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Monday, February 26 2001

Neil Michael Hagerty: self-titled

Instead of a bowl of spilled cherries, the cover is a collage of Mr. Hagerty’s many guitar necks and a shot of him looking


Nanci Griffith: The Millennium Collection

Nanci Griffith has always existed just outside the mainstream of public recognition, performing music that isn’t quite country (even though she’s produced by


Dave Matthews Band: Everyday

“Idid it / Do you think I’ve gone too far?” Dave Matthews asks on the chorus of “I Did It”, the first single from the


Blessid Union of Souls: The Singles

With a spiritual sounding group name and an incredible ability to blend rock, funk, and soul onto one pallet, Blessid Union of Souls have a


Friday, February 23 2001

Doves

' rather alluring set of films was projected on the screen behind the stage as the foursome (the trio is touring with a keyboardist) swaggered on stage cigarettes alight.


Tuesday, February 20 2001

Sam Densmore’s Silverhawk: Flowers in June EP: Recollections of the Broken Times…

Often when a reviewer writes about how an act sounds like R.E.M. they refer solely to the harmonies and instrumentation and not to


Monday, February 19 2001

Leonard Cohen: Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979

In the absence of any new material, Field Commander Cohen is a welcome reminder not only of Leonard Cohen’s genius as a songwriter but also of his abilities in concert.


    The Reverend Billy C. Wirtz: The Best of the Wirtz: 15 Years on the Road with a 77-Inch Pian

If Mojo Nixon’s a little too nitro-powered for you, but you think Ray Stevens’ stuff could use the flavor that only a night trapped


    Spoon: Girls Can Tell

Austin band Spoon’s new record sounds like Elvis Costello, Led Zeppelin, The Smiths, early Bruce Springsteen, and The Replacements. That’s my list; your’


    The Raging Teens: Rock ‘n’ Roll Party!

A wise old sage once told this reviewer that the best way to critique anyone is to use the A-B-C method: “Affirmation Before Criticism”. Alrighty.


The Rosenbergs: Mission: You

With their history, it would be easy to approach the new release from New York’s The Rosenbergs with much the same the same trepidation


Henry Rollins: A Rollins in the Wry

Henry Rollins took an odd, some might even say misguided, turn with the Rollins Band last year, dismissing the tight, jazz-influenced players and replacing them


    Kleenex/Liliput: The Complete Recordings

Music history is filled with more unique and talented musicians that you’ve never heard of than you can imagine. And, considering the profit-driven mentality


Annie Hayden: The Rub

Annie Hayden used to be in a band called Spent. They made quiet, jangly indie-pop for Merge Records from 1995 through 1997 then broke up in 1998 in


Fatal Flying Guilloteens: The Now Hustle For New Diaboliks

I think I’d better start this with a warning: Houston’s Fatal Flying Guilloteens are a dangerous band. The legends that’ve sprouted around


Boy George: Essential Mix

Here comes another celebrity from years past reincarnated as a DJ. I’m personally waiting for our dear ex-president to resurface as the acid jazz-spinning


Thursday, February 15 2001

Mojave 3 / Sid Hillman Quartet

Mojave 3 have evolved considerably since their previous incarnation as Slowdive, the shoe- and navel-gazing darlings of the pre-Britpop early 1990s.


Monday, February 12 2001

    Various Artists: Café Del Mar Volume Siete

It’s ironic that the club that has most come to symbolize Ibiza, Europe’s summertime hotbed of drug-and-techno-fueled, dance-all-night bacchanals, is the supremely mellow


    Jim White: No Such Place

Boy, I love creepy music. Not the silly teenage pentagram tattooed faux gibberish of legions of metal bands and mall Goths, but rather that sort


    The Tories: Upside of Down

You may have heard the music of the Tories without having heard OF them. Anyone vaguely familiar with the Christina (Married With Children) Applegate TV


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