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    Benefits & Gigs

    BENEFITS & GIGS ON THE MOST recent Ides of March, Minneapolis police officer David Loeffler was struck by a drunk driver while on duty, losing his lower leg in the accident. Tonight (Wednesday), an Edge-sponsored lineup bands together at the Fine...

    by City Pages Staff on April 16, 1997
  • Muggs Presents... The Soul Assassins (Chapter I) by  various artists


    Muggs Presents... The Soul Assassins (Chapter I) by various artists

    Columbia IN THE GAME of hip-hop, producers have taken MCs' place as rap's glamour position, and everyone's jockeying to be hip-hop's Quincy Jones. However, most recent attempts by producers to create "posse" albums have met with complete failure,...

    by Kemp Powers on April 16, 1997
  • Must've Been High by  Supersuckers


    Must've Been High by Supersuckers

    Sub Pop SAY YOU'RE A Supersucker, one of four blasphemous Tucson boys who came barreling out of the desert in '91--via Seattle, natch--to preach a raucous gospel of beer, weed and punkabilly. Your last LP, 1995's Sacrilicious, was an obnoxious to...

    by James Diers on April 16, 1997
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    Headz 2a by various artists

    Mo' Wax import various artists Headz2b Mo' Wax import SINCE IT RELEASED DJ Shadow's 12-minute trip-hop Leviticus "In/Flux" back in 1993, the London-based label Mo' Wax has become the genre's most important syndicate of sound, the key source...

    by Jon Dolan on April 16, 1997
  • Country Girls and City Women by Najat Aatabu


    Country Girls and City Women by Najat Aatabu

    Istikhara/Rounder IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS a few years back in Oran, Algeria, Islamic fundamentalists gunned down rai singer Cheb Hasni and producer Rasheed Baba Ahmed for the crime of making music that inflamed the dreams and loins of the nat...

    by Will Hermes on April 16, 1997
  • New Old Babes - by Simon Peter Groebner/Christina Schmitt


    New Old Babes - by Simon Peter Groebner/Christina Schmitt

    BABES IN TOYLAND, believe it or not, celebrate their 10th anniversary as a band this year. Looking back on that decade, many fans (myself included) feel nostalgic for the Michelle Era, those first five years when Michelle Leon played the bass. It wa...

    by City Pages Staff on April 9, 1997
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    Blues News

    "THE CAB-DRIVING BLUES guitarist," a.k.a. Mem Shannon, certainly has his shtick down (as if nine out of ten blues musicians don't still have straight jobs). But don't let the marketing ploy get in the way of hearing Shannon's strong, tasty, fun-lovi...

    by Britt Robson on April 9, 1997
  • Hand It Over by Dinosaur Jr.


    Hand It Over by Dinosaur Jr.

    Reprise YOU CAN ALMOST picture our ol' pal Joseph Mascis as he stands at the door of the recording studio before entering to record this, Dinosaur Jr.'s ninth album since 1985. He grabs the handle with some reluctance, knowing deep down inside that ...

    by Jim DeRogatis on April 2, 1997
  • Becoming X  by  Sneaker Pimps


    Becoming X by Sneaker Pimps

    Virgin Moloko Do You Like My Tight Sweater? Warner Bros./Echo WHILE THE RECORD industry looks for signs that electronica will live up to its hype as the latest instant pop trend, the real revolution has been long coming, taking baby steps all the w...

    by Roni Sarig on April 2, 1997
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    CD Release/Bass Culture

    THE JOHN EWING Band, who give a Texas-fried flavor to Minneapolis pub-rock, celebrate their sophomore disc Seen Yer Face (TRG) Friday at Lee's Liquor Lounge. Punkabilly band The Short Fuses (featuring 'billy girl Miss Georgia Peach) open, along with...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on April 2, 1997
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    Polar Bear Club Goes Electric

    IF YOU'VE EVER flipped through the record collection of any aficionado of experimental music, chances are good you found some old bargain-basement easy-listening platters with titles like Starlight Serenade, Twilight Music, and Ping Pong Percussion ...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on April 2, 1997
  • Singles File


    Singles File

    White Town "Your Woman" EMI/Chrysalis Space "Female of the Species" Universal "I GUESS WHAT you say is true... I could never be your woman" go the lyrics to White Town's "Your Woman," currently ebbing in Billboard's Modern Rock and "Hot...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on March 26, 1997
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    Bourgeois Blues by Lead Belly & This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

    Smithsonian Folkways WITH A NAME like his, it's no surprise that Moses Asch became a man with a mission. In the New York City folk music hotbed of the '40s, Asch, son of a noted Jewish novelist, was the man who recorded and spread the music of me...

    by Tony Glover on March 26, 1997
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    Brighten the Corners by Pavement

    Matador/Capitol IN THEIR PROGRESSION from arty four-trackers to the most interesting middle-class rock commodity since Steely Dan, Pavement have also somehow self-consciously mutated into the best pop group of the decade (Spice Girls aside). Drun...

    by Jon Dolan on March 26, 1997
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    Couleur Cafe, Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin & Comic Strip by Serge Gainsbourg

    Mercury EVERY CULTURAL MOVEMENT needs its enfant terrible, even a fad as seemingly innocuous and transparent as the semicurrent lounge revival. Given that the return of soothing sounds from a more "innocent" time belies the fact (or perhaps prove...

    by Roni Sarig on March 26, 1997
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    Post-Revolution Rumblings

    BACK IN 1992 when KJ-104 went country, we had the Save Modern Rock alliance, a bunch of activist listeners lobbying for an alternative to lame commercial rock radio. But that was before the Internet. Within hours of the crass dismantling of REV 105...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on March 26, 1997
  • Sold Out


    Sold Out

    "I HAD TO just call to say I'm outraged, y'know?" began the phone message. "Is it true? REV-105 is actually gone? And now it's a rock station playing the Scorpions? It's part of a monopoly with the Edge? I can't believe this--it sickens me. This is ...

    by Will Hermes on March 19, 1997
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    Austin City Unlimited

    IT MIGHT BE partly projection after a tough week on the local music scene, but the celebration/dealfest that is Austin's South By Southwest music and media conference (a.k.a. SXSW) felt markedly less festive than in years past. The unnaturally cold a...

    by Will Hermes on March 19, 1997
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    various artists When I'm Hunngry, I Eat

    Gourmandizer SO YOU THINK writing songs about food sounds like a dead-end? Well, Cibo Matto have made it a cottage industry, while Gourmandizer, a local zine (started in 1993) that features interviews with musicians on all things edible, ha...

    by Matt Keppel on March 12, 1997
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    Motion Poets Standard Of Living

    IGMOD Some fool from a newspaper in North Carolina has called the Motion Poets "a brainy version of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers." This is akin to describing a hot baseball prospect as "Babe Ruth with speed." Obviously, MP doesn't swing with the dyn...

    by Britt Robson on March 12, 1997
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