Saturday, December 31 1994
Britpop may have passed from favor in the U.K., but now there’s a spate of American bands following in the footsteps of the
Imagine Pat Metheny meets Robert Earl Keen. Then make that combination really toe-tappingly happy. Maybe a more apt description of the Pat McGee Band would
Imagine for a moment that you spent most of 1999 trying to get your mind around the slippery concept of “post-rock”. Picture yourself shuffling bewilderedly through
Even before the buzz surrounding Kelly Price’s debut The Soul of a Woman subsided, it was apparent that she would fall victim to the
Most likely, the first thing you think of when you hear the words “rock opera” is Tommy. The Who’s 1969 classic is popularly thought of
Almost never less than entertaining, this album presents saxophonist Perry and the Edmonton Orchestra in a combination of jazz, classical, and pop (in the sense
It’s tempting to call the Pietasters the saviors of American third-wave ska, but the fact is they may really just be its sole survivors.
All Systems Gone is truly an incredible album. My first impression was of a slightly more carefree version of Portishead, with maybe a little bit of Seal thrown in to boot.
Jarvis Cocker and company have never shied away from making grand statements, and We Love Life, Pulp’s latest album, is no exception. Rather than
Ahh, youth and pop. Footless and fetterless…the gawky yet infectious insouciance. That defined Plumtree a few years ago: An energetic first single and later
Pillbox is a UK-based indie rock band created solely by Los Angeles native Susan Hyatt, a very bizarre individual indeed. It’s not Susan’s
We all know music can become white noise; a radio or CD on an extremely low volume is just enough to take the creepy sterile silence out of the air. But can white noise become music?
The country music industry is about ready for the same type of change that Noir brought to Hollywood. Michael Peterson is not, however, leading the
Rahsaan Patterson is no more distinguishable from the cabal of similarly sounding R&B acts that proliferate today. He sounds sort of like Stevie
This is the type of mainstream, straight-ahead jazz that is apparently selling well in the wake of Ken Burns’ “controversial” history of the subject. Lively,
From the very beginning of Prepare to Greet a Guest, Palace of Oranges reveals an intense amount of energy. Guitar-heavy without being loud, Palace of
Just when you least expected it, Prince, of all people, has reemerged on the music scene. First, it was announced that The Artist had signed
Radical critiques of American foreign policy with a good beat that you can dance to are few and far between. When it comes to the
The experience of playing Kendall Payne’s Jordan’s Sister is like listening to a really great cover band. It is as if Payne had
It’s worth unpacking this Austin-based band’s odd name because it gives some insight into their situation. Like all indie bands, they’re crippled