David Simutis

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  • 16 years ago

    Major record labels are still pissed off about digital distribution. The concern that free, nearly perfect copies of songs would be scattered all over the world led to a concerted effort this past summer by the Big Five record companies, audio con...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers Spirit of Music (Elektra) Move over Ames Brothers, Kim Sisters, and Staple Singers. Another musical family has hit its stride. In past years Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers have been as long on talent as the C...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow Brainfreeze (Sixty 7) Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow, two of the most innovative and influential turntablists around, performed a hotly anticipated live set at a San Francisco club this past February. Shadow is best known for ...

  • 16 years ago

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch Original Cast Recording (Atlantic Records) Hedwig Schmidt's ill-fated pecker is the biggest thing off-Broadway in years. Apparently nothing gets the culturati in the seats quicker than rock operas about botched sex change...

  • 16 years ago

    Original Soundtrack Louie Bluie (Arhoolie) With more and more prewar black and white string-band music hitting the reissue bins, from 1997's Anthology of American Folk Music to the Yazoo label's marvelous series of mountain-music collections, it's...

  • 17 years ago

    Gigolo Aunts Minor Chords and Major Themes (E Pluribus Unum) The Gigolo Aunts -- simultaneous lovers and fighters -- have the rare ability to pull off blustery rockers and doe-eyed ballads. Five years have passed since their last release, the majo...