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Wednesday, May 22 2002

Vermont: Calling Albany

Calling Albany is a great sounding record; its warm and pleasant guitars, keyboards, pedal steel and percussion sit in an intimate but artfully produced sound


Télépopmusik: Genetic World

There are going to be a lot of people who fall head over heels for France’s latest electronic export, Télépopmusik. After all,


Ready for the World: The Best of Ready for the World (20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collect

When the phrase “hair band” is used, images of heavy metal groups of the ‘80s like Twisted Sister, Kiss or Poison immediately come to mind.


Nathaniel Merriweather: Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By

Anything with Dan “The Automater” Nakamura’s name attached to it is going to have a certain comic eccentricity about it, as evidenced by Gorillaz,


Damian Marley: Halfway Tree

When you’re the offspring of a famous person, especially a musician, one is often found in a no-win situation. If you decide to follow


Ben Kweller: Sha Sha

It seems like Ben Kweller has grown up. He has already had a lifetime of music industry experience, from two well-received, self-released solo efforts to


Extreme: The Best of Extreme (The Millennium Collection)

When viewing the career of Boston-based rock ‘n’ rollers Extreme, you find that the band’s greatest successes were on Billboard‘s Album Rock chart,


The Weakerthans

The WeakerthansPhoto credit: Kelly Miller There are bands that I like. There are bands that I really like. Then there are bands that just plain


Merlefest

Doc WatsonPhoto credit: Scott Waldman Gillian WelchPhoto credit: Scott Waldman David “Honeyboy” EdwardsPhoto credit: Scott Waldman Tim O’BrienPhoto credit: Scott Waldman MERLEFEST: AN INTRODUCTION


Timo Maas

Timo Maas is one of those rare DJs with a style so distinctive he’s virtually a genre unto himself. Freely shifting from techno to


Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian S E T    L I S T Fuck This ShitThere’s Too Much LoveWomen’s RealmI’m Waking Up To


Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian Upon arrival in my seat in Upper Darby, PA’s old, pretty Tower Theater, two things are clear: 1) Belle & Sebastian are


Laurie Anderson

Some Thoughts on Happiness The Cullen Theater’s stage looked rather bare on Saturday evening: a few pedals, a keyboard, two speakers, an amplifier, a


The World’s Smallest Book Edited by Josua Reichert

With their stunning style and remarkable substance, these books are quickly becoming the maximum indulgence for any connoisseur of printed matter.


Steven Soderbergh Interviews by Anthony Kaufman, editor

His films are smart, stylish, and substantive, and he's made his peace with Hollywood without selling out -- truly a hero for our time.


Ridin’ High, Livin’ Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories by Ralph “Sonny” Barger, Keith and Kent Zi

It's unclear whether Barger is feeling his age or atoning for his sins, but it appears he has become an apologist, which is the last thing any biker, especially a Hell's Angel, should be.


Montana History Weekends: 52 Adventures in History by Dave Conklin

Montana is big, very little of it is national park, and David Conklin has given us a guide book that opens a new aspect of the Big Sky, its historic places, to visitors and residents alike.


Blood Orchid. An Unnatural History of America by Charles Bowden

The balanced appreciation of our appetites that has consumed Charles Bowden for over 25 years has become an increasingly demanding enterprise.


Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color by Philip Ball

It's a thick work full of tangents and an occasional jangle of jargon that pops up like a current of cold water.


Tuesday, May 21 2002

Tarentel: The Order of Things

On this, their second full length release, Tarentel have done the expected and expanded their sound to include new elements and new experiments in sound.


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