With No Deliverance, the Toadies revert to the bare bones of their past
The Wanderlust Diaries (Dualtone)
Why da Bears will spank the Colts come Sunday
The HorrorPops' lead freak in uniform sets things straight.
Another Fine Day (Lost Highway)
SFKS bids adieu.
Rev. Jeff Mosier's an equal-opportunity leader.
Comfort of Strangers (Astralwerks)
Intimate, eclectic, and electric, Langerado is a gift to South Florida
The Minus 5 (Yep Roc)
Pass the Paxil
Franz Ferdinand's hometown has a surprisingly rich musical legacy -- and we ain't talkin' bagpipes.
These days, John Ralston is exceedingly prolific. But there's more to the story than that.
Morning Kills the Dark (Pop Up Records)
I Sold Gold (Barsuk)
The alt.country mavericks tune in with a new lineup, a new book, and the same variable approach
Arlo Guthrie and the Klezmatics unearth Woody's Yiddish side
Ben Kweller makes the world unsafe for irony
A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch)
Modest Mouse leader Isaac Brock waxes on the moon and Speedo
Protests kick off with the jams
Phaser treats musical heartbreak with alcohol, cigarettes, and rain
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
What's the half-life of Jim Wurster's Atomic Cowboys?
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
The Truth About Us
(New West Records)
Local releases are processed in the Bandwidth blender
Mermaid Avenue Vol. II (Elektra)
Richard Buckner, The Ramones
Homage to long-dead Flying Burrito Brother Gram Parsons
July 8 - 14, 1999