Archives for February 2002

The New Looks for Spring – New Looks for Spring

The New Looks for SpringNew Looks for SpringThe New Looks for Spring are another side project by an industrious group of young musicians living in Vienna. Currently known more for its metal and hardcore, Vienna is host to few indie-pop groups. Thus, it is not surprising that many of those that have toured outside of Austria consisted of members … [Read more...]

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – We Have Mice

Casiotone for the Painfully AloneWe Have MiceSince the policies and economic structures of the world seem to be reverting back to those of the Reagan/Thatcher-era, I think its time to recall that defining characteristic of 80s music: the synthesizer. On first glance of Owen Ashworth's big dark-rimmed frames, you will probably suspect that his … [Read more...]

Aveo – Seattle – Experience Music Project, WA – 2002-02-23

AveoWhere: Seattle - Experience Music Project, WA.When: 2002-02-23There's something to be said about creating moments. It's hard, that's for sure, and when they don't work out (see: any late Steven Spielberg film), the results are completely ersatz. In the same vein, the people that work the lights at the Seattle's EMP simply try to create moments … [Read more...]

Lost City Angels – Worcester – Worcester Palladium, MA – 2002-02-23

Lost City AngelsWhere: Worcester - Worcester Palladium, MA.When: 2002-02-23Okay, so we missed Lost City Angels, but does that make us bad people? Well, maybe it does. To be honest, I had never heard of the band before, so I wasn't exactly heartbroken when I found out I missed their set, but for all I know they could have been amazing, so check them … [Read more...]

The Reputation – Rochester – The Bug Jar, NY – 2002-02-21

The ReputationWhere: Rochester - The Bug Jar, NY.When: 2002-02-21Let me start off by saying something about experimental music. I'm all for it, if you want to try new things to test the limits of electronics and effects pedals in rock-based music, but don't do it live. This show started with an opening act that consisted of two guys playing in … [Read more...]

The Reputation – Durham – MUB Entertainment Center, University of New Hampshire, NH – 2002-02-20

The ReputationWhere: Durham - MUB Entertainment Center, University of New Hampshire, NH.When: 2002-02-20Just when I was beginning to loathe my school, WUNH, our most excellent radio station, goes and does something like this to make me think twice. Even after three years on this campus, I had never been in the Entertainment Center before, which I … [Read more...]

Situation at 1200 – Tranquility Basin

Situation at 1200Tranquility BasinA heavy endorsement from Jeff (Head Editor) this week, which helps me by shortening my time spent on, so that's fine by me. Only the link he gave me was broken, so I had to search for the page on my own. See what happens when you become a manager instead of a lowly working class stiff, you get lazy. I … [Read more...]

Kompressor – Destroy Mass Media

KompressorDestroy Mass MediaArmed with little more than a synth, a sequencer, and a big mask, Andreas K has created an alter-ego of unmatched vanity. Referring to himself in the third person, Kompressor sees himself and his music as a singular quest to "crush America with industrial might." As admirable a quest as this is, his songs show a broader … [Read more...]

Construkt – In Vein

ConstruktIn Vein- How about your last song... "I Got an Office Job for the Sole Purpose of Sexually Harassing Women." - What about it? - I don't think you need an office job just to do that. - That's just for a song, you know? I mean, all the bands you fuckin' write about ... all like famously gay death metal things ...they're all like skinny … [Read more...]

Aloha – Rochester – Drama House @ The University of Rochester, NY – 2002-02-16

AlohaWhere: Rochester - Drama House @ The University of Rochester, NY.When: 2002-02-16About half the people who ended up at the Drama House - basically a fraternity-type house for students into drama and theater - were at the location where this show was supposed to take place. Luckily, I went with someone who went to school at Rochester and knew … [Read more...]