Wednesday, October 17 2001
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 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
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
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
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
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
“It’s not up to you”: or Ethics According to Björk It’s rare when a pop star is also a prophet. The awesomeness
At age 26, Ryan Adams has already earned enough praise and criticism to last a career. When he was just 20 years old, Adams’ band Whiskeytown was
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