Weekly Wire

Volume II, Issue 43
April 19 - April 26, 1999  
 
Music

Artist Profiles
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Sleep Walk [4]
It might sound Southwestern-y to you and me, but to Friends of Dean Martinez's Bill Elm, it just sounds like music.
— Raoul Hernandez, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Geek Love [5]
Jim Rose, America's most twisted ringmaster, uncovers the secrets of brainwashing and mind control in a multimedia extravaganza.
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE
 
Sweet Synthesis [6]
David Sánchez, heating up Latin jazz.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Keeping It Real [7]
Rebuking industry attempts to pigeonhole their sound, Welch and Rawlings just concede to being an acoustic duo.
— Brendan Doherty, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Variete Shows [8]
Actress-turned-singer Jane Birkin was Serge Gainsbourg's favorite muse. Now he's dead and she's on her own.
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Control Freaks [9]
Olivia Tremor Control.
— Brendan Doherty, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
No Fiasco [10]
He may have lost his backing band and flavor-of-the-month status, but Wesley Willis keeps making his unique mark on rock.
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
All About Guitars [11]
Inner-space rock band Seven Percent Solution can make their three guitars sound like 10 guitars all making noises most un-guitarlike.
— Kim Mellen, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Spontaneous Composition [12]
The members of improvisational loop-group Futura share experimental wanderlust, technical prowess, and musical vision.
— David Lynch, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Album Reviews
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Texas Flood [14]
Stevie Ray Vaughan wore his influences like a neon suit, but he was one of the '80s greatest American performers.
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Dealer's Choice [15]
Social Distortion's Mike Ness is the finest example of the idea that punk is a kind of postmodern American folk idiom in action.
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Friends of Dean Martinez: Atardecer [16]
A review of Dean Martinez's "Atardecer."
— Kim Mellen, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Crossing The Line [17]
Bill Lloyd focuses on his first love: power pop.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Now What? [22]
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:

L ots of musicians to read about this week, and many reviews for your consumption, including: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Friends of Dean Martinez (profile and review), Jeff Beck, Mike Ness, the Jim Rose Circus, David Sanchéz, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Jane Berkin, Olivia Tremor Control, Wesley Willis, Seven Percent Solution, Futura, Bill Lloyd, plus more in mini-reviews.

Memphis Flyer's Jim Hanas and Mark Jordan take a hilarious look at a battle of the bands featuring the Rolling Stones and their tribute band, Sticky Fingers. Ever wonder what dumb things people do to become MTV VJs? Find out with a look behind the scenes from Newcity Chicago's Tony Peregrin.


Featured Articles
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Like A Rolling Stone (But Not Quite) [2]
A Rolling Stone comparison.
— Jim Hanas and Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
I Want My (Face On) MTV [3]
Checking the scene at the VJ tryouts.
— Tony Peregrin, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 

Live Report
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Live Shots [13]
Jeff Beck brings his new album to the stage.
AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [18]

  • Underworld
  • Van Morrison
  • Celeda
  • Joe Henry
  • Muzzle
  • Trans Am
  • Ma$e Presents Harlem World: The Movement
  • the Branford Marsalis Quartet

Rhythm and Views [19]
  • T-Model Ford
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Devil in a Woodpile

Tiny Tunes [20]
  • Floraline
  • Julian Lennon
  • Beth Orton

Turn Up That Noise! [21]
  • Cesar Rosas
  • Terry Allen

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