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Thursday, September 27 2001

Godspeed You Black Emperor!

Needless to say, these are serious times. There is little place for irony. There is even less place for facile rock and roll rebellion. Enter


Wednesday, September 26 2001

Keb’ Mo’

With his 1994 eponymous debut, Keb’ Mo’, the Los Angeles-native also known as Kevin Moore let loose with an album full of solid songwriting and extraordinary


Monday, September 24 2001

The Waterboys

The Big Music is back. Now Mike Scott calls it “sonic rock” (there is no flesh-and-blood saxophonist these days) as he has come full circle


Monday, September 3 2001

PJ Harvey

Apparently, I’d heard correctly—and the critic was the gangling boy behind me, piping up shortly after lead singer Polly Jean Harvey joined her


Thursday, August 16 2001

Radiohead: 17 August 2001 - New Jersey

The real change in Radiohead, however, is in their demeanor. They no longer exude the air of whiny, depressed, petulant art-rockers.


Saturday, August 11 2001

Squarepusher / Plaid / Mira Calix

The plush and posh El Rey Theater, a brief walk from the perpetually sinking mammoths of the La Brea tar pits, may be an unlikely


Monday, July 2 2001

Gary Allan

is one of the more compelling performers in contemporary country, a musical landscape cluttered with well dressed divas (and sometimes their husbands), Hat Acts, and an unsettling new interest in 'boy bands'.


Saturday, June 30 2001

G. Love & Special Sauce

G. Love threatened to take James Brown's title for Hardest Working Man in Show Business away from him recently -- at least for the night he was playing Park City.


Friday, June 29 2001

Radiohead

. They eschew attention, yet they're media darlings. Reactions to their recent recordings are anything but lukewarm, yet they refuse to explain themselves. They transform studio-centric creations into live songs that are both towering and incandescent, yet they tour infrequently.


Tuesday, June 26 2001

The New Pornographers

the dubious distinction of 'supergroup'. Yet they're all still anonymous enough that you don't get the pretension that is usually attached to anything 'super'.


Sunday, June 24 2001

The Cult / Stabbing Westward / Monster Magnet

Someday Ian Astbury and the boys might be able to play a concert based on scads of new material. Until then, the diehards who grew


Thursday, June 21 2001

George Carlin

“I’m a Fucking Visionary”George Carlin Stays Hungry (and Angry) This isn’t my father’s George Carlin, to pervert a phrase, something Carlin


Wednesday, June 20 2001

Brave Combo

Judging by the relatively small crowd that had gathered to see Brave Combo play once they’d ambled onstage just after 8:30 p.m. on a


Thursday, June 14 2001

Built To Spill

Built To Spill Tunes Up (Again and Again) Sometimes you’re too good for your own good. That’s not something that many fans of


Wednesday, June 13 2001

U2

successfully wooed a near sellout crowd for it's first D.C. show on this tour. The crowd loved the band; the band loved the crowd. We all loved one another.


Monday, May 28 2001

Mary Chapin Carpenter / Shawn Colvin

29 May 2001: Manchester Apollo - Manchester, England.


Wednesday, May 23 2001

Frank Black and the Catholics

24 May 2001: Troubadour - Los Angeles.


The Bevis Frond

24 May 2001: The Mercury Lounge - New York.


Tuesday, May 22 2001

Cousteau

23 May 2001: Village Underground - New York.


Tuesday, May 1 2001

Sigur Rós: 2 May 2001 - San Francisco

Icelandic musical phenomena Sigur Rós are the epitome of youth and isolation.


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