Connect: Live at Eddie’s Attic (Rate Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Coney Island High Reunion, featuring The Dickies, Murphy’s Law, Bellvue, and The Kowalskis at Don Hill’s, New York City, NY on April 13, 2001. Concert review by David Lee Beowulf.
The World Won’t End (Ashmont). Review by Randall Stephens.
With enough bad blood between the bands to make Keith Richards envious following a transfusion, the Mötley Crüe/Poison/New York Dolls Tour was more of a Deathmatch than a good-time, glam revival. Chris Long snuck in on the action.
The Message at the Depth (Red Ink/Sony). Review by Bill Campbell.
Tom Spanbauer’s In the City of Shy Hunters may tell the tale of a young gay man coming of age during the AIDS epidemic of the ’80s, but Terry Eagan warns that this epic novel should not just be relegated to the "Queer Fiction" ghetto.
Einsturzende Neubauten (Nothing/Interscope). Review by Matthew Moyer
DEAF!! (ACHE). Review by Milo Hendricks
Ink 19 is proud to host a roundtable discussion on the significance of Andrew W.K. Is he pop’s first "demi-ironist," or does he just plain "suck"? Christopher R. Weingarten, M. David Hornbuckle, and Ned Davis explore the possibilities in a spirited debate.
As a dog returns to its… master, so VH-1 returns to excavate the ’80s once more. But Ben Varkentine’s been digging those fields a lot longer than they have, and he’s got the scars to prove it.
A Cautionary Tale (New Granada). Review by Jen Cray.
Little Bird (Sugar Hill). Review by Sean Slone.