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Volume IV, Issue 8
August 14 - August 21, 2000  
Music

Featured Articles
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Grunt Work [2]
Interview with America's favorite Gladiator about his band.
— Marc Savlov, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
It Takes Two [3]
Asking musical couples what it's like to do everything together.
— Christopher Gray, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Lust for Life [4]
Ahhh … the good old daze.
— Margaret Moser, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Artist Profiles
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African queen [5]
African diva Rokia Traoré is bringing her take on traditional Malian pop to the U.S.
— Banning Eyre, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Frau Doktor Folksinger [6]
Psychologist-musician Lucy Kaplansky mastered the mantra "Folkie, heal thyself."
— David Ryder, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Asleep Under The Allstars [7]
All work and all play makes three tired Mississippi Boys.
— Fred Mills, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Dancehall Dealers [8]
Buju Banton and Beenie Man are assaulting the American pop scene with a rare blend of dancehall, R&B, and hip-hop.
— Michael Endelman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Album Reviews
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Summering [9]
k.d. lang's "Invincible Summer" is filled with the hope, whim , and possibility of love.
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Loft-y Sounds [10]
The just reissued jazz album "Wildflowers" relives the mid-'70s New York loft scene.
— Bill Kisliuk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Homemade Punk [11]
A spate of compilation CDs showcase the glories and disasters of DIY punk.
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

T here's more to Russell Crowe than the actor playing a gladiator or whistleblower or policeman. In fact, the Australian screen star is also a musician, a member of the folk band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts.

The pages of music history are crammed with more couples and intra-band coupling than a Vegas wedding chapel at midnight. That crazy little thing called love is directly responsible for the existence of more bands than could ever be assembled for even the most comprehensive of Rhino box sets.

Mali has given the world more than its share of great male recording artists, but in the capital of this poor, dry West African nation, women singers dominate the airwaves and the busy cassette stalls.

Also, a review of k.d. lang's new summer album, the memoirs of an ex-groupie, a session with psychologist-musician Lucy Kaplansky, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [12]

  • Rancid
  • Big L
  • Jimi Tenor
  • Jon Jarvis Trio
  • Bonfire Madigan
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Alice Deejay
  • The Beat of America Vol. I

Rhythm and Views [13]
  • Chris Mills

Now What? [14]
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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