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He Saw the Light

20 years ago by Aaron Howard
Don't call it a midlife crisis. Forty-two years old isn't midlife, but by that age one has been knocked around a bit. It's time to take stock of what has passed and what the future holds. Have you made it? Are you still following your passion? Or have you given...
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Alice Peacock

19 years ago by Rob Patterson
In a contemporary indie singer-songwriter scene littered with artists who are as sincere as they are unimpressive, newcomer Alice Peacock stands out like, well, a peacock among sparrows. Yes, she explores familiar gal-with-a-guitar terrain -- inner emotion and interpersonal struggle -- but Peacock does so with a rare authority that...
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Static

24 years ago by Hobart Rowland
Ballroom bane... The International Ballroom and Pace Concerts didn't win themselves a lot of fans with their handling of Soundgarden's November 26 performance. The problem wasn't the show; it was the fact that a couple of hundred people who had purchased tickets from legitimate ticket outlets weren't allowed in to...
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Racket

19 years ago by John Nova Lomax
Despite his 24 years of age, Brad Turcotte, the founder of Houston's brand-new Compadre Records, is already something of a music-business veteran. He's a local representative of the new breed of music-biz pro, trained in classrooms and armed with several years of internships, a few high-profile jobs (radio promotion for...
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Loud Cloud

25 years ago by Hobart Rowland
The early '90s grunge explosion pretty much sealed the stateside fate of England's noisy, atmospheric guitar invasion, relegating bands such as Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine to America's CD cutout bins in near record time. It's an unfortunate bit of recent history that someone might want to pass on to...
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Rotation

21 years ago by Rob Patterson
Various Artists Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village in the '60s Astor Place Recordings If you were to walk down Bleecker Street between Sixth Avenue and University Place in New York City, it might be hard to imagine that that stretch of blocks, along with nearby MacDougal Street, were once the epicenter...
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Static

23 years ago by Hobart Rowland
Getting acquainted... Simply put, it was a matter of mental and emotional maintenance. Just back from a grueling tour with Nanci Griffith, singer/songwriter Denice Franke was more than just disillusioned with the music business; she was disillusioned with herself. And while she realizes it might sound ungracious (after all, many...
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Rotation

22 years ago by Mark Athitakis
Celine Dion These Are Special Times Sony 550 Music Having spent 15 years in both the French Canadian pop ghetto and the adult contemporary star machine, Celine Dion is a survivor. But more than that, she's a revolutionary. No, really: When she entered the drive-at-5 pop world in the early...
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Static

24 years ago by Hobart Rowland
Accidental tourist... The last time I ran into Slaid Cleaves, he was wandering the floor of the South by Southwest Music Conference trade show. The Austin-based singer/songwriter was alone, and he looked clueless but content, like a little boy lost at a carnival. Our eyes met, and we shook hands...
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Jazz Reconsidered

27 years ago by Brad Tyer
So maybe you're a little punk rawker, and you think jazz is that Chuck Mangione record your parents ran out and bought after the '80 Olympics -- the one with Chuckie and his trumpet flying off a trampoline in some NYC loft. That jazz stuff is either stuffy or cheesy...

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