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Volume II, Issue 4
July 20 - July 27, 1998  
 
Music

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Out of the Mosh Pit and into the Swing [2]
Bands like Hollywood's Big Bad Voodoo Daddy represent a fun-loving, dressed-up backlash against the dressed-down angst and rage of alternative rock.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Stanley's Stradivarius [3]
Magical or maddening, mermaid or banshee, the much-maligned musical saw has seen a local revival of late.
— Jay Hardwig, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Dig the New Breed [4]
Although they're often attacked by the established genre, young jazz musicians have a lot of ingenuity.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Love Drugs [5]
Chris(tine) Hoover lists and categorizes 10 offerings for swingin' bachelors looking for just the right sounds of seduction.
— Chris Hoover, FW WEEKLY
 
Rock 'N' Roll Criticide [6]
The world wants to know- what does Roni Sarig think?
— Roni Sarig, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
The Hard Stuff [7]
If you thought loud guitar bands had run out of options and steam, take heart. There are at least 11 reasons to like metal -- and none of them are connected with Ozzfest.
— Chuck Eddy, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
All Together Now [8]
Good songs get around--perhaps more so today than when they were first popularized.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Art Attack [11]
Remember the good old days when there was art? The Pixies "At the BBC" will remind you.
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Narcotic Pop [12]
Morphine's newest is more of the same, but better.
— Brendan Doherty, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Roadkill [13]
Road-bound Buffalo Daughter
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
...In His Own Time [14]
Local indie music fixture makes a long awaited comeback 3 years after doing battle with major label Arista.
— Brian Blair, FW WEEKLY
 

Live Report
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Getting in the Groove [15]
More and more people -- especially locals -- are getting hip to Essence Festival. It attracted a record-breaking 171,000 attendees, with 115,000 of those heading to the Superdome for the three-night music festival.
— Geraldine Wyckoff, GAMBIT WEEKLY
 

Now What? [20]
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:

W ithout even going into this week's artist profiles, reviews, mini-reviews--we've got three (3) killer leadoff articles that deserve mention. Each deserves your undivided attention, so eyes front, baby!

Number one: Alert! Apparently the East Coast (in general) and Boston (specifically) has suddenly discovered Swing. Matt Ashare of the Boston Phoenix hips us to Boston's "discovery" of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, The Royal Crown Revue, The Brian Setzer Orchestra and others. While you might already be onto the mighty Swing Thang, Matt does a righteous job at profiling the music and the scene evolving in Boston. Dig?

Number two: Okay, so the Beach Boys dug up the theramin and threw it in "Good Vibrations" and everybody cocked their heads at the eerie sound. But what instrument out-weirds even a theramin? The Saw. And as Jay Hartwig reports, the Saw is making a resurgence as a performance instrument with bands such as Austin's 8 1/2 Souvenirs. No kidding.

Number three: Nashville Scene's Ron Wynn details the new breed of jazz musicians. Dissed by some of the older "traditionalists", players such as James Carter, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Turner and others are claiming their own territory and bypassing the post-bop expectations of some of the elder players. If you want to see who these new players are and what they're doing, check this one out.


Ingrid Karklins
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The Rite of Passage [9]
After a more than decade-long musical journey beset with label battles, Ingrid Karklins has come to her own with her new album, Red Hand.
— Barbara Strickland, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Red Hand [10]
Review of Ingrid Karklins' new album.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Austin Chronicle [16]

  • Hello I'm a Truck
  • Heather Myles
  • Mike Ireland & Holler
  • Ralph Stanley
  • Monroe Mustang
  • Calexico
  • the Beastie Boys

Rhythm & Views [17]
  • Theodis Ealey
  • Various Black Oral Tradition Artists
  • Various Irish Artists

Turn Up That Noise! [18]
  • Rancid
  • Brian Wilson

Tiny Tunes [19]
  • The Divine Comedy
  • The Spinanes

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