15 items by Andrew Strickman

  • Sundance Digs Massacre Movie

    Sundance Digs Massacre Movie | ARTICLE

    Saturday evening capped an explosive ten days for filmmaker Ondi Timoner. Her documentary, DiG!, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival just hours after the film had been picked up for theatrical...

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Army Questions Spearhead Mom

    Army Questions Spearhead Mom | ARTICLE

    Performing at protest rallies is nothing new for the politically minded hip-hop/soul band Spearhead. What made their March 15th anti-war concert in San Francisco different is that bombs started falling on Baghdad a few days later. But first, on March 16th,...

    April 4, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Eyed Peas Bring Phunk

    Black Eyed Peas Bring Phunk | ARTICLE

    It's been almost three years since soulful hip-hop trio Black Eyed Peas released Bridging the Gaps, a vocal tour de force featuring guest spots from Macy Gray, Mos Def, Wyclef Jean and more. It wasn't supposed to take so long...

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Tupac Resurrected in New Film

    Tupac Resurrected in New Film | ARTICLE

    Lauren Lazin got on a plane headed for Park City, Utah, last Monday, a day later than expected, with a hi-definition videotape under her arm. The tape held her three-year labor of love, Tupac: Resurrection, a feature-length documentary on the slain...

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Music Meets Film at Sundance

    Music Meets Film at Sundance | ARTICLE

    The Sundance Film Festival, held annually in Park City, Utah, has always celebrated the connection between the emotions expressed in honest filmmaking and those that come from a compelling piece of music. At this year's festival, however, the connections between music...

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • Guns n' Roses Alums Regroup

    Guns n' Roses Alums Regroup | ARTICLE

    It might be a stretch to say that Robert Redford brought back together one of the most powerful rock bands of the twentieth century, but strange things have been known to happen at Sundance Film Festival parties....

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM ET
  • The Streets Make U.S. Debut

    The Streets Make U.S. Debut | ARTICLE

    The problem with hype is that as the length of time between initial buzz and actual payoff increases, so does the expectation for excellence. Take Mike Skinner, a.k.a. the Streets, whose face appeared in a bevy of magazine articles on...

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Mekons Turn Twenty-Five

    Mekons Turn Twenty-Five | ARTICLE

    What happens when anti-establishment punks grow older? They start playing country music. And if they make it far enough, as former Leeds iconoclasts the Mekons have, they celebrate their twenty-fifth anniversary with all the pomp and circumstance it deserves. But since...

    September 3, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Hanley Writes New Pop Letters

    Hanley Writes New Pop Letters | ARTICLE

    When jangly guitar-pop band Letters to Cleo burst onto the Boston music scene in the early-Nineties, the rest of the country was consumed with the burgeoning grunge movement. By 1997, when the group's third album was released on a subsidiary...

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Roots Still Studying "Phrenology"

    Roots Still Studying "Phrenology" | ARTICLE

    Co-headlining the Smokin' Grooves tour with OutKast and Lauryn Hill was supposed to be a coming-out party for Philadelphia hip-hop kings the Roots' new album, Phrenology. The follow-up to 1999's multi-platinum Things Fall Apart was expected in stores ahead of the...

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Albarn Goes to Africa

    Albarn Goes to Africa | ARTICLE

    Damon Albarn has just returned to London from a U.S. tour with his animated band Gorillaz, and he's currently finishing recording Blur's first studio album in three years. But there's something more important on his mind as...

    May 2, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Buck's Air Rage Trial Heats Up

    Buck's Air Rage Trial Heats Up | ARTICLE

    The British press has had a field day this week with Peter Buck, as the R.E.M. guitarist sits accused of "air rage" in a London courtroom. "Terror As Rock Star Rampaged On Plane," screamed the full-page headline...

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Mudhoney Stage a Comeback

    Mudhoney Stage a Comeback | ARTICLE

    The wall of noise that codified the Seattle "sound" with its epic single, "Touch Me, I'm Sick," has returned to the label that spawned it in the late-Eighties. Mudhoney have recorded a new album over the past...

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Boy George Takes London

    Boy George Takes London | ARTICLE

    While Boy George has had a somewhat quiet go of things over in the U.S. of late, he has become a cottage industry in the U.K. The former Culture Club singer is a celebrity DJ, regularly spinning...

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Manic Legally Dead Tomorrow

    Manic Legally Dead Tomorrow | ARTICLE

    After seven years of waiting, U.K. rockers Manic Street Preachers will say a formal goodbye to Richey James Edwards, their bandmate who disappeared February 1, 1995, on the eve of an American tour. Without finding a body, British...

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM ET