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October 2004

Event Reviews

1964 - The Tribute

Was it a time warp in Carnegie Hall? Gail Worley reports on what may be the greatest tribute band of the greatest band ever.

Pixies

After 11 years of not speaking to one another, the Pixies are back together and touring. The fans come out in droves, as the band sells out show after show, including a recent trip to Orlando. Jen Cray reports.

Interviews

Premonitions Of War

Daniel Mitchell discusses fashion tips, including corpse paint and viking helmets, with Brad Wharton from metalcore stalwarts Premonitions of War.

Supagroup

The high-octane fumes swirling from the Rock Powerhouse that is Supagroup are enough to give anyone a dancing fit. Gail Worley investigates the volatiles emanating from this Alaska-via-Louisiana conflagration.

Supercell

Andrew Ellis talks new albums, iTunes and Budweiser with Jason Wheelington, frontman of up and coming Dallas rockers, Supercell.

Music Reviews

Blacklove

Geographic Tongue (Neat Music). Review by Ben Varkentine.

B0002DRDPA

Cary Hudson

Cool Breeze (Black Dog). Review by Sean Slone.

Muisc V

Mike VanPortfleet

Beyond the Horizon Line (Silber). Review by Stein Haukland.

Music A

Aborym

Kali Yuga Bizarre (World War III Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin

Rocksteady (Telark Jazz). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Brent Arnold and The Spheres

Last Boat (Up). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Assemblage 23

Storm (Metropolis Records). Review by Jorge C. Galban.

Music B

Baby Dodds

Talking and Drum Solos (1946) (Atavistic). Review by James Mann.

Baha-Men

Holla! (S-Curve records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

John Barry

The Chase - Soundtrack (Columbia Masterworks). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Big D and the Kids Table

How It Goes (Springman Records). Review by Jah Boy.

Billy Talent

Billy Talent (Atlantic). Review by Addam Donnelly.

Black Cat Music

October, November (Lookout! Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Brazil

A Hostage and the Meaning of Life (Fearless). Review by Addam Donnelly.

Music C

Caesura

Wallpaper the Witness (Birds Go South). Review by Terry Eagan.

Cheval De Frise

Cheval De Frise (Sickroom Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Clann Zu

Black Coats & Bandages (G7 Welcoming Committee). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Collide

Vortex (Noise Plus). Review by Rob Levy.

Communique

Poison Arrows (Lookout! Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Copeland

Know Nothing Stays the Same (The Militia Group). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Cowboys International

The Backwards Life Of Romeo (pnuma). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Music D

Bobby Darin

Aces Back To Back (Hyena). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Dielectric Minimalist All-Stars

[i!] (Dielectric Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

De-Lovely

De-Lovely: Music From The Motion Picture (Columbia). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Music F

Fly Pan Am

N'ecoutez pas (Constellation). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Future Sound of London

The Otherness (Psychobaby). Review by Rob Levy.

Music G

Graham Colton Band

Drive (Universal Motown). Review by Sean Slone.

Graves Brothers Deluxe

Filter Feeders (Good Forks). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Jim Guthrie

Now, More Than Ever (Three Gut). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music H

The Haunted

One Kill Wonder (Earache Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Greg Hobbs

Threats & Promises (Puddle Thief). Review by Sean Slone.

Music J

Jondi & Spesh, Pleasurecraft

The Answer, Lost Patterns (Spundae, Pleasurecraft). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Music K

Karate

Pockets (Southern). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Kill Creek

The Will to Strike (Second Nature). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Keith Kofron and the League of Poetic Justice

Keith Kofron and the League of Poetic Justice (Ohm Sound). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music L

Avril Lavigne

Under My Skin (Arista). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Libertines

The Libertines (Rough Trade). Review by Danny Lewis.

