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1998 Stories by Manuel Pila

Archives: 1998
  • The Band Played On

    published July 9, 1998

    The unrelenting glare of the hottest June on record pours through the clubhouse door framing the cloudless blue sky. It's still only morning, yet... More >>

  • Tooting His Own Horn

    published June 25, 1998

    The Cuban saxophonist with the trim, salt-and-pepper beard announces from the stage at O'Hara's on a recent Monday night that he is going to... More >>

  • Burnin' Down the House

    published June 4, 1998

    The slinky, swingin' rockabilly of the Hep Cat Boo Daddies emerges from the open door of the Poor House in Fort Lauderdale on a recent Saturday... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published May 28, 1998

    Robbie Robertson Contact From the Underworld of Redboy (Capitol Records) A haunting Native American song floats over a bed of... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published March 26, 1998

    The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Crystal Ball (NPG Records) "I've got grooves and grooves on the shelf," a cocky Prince... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published February 26, 1998

    Various Artists Caribbean Island Music (Nonesuch) Various Artists The Real Bahamas (Nonesuch) The remarkable... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published February 19, 1998

    Ani DiFranco Little Plastic Castle (Righteous Babe) Spice who? The real story behind girl power is Ani DiFranco, the... More >>

  • Krazy Kats

    published February 19, 1998

    Big Chief Pony Dancer is bellowing into his microphone like a man possessed. He's quite a sight on this Saturday night: a burly, curly-haired... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published February 12, 1998

    Taja Sevelle Toys of Vanity (550 Music) It's been nearly a decade since The Guy They Used To Call Prince gave Taja Sevelle a... More >>

Archives: 1998