Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Tanakh had functioned as a loose collective around founder and vocalist Jesse Poe, the turnover accounting for rangy explorations into pastoral folk, droning psychedelia and strains of Eastern European and Middle Eastern melody. But Poe found a steady group of musicians to work with in 2003, and the result is...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Scott Wexton is obsessed with spirits both corporeal and brown. As the Voodoo Organist, he turns his howling instrument loose on boogie rhythms and revival tent rave-ups, confronting horned evildoers and two-faced whiskey hustlers with equal fervor. On the new Serpent Dance, Wexton's a thrill-seeker and smart aleck, a...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 12:00 AM

At last year's Warped Tour, Bedouin Soundclash's set was just about the only thing that made that the Pontiac Silverdome's steaming asphalt bearable. The Canadian trio's vibrant reggae slink is shot through with punk ethos and silvery pure melody. They're tough like Bad Brains, but easier on the ears than...

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Apr 5, 2006 at 12:00 AM

As his 2005 album proves, Detroit's Jason Croff offers more than the usual singer-songwriter wooden stool. There are no weary platitudes or generic paeans to heartbreakers here. With piano, smart turns of lyric, and a smart, versatile band, Croff makes stylish pop that rings with songwriting know-how but also stays...

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