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Green Day: New Album, Tour

July 31st, 2004

Green Day is readying themselves for a busy fall. American Idiot, their follow-up to 2000’s Warning, is due September 21 and the band is expected to start a North American tour in October. New Found Glory and Sugarcult are scheduled openers. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in News

Jack White Gets Around

July 29th, 2004

Fresh off helping Loretta Lynn record her most critically acclaimed album in more than a decade, Jack White has recorded a track with Beck for his upcoming eighth album. Produced by the Dust Brothers, the album is expected to be a departure from the mellower sounds of Beck’s last release, Sea Change. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in News

Franz Ferdinand for Fall Tour

July 28th, 2004

Currently avoiding the summer tour slump in America by hitting up festivals in Europe, Franz Ferdinand has planned seven North American dates in September and October. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in News

Icarus Line – Penance Soiree

July 28th, 2004


Lining Up Something New

Can you hear them? Parents across the country are listening to their kid’s music and saying, “I remember when this stuff was huge in the 70’s!” So spawned the reincarnation of the (for lack of a better description) “garage-rock” bands, spearheaded by the White Stripes and the Strokes, along with a slew of other ‘familiar-sounding’ bands; many of whom used to preside over the eclectic college music circuit. So it makes plenty of sense why Icarus Line is signed to a major label contract, what with the economically slumping music industry’s effort to ‘strike while the iron is hot.’ Although Penance Soiree certainly does have elements of 70’s psychedelic rock, the plethora of different styles showcased on the album might force critics to put the band into an entirely new genre; angry robot rock. Read more…

By Taylor Whipple Posted in Reviews

Icarus Line – Penance Soiree

July 28th, 2004


Lining Up Something New

Can you hear them? Parents across the country are listening to their kid’s music and saying, “I remember when this stuff was huge in the 70’s!” So spawned the reincarnation of the (for lack of a better description) “garage-rock” bands, spearheaded by the White Stripes and the Strokes, along with a slew of other ‘familiar-sounding’ bands; many of whom used to preside over the eclectic college music circuit. So it makes plenty of sense why Icarus Line is signed to a major label contract, what with the economically slumping music industry’s effort to ‘strike while the iron is hot.’ Although Penance Soiree certainly does have elements of 70’s psychedelic rock, the plethora of different styles showcased on the album might force critics to put the band into an entirely new genre; angry robot rock. Read more…

By Taylor Whipple Posted in Reviews

MTV VMA Noms and Firsts

July 27th, 2004

The 2004 MTV VMAs will, for the first time, have no host and will not take place in NYC or LA. Scheduled for August 29th, the awards will be held in Miami. Leading the nominations this year is Jay-Z with his controversial “99 Problems” video. Other top nominated artists are OutKast, No Doubt, and Beyonce. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in News

Venomous Concept – Retroactive Abortion

July 23rd, 2004


Sickening Thought

With the garbage that passes as hardcore punk today, it was only a matter of time before someone got pissed off and stepped forward to set things straight. Venomous Concept has vowed to do just that. Playing what they describe as “outlaw punk,” VC clearly demonstrate on their debut Retroactive Abortion that they were around when punk was still punk and hardcore was still hardcore, and they were taking notes. Read more…

By Steve Mangione Posted in Reviews

Posthumous Elliott Smith Album Due

July 23rd, 2004

Fifteen songs have been culled from material singer/songwriter Elliott Smith was working on at the time of his death last October and will be released as his final album, From a Basement on the Hill. The album will be released October 19. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in News

Bjork’s Medulla Hosts a Number of Guests

July 21st, 2004

On her next album, Medulla, Bjork enlists the aid of a number of wide-ranging artists such as Mike Patton, former Roots member Rahzel, Inuit throat singer Tagaq, and choirs from London and Bjork’s home, Iceland. Read more…

By Alyssa Fried Posted in News

Lenny Kravitz – Baptism

July 21st, 2004


Let Boring Rock Rule

If Baptism is an indicator of rebirth one can only ask why Lenny Kravitz is directing more creativity toward his hairstyle than he is to his music. This is a bland disc composed by an artist who has proven himself capable of much better songs. Read more…

By Kate Dunphy Posted in Reviews