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Thursday, March 23, 2006 10:30 pm

Kiefer and Kraus are a pair of time-traveling minstrels

Christian Kiefer and Sharron Kraus The Black Dove (Tompkins Square) On their first collaboration, songwriter/brainiacs Christian Kiefer (a Ph.D. candidate in ...
Thursday, March 16, 2006 04:27 pm

Kris Kristofferson has lived enough for 20 men, and heÂ’s not done yet.

Rhodes scholar. Army pilot. Janitor. Singer/songwriter. Drunkard. Movie star. Kris Kristofferson, who turns 70 this year, has lived enough for 20 men, and heR...
Thursday, March 9, 2006 03:39 am

BarzelayÂ’s solo debut: one measly voice and one measly acoustic guitar

Eef Barzelay’s solo debut is exactly that: a solo album, consisting entirely of one measly voice and one measly acoustic guitar (well, almost — one very short ...
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 10:20 pm

Never before has a Destroyer album sounded so accessible

Destroyer leader Daniel Bejar is the perfect pinup boy for a small but insanely devoted faction of rock critics, music bloggers, grad-school dropouts, and die-hard ...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 10:04 pm

Ray Davies proves he's the best of the aging '60s British invaders

Ray Davies Other People’s Lives (V2) Of all the aging veterans of the ’60s British Invasion, Ray Davies has held up the best. Sure, Mick has harder abs and Sir ...
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 01:00 am

I Am the Resurrection isnÂ’t your typical tribute album.

Is it wrong to look a tribute album in the mouth? It seems nasty, I know, to compare well-meaning musicians to gasbag grandees hogging the dais at a televised fu...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 09:43 am

In a parallel reality, the former Guided by Voices frontman is a rock god

Robert Pollard From a Compound Eye (Merge) Nestled in a black hole somewhere in the unobservable universe, there is a parallel reality in which Robert Pol...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 06:55 am

Never before has Chan Marshall sounded more like herself

Since 1995, Chan Marshall has been making music as Cat Power, a band in constant flux. Marshall is the only permanent member of this band, the only one who matters. ...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 07:23 am

You can be a hobo, a maestro, or in the case of artists on Imaginational Anthem, a little of both

Various Artists Imaginational Anthem: A Guitar Anthology (Near Mint) O glorious guitar, the sound of wood made radiant, the sound of metal made vegetal, a vibrating ...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 10:05 am

Aerial will reignite your appreciation for her sensual world

Confession time: Until about a month ago, I hadn’t been listening to much Kate Bush, and I’m not sure why. True, she hadn’t put out a record in 12 years, an...


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