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1996 Stories by Matt Weitz

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  • Water from a deeper well

    published December 26, 1996

    Emmylou Harris has been a respected country artist since her first major label release, 1975's Pieces of the Sky. Arriving right in time for the... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published December 26, 1996

    A flat natural-born good timin' man "Every day I tell myself it's temporary," Gary Stewart sings at the beginning of his 1974 hit "Drinkin'... More >>

  • Cruising the neon glories

    published December 26, 1996

    "EEEeeeeeeuuuggghhhh!" Playing opposite to type, the local music writer is utterly sincere as she twists her face into a rictus of pure disgust.... More >>

  • Out Here

    published December 26, 1996

    Queso que nada? Cosa Caliente The Recliners RCM Recordings One of the hardest things to get a sense of is humor, which... More >>

  • Good vibrations

    published December 19, 1996

    The apartment complex that Dewaylon McCoy, his mother Eva, and little sister Nashayla share isn't really scary--it's just a little bit overpacked... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published December 19, 1996

    More than skin deep Now that Nashville is only slightly less beauty-conscious than the fashion industry--to make it in pop country these... More >>

  • Out There

    published December 12, 1996

    From Ziklag to Zion Nobody But You Slim and the Supreme Angels Intersound Records Living on the Other Side IIIrd... More >>

  • Out Here

    published December 12, 1996

    Local tidings A Loving Christmas Mark Loving Independent release Mark Loving is a music critic's worst nightmare: a man... More >>

  • Should auld acquaintance be forgot

    published December 12, 1996

    "Naomi's is absolutely my favorite place in the world to play," says roots-country hotshot Mary Cutrufello about her return to the club December... More >>

  • Pick of the litter

    published December 12, 1996

    There are moments of almost primal resonance that can come upon you at elemental times: when watching moving water--surf or stream--or fire, or... More >>

  • Swingin' west

    published December 5, 1996

    Sometimes we don't really see ourselves until we glimpse our reflection in someone else's eyes. Or in their mirrored sunglasses: Noted Scottish... More >>

  • Jingle bells, Jingle sells

    published December 5, 1996

    Commerce and Christmas have long been linked; heck, at the end of A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge still had to buy the Cratchits that turkey,... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published December 5, 1996

    A bird in the hand Ah, the '70s, when the road of excess led not to the palace of wisdom but to the amphitheater of even more excess and... More >>

  • Out Here

    published November 28, 1996

    Across the spectrum A Charmed Life Joe LoCascio Trio Tafford Music Improvisation and innovation in jazz are somewhat... More >>

  • And a search for the truth

    published November 28, 1996

    Jeff "Chate" Liles is one of the few people who appears in Street Beat and has had enough. Exposure, that is--the swimming pools and movie stars... More >>

  • Out There

    published November 28, 1996

    A murder of two Recovering the Satellites Counting Crows Geffen Records Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow A&M... More >>

  • Out Here

    published November 21, 1996

    Removable labels Dem's Good Beeble The Gourds Munich Records Authenticity as a concept has been something of a bugaboo... More >>

  • It don't mean a thing

    published November 21, 1996

    Although the current lounge revival seems to be everywhere--one half-expects to see squirrels wearing tiny smoking jackets and clutching wee... More >>

  • Out There

    published November 14, 1996

    Classic rock Being There Wilco Reprise Records The drum rumble that starts off this two-disc set and soon turns to... More >>

  • The Agnelli and Finch conspiracy

    published November 14, 1996

    Lauren Agnelli--known to most for her association with neofolkie groundbreakers the Washington Squares--imparts a New Yorker's sense of forward... More >>

  • Out Here

    published November 14, 1996

    Shooting star Chandelier Musings Comet Dedicated Records Those who wander the demo-strewn caverns of Local Band Hell... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published November 7, 1996

    Searching for a truer sound Like it or not (and from all accounts they don't), the two artists who gave the late and much-lamented Uncle... More >>

  • Rise and shine

    published November 7, 1996

    Paula Moore has long been a Deep Ellum fixture (dare we say "Ellument?"), with a history that dates back to the late Video Bar and the founding of... More >>

  • Out Here

    published November 7, 1996

    Reel Life Trout Fishing in America Trout Records It's to the credit of Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood that Trout Fishing in... More >>

  • Out Here

    published October 31, 1996

    Be here now Return of the Funky Worm Johnny Moeller and Paul Size Dallas Blues Society Records Walk in the Sun Sue... More >>

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