Thursday, September 27 2001
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
. 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 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
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
“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
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 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
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
29 May 2001: Manchester Apollo - Manchester, England.
Wednesday, May 23 2001
24 May 2001: Troubadour - Los Angeles.
24 May 2001: The Mercury Lounge - New York.
Tuesday, May 22 2001
23 May 2001: Village Underground - New York.
Tuesday, May 1 2001
Icelandic musical phenomena Sigur Rós are the epitome of youth and isolation.