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Volume III, Issue 9
August 23 - August 30, 1999  
 
Music

Artist Profiles
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Old Currents [5]
Dwight Yoakam and Robert Cray remain innovators of traditional American sounds.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
An Axe to Grind [6]
You can't accuse Ted Nugent of being circumspect. Guns, rock 'n' roll, girls, guns, moose innards, rap-rock, guns, and guns are just a few of the topics Mr. Nugent opines about.
— John Sewell, METRO PULSE
 
For God and Country [7]
Rejected Unknown is finally out, so longtime friend and musical comrade Kathy McCarty relates her own biopic on Mr. Daniel Dale Johnston.
— Kathy McCarty, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Her Country [8]
Singer/songwriter Kim Richey has bucked the constraints of the mainstream to chase her own muse, which she's found on her third album.
— Ted Drozdowski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Stagefront Hitchcock [9]
Robyn Hitchcock is on tour with the Flaming Lips and has a couple of rules to share about rock.
— Brett Milano, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Wayne's World [10]
The Flaming Lips make such weird music; they sing bizarro, wordy back-porch homilies about wounded mathematicians, severed heads, and a superman who can't lift the sun into the sky.
— Josh Kun, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Pell-Melvins [11]
The Melvins, are one of the hardest-working live acts on the planet.
— Ron Bally, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Album Reviews
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Trailblazers [12]
Two female bandleaders prove that jazz has untapped possibilities.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Turn Up That Noise! [13]
Art of Noise. George Jones.
MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Rejected Unknown [14]
Review of the new Daniel Johnston release.
— Ken Lieck, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Big Medicine [15]
R. Carlos Nakai Takes Native Music to the Outer Limits.
— Michael Henningsen, WEEKLY ALIBI
 

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
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

J ulian Lennon talks about his new album, his famous father, his infamous stepmother, and what it's been like to be vicariously famous all his life.

Rapper Kool Keith has created a multitude of personas, but his latest, Black Elvis, is sure to cause a stir.

Nostalgia is a natural feeling, but when it happens in music, it's often because there's money still to be made. Witness the groups from the '80s who are back out on the road.

Plus, profiles of Robert Cray, Dwight Yoakam, Ted Nugent, Daniel Johnston, and Kim Richey, and lots of reviews.



Featured Articles
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Not-So-Primal Therapy [2]
Julian Lennon talks about his troubled family and the journey to his first "real album."
— Jody Denberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Black Elvis [3]
Speaking in third person with the 16 different personae of Keith Thornton, aka Kool Keith.
— Andy Langer, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Don't Worry, Be Happy [4]
At millennium's end, the '80s are making one last grasp at respectability.
— Mark Jordan, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [16]

  • Tricky
  • Salif Keita
  • Magnet
  • Mr. Wright
  • Kevin Coyne
  • Quannum Spectrum
  • Townes Van Zandt
  • Johnnie Bassett and the Blues Insurgents

Tiny Tunes [17]
  • Kirsty MacColl
  • Duke Ellington
  • The Bevis Frond

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