Frankie Machine – One – Review

September 1, 2000

While some might find the modernization of Cheap Trick’s style nothing special, to find a band that keeps it interesting, song after song, that’s something.

Music from the X-Games vol. 3 – Review

November 1, 1998

From punk to ska to electronica to heavy music, including crossovers within each, X-Games 3 strikes all the right chords and presses all the right buttons.

Pure – Feverish – Review

September 1, 1998

Jordy Birch’s voice is not nearly as aerobic as the instruments he splays his lazy sound across, and Pure’s lyrics do not strain toward philosophical esoterica.

Pure – Generation Six Pack – Review

December 1, 1996

Generation Six Pack starts off with tempestuous rocker “What It Is,” and shows that these Canucks have studied well from the Big Book of guitar heavy pop.

Jabberjaw… Pure Sweet Hell – Review

November 1, 1996

The fifteen artists featured on Pure Sweet Hell have all graced the Jabberjaw stage in the seven years since it opened, and have kindly returned the favor.

Time Shard – Hunab Ku – Review

September 1, 1996

What do you get when you sonically crossbreed Ozric Tentacles and Children of the Bong? Tailored to the dimensionally disturbed, not for the astrally challenged.

MTV Buzz Bin – Review

August 1, 1996

What MTV Buzz Bin is is a concise overview of post-Nirvana mainstream culture, stuff many of us have come to “love to hate” or hate ourselves for loving.

Planet Dub – Review

April 1, 1996

New facets of chill and relaxed intelligence are touched upon and explored by layering otherworldly washes of sound atop the primitive, tropical beat.

Fu Manchu – In Search Of… – Review

April 1, 1996

Making comparisons between Fu Manchu and ’70s acid-rock kings is slippery business, because, while the influence is undeniable, there’s no nostalgic vibe.

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