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Volume II, Issue 41
April 5 - April 12, 1999  
 
Music
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Modern Maturity [2]
Paul Westerberg and Sebadoh, veering ever closer to the mainstream.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Artist Profiles
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Seasons of Change [3]
From the land of blues and jazz comes Season to Risk, a heavy band with a difference.
— Pat Mitchell, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
On Her Own [4]
Jazz wonder Cassandra Wilson's "Traveling Miles" is a crossover hit that makes none of the predictable moves.
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
A Chubbie Farewell [5]
With a new CD in hand, the California punk duo leave Memphis.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Bug Man Cometh [6]
This isn't your grandfather's circus—the Jim Rose Circus is rated 'R.'
— Brendan Doherty, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Blue Note [7]
Saxophonist Steve Lacy.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
To Make a Long Story Short ... [8]
Musician of massive résumé Stephen Bruton never plays the same thing once.
— Andy Langer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Album Reviews
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Sense of Self [9]
Kelly Willis finally gets to show her real self on "What I Deserve."
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Roads to Roma [10]
Romania's Taraf de Haidouks bring rock-and-roll attitude to bear on their own brand of traditional Gypsy music.
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Fancy Fretwork [11]
The fleet fingers and distinctive style of guitarist Richard Leo Johnson.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [16]
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A rtists are forever damned, whether they toil in obscurity or hit the big time. Nashville Scene's Noel Murray explores two band's hell in "Modern Maturity."

Profiles this week include: Season to Risk, Cassandra Wilson, Chubbie, the Jim Rose Circus, Steve Lacy, and Stephen Bruton. Reviews cover Kelly Willis' latest, gypsy albums with a modern appeal, and guitarist Richard Leo Johnson's new album, plus more in Mini-Reviews.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [12]

  • Blur
  • Ginuwine
  • Frank Black and the Catholics
  • The Gunga Din
  • Grand Mal
  • William Hooker
  • Donald Harrison
  • Asa Brebner

Record Reviews [13]
  • Abbey Lincoln
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • The Roots
  • Drums and Tuba
  • Blur
  • Mojo Wilson
  • Wilco
  • XTC
  • and more

Tiny Tunes [14]
  • Baby Lemonade
  • Fleming and John
  • Phantom Planet

Turn Up That Noise! [15]
  • Steve Earle and The Del McCoury Band
  • Leon Russell

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