• Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

    Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

    Larry “Wild Man” Fischer went from paranoid street performer to the “Godfather of Outsider Music.” Derailroaded captures the fine line between madness and art, but James Mann wonders — at what cost?

  • Allan Sherman

    Allan Sherman

    My Son the Folk Singer | My Son the Celebrity | My Son the Nut | For Swinging Livers Only! (Collector’s Choice Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • “Weird Al” Yankovic

    “Weird Al” Yankovic

    The Essential “Weird Al” Yankovic (Legacy Recordings). Review by Tim Wardyn.

  • Bill Plympton’s Dog Days

    Bill Plympton’s Dog Days

    Bill Plympton offers a refreshing taste of intelligent animation to those who would be infinitely entertained by drooly dog antics.

  • Les Claypool

    Les Claypool

    Fancy (Prawn Song Records). Review by Cindy Barrymore.

  • Neil Hamburger

    Neil Hamburger

    S D Green peels back the tuxedo and gets an earful — about celebrities living in cardboard boxes, Carrot Top pooing into a trunk, and even a little bit about Hamburger‘s new album, Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners.

  • Worm Quartet

    Worm Quartet

    Faster Than A Speeding Mullet (Flaming Mayo). Review by Lips Fresno.

  • Atom and His Package

    Christopher R. Weingarten gets a few words with the punk rocker most hated by his own community, the "Atom" half of Atom and His Package, Adam Goren. The Package, alas, remains unavailable for comment.

  • Hayseed Dixie

    A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC (Dualtone/Western Beat). Review by Julio Diaz.

  • Dweezil Zappa

    When you’re the guitar prodigy son of a music legend, the pressure’s on before the first note is played. How does Dweezil Zappa handle the expectations of life in the shadow of musical genius Frank? By just having fun with it! Gail Worley shoots the breeze with the strangely named scion of the Zappa family.

  • They Might Be Giants

    You can’t accuse They Might Be Giants of being slackers. After more than 15 years together, the already-prolific band is releasing a boatload of music, including work on Malcolm in the Middle and their first children’s album. Julio Diaz cornered John Flansburgh during a rare moment off, and got the latest on this extremely talented — and busy! — band.

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    "Weird Al" Yankovic at the Bayfront Auditorium in Pensacola, FL, on October 5, 2000. Concert review and photos by Phil Bailey.

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Yes, it’s true — good shows do come to Melbourne, FL sometimes! Julio Diaz saw "Weird Al" Yankovic and stand-up comedian Flip Schultz at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts on May 19, 2000. Ian Koss got some great photos, too!

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