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Volume II, Issue 30
January 19 - January 25, 1999  
 
Music

Book 'Em, Jim-o [2]
Musical star-wannabe would do well to snag Jimmy Webb's "Tunesmith," a highly readable book that details damn near every aspect of the songwriting craft.
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The New Style [3]
Modern African-American music gets more complex.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Rock by Committee [6]
Number One Cup exemplifies the group effort missing in most musical groups today.
— Brendan Doherty, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Inner Visions [7]
Kirby Shelstad explores Buddhism and his religious convictions in his music.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Deep Blues [8]
Mike Henderson and The Bluebloods goes pre-modern.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Second-Hand Smokin' [9]
A glimpse at the underbelly of Second Hand Grace.
— Bill Frost, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 

Now What? [11]
If you go gaga over the sultry smoothness of a symphonic glissando, just wait till you experience our transitions to cool and useful music links on the Web.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

S o you wanna' be a rock 'n roll star? Start with Jimmy Webb's Tunesmith and do something many in today's music industry don't bother with...songwriting. Tucson Weekly's Dave McElfresh gives us the lowdown in "Book 'Em, Jim-o." Nashville Scene's Ron Wynn then takes us on a stroll through today's urban music world in search of what's fresh in "The New Style."

Album reviews this week include a look at "United States of Punk" and box sets that you may have missed out on over the holidays by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, various jazz compilations. Artist profiles focus on some local favorites including Number One Cup, Kirby Shelstad, Mike Henderson and The Bluebloods, and Second Hand Grace.


Album Reviews
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Rhythm and Views [4]
Various Punk Artists, "United States of Punk."
— Michael Brooks, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Ho Ho Holiday [5]
Box sets of the best.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Mini Reviews
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Tiny Tunes [10]

  • Martin Sexton
  • The Graduates

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