It hardly seems that 14 years have passed since Canada's New Pornographers dropped their debut full-length, Mass Romantic, upon a whole lot of virgin ears. To say that the indie power-pop band's initial offering was well-received is an understatement. Critics went cuckoo for it, and the recording ... More >>
By Gustavo Arellano America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about ... More >>
By Gustavo Arellano
She & Him - Volume TwoYou may not know it by looking out at the gray, rainy Phoenix skies this week, but spring is upon us. The weather currently doesn't want to cooperate, but She & Him will more than happily oblige your springtime needs. The duo's sophomore effort, Volume Two, is a perf ... More >>
By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>
Just A Little Lovin'
One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found
With his latest star-powered release, Solomon Burke the King of Rock and Soul preaches to a new congregation
Looking back at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of local music in 2000
More than two years after the release of its debut, Gloritone sates fans with a stopgap disc of demo material
What the World Needs Now...
Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business
The road goads on forever with the Groovie Ghoulies' latest CD, Travels With My Amp
Tune-packed Beehive delivers big bangs for the buck
Goin' to Memphis
Hard 'N' Heavy (with marshmallow)
Alias Pink Puzz
After a messy split, Sugar High returns, refining its sweet sound with Ice Cream Anti-Social
June 17 - 23, 1999
New Radicals / Randy Newman
Two new releases pit the new songs of Bacharach & Costello against the old classics of Bacharach & David
Grace of My Heart: Carole King or Memorex?