Friday, July 12 2002
The perfectly grim surface evokes eons of pain, as well as a highly stylized contemporary sensibility, not so much cynical as skeptical and self-aware.
There is one huge difference between Mikami and Buffy -- Mikami is strictly in it for the cash, possessed of an all-consuming greed that makes for real comedy . . .
Gangster No. 1's style and plot are stale.
Thursday, July 11 2002
Fields and Streams, the newest compilation album from Olympia, Washington’s Kill Rock Stars label, is overwhelming: New tracks by 45 indie artists, about two and
Forget about the Psychedelic Furs. The history of 1980s music has largely been written, and the Furs are minor characters, at best. They weren’t
It’s 1988, and you’re Judas Priest. Your last studio album, Turbo, was a big commercial success, although longtime fans deem it a betrayal of
It’s hardly surprising that Keith Jarrett’s contribution to ECM’s Rarum series of selected recordings chosen by the artist should be a two-disc
Death by Chocolate is quite possibly the sweetest band in the whole world. Wait! Don’t write that last sentence off as a wholly rotten
I have been trying very hard not to like this album. Both the broadsheets and the rock press seem to have latched on to it
Here’s how it kind of begins: “Ladies and gentlemen, you’re in for a treat. Put your hands together for Dave Alvin and the
Wednesday, July 10 2002
The ‘92 vs ‘02 Collection is Prefuse 73 at his best sewing together hip-hop and ambient techno while creating a sound positively his own.
I was not among the mourners the day that At the Drive-In called it quits. True, I had been looking forward to their imminent Chicago
So what the hell is “goth” music, anyhow? Once upon a time, in a fabled era when men wore skin-tight jeans and as much hair
After receiving a copy of John Forté‘s latest release, I John, I must admit that I was not particularly optimistic. After recent disappointing releases
Chick Corea has been involved with an incredible variety of musical projects throughout his career, a point that was brought home with incredible force last
It’s amazing that Ash have lasted longer than a couple years. It’s been six years since the Irish band (then a trio) of
The first pages of the book are of Christ being crucified and throughout the book images of Christ are shown to parallel Juan Solo's struggles.
Kurt speaks with A. David Lewis about his relationship with Marvel Comics, the difference between history and continuity, and what 'truly' matters to the readers.
Bewitched It’s been a curious evolution for Mary Timony. After fronting Helium in the mid-‘90s, she walked away from a career being labeled
S E T L I S T Silver CarSafe in the Arms of LoveI Got a WomanUntangle My MindLast of the Old Time