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Volume II, Issue 36
March 1 - March 8, 1999  
 
Music
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Blood on the Keys [2]
Learning to play the piano drunk like a percussion instrument until the fingers begin to bleed a bit.
— Jay Hardwig, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Zombification
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Goremeister [3]
Rob Zombie has paid his dues. Now it's showtime.
— Ron Bally, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
E-ticket to Zombie Town [4]
An interview with Rob Zombie.
— Brendan Doherty, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Artist Profiles
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Big Bangs [5]
Kodo are at once local and global - their roots in the Japanese taiko tradition are obvious, but they incorporate other beat aesthetics from Brazil to Benin, Detroit to Dominica.
— Oliver Wang, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Holding Back the Years [6]
Jazz singer Jimmy Scott comes back from a lifetime adversity.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Väsen Brings the Noose to the SW [7]
Burque has got the blues, Nordic style.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

Album Reviews
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Northwest Passages [8]
On the slippery slope of alterna-rock Sleater-Kinney have refined punk abandon with an intellectual approach to their music.
— Meredith Ochs, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Natural High [9]
Steve Earle and the Del McCoury band make good music together.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
High Tide [10]
Amid the hour of hit-and-miss ideas that make up Blondie's new "No Exit" are a number of mini-gems of pure, analog-synth, skinny-tie-guitar 1979-ness.
— Gary Susman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
CD Interest [11]
From Loraxx and Butterfat Mastermind to Love Kit, Solar Tribe and Five Mile Ceiling, here are the best new indie releases from Chicago.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Heavy Cats [12]
Early reissues prove why the Art Ensemble of Chicago were jazz's salvation in the '70s and early '80s.
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Now What? [19]
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:

S ome get their badges of honor in battle, some in athletic contests. This week Austin Chronicle's Jay Hardwig celebrates his bloody badge of piano playing honor in "Blood on the Keys."

Continuing with the gore, we explore the world of Rob Zombie. Shedding the cloak of his previous band, White Zombie, Rob has a new album out and a road show that recalls the days of Alice Cooper and Kiss. Tucson Weekly and Weekly Alibi sit down with him in "Goremeister" and "E-ticket to Zombie Town."

Profiles this week include: Kodo, Jimmy Scott, and Väsen. Reviews include Sleater-Kinney, Steve Earle and the Del McCoury band, Blondie, Art Ensemble of Chicago, indie label Chicago releases, and more.


Live Report
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Live Shots [13]
Reviews of live music around Austin: Billy Squier, Buckcherry, Tito Puente, Don Byron, Lee Scratch Perry and Mad Professor, plus photos of Joan Baez at the Paramount ...
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
String Fling [14]
The second annual Tucson Winter Chamber Festival gets underway.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [15]

  • Rob Swift
  • Deeper Concentration
  • Nancy Wilson
  • Julian Lennon
  • Colin James
  • Diane Izzo
  • Memphis Slim
  • DMA Fuse Energy
  • the Phillip Johnston Transparent Quartet

Rhythm and Views [16]
  • Pretty Things
  • Hentchmen
  • Miles Davis

Tiny Tunes [17]
  • The Eyeliners
  • Bruce Haack
  • Pee Shy

Turn Up That Noise! [18]
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago
  • T-Model Ford

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