Monday, October 8 2001
Thank goodness for the double wonders of Stephen Duffy’s midlife crisis and his creative procrastination. Much has happened since 1999 and the critically acclaimed Lilac
The very idea of threading Christian messages into pop music that we’re free to buy or ignore still bugs enough believers and non-believers to
Here’s my best case against the pompous crust that is known as Radiohead. I ask myself from time to time if people would actually
In the post-Celine Dion universe, women with big, booming voices tend to be viewed with suspicion. It’s like how no one wants to wear
The guys in Freeloader obviously have to know how much they sound just like the Stones on a couple of their songs here. And that’
Dully self-indulgent, Dead Red Sea seems to be going through the motions on Birds. With its uninspired basement rock, Dead Red Sea is that band
Alongside the edgy girls of Elastica, Garbage and The Cranberries, and the feel-good sounds of girls like Emm Gryner, Lisa Loeb, and Shawn Colvin is
Death Cab for Cutie’s songs live in a tiny, claustrophobic, brilliant space. Every sound matters. Ben Gibbard massages every word he sings, exacting the
Could this be a win-win-win situation, a trio of the finest Texas songwriters taking turns strumming their tunes in a casual sitting? This collection, the
Beachwood Sparks is a California band; it is the Byrds and the Beach Boys, Love and Buffalo Springfield, the Minutemen and Rank and File. Country-rock or alt-country might be the easiest tags to hang round the band's neck, but it doesn't follow the rules of that genre or any other, it offers more than any pigeonhole could hold.
Aveo is a band that doesn’t know quite who it wants to be. At times, it shares the quiet adolescent misery of bands like
Sunday, October 7 2001
For a band that has been through so much in its 10 year lifespan, it is a touch surprising to see the Rev saunter onto the
Seek a gear show for those in the know? Go hear Fab Faux! One of my few regrets in life is not having attended a
It tires you out, makes you feel like you just awakened from either a week-long nap or a coma, as you tend to lose track of time when attempting to sit through it all.
Saturday, October 6 2001
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Thursday, October 4 2001
“It’s not up to you”: or Ethics According to Björk It’s rare when a pop star is also a prophet. The awesomeness
At age 26, Ryan Adams has already earned enough praise and criticism to last a career. When he was just 20 years old, Adams’ band Whiskeytown was
Tuesday, October 2 2001
If buying a Syd Barrett CD is our electronic equivalent of paying to watch the crazies, what sort of vicarious experience do we hope to get for our $12.99? Whatever we see in Syd probably reveals more about our own delusions than about his.
Monday, October 1 2001
While J.D. is running from pages and hiding in closets, Turk 'is learning by doing,' cutting, poking, and defibrillating with gusto.
Rhythm may well be a dancer (serious like cancer, as Snap! taught us all in ‘92) but away from the club, what seemed like an electrifying