Archives for March 2000

Smashing Pumpkins – Machina/The Machines of God

Smashing PumpkinsMachina/The Machines of GodI've never been a huge fan of the Smashing Pumpkins, or their overly pretentious lead singer Billy Corgan. I'm fairly convinced that 1993's Siamese Dream is one of the 1990's classic rock albums, but I've had fairly mixed emotions about everything they've released since then. 1994's B-sides compilation … [Read more...]

Ten Foot Pole – Insider

Ten Foot PoleInsiderDo you remember punk before Green Day? If you're reading this, you probably have an interest in indie music, and therefore you probably do. But most people don't. Because someone somewhere decided that Green Day were the stuff that popular rock was made of, and all of a sudden, pop-punk was in the mainstream. And then we heard … [Read more...]

Josh Seib and Satellite 66 – It Seems Like…

Josh Seib and Satellite 66It Seems Like...It Seems Likeā€¦ is an indie rock album, pure and simple. I get the same sense listening to this album that I get from listening to old Pavement, Neutral Milk Hotel, old Sebadoh, Guided By Voices, etc. Indie rock does not just define bands that are not signed to a major label but rather a style all it's own, … [Read more...]

Hoochie – Denver – The 15th St. Tavern, CO – 2000-03-04

HoochieWhere: Denver - The 15th St. Tavern, CO.When: 2000-03-04Ah, what a night for rock goodness. The weather had been in the 70's all day. The bar was practically empty for hours, but there was still a sense of excitement. People showed up to rock, no doubt about it. The girls were attractive and the bands were excited. It was just all one heck … [Read more...]

Tanger – Denver – The Raven, CO – 2000-03-02

TangerWhere: Denver - The Raven, CO.When: 2000-03-02Apparently The Raven used to be a gay club that refused to have its phone number or address listed so only those patrons who righteously deserved to be there would show up. That must have changed recently, likely when Boy Sets Fire played there a few months back. I imagine none of the usual … [Read more...]

Wolf Colonel – Vikings of Mint

Wolf ColonelVikings of Mint"Can we ride? Can we roll?" Wolf Colonel might as well be asking if they can rock and roll. Because that's what Vikings of Mint is: a power-rock, in-your-face rock-n-roll album. This band has so much energy and enthusiasm, you can't help but rock with these songs. After one listen, I thought it was unoriginal. After three … [Read more...]