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Volume II, Issue 6
August 3 - August 10, 1998  
 
Music

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Halfway There [2]
Noel Murray on 10 new records that matter.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Album Reviews
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The Other Americana [3]
On their new CD, "Perennial Favorites," the Squirrel Nut Zippers end-run the swing trend they invented and go for depth.
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Laid Bare [4]
Michael McCall talks to Vince Gill about his deeply personal new album.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Bundy K. Brown's Dance with Death [5]
A fanciful review of the new acoustic CD by Pullman.
— Mitch Myers, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Fall of Adam [6]
Adam Cohen's no Leonard -- his fatal flaw is as unoriginal as his music: he doesn't know who he is.
— Joan Anderman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Snow Queen [7]
Indonesian-born diva Anggun's CD "Snow on the Sahara" rides the waves of limitless ambition. And it's in English.
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Artist Profiles
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Francophiling [8]
Brooklyn post-punk act Les Savy Fav, once described as "Somewhere between Fugazi and Devo," lives up to their beastly artistic origins.
— Lisa Garrett, FW WEEKLY
 
Uncommon Mix [9]
A look at Chicago's hottest new hip-hop act.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Rising In The East [10]
Ever wonder whose voice it is that keeps Kristin Scott Thomas naked in bed of a baking Cairo afternoon in "The English Patient"?
— Christine Wald-Hopkins, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Confessin' the Blues [11]
Legendary Austin bluesman W.C. Clark talks about the car accident that claimed the lives of his fiancée and drummer.
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Bible Thumpers [12]
With major label record contracts and chart-topping releases, Knoxville, Tennessee's most successful music scene is also its least-known--Christian rockers.
— Mike Gibson, METRO PULSE
 
On a Carousel [13]
Recently retired swingster Jay Clark ringmastered the circus-pathos-Budweiser scene of the Carousel Lounge.
— Ken Lieck, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Young Guns [14]
MxPx still wear youth -- with a surprisingly mature and lucid perspective -- on their sleeves.
— Mark Woodlief, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

N ot unlike the packed-to-the-gills Film & TV section this week in Weekly Wire, the Music section is fairly crammed with vitamin-rich goodness for the whole family. Leading off with Nashville Scene's Noel Murray and his "Halfway There." Murray looks at his favorite choices for top ten recordings mid-year. His verdict? A solid thumbs up (i.e. so far, so good.)

Again from Nashville, Michael McCall talks to Vince Gill about his upcoming CD, "The Key." This new release will undoubtably spur lots of talk, due to the personal nature of the songs and Gill's recent divorce after seventeen years of marriage. Gill has moved toward a more traditional country sound on "The Key" and he talks about it here.

We have artist profiles of Les Savy Fav, MxPx, Marta Sebestyen and Muzsikas. Also up is Sarah McLachlan talking about her Lillith Fair tour. Don't stop there--there's much more.

There's honestly too much good stuff to mention here. Check it all out.


Live Report
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Chick Rock II [15]
Mega-popular Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan once again heads the successful yet imminently unexciting Lilith Fair.
— Randy Matin, FW WEEKLY
 

Mini Reviews
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Rhythm & Views [16]

  • Ghost Riders
  • Palo Conte
  • Dwight Yoakam

Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [17]
  • Sugar Ray Norcia
  • The Schramms
  • CeCe Winans
  • Catatonia
  • Bonfire Madigan
  • Sarah Cahill
  • Tom Waits
  • Grace Jones

Texas Platters [18]
  • Patti Griffin
  • Janis Joplin With Big Brother & the Holding Company
  • Glow Force
  • Bongo Hate
  • Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson
  • Terri Hendrix
  • Doak Short and the Dirty Dogs
  • Tripping Daisy
  • Johnny Bush

Tiny Tunes [19]
  • Dump
  • P.E.E.

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
 

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