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  • 20 years ago

    Sting Mercury Falling A&M For years, Sting has struggled to keep his effective pop song writing from being drowned out by his lofty musical and lyrical ambitions. As recently as 1993's Ten Summoner's Tales, he succeeded, showing that his penchant ...

  • 21 years ago

    Joe LoCascio Trio Silent Motion Tafford Music A mainstay of the local club scene for several years, pianist Joe LoCascio has recorded widely, with seven releases as a leader and many more as a session player, including a 1986 date with West Coast-...

  • 21 years ago

    Beck Toad's on the Deck Saturday, June 18 Whoever decided that Beck was an exhausted commodity once "Loser" started to slide off the charts apparently neglected to tell the 750 or so barely clothed pubescents who lined the terrace-style bunker of ...

  • 22 years ago

    Sonic Youth Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star DGC Sonic Youth isn't the original punk band, but they've struggled like dogs to take credit, and you can hear the battle continue here. Punk's not about being young anymore (else where would thi...

  • 22 years ago

    Since he began booking acts for his intimate club, Cezanne, about three years ago, pianist Dave Catney has been almost single-handedly responsible for raising the quality of jazz performance in Houston. Thanks to Cezanne's active patronage and joi...

  • 22 years ago

    Standard Time By spearheading the neoconservative jazz movement of the early '80s, Wynton Marsalis proved himself the strongest inheritor of a bop and swing tradition that had been drowning in a sea of fusion for a decade. Marsalis' brash, dogmati...

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