Thursday, February 26, 1998

Review - Heavy Petting

Artist: Bad Manners

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

In the wake of ska's newfound, mainstream popularity (as well as Moon Ska Records' commitment to the genre) veteran bands like Bad Manners are enjoying a much-delayed reawakening of interest. "Heavy Petting," their 14th release, runs the gamut from the traditional upbeat ska of "Feel Like Jumping" to the reggae-heavy...

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Review - Return of the Candyman

Artist: Charlie Hunter and Pound For Pound

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Since Charlie Hunter plays virtuoso jazz on an eight-string guitar and programs an occasional Kurt Cobain or Bob Marley tune in his sets, some traditional jazz aficionados tend to write him off as a slacker or a hipster wannabe. While Hunter has certainly done his share of broadening the genre's...

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Review - Got No Shadow

Artist: Mary Lou Lord

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Boston singer-songwriter Mary Lou Lord's earnestness could easily be lost in a chilled breeze outside the coffeehouse door. Her delivery is inoffensive, and her world-weary perspective saves her from the overwrought trappings of modern folk-pop. "Got No Shadow" is Lord's first major-label release after she earned her stripes as the...

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Review - Micro-Tech Mix

Artist: DJ Micro

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Leading Long Island DJ/producer DJ Micro drops in 74 minutes of blazing breakbeat techno on "Micro-Tech-Mix." Loud, fast and hard, this is exactly what your home stereo needs to launch your apartment into outer space for galactic clubbing. His mixing style is a bit on the sterile side. Many of...

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Review - Heavy Petting

Artist: Bad Manners

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

In the wake of ska's newfound, mainstream popularity (as well as Moon Ska Records' commitment to the genre) veteran bands like Bad Manners are enjoying a much-delayed reawakening of interest. "Heavy Petting," their 14th release, runs the gamut from the traditional upbeat ska of "Feel Like Jumping" to the reggae-heavy...

Continue reading »

Review - Return of the Candyman

Artist: Charlie Hunter and Pound For Pound

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Since Charlie Hunter plays virtuoso jazz on an eight-string guitar and programs an occasional Kurt Cobain or Bob Marley tune in his sets, some traditional jazz aficionados tend to write him off as a slacker or a hipster wannabe. While Hunter has certainly done his share of broadening the genre's...

Continue reading »

Review - Got No Shadow

Artist: Mary Lou Lord

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Boston singer-songwriter Mary Lou Lord's earnestness could easily be lost in a chilled breeze outside the coffeehouse door. Her delivery is inoffensive, and her world-weary perspective saves her from the overwrought trappings of modern folk-pop. "Got No Shadow" is Lord's first major-label release after she earned her stripes as the...

Continue reading »

Review - Micro-Tech Mix

Artist: DJ Micro

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Leading Long Island DJ/producer DJ Micro drops in 74 minutes of blazing breakbeat techno on "Micro-Tech-Mix." Loud, fast and hard, this is exactly what your home stereo needs to launch your apartment into outer space for galactic clubbing. His mixing style is a bit on the sterile side. Many of...

Continue reading »

Review - Heavy Petting

Artist: Bad Manners

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

In the wake of ska's newfound, mainstream popularity (as well as Moon Ska Records' commitment to the genre) veteran bands like Bad Manners are enjoying a much-delayed reawakening of interest. "Heavy Petting," their 14th release, runs the gamut from the traditional upbeat ska of "Feel Like Jumping" to the reggae-heavy...

Continue reading »

Review - Return of the Candyman

Artist: Charlie Hunter and Pound For Pound

Posted on Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Since Charlie Hunter plays virtuoso jazz on an eight-string guitar and programs an occasional Kurt Cobain or Bob Marley tune in his sets, some traditional jazz aficionados tend to write him off as a slacker or a hipster wannabe. While Hunter has certainly done his share of broadening the genre's...

Continue reading »

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