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1998 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Feedback

    published July 23, 1998

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the opening act at the Van Halen show on July 16 at Fiddler's Green, set the tenor for the evening early on. A student at... More >>

  • Playlist

    published July 23, 1998

    Beastie Boys Hello Nasty (Grand Royal/Capitol) The key development in the life of this great American band came in 1989, when... More >>

  • Feedback

    published July 16, 1998

    Area musicians understand all too well that getting publicity in this burg ain't easy. What with the daily newspapers and the majority of the... More >>

  • Kids Do the Darnedest Things

    published July 16, 1998

    The next time you read an interview in which the mother, father, brother, sister or child of a star claims that reflected fame didn't help him or... More >>

  • Feedback

    published July 9, 1998

    "There's no place to play" is among the most common laments offered by local musicians who specialize in originals, and while this is something of... More >>

  • Playlist

    published July 9, 1998

    Rancid Life Won't Wait (Epitaph) Back in 1978, when this band was called the Clash and this album was named Give 'em Enough... More >>

  • The Buck Stops Here

    published July 9, 1998

    Since the release of 1996's New Adventures in Hi-Fi, three-quarters of R.E.M., the band more responsible than any other for bringing the... More >>

  • Feedback

    published July 2, 1998

    Local reviews only. When guitarist Neil Haverstick gets philosophical about alternative musical scales, as he did not too long ago in these... More >>

  • Getting Better With Age

    published July 2, 1998

    The history of jazz is the history of reputations. Musicians who impressed critics during their primes--like John Coltrane--tend to be held in... More >>

  • Playlist

    published July 2, 1998

    Gang Starr Moment of Truth (Noo Trybe Records) For the past several years, a considerable number of citizens from the hip-hop... More >>

  • Ani DiFranco, Musician

    published June 18, 1998

    Ani DiFranco is a singer, a songwriter and a producer, but you'd hardly know it from most of the articles that get written about her. "Music?" she... More >>

  • Playlist

    published June 18, 1998

    Garbage Version 2.0 (Almo Sounds) Given how many copies of Garbage's first disc flew off the shelves, you know that critics are... More >>

  • Feedback

    published June 18, 1998

    Sometimes hard rock is in vogue, sometimes it's not--but thus far, neither the music industry nor the fickle public has been able to kill it... More >>

  • Burning Bush

    published June 11, 1998

    With his neatly trimmed beard and shoulder-length, semi-feathered hair, mandolinist Sam Bush looks more like a lost Doobie Brother than a musical... More >>

  • Playlist

    published June 11, 1998

    The Smashing Pumpkins Adore (Virgin) This is the best Pumpkins album to date by a very great distance, in large part because it... More >>

  • Feedback

    published June 11, 1998

    When the first shots in the Denver promoter wars were fired earlier this year, most observers figured that the primary combatants would be... More >>

  • The Final Frontier

    published June 4, 1998

    Myshel Prasad wants to be understood, but not too easily. After a lengthy interview about The Vortex Flower, a new CD by her band, Space Team... More >>

  • Playlist

    published June 4, 1998

    Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces (Island) Here's a lesson in artistic credibility. Ever since the release of 1995's Maxinquaye,... More >>

  • Feedback

    published June 4, 1998

    In the December 11, 1997, edition of this column, those of you who've mastered the art of reading may have stumbled upon an item concerning... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 28, 1998

    Propellerheads Desksanddrumsandrockandroll (DreamWorks/'Heads Spin) Alex Gifford and Will White, a once-underground U.K. pair... More >>

  • Shell Game

    published May 28, 1998

    Jeff Parker, guitarist for Tortoise and Isotope 217, has never much liked conforming to expectations. "I went to school in Boston, at the... More >>

  • Feedback

    published May 28, 1998

    Just in case you're curious, the music press often strikes me as an elitist institution, too. Not that I think critics should use popularity to... More >>

  • Feedback

    published May 21, 1998

    In this space last week, Pat Martin Bradley, executive director of the Association For Independent Music, said the new-age genre is among the... More >>

  • Frankly Speaking

    published May 21, 1998

    "And now, the end is near/And so I face the final curtain..." These lines--the first two from "My Way," co-written by, of all people, Paul... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 21, 1998

    DJ Cam The Beat Assassinated (Globetrotter/Sony Music International) Throughout last year's Mad Blunted Jazz, DJ Cam conjured up... More >>

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