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1998 Stories by Matt Weitz

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  • Plain Jane in the membrane

    published March 5, 1998

    Lots of things look different on paper. The new puppy's errors in judgment, for one thing. Another was the Insane Clown Posse's show at the Bronco... More >>

  • Out Here

    published March 5, 1998

    Three's a charm Sing It! Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, and Tracy Nelson Rounder Records Perhaps it's something about the implied... More >>

  • Hammered

    published February 26, 1998

    They were just a bunch of buddies, cruising Red Bird Mall, trying to stay out of trouble while killing time. On that summer day in 1989, Kevin... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published February 26, 1998

    Oh the doo-dah day Quake before the wrath of the conservative moralists, whose censure and condemnation can banish a topless girl from an... More >>

  • Roxy redux

    published February 26, 1998

    The "bone house" in lowest Greenville at the corner of Oram and Matilda--the white clapboard rent house that once had enough steer pelvises, cow... More >>

  • Teahouse of the former Moon

    published February 26, 1998

    Mike Snider, still stinging a bit from his ouster as the principal booking agent at the popular Sons of Hermann Hall, has landed on his feet,... More >>

  • Out There

    published February 19, 1998

    All the world Pukar (Calling You) Najma Di Efchon (With Blessings) Haris Alexiou E Bercy (Live at Bercy) I... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published February 19, 1998

    Town and country England--particularly London--has long served reggae in much the same way as Chicago served the blues: the place you go to... More >>

  • Out Here

    published February 19, 1998

    The Sybil of rock More Miles than Money Alejandro Escovedo Bloodshot Records Like most of us, Alejandro Escovedo--founding... More >>

  • Punk angst debunked

    published February 19, 1998

    No. 13 has come decked out for the evening's festivities: white cowboy boots with the pants tucked into the tops, a bit-too-small sport coat, and... More >>

  • Too much pork for just one fork

    published February 12, 1998

    Too much pork for just one fork America's fascination with the South comes from the curious notion that somewhere down there, amid the... More >>

  • The LeAnn Rimes of mariachi music

    published February 12, 1998

    Olivia Rojas knew she was in trouble when she saw the look on her 10-year-old daughter's face that morning. In the annals of the age-old power... More >>

  • Spoth the ravin'

    published February 12, 1998

    The taillight-yellow 10-inch vinyl disc starts out with an almost-ambient collection of various electronic noises--just what you'd expect from... More >>

  • Out Here

    published February 12, 1998

    One giant leap for mankind Transaction de Novo Bedhead Trance Syndicate Musik Von Tone Float MIT Timothy's... More >>

  • Out Here

    published February 5, 1998

    Head 'em up Technology--unlike money--seems to genuinely trickle down to folks who were never imagined as beneficiaries. Yet there's a cruel... More >>

  • Changing the Course of Empire

    published February 5, 1998

    Chad Lovell, drummer for Course of Empire, has a barely noticeable habit: Whenever he discusses the history of his band, he tends to laugh a... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published February 5, 1998

    You know what they done? Bill Kirchen finally had to change the way he sang "Too Much Fun," the signature party tune he wrote during his... More >>

  • Out Here

    published January 29, 1998

    Two for Texas Shadows Where the Magic Was James Hand Self-released When the music that James Hand loved--in this case, the... More >>

  • Facing the music

    published January 29, 1998

    After almost four years of steering promising local bands through the straits and around the shoals of outrageous music-biz fortune, David... More >>

  • Out There

    published January 29, 1998

    Coming out, growing up Ten Cent Wings Jonatha Brooke Refuge/MCA Records Jonatha Brooke can zing eloquent barbs at her... More >>

  • Out Here

    published January 22, 1998

    More than HoJo mojo Voodoo Love The Voodoo Kings Virtual Records The borders of genre are often cliche or even worse,... More >>

  • Rave on cats, he cried

    published January 22, 1998

    Rock and roll legend Carl Perkins died on Monday morning, January 19, at 10:30 a.m. of complications developed following a series of three strokes... More >>

  • Moscow on the Trinity

    published January 15, 1998

    Gregory Slavins is alert and attentive, even intense, behind the piano at Sambuca restaurant in Deep Ellum, but he's not constricted by his... More >>

  • Out Here

    published January 15, 1998

    For less than the ages Certified Funky 2 Professor D and the Playschool D-Funk At certain population levels, people start to... More >>

  • Out There

    published January 15, 1998

    Native sounds Tribal Fires various artists Earthbeat!/Rhino Records Mirabal Mirabal Warner Brothers... More >>

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