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1998 Stories by Amy Kiser

Archives: 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996
  • Playlist

    published November 19, 1998

    Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg (Matador) To set the record straight: Liz Phair (who headlines the Ogden Theatre on Sunday,... More >>

  • The Doctors Are In

    published October 22, 1998

    Generally speaking, there is little overlap between the demographic destined to practice medicine and the one whose members are fated to play... More >>

  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Tori

    published August 27, 1998

    Earlier in their careers, Madonna, Liz Phair and Tori Amos routinely prescribed megadoses of overt female sexuality, and since their musical pills... More >>

  • Teen Angst

    published August 13, 1998

    In the 1950 film classic All About Eve, a critic pays homage to Bette Davis's aging Broadway star. "You're maudlin and full of self-pity," he... More >>

  • Close Encounters

    published August 6, 1998

    When Los Angeles-based jazz singer Pamela Stonebrooke began billing herself as the "Intergalactic Diva," the smoky-voiced chanteuse was not yet... More >>

  • Spy in the House of Love

    published July 2, 1998

    The sun is hanging low in the sky, softening the asphalt parking lot beyond the air-conditioned studio of KOSI-FM/101.1 as a phone line lights up.... More >>

  • The Closer He Gets

    published June 18, 1998

    Every minute of every day, an introspective bedroom strummer somewhere on earth takes a break from penning maudlin tunes about his ex-girlfriend... More >>

  • Desperate Measures

    published May 14, 1998

    Compact discs' victory over vinyl wasn't merely a revolution of format. The change in sound quality, which at first furrowed brows, has altered... More >>

  • Grading on the Curve

    published May 7, 1998

    Three million children nationwide have been identified as having "special needs," but the term is so broad that it covers disorders from autism to... More >>

  • It's a Massacre

    published April 30, 1998

    To date, San Francisco's Brian Jonestown Massacre has received more press for the mock scuffle its members initiated with Portland's Dandy Warhols... More >>

  • Elfin Magic

    published April 16, 1998

    "Let me tell you about the Red King's Kingdom...Picture an island of intense beauty on which a magnificent castle is surrounded by sprawling... More >>

  • Let It Ride

    published April 9, 1998

    On the surface, Silver Scooter, an obscure band from Austin, Texas, is little more than a trio of geeky Caucasians squeezing punk pop from a... More >>

  • Electronica Goes Punk

    published March 19, 1998

    Electronica has evolved faster than fruit flies multiply, but its hybrids are no longer raising eyebrows: If a synthesized sonic bouillabaisse... More >>

  • Playlist

    published January 29, 1998

    Various Artists Lounge-A-Palooza (Hollywood) Various Artists Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones (House of... More >>

  • The Three Weissman

    published January 1, 1998

    Denver's Perry Weissman 3, a five-piece combo featuring no one named Perry, is, by default, a jazz machine. However, none of its members are... More >>

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