Support Local Journalism. Donate to Detroit Metro Times.

Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Classic Old-school Lowdown

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 12:00 AM

32 Blues just keeps kickin’ out the good stuff. Fans of that old-style acoustic blues sound will get some deep chills listening to this one. The way James approaches the slide, nearly making the guitar cry out, while integrating some serious string shaking and bending at just the right moment,...

Continue reading »

Mirror-image Hip Hop

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 12:00 AM

This is not a joke, though perhaps it should be and is best enjoyed as such. A 25-year-old Ivy League grad (whom Detroit heads will think sounds like he’s melding Eminem’s internal wordplay and Danny K’s retardedly great naïveté), actually convinced veteran hip-hop producer Prince Paul to hook up this...

Continue reading »

He found his mojo

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 12:00 AM

You waited on Voodoo like a lost cat. You knew how revolutionary it would be, so you marked days on the calendar, held prayer vigils and tithed your affections to the anticipated rapture of D’Angelo’s second coming. You ladies licked your lips watching the video for "Untitled." You men joined...

Continue reading »

Slipmat 'n' Slide

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 12:00 AM

When younger artists collaborate with older musiciIsn’t it fascinating ans who inspired them to be creative in the first place? How about when collaborations cut across the arbitrary boundaries of genre as well as differences in age? Take Luke Vibert and BJ Cole. While Vibert has established himself at the...

Continue reading »

Tintinnabulation

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 12:00 AM

The two pieces on this latest Arvo Pärt offering from ECM are hinges in the Estonian composer’s oeuvre. Before "Für Alina" ("For Alina"), Pärt wrote serial music (as in Schoenberg, Webern, etc.). But after this stark work for piano, he embarked on a lifelong pilgrimage through endless metaphysical silences, with...

Continue reading »

Transglobal Crossover

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 12:00 AM

In most countries, his records are filed simply under "K," and throughout much of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, they regularly top the pop charts. He is from Algeria and sings primarily in Arabic. His success has changed how the business world considers "world music." His name is Khaled,...

Continue reading »

Rich, generous goulash

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Though the HACC was founded by immigrants, you don't have to be Hungarian to feel at home here. The HACC’s fare is like what many of us think of as the best home cooking: Rich, generous, with a health-take-the-hindmost kind of feel. The HACC is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with Wednesday being goulash night.

Continue reading »

Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Connect the dots

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Despite the unfortunate cliché of the protest-happy folkie, the hallmark of a truly great singer-songwriter is not the ability to make us stop and think. It’s the ability to make us feel. For example, Bob Dylan’s aversion to cannon fire doesn’t move us. That sentiment alone is too obvious. Rather,...

Continue reading »

Hip-hop 'em dead

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 12:00 AM

New Jersey’s Outsidaz brings a much-needed bit of perspective to East Coast hip hop with its pared-down, percussive beats and spitting, battle-style delivery. The MC collective (which at one time included Detroit’s own Bizarre, now of D12 fame) never gets into the "yeaah yeaah" / "knowhatI’msayin’" sameness of their East...

Continue reading »

No parking on the dance floor

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Tjinder Singh is a genius in short bursts. That is, you should approach any full-length works from the mastermind behind Cornershop and, now, Clinton, with an appropriately pro-rated attention span or face the consequences of going deep into the mind of an unparalleled musical collage artist. Clinton’s a two-person operation...

Continue reading »

Best Things to Do In Detroit

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation