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1997 Stories by Matt Weitz

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  • Out Here

    published December 25, 1997

    Q and the Black Martin Q and the Black Martin Moondog Records Challenging and confounding the listener is a dangerous path: You... More >>

  • Out There

    published December 25, 1997

    Finally in front Transplanting Elaine Summers Loosegroove Records Pete Droge and his band the Sinners offered up one of the... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published December 25, 1997

    The original Motor City Madman Mitch Ryder--one of the best, if not the authentic, white-boy soul belter and architect of the high-energy... More >>

  • Gathering steam

    published December 25, 1997

    Brian Houser has quite a view from his workplace; his job as a carpenter, responsible for maintaining the aptly named Texas Giant roller coaster... More >>

  • Close to the bone

    published December 18, 1997

    The chorus is delivered with a sing-songy cadence that sounds almost like a nursery rhyme; the voice, accompanied by mandolin and acoustic guitar,... More >>

  • Yuletide resuscitation

    published December 18, 1997

    Christmas is a time for gentle reflection on good times past--and perhaps even the wiping away of a nostalgic tear, so the cover of Honkey-Tonk... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published December 11, 1997

    Let us now praise local bands It's been a veritable roller coaster of a year for the Old 97's: big-name attention, major-label foofaraw, and... More >>

  • Blues plate special

    published December 11, 1997

    "Catfish and the blues were born together," declares L.R. "T.C." Deere, owner of the five-location Top Cat seafood restaurant chain. A bit... More >>

  • Girl in the spotlight

    published December 4, 1997

    Imagine Rod Serling walking out of the soundstage and into the pool of light cast by a single spotlight. "Submitted for your approval," he says in... More >>

  • Deck the malls

    published December 4, 1997

    It's been looking a lot like Christmas here in the office since about July, when the first "seasonal" albums began arriving, presaging a time when... More >>

  • Interesting intersection

    published November 27, 1997

    There is restlessness about Keli Vaughan. It shows up in the way she uses her hands to accent her conversation, and it's scattered through her... More >>

  • Too cool for us

    published November 27, 1997

    Spin magazine's just-released Underground USA (Vintage, $14) is subtitled "An insider's guide to live music, cheap eats, dive bars, thrift stores,... More >>

  • Out Here

    published November 27, 1997

    Hank's back Hank Thompson and Friends Hank Thompson Curb Records It took over 30 years, but country music has caught up with... More >>

  • Out Here

    published November 20, 1997

    9,000,000 beats per minute The Undulating Band Aaron Avenue Records It's the Catch-22 that lurks at the heart of every Local... More >>

  • Out There

    published November 20, 1997

    Odds 'n' sods Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy (Na Mele O Paniolo) Various artists Warner Brothers Western Most people think of... More >>

  • Bewitched, bothered, bewildered

    published November 20, 1997

    There's no lack of props for hometown-girl-done-good Erykah Badu, who sang, danced, and rapped around town for years before heading to New York... More >>

  • Out There

    published November 13, 1997

    Check the oil 24 Hours a Day The Bottle Rockets Atlantic Records Third albums are gateway albums, the point where you find... More >>

  • Jerry's kids

    published November 13, 1997

    The repetitive patterns in rock and the blues are really not that far removed from the drumming that many "primitive" societies employ for social... More >>

  • Out Here

    published November 13, 1997

    Unsealed indictment When the Revolution Comes Lord High Fixers Au-go-go Records The breaking down of the blues into its most... More >>

  • Next step

    published November 13, 1997

    One of the big pitfalls lurking under the surface of most versions of romantic love is an implied masochism, an idea that suffering is somehow... More >>

  • Out There

    published November 6, 1997

    Addressee unknown Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses The Residents Rykodisc You don't have to dip too deeply into the... More >>

  • A tale of two venues

    published November 6, 1997

    The Rolling Stones--an atmospheric disturbance more predictable and (nowadays, at least) considerably less disruptive than El Nino--blew through... More >>

  • Hassle class

    published October 30, 1997

    In the old days, rock and roll was an alternative to school, the spirit of rebellion and the defiance of convention. That's all well and good for... More >>

  • Out Here

    published October 30, 1997

    Thanatos 'n' roll Are You Dead Yet? The Necro Tonz Last Beat Records Any time a band develops a personal style past the... More >>

  • You invent the future

    published October 30, 1997

    Reputation and fame--how many people will show up for your show, or buy a souvenir--are two sides of the same coin in the world of rock and roll,... More >>

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