Reviews

12 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Old 97s: Drag It Up

Old 97s were the best band to come out of the barely noticed, early ‘90s alt-country explosion. “Alt-country”, did I say? It’s true that

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	Nora O’Connor: Til the Dawn

Nora O’Connor has provided me with one of my toughest assignments yet. If I were to read a description of Til the Dawn, I’

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12 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Milosh: You Make Me Feel

I cannot predict the future. But sometimes I can manage an educated guess that turns out to be more or less correct. About three years

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	Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers Volume 2

It’s July 2004, nearly 70 years after Robert Johnson’s brief studio time, and Columbia/Legacy is putting out King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol. 2

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	Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez: Italuba

This performance opens with a strangely direct restatement of the idea implied in its title, which jams together “Italy” and “Cuba”. The music sets together

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	Gorge Trio: Open Mouth, O Wisp

Chaos theory is based on the idea that even the most seemingly random events have an underlying order. Edward Lorenz is credited with discovering chaos

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12 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Dynamite Boy: self-titled

Having missed out on the first few decades of rock ‘n’ roll, it’s hard to say when it became a fetish among the younger

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12 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Concrete Blonde: Concrete Blonde / Free

Mainstream audiences may only remember Concrete Blonde for their lone chart hit, “Joey” (which, it has been theorized, may have only been successful because it

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11 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Velvet Teen: Elysium

Out of the Fierce Parade, the 2001 debut from Santa Rosa, California-based trio The Velvet Teen, was remarkably proficient, justifiably comparable to first releases from Rufus

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11 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	David Sanchez: Coral

David Sanchez, aged 36, Puerto Rican and duly associated with Latin music, is an outstanding jazz tenor saxophonist with the great virtues of players active twenty

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	Patton Oswalt: Feelin’ Kinda Patton

Comedy is hard. I have great respect for the performer who gets up on stage alone, microphone in one hand and drink in the other,

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11 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Little Wings: Magic Wand

It’s a testament to his talent that Kyle Field, who has been releasing albums as Little Wings since 2000, doesn’t attract more dismissive ridicule

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11 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	House of Freaks: Monkey on a Chain Gang / Tantilla

If there’s one place where hyperbole is guaranteed to run rampant, it’s in the liner notes of a reissued CD. No matter how

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11 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Far: Water & Solutions (Re-issue)

Immortal Records’ newly reissued “Deluxe DVD” edition of Far’s Water & Solutions seems oddly timed. Originally released in 1998, a few minutes before everything emo

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11 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Digby: Falling Up

As a fan of Cotton Mather, rumors of the band’s demise were upsetting—I thought it would be a while before I’d hear

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11 Aug 2004 // 10:00 PM

	DJ Dara: The Antidote

Drum’n'bass is a genre defined by limitations. Despite—or perhaps because of—the initial rush of popularity that heralded the genre’s arrival on

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	Derek Trucks Band: Live at Georgia Theater

Derek Trucks may be best known these days—if he’s known at all—for his current stint as a guitarist in the Allman Brothers

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11 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

There were few places more appropriate than West Hollywood club the Troubadour for emerging pop act Scissor Sisters to celebrate the official release of its

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11 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Chris Richards Duane Jarvis Hello, Hello, Hello, Is There Anybody in There? It has been my impression that any show in New York, if not

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11 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

Múm It seemed as if all of bespectacled-Von-Dutch-wearing-Williamsburg, with the requisite asymmetrically coiffed girlfriend in tow, made it to the Bowery Ballroom for the

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