Monthly Archives: August 2000

Nelly Furtado: Whoa Nelly!

Nelly Furtado is a talented young singer and writer whose major label debut fuses dance mixes, Brazilian percussion and sharp, knowing lyrics. Nelly says she wanted an upbeat CD she could perform live, but her CD also showcases a quieter, … Continue reading

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Hesher: Hesher

Hesher’s debut CD is an upbeat mix of songs by Chip Love and the Stimulated Dummies–producers Dante Ross and John Gamble. Love, a longtime roadie and spliff coordinator for the Bad Brains, brought in friends from the punk, hip hop … Continue reading

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Stacey Earle: Dancin’ With Them That Brung Me

Stacey Earle’s sophmore record, "Dancin’ With Them That Brung Me," continues the artistic direction she began with her debut 1998 recording, "Simple Gearle". Recorded with her husband Mark Stuart, the new album pays tribute to her older brother, Steve Earle, … Continue reading

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Duke Robillard: Explorer

Duke Robillard is a master musician who has been playing a wide range of blues and jazz styles for years. Early in his career, he confounded critics with albums from all corners of the blues world. Today he’s known as … Continue reading

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People Under the Stairs: Question in the Form of an Answer

L.A. hip-hop duo Thes One and Double K do it all, from sharing the mike and DJ duties, to mastering their own albums in a little bedroom studio crammed with old records. “The P” construct all their beats from loops. … Continue reading

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Ingrid Lucia and the Flying Neutrinos: The “Hotel Child”

With an album title inspired by her life and a favorite F. Scott Fitzgerald story, Ingrid Lucia leads her peripatetic band through a dozen selections that range from New Orleans to Velvet Underground and back again. Released: 8/8/2000 Label: Artists … Continue reading

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Maceo Parker: D-I-A-L Maceo

As the sax man for James Brown and George Clinton, Maceo Parker defined the sound of funk music. His latest release includes a collection of songs written especially for his guest artists, the next generation of funkateers, Ani DiFranco, Sheryl … Continue reading

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Bozzio Levin Stevens: Situation Dangerous

The second offering from this trio of rock superplayers, Terry Bozzio (drums/percussion), Tony Levin (bass) and Steve Stevens (guitars) reflects their influences and depth of experience: a blend of flamenco, flaming metal, jazz flavors and newly discovered sounds. Released: 8/8/2000 … Continue reading

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Phil Lesh and Friends: Love Will See You Through

Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen was there at the start of the San Francisco sound in the 1960s, playing acoustic and electric with The Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and others. In 1999, he joined former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh for a … Continue reading

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The Dickies: Stukas Over Disneyland

Twenty years ago The Dickies emerged from L.A.’s booming punk scene, and they’ve never looked back. For The Dickies, punk rock wasn’t a way to vent anger, it was a way to make fun of things. Their retrospective CD, Stukas … Continue reading

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