August 16, 2000 |
The Cleveland Rockers picked a great time to play their best game. Rookie Ann Wauters scored 12 points as the Rockers eliminated the visiting Orlando Miracle, 72-43, last night to advance to the WNBA Eastern Conference finals. Cleveland held Orlando to 28 percent shooting from the field, the second-lowest total in WNBA playoff history. "That was the best basketball game we've played this year," coach Dan Hughes said of the Rockers, who finished second in the East this season after going 7-25 a year ago. "Our ability to sustain defense was very, very important," he said.
March 31, 1986
I find Mark Randall's remarks ("Is rock-and-roll ready for a hall?", Op- ed Page, March 11) infinitely simple-minded. He feels that his "baby boomer" generation has the corner on rock-and-roll and that they alone are working for this project, not because they like the music (which evidently Mr. Randall does not) but some insatiable need for "general glorification. " Well Mr. Randall is ignorant of the true nature of rock music. It is forever progressing, encompassing generation after generation.
August 18, 2000 |
Usually, it's New Yorkers who get accused of being rude and pushy. Rushia Brown scored 18 points and Cleveland's defense elbowed, grabbed, thumped and clamped down on New York from the outset last night, sending the Rockers to a 56-43 victory over the visiting Liberty in Game 1 of the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals. "We did play New York's game," said Cleveland's Merlakia Jones, who had 12 points. "They're used to bullying people around. " Brown and her Rockers teammates seemed to surprise favored New York, outhustling, outrebounding, outmuscling and outplaying the East's regular-season champion from the opening tip. Susie McConnell Serio, who will retire when the season ends, added 10 points and made two key three-pointers as Cleveland won its seventh consecutive home game, before 11,686 fans at Gund Arena.
June 17, 2002 |
Canadian modern rock quartet Nickelback has one of the past year's most ubiquitous songs in the hot air power ballad "How You Remind Me. " But you'd have a devil of a time identifying the band in a police lineup. So goes the faceless state of modern rock these days. Nickelback did little to distinguish themselves from the Fuels and Creeds at Wilmington's outdoor venue Kahunaville Saturday night with a 75-minute set dominated by leaden mid-tempo rockers that grafted echoes of Pearl Jam's alternative rock hallmark Ten onto Led Zeppelin's riff-based machismo.
October 22, 2001 |
ON SATURDAY NIGHT, rock legends turned Madison Square Garden into a giant party for New York's finest and bravest. Yesterday afternoon, a lineup geared more toward the MTV generation rocked the nation's capital. Tens of thousands of music fans gathered in Washington, D.C., yesterday to see Michael Jackson swivel, 'N Sync croon and Aerosmith rock as part of a pop star marathon concert to celebrate America and raise money for victims of September's terrorist attacks. "United We Stand: What More Can I Give?"
March 17, 1995 |
Philly's hottest export this year isn't the cream cheese but the rock band. Consider the huge crop of regionally based acts now or soon to be breaking out with major-label albums: The Trip (Ruffhouse/Sony) - Youngest band in Philly with a deal. (Playing at J.C. Dobbs tomorrow.) Matt Sevier (East/West) - Strong singer/songwriter gets a development deal too. (He's at John and Peter's in New Hope tonight, Sam Adams Brewhouse tomorrow.) Cinderella (Mercury) - Melodic hard rockers are going for broke with latest set. The Hooters (MCA)
April 17, 2003 |
I DO TWO things when I take in a rock show. First, after the Rhode Island catastrophe, I scout the exits. Then I come up with a game plan in case the artist gets mouthy about the war. I had a close call when I went to see Joe Jackson last week at the TLA. It was a terrific celebration of "Look Sharp" 25 after the album's release, but he couldn't restrain himself from dedicating a song called "Real Men" to Donald Rumsfeld. Man makes a gun - man goes to war / Man can kill and man can drink / And man can take a whore Kill all the blacks - kill all the reds / And if there's war between the sexes / Then there'll be no people left And so it goes - go round again / But now and then we wonder / who the real men are. Pretty tame when compared to what other entertainers have said since the war began, but for a moment I was reviewing my options in case he continued.
January 19, 1988 |
You won't get intergalactic rabies from Dogs in Space. It's not about canine cosmonauts, but rather about Australian punk rockers, circa 1978, scrapping in a Melbourne crash pad that doubles as a heroin shooting gallery. This film by the promising writer/director Richard Lowenstein - Down Under's answer to Alex Cox - owes its anarchistic style and pulse-pounding rhythms to Repo Man and Sid and Nancy. But unlike the truly gifted Cox, Lowenstein chooses not to see beneath the matted locks and blanked-out expressions and into the inner lives of his alienated characters.
November 27, 1992 |
Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Guns N' Roses, U2, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Yes, 10,000 Maniacs, Genesis, Pearl Jam and - Elvis! OK, so we fooled you into thinking that these musical megastars were going to appear on stage together. Well, sort of. Items owned or donated by the music stars as well as objects belonging to - or donated by - other celebrities will go on the auction block Dec. 5 in the Philadelphia Music Alliance's Rock 'N Roll Auction and Sale at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia.
April 2, 2004 |
With finessed falsetto vocals and taut, glam-metal melodies, The Darkness - the flamboyant British quartet whose Permission to Land (Atlantic) is to '04 what Queen was to '74 - has become a sensation. Part of the acclaim comes from Justin Hawkins' voice, a thrill ride of highs and lows that has made the rhapsodic "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" and the dramatic power ballad "Love Is Only a Feeling" memorable. "I was always aware that I - or my voice - was better than the rest of the people I was working with," Hawkins said of his pre-Darkness career making music for British ad campaigns.