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Volume III, Issue 2
July 5 - July 12, 1999  
 
Music

Artist Profiles
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Vamos Caetanear [4]
Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso is puzzled by his growing acceptance in the United States.
— Mike Quinn, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Animal Attraction [5]
Longtime Nashville fixture the White Animals return after a decade's absence.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Zen Guitar [6]
Bluesman Kelly Joe Phelps travels by car, but he covers a lot of ground.
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
A Fine Ness [7]
Mike Ness is on the road these days with a new band, playing a couple of Social Distortion songs, but mainly keepin' it real by playing most of his new album, "Cheating At Solitaire."
— Stephen Seigel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Bitch Session [8]
Missy Elliott dares call herself the b-word because she lives in the real world, a place where nothing is stone-cold obvious at all and theory gets whupped upside the head if it don't move out the way.
— Franklin Soults, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
When the Inmates Rule [9]
Austin's Asylum Street Spankers play music the way God intended it.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Album Reviews
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Rush Hours [10]
The Chemical Brothers' new "Surrender" time-tunnels back to the '80s to dig for beats, but like Austin Powers, it looks to the '60s for its mojo.
— Alex Pappademas, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
American Ruse [11]
The Tight Bro's From Way Back When sound like the MC5, but only the side of the MC5 that really dug Chuck Berry, as opposed to the side that wanted to be Ornette Coleman.
— Carly Carioli, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Turn Up That Noise! [12]
Fans of Captain Beefheart finally have cause to rejoice: a five-CD deluxe boxed set.
— David H. Duncan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Flowering Once More [13]
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd resurfaces with his best LP in a while.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Lips, Inc. [14]
Onetime indie rockers the Flaming Lips and Pavement mellow into rock 'n' roll maturity.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Gotta Lovett [15]
"Live in Texas" is enough to satisfy any Lyle Lovett fan.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

B razil has one of the richest and most varied pop music scenes in the world, which isn't surprising given that the South American beach paradise has an enormous, culturally diverse population. For instance, there's plenty in Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso's music for North American audiences to chew on.

Nashville's The Spot is an exciting cultural collision point where anyone could feel welcome, including open-mic poets and daredevil rappers, with booting funk bands and a cappella harmonizers.

Captain Beefheart's entire checkered career in music is aptly encapsulated within a new five-CD deluxe boxed set.

Also, the return of White Animals, the Zen guitar of Kelly Joe Phelps, rootsy Mike Ness, rappin' Missy Elliott, Chemical Brothers, and more.



Featured Articles
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Blame It on the Bossa Nova [2]
A primer on the rich and varied world of Brazilian pop music.
— Harvey Pekar, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Spot On [3]
Local urban/hip-hop/poetry showcase The Spot celebrates two years.
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [16]

  • The London Suede
  • Pennywise
  • The Bevis Frond
  • Gov't Mule
  • Gary Lucas
  • Eightball and M.J.G.
  • John Dee Graham
  • The Backsliders
 
Tiny Tunes [17]
  • The Apples in Stereo
  • Those Bastard Souls
  • The Negro Problem
 
Now What? [18]
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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