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  • 17 years ago

    As a kid, Peter Case played for years at the Hamburg, New York, Unitarian church, before dropping out of school at 15 and running away to the West Coast. Since then, he's been a party to nearly every rock movement of the last 30 years. He was a ho...

  • 18 years ago

    Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine MCA In the increasingly disposable world of '90s pop, Dan Wilson is a hooksmith without peer, and one of the most shamelessly sentimental songwriters of his generation. But then, what exactly is Wilson's generation...

  • 18 years ago

    The Space Monkeys hail from Manchester, a working-class enclave far from the of-the-moment trendiness of London. That bleak spot is also the hometown of the long-defunct Joy Division, and of the more recent English phenomena Stone Roses and Oasis....

  • 18 years ago

    The most interesting time in a band's career is often when they're on the edge of mainstream success. Marcy Playground are at that point now, poised either to explode or to fizzle. Sales of the New York City-based alterna-pop trio's self-titled de...

  • 18 years ago

    Anyone who follows popular music knows that success is often a matter of timing. Yesterday's cool, after all, is today's Wang Chung. It wasn't long ago that alt-country was supposed to save the world. The genre even had its own supergroup in Uncle...

  • 18 years ago

    There are more than a few flamenco purists out there who have stopped just short of demanding the head of Ottmar Liebert on a silver platter. It's out of jealousy, of course. Liebert, after all, has done a remarkable job of taking the musical esse...