Reviews
	Summer at Shatter Creek: All the Answers

Craig Gurwich's sophomore disc is a beautiful, assured effort in melancholy indie rock. However, you might want to wait until autumn to listen to it.

READ more

8 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Pole Folder: Zero Gold

It is a surprisingly strong album in that it evokes a field of reference well removed from the dancefloor, but in translating the sonic palette of a minimalist genre to more traditionally kinetic forms he exposes a key conceptual weakness.

READ more

8 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Kava Kava: Maui

Kava Kava Kava Kava, Shish Boom Ba / Guitars and yer Big Beat suck real hard.

READ more

8 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Clouds Forming Crowns: self-titled

Guided By Voices associates Tim and Todd Tobias create a satisfying album of deceptively intricate indie rock.

READ more
	Bobby Conn and the Glass Gypsies: Live Classics, Volume 1

This ain't no con job. Bobby and the band play sleazy glam rock as if the world depended on them for guidance and a good time. Let's dress up and join them!"

READ more

8 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	COH: 0397 Post Pop

When you hear the music of COH, do you start salivating? Wait -- I'm getting my Pavlovs mixed up.

READ more

8 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Traveling the less-trodden path of the 'alternative' usually rewards. The concept of letting alternative creators play with their favorite DC Comics characters is a refreshing change from the mundane DC world.

READ more

Left without a label, the Appleseed Cast is touring the country as their own courier, delivering demos to labels across the lower 48. If their live display is any indication of the band's creative stock, someone had better pick these boys up soon.

READ more

8 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Blow Out: Season Two

Jonathan constructs himself as part Everyman, part tough businessman, part amalgam of various movie stars.

READ more
The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete First Season

The Bob Newhart Show manages to rise above generic formulas.

READ more

8 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman

If one can gain anything from Hypocrite, it is perhaps that everyday occurrences can be just as meaningful and life-shaping as depressive hardships -- and absolutely make for a far superior read.

READ more
	Graham Parker: Songs of No Consequence

Legendary rock 'n' roller joins forces with the Figgs to strut and stroll through a dozen songs of sarcasm-laced pub rock.

READ more
	Mercury Rev: The Secret Migration

This sixth album from Mercury Rev is the band's best and most lucid outing to date. The Secret Migration is pure psychedelic pop bliss.

READ more

7 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Ffa Coffi Pawb: Am Byth

Pre-Super Furry Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci group's hard-to-find catalog is collected here: the Welsh answer to the Stone Roses. The only difference being that its parts were later greater than the original sum.

READ more

7 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Concrete Blonde: The Essential

I could talk all day about record companies shit-shoveling compilations into the marketplace. But the bottom line is that this new Concrete Blonde compilation refuses to leave the CD player.

READ more

7 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Björk: Army of Me

Although she's known for making a big splash, Björk earns her stripes one at a time in the world of philanthropy.

READ more

7 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	The Black Eyed Peas: Monkey Business

'Don't Phunk with My Heart' suffers from the two major problems that plague The Black Eyed Peas on this record: unimpressive rapping and, surprisingly for this erstwhile socially conscious hip hop troupe, a distinct lack of substance.

READ more

Thanks to the G3 tour, these guitarists will continue to open doors and inspire guitarists around the world by using undiscovered colors to paint on our canvases.

READ more

7 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Queer Eye

What's not fun about watching grown, ostensibly macho men suffer back and neck waxes?

READ more
Richard Pryor: Stand-Up (2005)

More than anything else, Richard Pryor was a confessional artist whose monologues derived from his own chaotic and frequently self-destructive life, Brother Richard testifying from the lip of the abyss.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

READ the article