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Volume III, Issue 14
September 27 - October 4, 1999  
 
Music

Featured Articles
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The Big Easy [2]
Regionalism may be hip-hop's salvation and strength, and the New Orleans-born Cash Money label is ready to cash in.
— Kelefa Sanneh, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Artist Profiles
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Razor Sharp [3]
After decades of hard living, Billy Joe Shaver perseveres through some of his toughest trials yet.
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
That's Why They're Called Bars [4]
The Waco Brothers travel a road from punk activism to country rock despair.
— Chris Herrington, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Soul Shine [5]
Mary J. Blige deserves a hand for trying to become more than one kind of voice in a musical era when too many performers seem happy to play one-dimensional music.
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Album Reviews
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Points of View [6]
On his new CD, "Romance," jazz's Don Byron may toy with tradition, but he still swings.
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Royal Mess [7]
The artist sometimes still called Prince has released another contractual-obligation anthology of leftovers -- new to some; familiar to real fans.
— Robin A. Rothman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Brattitude [8]
Quasi and Bis, two young bands starting to grow up.
— Noel Murray, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Big Dirt [9]
Whether or not the strugglin' nature of hip-hop '99 causes you great dismay, you need Ol' Dirty Bastard's lunacy in your life.
— Alex Pappademas, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Dynamic Duo [10]
Those who doubt the ability of a duo to sustain interest over an entire evening need only listen to guitarist Joe Beck and flutist Ali Ryerson to get a lesson in the new math, one plus one equals three!
— Ed Freidland, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Turn Up That Noise! [11]
Reviews of the latest from The Hot Club of Cowtown and Vibes.
MEMPHIS FLYER
 


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

A fter the 1996 coastal war that left two of rap's best-loved artists dead, it's surprising that geographic diversity is helping lead the hip-hop assault on the music charts.

To listen to Billy Joe Shaver's records is to follow a personal journey that no other songwriter has described quite as richly or as honestly.

The Waco Brothers may be the only socialist country band on the American club circuit, a band whose unlikely aim is to turn the American country song into a Molotov cocktail.

Also, polished, mainstream pop from Mary J. Blige, the outspoken and iconoclastic Don Byron, some leftovers from Prince, and more.



Mini Reviews
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Boston Phoenix CD Reviews [12]

  • Stereolab
  • Knoxville Girls
  • Stereophonics
  • Jimmie's Chicken Shack
  • Isotope 217
  • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
  • Freakwater
  • "Stigmata" Soundtrack

Rhythm and Views [13]
  • Pee Wee Crayton
  • Watts
  • Royal Trux
  • The Sentinals

Tiny Tunes [14]
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • Cesaria Evora
  • Days of the New

Now What? [15]
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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