Anthology

Anthology

Earlier compilations have paid tribute to Los Angeles—bred quintet the Whispers, established in 1964 and fronted by smooth—singing twins Walter & Wallace "Scotty" Scott.
Rainy Day Music

Rainy Day Music

Much-loved Minneapolis roots rockers the Jayhawks (see story, page 12) surface for their first album since the 2000 set Smile (and their first on Lost Highway).
Atomic Kitten

Atomic Kitten

As cute and charismatic as they are, it's difficult not to think that this U.K. female trio is about a year too late in its bid for stateside success.
Thankful

Thankful

At last! More than six months after single "A Moment Like This/Before Your Love" topped the Hot 100, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson's debut set sees the light of day.
The Smell of Our Own

The Smell of Our Own

Ever wonder what would happen if Belle & Sebastian united forces with nonprofit musical group Up With People, with Phil Spector as producer? No? Well, Toronto's Joel Gibb, who records as the Hidden Cameras, apparently has.
Faceless

Faceless

It is apparently the season for hard-rock, as Godsmack joins a lengthening list of A-list bands returning to active duty.
Beacon Theatre, New York

Beacon Theatre, New York

It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result can look and sound seamless on the air, in person those delays can be painful as energy is sapped, spontaneity killed, and momentum halted, tainting what should be the show of a lifetime.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The act wins five honors: rock recorded song, praise and worship album, group of the year, artist of the year, and special-event album of the year.
American Life

American Life

Unlike recent collections Music and Ray of Light, the lyrical content of American Life relies less on spiritual introspection and more on woman-in-the-mirror confrontation.
Khronos

Khronos

The worlds of rock, funk, and R&B collide on Maktub's stellar debut, Khronos.
White Lines

White Lines

Longtime veteran of the New York music scene Soozie Tyrell, who has accompanied the likes of David Johansen, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, and most recently Bruce Springsteen, dramatically—and finally—grabs her own hard-earned share of the spotlight with her solo debut.
The Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles

The Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles

It is tough not to be jealous of Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' 22-year-old frontman. During the second of two recent shows in Los Angeles, Oberst spectacularly described in song the beautiful but oftentimes terrible nuances of the human experience at an age when he is barely able to drink legally. And—oh, yeah—the guy is pretty dreamy looking, too.

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