The scene: the London Planetarium. A fitting venue to visit The Dark Side of the Moon. But it's 1973, and this is the album's maiden voyage. And a quadraphonic mix, not approved by Pink Floyd, is being played on terrible, destined-to-be-forgotten speakers. The band members decline to attend and are represented by cardboard cutouts.
That's right, the women are smarter! At least the three women of Sleater-Kinney and the star of Amélie are, because they've taken the No. 1 spots in our annual S&V Entertainment Awards. Of course, from Gabriel to the Boss, the boys who made our list of the best CDs of 2002 aren't softies.
THE ROLLING STONES Remastered Series ABKCO Music: SACD Sound: SACD Series: We interrupt our program of covering multichannel music to take you back to the days of stereo-and even mono! But this isn't just any old stuff, it's the (one-time) greatest rock & roll band in the world, the Rolling Stones.
If you're one of the 1,000 acts playing SXSW - the South by Southwest Music Festival, which despite its name and its Austin, Texas, location is the nation's biggest live-music shebang - how do you get noticed? I didn't notice Braxton Hicks two years ago.