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Monday, April 23 2001

    Roto: The Low Power Hour

Having listened to Roto’s debut effort The Low Power Hour to the point of nausea, I am still clueless as to what these guys


    The Ökrös Ensemble: Elindultan Szép Hazámból (I Left My Sweet Homel

Straddling the Carpathian highland border between eastern Hungary and northwestern Romania, Erdély or Transylvania has long been a cultural crossroads whose discordant political history


    Mogwai: Rock Action

Rumor has it that Mogwai was going to call their new album Pardon Our Dust As We Grow To Serve You Better. This third album,


    Mark Lewis: Global Frequencies: Tokyo

Don’t let the globetrotter packaging mislead you—UK transplant and Los Angeles native Mark Lewis is not an international superstar DJ, at least not


The Incredible Moses Leroy: Electric Pocket Radio

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Girls Say Yes: To Boys Who Say No

Girls Say Yes hasn’t paid attention to anything that’s been going on in music for the past few years, although that’s not


Alejandro Escovedo: A Man Under the Influence

In all the conversations I’ve had with Alejandro Escovedo over the years, from his days in the Nuns to the True Believers and more


The Dark Fantastic: Goodbye Crooked Star

Whenever a rock band decides to incorporate the darker elements of life into their music, most of the time, the results are pretentious. Sometimes the


Bluiett/ Jackson/ El’Zabar: The Calling

A familiar opening drum pattern, over which a bubbling Hammond organ and a ripe baritone sax greet each other like old friends, brings with it


Thursday, April 19 2001

Richard Thompson

20 April 2001: Town Hall - New York.


Monday, April 16 2001

    Spacehog: The Hogyssey

The year was 1995 when Spacehog hit the world with their silver-bullet hit, “In the Meantime”. It was the era when Oasis was gonna live forever,


    Stereophonics: Just Enough Education to Perform

Stereophonics are the prototypical stadium band—big, anthemic choruses; grinding guitars; a raspy-voiced, charismatic front man, and sing-a-long songs that almost beg you to light


    Matt Pond PA: I Thought You Were Sleeping

The music of Matt Pond PA will never be accused of possessing the sunniest of dispositions. The band’s critically heralded sophomore release Measure (2000) treated


    Kirsty MacColl: What Do Pretty Girls Do?

From 1989 to 1995, the supremely talented singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl (whose death last year shocked fans worldwide) recorded four “live on the radio” sessions for the


Miles Davis / John Coltrane: The Best of Miles Davis and John Coltrane (1955-1961)

Reviewing a Miles Davis/John Coltrane “greatest hits” CD is a lot like adding up all of Stephen King’s book sales. In a lot


Miles Davis: Milestones

Last year, Sony Music, which had gobbled up Columbia Records and its huge jazz catalog over a decade earlier, finally got around to releasing what


Elvis Costello: The Very Best of Elvis Costello

From the recent movie and novel High Fidelity to this year’s award winning book of poetry entitled Radio Radio, Elvis Costello has been vaulted


Creeper Lagoon: Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday

“All I really care about are the real, deep problems people have. That’s the root of entertainment,” boasts Ian Sefchick, Creeper Lagoon’s dramatic


The Cinematics: Stations

“Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”#151; Michelangelo Candace Coalman, lead singer of the Cinematics, has a pop bauble of a voice which put


Sunshine Anderson: Your Woman

Just the mention of some songs evoke memories of backyard barbecues, back-in-the-day roller skating parties, strolling summer nights with brown-skinned, mocha, pecan-tan, honey-dipped lovelies (a


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