Weekly Wire

Volume II, Issue 32
February 1 - February 8, 1999  
 
Music

Windy Indies
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The Sounds of Silence [2]
We have entered the post-rock world. As the hard edge of grunge fades into memory, the spacey, quiet, and cerebral fill the void.
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Soundbites [3]
Surely the most prolific, incestuous, and eclectic music scene to be found in the country right now lies in that heartland cultural bastion known as Chicago.
— Stephen Seigel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Artist Profiles
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Loud Mouth [6]
Reviewing Henry Rollins' Spoken Words.
— Claire Nettleton, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Dangerous Music [7]
Knife in the Water introduces the dreamy post-punk world to a punk bar.
— Kim Mellen, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
The Way She Had To [8]
Iris Dement uses traditional music to express some decidedly non-traditional feelings.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Toasting Chesnutt [9]
The amazing grace of Dixie tunesmith Vic Chesnutt.
— Stephen Seigel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Pair of Scots [10]
Celtic music masters Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham hit the high road.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Jimmy Day, 1934-1999 [11]
The legendary Jimmy Day, a Texan whose name is synonymous with the pedal steel, passed away last week at the age of 65.
— Lee Nichols, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Still Voice [12]
Paying tribute to the late, great Charles Brown.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [16]
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.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T he post-rock Chicago sound, spearheaded by bands like Tortoise, is finding converts on the road. In "The Sounds Of Silence," Austin Chronicle's Christopher Hess is mesmerized by Tortoise's "collage of sounds." And in "Soundbites," Tucson Weekly's Stephen Seigel finds the nation's "most prolific, incestuous, and eclectic music scene" in the Windy City.

In Artist Profiles, Weekly Alibi's Claire Nettleton examines Henry Rollins' "Loud Mouth," Tucson Weekly's Stephen Seigel salutes singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt in "Toasting Chesnutt," and Weekly Alibi's Michael Henningsen finds folkie Iris Dement developing a highly personal style "The Way She Had To."


Featured Articles
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Purloined Rock [4]
Fear Factory and two other bands postpone their tour after their equipment truck gets robbed in the City of Brotherly love.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
SXSW Finals '99 [5]
Bluegrass vs. Ska in the SLC Showdown: Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand squeak by Insatiable for a trip to Austin.
— Bill Frost, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 

Mini Reviews
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Rhythm and Views [13]

  • Various Train Twangin' Artists
  • Big Luck Carter
  • Mark Murphy

Turn Up That Noise! [14]
  • Hempilation 2
  • Randy Weston

Tiny Tunes [15]
  • Orange Humble Band
  • Mark Bacino
  • Eels

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