Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Fluoride Program’s Steve Bekkala gives his purity of essence

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 12:00 AM

The daughter of singer-songwriter Greg Brown, she's a fine musician in her own right. Her dusky and languid tunes initially won comparisons to Cowboy Junkies' Margo Timmons. But Pieta Brown (pronounced Pee-etta) has a grittier approach on her latest, In the Cool, recalling Lucinda Williams' rawer material. (Not entirely surprising:...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 12:00 AM

The dark, haunting ballads of husband-and-wife duo the Handsome Family could rival the dusky, brimstone-besmirched songs of Nick Cave as downers, were it not for a pervasive sense of — if not redemption — possibility on the brink of apocalypse. Brett and Rennie Sparks populate their lingering, twilight country...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Koufax's MESS OF sing-song garage, new wave and chamber pop was seamless on last year's Hard Times Are in Fashion. If you're looking for touchstones, think the Walkmen, though Koufax ain't as quirky and "rock" harder. After sweeping the room for bugs, singer- guitarist Robert Suchan shared his pressing paranoias, er,...

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