Downtown Manhattan Social Club

Shipp Shape

Machine Head

Are You There God? It's Me, Smog

Waiting For Roscoe

Waiting For Roscoe

Dimmed Maybe, But Not Eclipsed

With a cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine."

A Reason To Cheer And Frug Wildly

First two Sonics LPs are re-released with bonus tracks.

Math Has Never Been So Lively

We solve for sound on Square Root of Negative One.

Table Manners

Swift's Soulful Fruit (1997) was originally a mix-tape the DJ sold while on tour with the X-Men. Later it was picked up by Peanut Butter Wolf's Stones Throw label and distributed on CD.

Music Movies Featured At Underground Film Fest

Jane's Addiction, Elliott Smith, ravers, punkers get celluloid treatment.

Exploring New Territory

Quirky garage-pop album with contributions from New Zealand artists Graeme Downes of the Verlaines, David Kilgour of the Clean, Tall Dwarf and soloist Chris Knox.

No New Tale To Tell

After listening closely to the lyrics a few times, I began to suspect that the whole thing is an ode to Viagra.

Two Alt-Rock Giants Add It Up, Find Whole Is Less than Sum of Parts

Sample song titles: "Helpful Monkey Wallpapers Entire Home," "Clever Chemist Makes Chewing Gum from Soap" and "Three-Year-Old Genius Graduates High School at Top of Her Class."

Expansive New Album

The Vague Sound Of Stereolab

Futureshock

On "Synchronic Disjects" a young girl says, "It is the business of the future to be dangerous."

The Seymores Hit Pavement, Go Splat!

Band's latest, Treat Her Like A Show Cat, is littered with lightweight ditties.

Liz Phair Lays Golden Egg

Liz stands tall on witty, honest new album.

Me Is Many People.

The record offers Mekons dub, Mekons lounge, Mekons rave, and Mekons rock, with a bit of we've-got-a-beatbox-and- we-kind-of-know-how-to-use-it thrown in.

DJ Quest And More Fire Away In 'Battle Sounds'

Director John Carluccio moves turntablists out front for rare chance to hear them speak about their art.

Rock Rolls At N.Y. Underground Film Festival

Rock docs and live shows highlight five-day celebration.

DJ Marclay A Punk With A Penchant For Sculpting Sound

NYC turntable wizard takes cue from punk's DIY ethos and his background in visual arts.

Album Review: Stereolab's Dots And Loops