Sounds Like Now: Still Pushing BoundariesBy Fred Cisterna
While twentysomething indie rockers were busily toying around with various retro (and once innovative) styles, performers/composers old enough to be their parentsor grandparentswere still pushing boundaries.
Maplewood: Not Ashamed to Sound Like BreadBy Sharon Mesmer
Without a shred of ironywith, in fact, a sometimes embarrassing amount of sinceritythe band purveys an appealing hybrid canyon-rock/driving-with-the-radio-on sound.
Is Dis a System?By Dann Baker
Conlon Nancarrow is very much in fashion at the moment. The late composer has been referenced in The Wire magazine, Columbia Universitys Miller Theatre is presenting a Nancarrow festival this season, and new-music critic Kyle Gann has come out with a full-length study (available only at Lincoln Center, and priced at $90; you can bet its jumping off the shelves).