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Volume II, Issue 38
March 15 - March 22, 1999  
 
Music
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Be Alarmed [3]
Chicago's newest indie label, 4 Alarm Records, has already cracked the college charts.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
New Directions [4]
An independent record label takes a hint from the big boys.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Album Reviews
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Cover Stories [5]
The Clash tribute Burning London is a pretty cool idea.
— Matt Ashare, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Girl School [6]
In Jawbreaker the Donnas' unrepentant normality casts immediate aspersions on the filmmakers' utopia.
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
From Scratch [7]
Rock 'n' roll gets a new foundation from Idaho-based band Built to Spill.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Keeping It Reel [8]
An absurd soundtrack to a nonexistent movie, A Prince Among Thieves, is reel good.
— Kelefa Sanneh, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Lou's Blues [9]
Lou Barlow and friends find the other side of lo-fi.
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Artist Profiles
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The Game [2]
Are rap acts like Memphis' Three 6 Mafia hastening the disintegration of they culture they purport to represent?
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
All in the Family [10]
The Eyeliners strive for DIY success.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
That High Lonesome Sound [11]
Del McCoury and Steve Earle—two country music classics that go great together. Joe Tarr talks with Del about his humble roots (and gets nada from Mr. Earle...Steve, where'd we go wrong?)
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE
 
On The Right Track [12]
Whispering Bill's career is stronger than a whisper.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
This Is Desire [13]
A look back at British singer Dusty Springfield, who died of breast cancer recently.
— Bill Friskics-Warren, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Fresh Erin [14]
Neo-traditional Irish band Solas preserves the old while creating the new.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

W ith last week's exploration of MP3, we looked at one way artists are finding to get around major labels in their effort to get their material into the ears of the public. This week we take a look at the old fashioned route to avoiding major labels, the Indie. Newcity Chicago's Dave Chamberlain takes a look at 4 Alarm Record's current chart success, while Nashville Scene's Ron Wynn discusses Naxos Music's efforts to mirror the big boy's triumphs.

Reviews this week cover a tribute to The Clash, the Donnas, Built to Spill, Prince Paul, and Sebadoh. Profiles include Three 6 Mafia, The Eyeliners, Del McCoury and Steve Earle, Bill Anderson, Dusty Springfield, and Solas plus more in Mini-Reviews.


Mini Reviews
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Tiny Tunes Delux [15]

  • The Afghan Whigs
  • The Sweet
  • Sandy Bull
  • Janet Klein
  • Pedro the Lion
  • KC Bowman
  • Roky Erickson
  • The Sercet Service

Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [16]
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • XTC
  • D Generation
  • Kid Silver
  • and more

SXSW Record Reviews [17]
  • Jeff Beck
  • Waco Brothers
  • Bosephus King
  • Bottle Rockets
  • Alabama Thunder Pussy
  • Frontside
  • and more

Rhythm and Views [18]
  • Calexico
  • James Dead

Turn Up That Noise! [19]
  • XTC
  • Hank Dogs

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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