Monday, July 29 2002
It’s always nice to find a soft-spoken CD that gets your attention with quirky details, e.g., unusual instrumentation, unexpected hooks, and pleasant melodies
The overall concept of the project emphasizes the importance of Dance and Groove in creative music. Dance music can incorporate many styles and approaches to
The San Francisco duo of Nick Huntington and Michael McGroarty, better known as Freescha, shouldn’t throw a scare into the electronica scene. The sons
It is well known that the guitar is both the playboy and the drama queen of the rock world: it screams, wails, and weeps. Dianogah’
Getting to the heart of the matter has never been difficult for folk singer/songwriter Greg Brown. Maybe it has something to do with fact
Despite strong anti-war sentiments in the 60's, this war comic was extremely popular with audiences.
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.
Thursday, July 25 2002
This is a recording of a concert that took place on 12 August 2001, in front of approximately 12,000 people in San Francisco’s Stern Grove Park. I
In his book New York Is Now, Phil Freeman describes the beginnings of a shift in the audience for jazz/improvised music, as practiced by
“I’m not interested in conventional limitations when it comes to my songwriting . . . I can say anything. It’s about self-expression. It knows no package—
By nature, I tend to be leery of all-star bands, or should I say recordings of all-star bands, especially when they exist primarily to pay
Ah, the South. It’s a contradictory place to be sure. Our storytelling tradition has generated some of the nation’s best writers, but low
The Cranberries’ new 10-year career retrospective, Treasure Box, consisting of their first four albums, with added bonus tracks, is not only a chance for die-hard
In assuming Oscar's perspective, the film makes out like everyone is as smitten with him as he is.
A film that assembles layers of truth and untruth, faith and distrust, as characters struggle to make sense of the worlds they make and resist.
The so-called postmodern self-references of the previous Austin Powers films here become epidemic, though more is not exactly better. It's just more. And it is repetitive.
Wednesday, July 24 2002
In 1965, after leaving his position as a literature professor at West Point, Kris Kristofferson moved down South to become a professional songwriter. Success didn’t
The Pledge of Allegiance Tour CD is one of the worst album releases of 2002, and is one of the worst live albums I have ever
Butch Walker is a funny guy. He has his hand in many cookie jars, whether it be as a rock star (okay, a one hit
Where the canonical Daydream Nation took aggressive trips into technical experimentation with clenched teeth and closed fists, Murray Street seems more interested in lighting up, putting the vibe in cruise control, and storytelling from the lighter fringe of the band’s sprawling creative geography