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September 2005

Event Reviews

Kings of Leon

Nashville's Kings of Leon may be suffering from tour fatigue, but you'd never know it by hearing them play. Jen Cray struggles past a migraine to pinpoint what went wrong.

My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance's nonstop touring has not only strengthened their popularity, but it has tightened their performance as they have been proving all summer on The Warped Tour. Jen Cray finally captures that somersault.

Features

We Are On Our Own

In the aftermath of Katrina, James Mann wonders if the government, the people -- anyone -- has learned anything useful lately. Listen up and think about it.

Interviews

The Crash Moderns

Andrew Ellis talks The Sopranos, Nintendo oh, and music, with Danny Roselle, frontman for hot NJ band The Crash Moderns.

Charles R. Cross

With Room Full of Mirrors, author Charles R. Cross debunks many of the myths surrounding Jimi Hendrix, the icon and adds several new dimensions to the story of Jimi Hendrix, the man. In his interview with Steve Stav, the writer of the controversial Cobain bio, Heavier Than Heaven, reveals even more details of Hendrix's remarkable journey.

Music Reviews

Music A

Annie

Anniemal (Big Beat/679). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music B

Bermuda Triangle Service

High Swan Dive (Self Released). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Blue Van

The Art of Rolling (TVT). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Bombay Dub Orchestra

Bombay Dub Orchestra (Six Degrees). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Kai Brown

Better Now (How Now Brown Cow/Redeye). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Music C

Cerulean

No Sense In Waiting (Spinwheel Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.

The Chris Stamey Experience

A Question of Temperature (Yep Roc). Review by Sean Slone.

CocoRosie

Noah's Ark (Touch & Go). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Cruiserweight

Sweet Weaponry (Heinous/Doghouse). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Curtains

Vehicles of Travel (Frenetic). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music D

DAX

The EP (self-released). Review by Carl F Gauze.

John Digweed

Fabric20 (Fabric). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Music E

Ana Egge

Out Past the Lights (Grace & Parkinsong). Review by Aaron Shaul.

The Elanors

A Year to Demonstrate (Isidore). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music F

Flip Flop

Flip Flop (Yep Roc). Review by Sean Slone.

The Foxymorons

Hesitation Eyes (Heatstroke). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Jim Fusco

What About Today? (Fusco-Moore Productions). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Music G

God Lives Underwater

Up Off The Floor (Locomotive). Review by Addam Donnelly.

Guitar Wolf

Rock 'n' Roll Etiquette (Narnack). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music H

Ali Handal

Breathing Underwater (Dessert First Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Hard Skin

Same Meat, Different Gravy (TKO Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music J

Jack's Mannequin

Everything In Transit (Maverick). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Music L

Amy Lee

Use Me (Publick Ptomaine Music). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Music M

Matchbook Romance/Motion City Soundtrack

Split EP (Epitaph). Review by Addam Donnelly.

Mind in a Box

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

John Mizzoni

Songs for the Human Listener (self-released). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Mogwai

Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2003 (Matador). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Mount Sims

Wild Light (International Deejay Gigolo). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Mouth of the Architect

Time & Withering (Translation Loss). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music N

Harris Newman

Accidents With Nature and Each Other (Strange Attractors). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music P

Pat McGee Band

Save Me (Kirtland Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Rachael Petit

Wilted Flowers (Broken Mirror). Review by Kyrby Raine.

David Poe

Love Is Red (7 Twenty). Review by Sean Slone.

Prettier Than Pink

Chop Suey (Sutton Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.

Psapp

Tiger, My Friend (Leaf Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

Music R

Rocket Science

Eternal Holiday (Modular People). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music S

Since By Man

A Love Hate Relationship (Revelation). Review by Addam Donnelly.

SMP

Crimes of the Future (Music Ration Entertainment). Review by Kiran Aditham.

The Stella Link

Mystic Jaguar... ATTACK!!!! (Ascetic). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Subarachnoid Space

The Red Veil (Strange Attractors). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music T

Thee Missouri

In Voodoorama (Blue Disguise). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Music U

Us3

Questions (Kudos Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Music V

Vanilla Fudge

Then And Now (Fuel 2000). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Vinyl

LP (btb management ltd. ). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Music W

Watchers

Dune Phase (Gern Blandsten). Review by Aaron Shaul.

Leslie West

Guitarded (Voice Print Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Music Z

Hans Zimmer, Henning Lohner and Martin Tillman

The Ring/The Ring 2 OST (Decca/Universal). Review by Kiran Aditham.

Print Reviews

Ken & Thelma: The Story of A Confederacy of Dunces

Those still searching for the definitive biography of John Kennedy Toole, after the disappointing Ignatius Rising, will not find it in Ken & Thelma, which serves as less of a biography of the Confederacy of Dunces author, than a personal memoir of author Joel L. Fletcher, who knew his subject personally. Brian Heater looks for the deeper colors of the portrait.

The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide

In which Ian Koss neglects his children to play with their toys, and asks us to believe he doesn't drink, gamble or womanize. A likely story.

Screen Reviews

Corpse Bride

Another gothic foray into stop-motion animation from director Tim Burton. Rob Levy digs up the dirt on this soon-to-be classic.