Weekly Wire

Volume III, Issue 5
July 26 - August 2, 1999  
 
Music

Featured Articles
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Living The Visa Loca [2]
Canadian jazz artist Jane Bunnett navigates her Afro-Cuban band, Spirits of Havana, through global red tape.
— John MacCalkies, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Rural Renaissance [3]
Violinist Luca Ciarla and pianist Sean Schulze, artists-in-residence in Chamber Music America's Rural Residence Program, bring both the finer and fun points of chamber music to Safford, Ariz.
— James Reel, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Artist Profiles
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Come by Him [4]
Harry Connick Jr. returns to the big-band sound that made him famous.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Album Reviews
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Ill-Fitting Tributes [5]
New albums pay tribute to Gram Parsons and Skip Spence--with typically mixed results.
— Bill Friskics-Warren and Jonathan Marx, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Memory Lanes [6]
A retrospective from the Red House Painters reminds us that songwriter Mark Kozelek's music aspires to, and sometimes achieves, the late-night-of-the-soul beauty of Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake.
— Ivan Kreilkamp, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
All Bark [7]
Chrissie Hynde's early success at blending pop and punk has been a hard act to follow--even for her.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Turn Up That Noise! [8]
Lovers of precise, electronically produced instrumental groove may wish to investigate Germany's new "Teutonic Boom."
— Stephen Grimstead, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Rare Beef [9]
The five-CD set "Grow Fins" is intended for hardcore Captain Beefheart fans, but that's fine because those are just about the only kind of fans Beefheart has.
— Richard C. Walls, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

J ane Bunnett spent three years piecing together her breakthrough "Spirits of Havana" record, which was released in 1991 when relations with Cuba weren't the best, but red tape still abounds when travelling with the group.

Two Tucson musicians have been named artists-in-residence in Chamber Music America's Rural Residence Program, a highly competitive scheme to get classical music into the nation's smaller communities.

The intangible quality that gave Gram Parson's music such resonance remains elusive to his acolytes even today, as an ill-fitting tribute shows.

Also, a Red House Painters retrospective, Germany's new "Teutonic boom," and more.



Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [10]

  • Cake Like
  • Spain
  • To Rococo Rot
  • David Thomas and the Pale Orchestra
  • Add N to (X)
  • John Blair Party
  • The Herbaliser
  • Thievery Corporation

[11] Tiny Tunes
  • The Go-Go's
  • South Park soundtrack

[12] Rhythm and Views
  • Eleni Mandell

Now What? [13]
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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