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Volume II, Issue 18
October 26 - November 2, 1998  
 
Music
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Outside Regular Channels [2]
Local indie labels have banded together to make the all-important distribution part of the music biz process effective and painless.
— Andy Langer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Nashville Confidential [3]
Bravo's "Naked Nashville" documentary rips away Music Row's hypocrisy.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Going Back to "Lake Charles" [4]
Clyde Woodward longed for something he never got.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Artist Profiles
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The Son Also Rises [9]
An Interview With Son Volt's Jay Farrar.
— Brendan Doherty, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Moon-Shaped Panties and the Saint of White Trash [10]
Lucinda Williams talks from her home in Nashville and on the road.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Comfort Food [11]
Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman's technique-defying flights and most abstract utterances always fit into a larger narrative scheme.
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Swingin' Songstress [12]
Nudist colony crasher or wicked step-sister to the stars, songwriter Christine Lavin has no shortage of musical yarns to spin.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Still 'Q'-ed Up [13]
The last time you thought about Dale Hawkins may have been the last time you heard "Suzie Q," but the rockabilly artist is alive and gigging.
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Swear Words [14]
The Promise Ring is an uncommon mix of great songs, hard work, pure honesty and no rock star attitude.
— M. Richard Hughes, FW WEEKLY
 
Mod Squad [15]
Dallas band Go Metric USA brings us back to the days when pop was art with its shameless yet infectious hooks and melodies.
— Micheal Powell, FW WEEKLY
 

Live Report
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Two of a Kind [8]
Elvis Costello and Burt Bachrach may seem like a peculiar match, but their show at Radio City Music Hall proved they're two of a kind.
— Charles Taylor, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Live Shots [16]
St. Elias Mediterranean Festival, Damnations (at NYC's Bowery Ballroom), Tripping Daisy, Garbage, Girls Against Boys, Dave Douglas.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

C ontinuing our coverage of independent record labels, Austin Chronicle's Andy Langer shows us the efforts of music entrepreneurs who are tackling the problem of nationally distributing their releases. Read more in "Outside Regular Channels."

A new Bravo documentary on Nashville is exposing the underbelly of Music Row's treatment of country artists in "Nashville Confidential."

Reviewers give the spin on Courtney Love and Hole, R.E.M., Rhino Record's garage-rock comp "Nuggets." Profiles take a look at Son Volt's Jay Farrar, Lucinda Williams, Joshua Redman, Christine Lavin, Dale Hawkins, The Promise Ring, and Go Metric USA. Plus more.


Album Reviews
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Through This, Alive [5]
Ben Taylor grapples with the enigma that is Courtney Love and Hole.
— Ben Taylor, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Strange Folk [6]
R.E.M.'s new release, "Up," is the last thing you expected, or probably hoped for. But there are good reasons to embrace the strange.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Garageland [7]
Rhino Records has reissued the classic 1972 garage-rock compilation "Nuggets" -- reminding us of every band from Nazz to the Barbarians.
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [17]

  • Celine Dion
  • The Evinrudes
  • Kurupt
  • Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star
  • Dash Rip Rock
  • Cracker
  • Eddie Cusic
  • Diamanda Galas

Rhythm and Views [18]
  • Ozomatli
  • Charlie Feathers
  • DJ DADO

Tiny Tunes [19]
  • Liz Phair
  • The Negro Problem
  • They Might Be Giants

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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