world’s gotten: even kids from the reportedly music-starved oasis of Salt Lake City love Fugazi. “No School,”
File under sock-hop. Taking cues from fellow ‘50s rehashers Grieving Eucalyptus and the Kung Fu Monkeys, Texas’ Junior Varsity bangs out 14 songs in a way-short 20
I dare anyone over forty to listen to Tom Jones’ “Its Not Unusual” without singing along to the chorus and attempting a brief Joneslike hip
you'll be hooked and diggin' up their back catalogue before you know it.
There is a little sticker on the CD that says: “Named one of the most influential bands of the decade by Rolling Stone and Spin.”
Reggae. It’s hard to deal with when done poorly, as it becomes droning and repetitive. Done well, however, those repetitive grooves become entrancing, literally.
Released in the U.S. at the beginning of last November this is an album which has only just hit the streets in the U
Ronnie Martin is one of the most recognizable and intriguing personalities in the alternative Christian music scene. An indefatigable worker, Martin produces a myriad of
This may be a first. Here I am, loving a group whose songs are not only featured on MTV’s silly sex soap, Undressed, but
Just when you thought that whole neo-‘60s movement was over for a while in pop music, along come The Januaries with their fluid blend
Whoever said gangsta rap was dead had better not tell Ja Rule, whose 2001 CD Pain Is Love is a relentless monument to the beleaguered genre.
Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Compilation DVD contains seven videos from the Rhythm Nation 1814 album, which was arguably the definitive work in Jackson’s always
God bless those bands on mp3.com, trying to make it or break it in the music world. All those testimonials on the site showing
It seems almost too early in The Beta Band’s career for them to be a source of derivation, a way to help classify other
Believe it or not, there was once a time when bands made real, memorable albums as opposed to a marketing campaign and 10 songs to go
Montreal’s Alien8 Records, fine purveyors of esoteric experimental noisemakers such as Merzbow and Aube, have branched out with Tomas Jirku. A dub-influenced sound maker
Okay, so it’s easy to peg these guys as Jimmy Eat World soundalikes and leave it at that, but that’s a mistake. Sure,
I have a penchant for sparse jazz. Two or three musicians, that’s all…a couple acoustic instruments…and a minimum of direction and lots
Etta James has spent the last few years denying her rhythm and blues roots by experimenting with albums centered on standards and jazz classics. The
For all the major influence he had in jazz and blues, little is known about Lonnie Johnson. What is known of his personal history might