John Carmen

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Review: ‘Mot’

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Rap was born on disc 20 years ago with "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang. MOT, a kick of a Hollywood in-joke, are doing their best to see that the genre never makes it to 21.

Review: ‘Pete Droge’

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With the simple pop song all but a distant memory in most quarters, it's always a pleasure to hear and see a proponent of this dying art. Pete Droge is a master. Dressed in everyday garb and…

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Review: ‘Morcheeba’

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Much like Portishead, Morcheeba's sound is a blend of light funk, reggae, a little faux blues noodling and a smattering of samples. Above it all, though, is Skye Edwards' subtle vocalizing. Eschewing…

Review: ‘X’

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Ostensibly promoting the Elektra retrospective "Beyond and Back," X filled the Hollywood Palladium once again, but the hook this time wasn't the new compilation, but the reunion of the band's…

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