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Friday, November 16 2001

Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, and Sugarcult

Fun to Be Had Both members of the SoCal punk scene located around Long Beach, California, Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger have been friends for


The New Pornographers

Read the next sentence twice, and try not to laugh. The New Pornographers are a Canadian Super-Group! You probably let out a little chuckle, right?


Wednesday, November 14 2001

Glenn Tilbrook

Photo credit: Robert Masys II Somewhere in the annals of rock music is a graveyard for bands that have had the misfortune to be compared


Leo Kottke

With over 20 years of experience, Leo Kottke has carefully developed a no-nonsense approach to both his career and his music. With his latest release, simply


Beachwood Sparks: 15 Nov 2001: The Troubadour - Santa Monica

Whether cultivating slow, tender blooms of sound, romanced with wistful narratives of loss and regeneration, or just disposing a reverberant stream of white noise, tonight the Sparks are never less than masterly.


Monday, November 12 2001

Spoon

Spoon Dishes Out Solid Performance; Utensil Puns, However, Remain Tough to Come By I’m going to write about Spoon without referencing the Pixies or


Cali Comm Tour

Kicking off the Kansas City stop of the showcase of California hip-hop known as the Cali Comm tour, Motion Man came out on the stage


Friday, November 9 2001

North Mississippi Allstars

There’s something about brothers in rock & roll. For some mystical reason, when they join forces musically the results are (oftener than not) a


Tuesday, November 6 2001

Elvis Costello

This was not a show for the half-hearted. Even the nosebleed seats in the Beacon Theater that night ran a hefty $35. For prime position, concertgoers


Friday, October 26 2001

Monster Massive

Richard “Humpty” Vission Mark Grant 2001 has not been a good year for the Los Angeles rave scene. The summer’s biggest event, JuJu Beats, was


Monday, October 22 2001

The Strokes

Maybe because this is Texas, maybe because they were playing an oversized barbeque joint, The Strokes took the stage like a quintet of spaghetti western


Friday, October 19 2001

DJ Shadow

Party Politics: Musical Culture is Safe With DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist and Friends Though the thorough body search at the entrance to Hollywood’s Knitting


Thursday, October 18 2001

Low

Low, Obscured by Crowds In the wake of recent events here in New York City—and elsewhere, it goes without saying—the idea of an


Wednesday, October 17 2001

The Breeders

The Breeders Give Birth to a Good Time“Hey, nothing’s in my heartI’d rather be cool than be smartHey, what I’m thinking


Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx have surely obtained a convert. I’ve never been a fan of electronica, but after the Basement Jaxx show, I have been struck


Wednesday, October 10 2001

Guided By Voices / The Slumber Party

Pollard & Co. Prove That Showmanship & Indie Rock Can Coexist In today’s world of indie rock, you could probably say it is rare


Tuesday, October 9 2001

Tori Amos

Before the Altar of Tori Amos Quite suddenly, the house lights went out. The crowd was ecstatic in anticipation, wildly screaming and shrieking at the


Sunday, October 7 2001

Mercury Rev

For a band that has been through so much in its 10 year lifespan, it is a touch surprising to see the Rev saunter onto the


The Fab Faux

Seek a gear show for those in the know? Go hear Fab Faux! One of my few regrets in life is not having attended a


Thursday, October 4 2001

Björk

“It’s not up to you”: or Ethics According to Björk It’s rare when a pop star is also a prophet. The awesomeness


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