Lucia

From the Land of Volcanos (The Control Group). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Live on Third Rail Radio

Live on Third Rail Radio (WMUC). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music M

The Mammals

Rock That Babe (Signature Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Carolyn Mark and The New Best Friends

The Pros and Cons of Collaboration (Mint). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Graig Markel

Tall Tales on Tape (Sonic Boom). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

The Melvins

26 Songs (Ipecac Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Ministry

Houses of The Mole (Sanctuary). Review by Jorge C. Galban.

Mink Lungs

Iíll Take It (Arena Rock). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Thelonious Monk

Monk Round The World (Hyena/Thelonious). Review by Ben Varkentine.

The Music Lovers

The Words We Say Before We Sleep (Marriage Records). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Music N

Name Taken

Hold On (Fiddler Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

The Never

The Never (MoRisen Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Nyia

Head Held High (Candlelight). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Music O

Nora O'Connor

Til the Dawn (Bloodshot). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Obsoletes

Is This Progress? (145 Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Ohgr

Sunnypsyop (Spitfire Records ). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music P

the pAper chAse

God Bless Your Black Heart (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Park Avenue Music

For Your Home or Office (Clairecords). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Pattern Is Movement

The (Im)possibility of Longing (Noreaster). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Piebald

All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time (Side One Dummy). Review by Addam Donnelly.

The Prime Time Sublime Community Orchestra

A Life in a Day of A Microorganism (Corporate Blob Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music R

The Race

If You Can (Flameshovel). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Rehasher

Off Key Melodies (No Idea). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

The Rum Diary

Poisons That Save Lives (Substandard). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Rural Psychogeography

Rural Psychogeography (Nexsound). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music S

The Sad Riders

Lay Your Head on the Soft Rock (Doghouse Records). Review by Daniel Mitchell.

Saeta

We Are All Waiting For Hope (Fish the Cat). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Seth

Nowhere Sometimes (Epliglotic). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

Shark Quest

Gods and Devils (Merge). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Slang

Blue (). Review by Ben Varkentine.

Patti Smith

Trampin' (Columbia Records). Review by Al Pergande.

Straight Outta Junior High

Kiss of Deaf (Mindset Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Suicide

American Supreme (Mute Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Super Furry Animals

Songbook - The Singles (Epic). Review by Danny Lewis.

Music T

TRR50: Thank You

TRR50 Thank You (Temporary Residence). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Turbonegro

Apocalypse Dudes + Ass Cobra (Epitaph Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music U

Unbunny

Snow Tires (Hidden Agenda). Review by Rob Walsh.

Unpersons

III (At A Loss Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music V

John Van Tongeren

Van Helsing - The London Assignment - Original Soundtrack (Universal Classics). Review by Carl F Gauze.

The Vandermark Five

Elements of Style, Exercises in Surprise (Atavistic). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Voivod

Voivod (Chophouse Records/Surfdog Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Music W

The Warren Brothers

Well Deserved Obscurity (429 Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

West Side Story

West Side Story (Legacy). Review by Terry Eagan.

Rich West

Bedouin Hornbook (pfMentum). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

Music X

X-ecutioners

Revolutions (Sony). Review by Rob Walsh.

Music Y

Yes No Maybe

Pieces of the Puzzle EP (Memphis Records). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.

Print Reviews

Give Our Regards To The Atomsmashers

It won't be long, mark Rob Levy's words, the time has come for revenge of the nerds!

Screen Reviews

Music Of Mass Destruction

Anthrax is a band that metal fans already know well, and their fans will almost certainly already have picked up this DVD/CD package. But Ben Varkentine's got something to say to the rest of you.

Friday Night Lights

A cinema adaptation of H.G Bissnger's award winning book about Odessa, Texas' Permian Panthers tumultuous 1988 season. Rob Levy struggles to be heard above the cheer of the crowd.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring

A Buddhist Monk trains his pupil in a mysterious setting in this Korean tale of life. Carl F Gauze meditates on a cinematic landscape.

Team America

(Non)Sense & (Non)Sensibility! Rob Levy dissects this fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek ride through the War on Terror -- with Puppets!