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December 2005

Event Reviews

Cyndi Lauper

Thirty years have passed since she first invaded mainstream pop radio with her cartoony punk looks and squeaky Brooklyn-ized voice, but no one told Cyndi Lauper. Jen Cray witnesses the oversight.

U2

U2 stop off in Tampa to remind nearly 22,000 fans that they are rock gods! Tampa responds with "Yes, you are!"

Interviews

Alex Woodard

Really, it's a no-brainer, but Alex Woodard tells Andrew Ellis just why he traded a career in accountancy to become a singer-songwriter.

Elbow

Songs Sung Low from the British Highlands... John Hood explains why Elbow isn't your average mope.

Music Reviews

Music A

Acoustic Philosophy

Acoustic Philosophy II (Dark Moon Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Apes

Baba's Mountain (Birdman). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music B

Beaten Back To Pure

The Burning South (Devil Doll Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music C

Castanets

First Light's Freeze (Asthmatic Kitty). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music D

Dangerdoom

The Mouse and the Mask (Epitaph Records). Review by Shelton Hull.

Dirty Three

Cinder (Touch & Go). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Drowningman

Learn To Let It Go (Law of Inertia). Review by Addam Donnelly.

Music F

The Fall

Fall Heads Roll (Narnack). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music G

Getaway Car

All Your Little Pieces (Rotomac Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Deena Goodman

Hard to Get To (self-released). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Mike Grebb

Resolution (self-released). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music H

Edward Heppenstall

Parts That Hate Me (Progrock Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Susan House

Santa's Perfect Gift (SISU Heart Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Susan House

The Light of Christmas (SISU Heart Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Music M

Kati Mac

Poseidon's Son (Baby Munsta Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.

MF Doom

Live From Planet X (Nature Sounds). Review by Shelton Hull.

Minus the Bear

Menos el Oso (Suicide Squeeze). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music O

1 Mile North/Colophon/The Wind-Up Bird

Conduction. Convection. Radiation. (Music Fellowship). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Okkervil River

Black Sheep Boy Appendix (Jagjaguwar). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music P

Pearl Jam

Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003) (Epic). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Peter Bjorn and John

Falling Out (Hidden Agenda). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music S

Wayne Scott

This Weary Way (Full Light Records). Review by David Whited.

Sevendust

Next (WineDark/7Bros). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Randy Stahla

Blue Ballerina (Port Blue Productions). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Music T

The Terms

Small Town Computer Crash (Maple Jam). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Music W

Waltham

Waltham (Rykodisc). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Windsor For the Derby

Giving Up the Ghost (Secretly Canadian). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music Y

Cori Yarckin

Ringing In My Head (See Why Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Screen Reviews

The Ice Harvest

A simple plan of embezzlement goes all wrong on a cold Christmas eve in Wichita. But it's all right -- Rob Levy finds it entertaining.