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Volume III, Issue 43
April 17 - April 24, 2000  
Music

Featured Articles
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Empty Rooms [2]
In the midst of Music Row's slump, Nashville's recording studios have had a tough time keeping afloat.
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Alt.Country Upgrade [3]
Detailing the still-wet merger of Doolittle and New West Records.
— Jerry Renshaw, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Artist Profiles
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Out Front [4]
Profile of newly minted solo artist Gurf Morlix.
— Lee Nichols, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Political Party [5]
Cashing in on their contradictions and the ubiquitous "Tubthumping," Chumbawamba are the world's only Top 40 anarchist pop combo.
— Linda Laban, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Tigre Tales [6]
Since the demise of Bikini Kill, three years ago, Kathleen Hanna has re-emerged with Le Tigre, a breakthrough marriage of garage pop and underground hip-hop.
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Northern Lights [7]
Swedish trio Frifot's Nordic folk is a cultural stew seasoned with both the traditional and the modern.
— Dave Irwin, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
íCubanismo! [8]
World-class trumpeter Jes˙s Alema˝y's band íCubanismo! proves that Cuban music does not begin and end with the Buena Vista Social Club.
— J. Poet, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Album Reviews
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Speechless [9]
Three largely instrumental releases offer up transcendent sounds.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Shaking Foundations [10]
Jazz bassists Ron Carter, Dave Holland take different approaches.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
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:

W hile country music's sales woes are well known, industry cutbacks have taken a toll on Nashville recording studios, with several forced to go out of business and others surviving by changing the way they do business.

Record company mergers don't have to be evil. The marriage of Doolittle and New West may fill a the need for an Austin-based label with the wherewithal to be a serious contender in the indie world.

Shouldn't a name like Gurf Morlix be well-known? The popular sideman and producer may finally shed some of his anonymity with his new solo album.

Also, Top 40's only anarchist pop combo, Sweden foremost folk trio, new instrumental music, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [11]

  • BR5-49
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Marah
  • Andre Williams
  • The Asylum Street Spankers
  • Deathray
  • Toure Toure
  • Bill Laswell

Rhythm and Views [12]
  • Quadrajets
  • Steely Dan
  • Smashing Pumpkins

Turn Up That Noise [13]
  • Ian Anderson
  • Turtle Island String Quartet

Record Review [14]
  • Gurf Morlix

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