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Monday, April 10 2000

Claudia Acuna: Wind From The South


Monday, April 3 2000

    Lou Reed: Ecstasy


Daycare Swindlers: Testosterosa


Friday, March 31 2000

High Fidelity

In keeping with the spirit of the film itself, I humbly offer the top 5 reasons the new film High Fidelity is worth seeing.

Thursday, March 30 2000

Matthew Sweet

For once, when an artist claimed to be happy to be spending the evening in D.C., the artist sounded wholly sincere, and not just because he apparently toured the White House earlier in the day.

Monday, March 27 2000

Common: Like Water For Chocolate


Sunday, March 26 2000

Donner Party: Complete Recordings 1987-1989


Monday, March 20 2000

Beachwood Sparks: Beachwood Sparks

They have created their own sound for today, and I am not surprised that they have surfaced on Sub Pop, a label that signs artists based on real songs and talent.

Death Cab for Cutie: We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes


Sunday, March 19 2000

Peter Murphy

's backing band received enthusiastic applause both when walking on stage and later as he was introduced with the rest of the band. He looked like the others: dark clothing, short, black, gelled hair with sideburns.

Monday, March 13 2000

Eels: Daisies of the Galaxy

Daisies of the Galaxy, the latest release from a man named E, also known as a 'band' named Eels, plays like a demented nursery rhyme.

Wednesday, March 8 2000

The Flatlanders

First launched into the public eye as a member of The Small Faces in the mid-1960s, Ian 'Mac' McLagan rode the wave through the band's Steve Marriott-led Mod years and the rockier Rod Stewart-Ronnie Wood incarnation (known simply as 'Faces').

Tuesday, March 7 2000

Gerald Levert: G

Gerald Levert is never gonna take the risks that say a D'Angelo or a Maxwell have and his music is never going to be mistaken for that of The O'Jay's and Gamble and Huff.

Monday, February 28 2000

David Cortopassi: The Silicon Jungle




Monday, February 21 2000

Bobby Gaylor: Fuzzatonic Scream


Saturday, February 19 2000

Elliott Smith

The assembled Black Cat crowd trends much younger than I'd for whatever reason anticipated. The under-21 outnumbers the grownups by something like 3-1 or greater.

Monday, February 7 2000

Lambchop: Nixon

Nixon is an excellent record and proof that Lambchop is no longer just a talented or interesting band but a good one.

Dead Prez: Let’s Get Free


Monday, January 17 2000

Kenny Roby: Mercury’s Blues


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