The album cover graphics told me I was in for another glitch, trip-hop, house treat of the Moon Records variety. Imagine my surprise when I instead discovered Billy Music is actually watered-down emo/contemporary pop rock from South Dakota. South Dakota? For some reason, that just sounds so much more punk rock than, say Austin.
Chances are, you’re already familiar with Bleu, even if you don’t realize it. Scoring a spot on a blockbuster soundtrack, Bleu was first introduced to the world via his tune “Somebody Else,” which appeared on the Spider-Man soundtrack. But if you explored no further than this cut, then you missed out on one of the […]
Not since Fishbone has a band dared tinker with the boundaries of underground sounds with such reckless abandon. Often as off-beat and eclectic as Los Angeles’ seminal funk-ska soldiers, The Coral’s self-titled album is quite an achievement given how aggressive the band is in maintaining such a motley brew. One minute they are as raw […]
The Procussions have been around for awhile now making waves in the pool of D-Town’s hip-hop scene. They’ve gotten play and props from local venues and underground radio. However, their entire steelo was that of those that came before—they were either emulating Jurassic 5 or trying to be the resurrection of The Pharcyde. With the […]
Bend It Like Beckham–2002, Gurinder Chadha The cliché “feel-good flick” has been done almost to death, but Bend it Like Beckham honestly deserves that title. One doesn’t have to be a football (soccer, for us Americans) fan to understand the simple conflict of this movie: Jess (Parminder Negra) wants to play, and her orthodox Sikh […]