Weekly Wire

Volume II, Issue 16
October 12 - October 19, 1998  
 
Music

New Jews [2]
In their own ways, psycho-semitic John Zorn and Jewish-Americanized Mandy Patinkin are following in the cultural steps of Chico Marx.
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Enterprising [3]
Ron Wynn talks to urban-music entrepreneurs in Nashville, of all places.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

The Garbage Man [4]
Butch Vig on Grunge, Garbage and Iceberg Lettuce.
— Noah Masterson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Joni's Jazz [5]
An interview with legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.
— Jody Denberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
A Long, Strange Trip [6]
Widespread Panic follows the Dead's lead in becoming road warriors.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
All Jazzed Up [7]
There's a good reason super saxophonist Charles McPherson knows all the moves and notes of his hero, Charlie Parker.
— Dave McElfresh, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
One Less Virgin [8]
Another tale of a band returning to indie-label status after being ignored by the suits.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Polka Party [9]
Brave Combo isn't afraid to play accordion music in a rock-and-roll world.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
A Cultural Phenomenon [10]
The embargo-busting, all-star íCubanismo!.
— Harvey Pekar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Her Way [11]
An interview with Ani Di Franco.
— Brendan Doherty, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Album Reviews
Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

Hankerin' [12]
Hank Williams at 75, as celebrated in an exhaustive new box set.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Landmark Dylan [13]
The infamous bootleg of Dylan at the Albert Hall (not) is now an official release, and it's every bit the landmark recording insiders always said it was.
— Richard C. Walls, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Sufi Soul [14]
Two new CDs of Sufi soul speak truth to ancient wisdom.
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Bruuuuuuuuuuce! [15]
That elusive upcoming Springsteen box set.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Caine Mutinies [16]
Jazz pianist Uri Caine cuts Mahler and Wagner down to size on two new releases.
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Working Women [17]
Amy Rigby ("Middlescence") would probably have a lot of stories to swap former ZuZu's Petals frontwoman Laurie Lindeen.
— Charles Taylor, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T his week we revisit the independent record label industry with this look at some Nashville entrepreneurs who are working to create an urban music hotbed in their own town. Nashville Scene's Ron Wynn explores the business in "Enterprising." Josh Kun from Boston Phoenix recalls the Marx Brothers' habit of calling a Jew a Jew in "New Jews." Music enterpreneur John Zorn extends the tradition with his Tzdik label.

Two terrific interviews highlight our Artist Profiles section this week. First off, Noah Masterson from Weekly Alibi talks with Garbage founder Butch Vig, who has produced some of the biggest of the big; U2, Nirvana, and Smashing Pumpkins. Following up, Austin Chronicle's Jody Denberg talks to one of the sweetest voices in popular music, Joni Mitchell. They discuss jazz, touring with Bob Dylan &Van Morrison, and the reconnection with her long ago lost daughter.

Profiles include Widespread Panic, Charles McPherson, Royal Trux, Brave Combo, ¡Cubanisimo!, and Ani Di Franco. Reviews include Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Sufi music, Bruce Springsteen, Uri Caine, Amy Rigby, and Laurie Lindeen.


Mini Reviews
Want to know what all these checkboxes are for? Click here to find out, or just ignore them.

Boston Phoenix [18]

  • Sheryl Crow
  • Graham Coxon
  • Better Than Ezra
  • Bare Jr.
  • Ultrababyfat
  • nigritude ultramarine
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Wamdue Project
  • Joe Lovano
  • Julius Hemphill/Warren Smith

Austin Chronicle [19]
  • Amy Rigby
  • Bad Livers
  • Balfa Toujours
  • Hole
  • Gretchen Phillips
  • Dash Rip Rock
  • Gomez
  • Ozomatli
  • Furry Things
  • Varnaline

Rhythm and Views [20]
  • Weird Lovemakers
  • Juneau
  • John Hiatt

Tiny Tunes [21]
  • France Gall
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Lisa Germano

Turn Up That Noise! [22]
  • Bad Livers
  • Martin's Dam

Now What? [23]
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
 

Build your own custom paper. To find out more about this feature, click here.


Search & Archives
Search the archives using the form below or browse through them by issue, author, or column.

Enter one or more keywords to search for:






Page Back Last Issue Current Issue Next Issue Page Forward

Music: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Cover . News . Film . Music . Arts . Books . Comics . Search

Weekly Wire    © 1995-99 DesertNet, LLC . Info Booth . Powered by Dispatch