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1998 Stories by Brian Hyman

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • Sound Check

    published September 3, 1998

    Ever heard of dot Fash? If you haven't, good. That's what the Fort Lauderdale-based rock quartet is counting on. A few years ago, Russ... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published August 27, 1998

    Ah, the weekend road trip. A customized excursion to forget about work, responsibilities, and life. Just get in the car and drive. Find a beach... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published August 20, 1998

    In the '80s, vocalist Teri Wilson's feisty demos -- blends of new wave and funk -- were deemed "not mainstream enough" by Warner Bros., Arista,... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published August 13, 1998

    Last Wednesday evening at Sirone's in Pompano Beach, Elvis was in the building. So were Dion, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison, and even... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published August 6, 1998

    If you're a musician and a stranger listens to your music at a performance, then walks away feeling moved in some way, the gig was worthwhile.... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published July 30, 1998

    Describing music as "something that I need to do to survive," and comparing its significance to such vital functions as breathing and eating,... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published July 23, 1998

    "Ba-ba-boom, ba-ba-da-da-la-boom-ba," jazz vocalist Julie Davis cooed in my ear as her husband, guitarist Kelly Dow, watched from a nearby... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published July 16, 1998

    Although three of the four members of the North Miami Beach-based rock quartet Atomic Tangerine can't vote yet, or legally buy cigarettes or Lotto... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published July 9, 1998

    One minute, vocalist-guitarist Gary King is singing and strumming the kind of smooth grooves perfect for lovemaking. The next, he's expressing his... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published July 2, 1998

    Does anybody remember the good ol' days, when MTV videos were filled with lingerie-clad women driving sleek sports cars and hanging out with... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published June 18, 1998

    With so many local venues showcasing the jump-swing-blues sound -- everyone from O'Hara's Pub and Jazz Cafe in Fort Lauderdale to Cafe Tu Tu Tango... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published June 11, 1998

    Smashing Pumpkins Adore (Virgin) The massive success of Smashing Pumpkins is positively uncanny -- MTV Video Awards, Grammy... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published June 11, 1998

    If you're going to the Spice Girls concert Monday to witness an example of "Girl Power," you may be looking in the wrong place. A more suitable... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published June 4, 1998

    A few weeks ago at Desperado's in Fort Lauderdale, the dance floor was a sea of black and white cowboy hats. Two-stepping, silver-tipped boots... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published May 28, 1998

    Nirvana did it, and the performance was one of the band's best. Pearl Jam did it, too. As did Hootie & the Blowfish, R.E.M., and countless others.... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published May 21, 1998

    For insight into a foreign culture, look no further than the Broward-based, music-and-dance duo Harmonic Motion. The performers are Joe Zeytoonian... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published May 14, 1998

    What you see is what you get when singer-songwriter Dean Madonia takes the stage. In faded jeans, a comfortable T-shirt, and old Nikes, Madonia... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published May 7, 1998

    Her bare feet tap the pedals under the massive synthesizer keyboard. Tilting her head back, she thrashes about, causing her shoulder-length,... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published April 30, 1998

    After speaking with King Bria cofounder and guitarist Rich Briglia, it's difficult not to get that fuzzy, warm feeling you have after talking to a... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published April 23, 1998

    Listening to Love Canal's latest CD, Home, you can almost see the veins bulging from vocalist Chad Phoebus' neck as he spits out his metalhead... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published April 16, 1998

    Their rave-influenced, glow-in-the-dark costumes and fluorescent makeup inspire Danny Kaye doubletakes. But when the theatrics wear off, an attack... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published April 9, 1998

    Her vocal arsenal is made up of jazzy phrasings, titillating coos, and scat-speak. She knows her way 'round a guitar and has a little-kid way of... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published April 2, 1998

    When she's not fronting the Boca Raton-based rock band Blonde Enuff, Cassandra Eubank is busy snagging interviews with megahot rockers like... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published March 26, 1998

    With beads of sweat glimmering atop his clean-shaven head and his maniacal eyes simmering, Endo vocalist Gil Bitton halted an explosive set... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published March 19, 1998

    Watching the robust guitarist and vocalist Darrell House get the twentysomething crowd at Durty Nellie's collectively to chant "Bullshit," or the... More >>

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