Weekly Wire

Volume I, Issue 54
June 15 - June 22, 1998  
 
Music

G Forces [2]
Musings on the price of Garth Brooks' success.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Going to Market [3]
Beverly Keel looks up indie country artists who are taking their music to the Web.
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Cuban Missile [4]
More than a hundred albums later, Tito Puente is still going strong.
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
New Model [5]
Michael McCall talks to country singer Gary Allan.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Ray Barretto [6]
Profile of Ray Barretto, Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist extraordinaire.
— Harvey Pekar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Album Reviews
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Stand They Did [7]
There is a black country tradition, and country music crosses the boundaries associated with it more easily than you'd think.
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
The Real Roots [8]
Self-depreciating but pissed, metaphorical but vernacular,Chris Knight's roots rock is pure country.
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
"GVSB*on*ica" [9]
"Freak*on*ica" tells a disturbing story about what happens to people who, exactly as GVSB have done, try to embody the decadence of mass-produced culture, who try tomatch the speed of entertainment.
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Medicine Show [10]
"Jubilee" is raucous, euphoric, even celebratory, but a vivid and focused piece of work.
— Jonathan Perry, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
For Mature Audiences [11]
Noel Murray revisits Duran Duran with his new friends Pulp.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Heart Music [12]
The label behind the man and the other man behind the label.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Now What? [17]
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:

H ere's a vision: As Internet technologies improve and users become better-skilled in the ways of online purchasing and listening, the music industry will see a paradigm shift unlike anything that's happened in decades. The normal process of top-40 radio play, mass marketing and promotion, and chain record-store sales will be subverted so thoroughly that these establishments will crumble into dust. In their place, thousands of Internet radio stations will spring up, playing ever-more-original musical tracks in increasingly competitive niche markets. If artists can't get on the existing stations, they'll just start their own. The struggle to be heard will still be there, of course, but without the need for corporate support, the little guys will have much more of a chance.

Okay, so it's just a vision. Big money and connections still rule the world. But this article does offer some hope. It's about a few of those "little guys" I mentioned, and how they took their albums online and made it on their own. If you read anything in this week's music section, make it that story. But also be sure to check out what else we've got by scrolling up, down, all around -- basically, doing the hokey pokey. Because that's what it's all about.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [13]

  • Scrawl
  • Komeda
  • Sportsguitar
  • Quasi
  • Capercaillie
  • Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana
  • B-52's
  • The Jewish Alternative Movement: A Guide for the Perplexed

Turn Up That Noise! [14]
  • add n to [x]
  • Lou Reed
  • Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies

Rhythm & Views [15]
  • United Kingdom of Punk 2
  • Arto Lindsay
  • Various Jewish Artists

Jazz Sides [16]
  • Miles Davis
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Dexter Gordon
  • Nicholas Payton
  • Ben Neill
  • Charles McPherson
  • Liquid Soul

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