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Volume II, Issue 35
February 23 - March 1, 1999  
 
Music
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The Grammys: A View From the Cheap Seats [2]
What kind of process gives Alanis Morrisette five Grammys while Roy Acuff, the Beach Boys, Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, and Buck Owens have a combined zero?
— Michael Bertin, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Artist Profiles
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Old Masters, Old Friends [3]
It will be an historic event when flautist Paul Horn and pianist Roger Kellaway play in Tucson.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Brave New World [4]
They're young; they're attractive; they're female--and they're taking the audience's eyes away from their generally older male counterparts.
— Marcel Smith, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Catalina's Peek [5]
Composer James DeMars has been to the outer reaches of modern music, performing works marked by atonalism and harsh dissonance. And then he stepped back.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Album Reviews
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Engine Work [6]
Three years after "Combustion," Honest Engine follows up with a stable band, its own studio and "Overhaul."
— Bill Frost, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
 
Due Recognition [7]
Some new music could finally bring good jazz to the masses.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Freelon Great! [8]
Nnenna Freelon new release prooves who the real modern diva is.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Le Disco Inferno [9]
Hope for French pop? On their debut CD, Cassius prove to be eager students of classic American house and disco.
— Kevin John, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Pop Secrets [10]
On Built to Spill's "Keep It Like a Secret," guitarist Doug Martsch crams enough licks into each song to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop and then some.
— Richard Martin, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Now What? [15]
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:

I t's just another popularity contest, when you get down to it. The Grammys can be great acknowledgment for musical artists, but does it really gives us the best and brightest? Austin Chronicle's Michael Bertin explores the awards in "The Grammys: A View From the Cheap Seats."

Artists covered this week include: Paul Horn & Roger Kellaway, The Eroica Trio, James DeMars, Honest Engine, Nnenna Freelon, Cassius, Built To Spill, and a look at some terrific new jazz platters.


Mini Reviews
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Record Reviews [11]

  • Uri Kane
  • Dino Saluzzi/Rosamunde Quartett
  • Chieftains/Eileen Ivers
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Peter Wolf
  • Black Crowes
  • Damnations TX
  • Geoff Muldaur
  • Sam Prekop
  • Irakere

Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [12]
  • Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt/Dolly Parton
  • Joi Cardwell
  • Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds
  • Adrian Belew
  • Long Hind Legs
  • Pharaoh Sanders
  • Geri Allen
  • Cheryl Wheeler

Rhythm and Views [13]
  • Bettie Serveert
  • Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics

Tiny Tunes [14]
  • Spice Girls
  • Anandiji Shah

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