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Volume III, Issue 19
November 1 - November 8, 1999  
 
Music

Artist Profiles
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The Road from Nirvana [2]
Dave Grohl is confronting the unresolved tension between the punk underground that gave birth to Nirvana and the pop mainstream that placed the band in the center of a cultural zeitgeist.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Cookin' With Greens [3]
On his latest release, neo-bluesman Corey Harris surveys the black music experience.
— Alysson Cook, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Neutral Party [4]
Angolan-born pop star Waldemar Bastos's "Pretaluz" offers unexpected -- and apolitical -- optimism.
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Grand Ole Opportunity [5]
Texas yodeler Don Walser makes a triumphant return to Nashville--and his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
The Composer's Roots [6]
A look at the career of a premier jazz pianist, Dallas-born Cedar Walton.
— Harvey Pekar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Back to Basics [7]
Virgin Nashville takes long-term approach to breaking newcomer Jerry Kilgore.
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Here Comes McBride [8]
After a decade of backing the greatest artists in jazz, 27-year-old Christian McBride has attained a rare status as a player.
— Ed Friedland, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Album Reviews
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Anarchy in the UK [9]
New UK bands have yet to meet their potential, but offer interesting records nonetheless.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Family Ties [10]
And now, ladies and gentlemen: Hank Williams III.
— Bill Kisliuk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T hree albums into Dave Grohl's career as a Foo Fighter, he has allowed Nirvana to recede as naturally as the tide going out on a beach -- but that tide comes crashing back at regular intervals.

Corey Harris' new release is an original batch of songs that reflects a world-view shaped by Pan-Africanism, a philosophical movement which finds global commonalties among all blacks.

Waldemar Bastos's homeland of Angola has seen a succession of high hopes dashed by outbreaks of warfare. Although he is one of the country's most celebrated pop musicians, he has twice been forced to leave Angola.

Plus, profiles of Don Walser, Cedar Walton, and Jerry Kilgore, reviews of upcoming Brit rockers, Hank Williams III, and more.



Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [11]

  • Counting Crows
  • Paula Cole
  • Matthew Sweet
  • Marcy Playground
  • Agnostic Front
  • Eve
  • Patricia Barber
  • Emmanuel Pahud

Rhythm and Views [12]
  • Cortex Bomb
  • The Lazy Cowgirls
  • Muddy Waters

Turn Up That Noise! [13]
  • The Shazam
  • Don Byron

Now What? [14]
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