I have two music related posts, both of which should probably be posted in the mini-reviews section but I fear that none of you read them. So, in an effort to get thse tidbits to a larger audience, here they are.

1. Last night I went to see Rye Coalition at Northsix. It was a religious experience. The only thing missing was a decent crowd (of the 50 people who stuck around until the end, about 10 were clapping and one was sleeping). Nonetheless, I was blown away. Rye Coalition has so much energy and puts on what may be the best live show I've seen all year. I can guarantee that you will see them in my Top Music of 2002 list, coming this Friday. If you want to know about the two opening bands, you can read the mini-review, which I'll post in a little bit.

2. If you're looking for the perfect cheap gift for your indierock boy/girlfriend, I suggest Yo La Tango's new Nuclear War ep. It is super cheap, politically aware and really good. You can't go wrong.