3 items by Andrew Strickman

  • 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