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Monthly Archives: August 2000
Nelly Furtado is a talented young singer and writer whose major label debut fuses dance mixes, Brazilian percussion and sharp, knowing lyrics. Nelly says she wanted an upbeat CD she could perform live, but her CD also showcases a quieter, … Continue reading
Hesher’s debut CD is an upbeat mix of songs by Chip Love and the Stimulated Dummies–producers Dante Ross and John Gamble. Love, a longtime roadie and spliff coordinator for the Bad Brains, brought in friends from the punk, hip hop … Continue reading
Stacey Earle’s sophmore record, "Dancin’ With Them That Brung Me," continues the artistic direction she began with her debut 1998 recording, "Simple Gearle". Recorded with her husband Mark Stuart, the new album pays tribute to her older brother, Steve Earle, … Continue reading
Duke Robillard is a master musician who has been playing a wide range of blues and jazz styles for years. Early in his career, he confounded critics with albums from all corners of the blues world. Today he’s known as … Continue reading
L.A. hip-hop duo Thes One and Double K do it all, from sharing the mike and DJ duties, to mastering their own albums in a little bedroom studio crammed with old records. “The P” construct all their beats from loops. … Continue reading