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1998 Stories by Rafer Guzman

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • Short Cuts

    published November 26, 1998

    Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby (Astralwerks) As the hype surrounding electronica fades, the most inventive artists... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published October 15, 1998

    Q-Burns Abstract Message Feng Shui (Astralwerks) Michael Donaldson, the DJ-songwriter known as Q-Burns Abstract Message, can't... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published June 18, 1998

    Arranca is Spanish for "uproot" or "tear out." It's also the name of a new South Florida band that tackles Cuban music -- and politics -- with the... 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 >>

  • Act Locally, Dance Globally

    published June 11, 1998

    The booming voice of Bryon Patt is perfect for radio. It's energetic, crystal clear, and instantly likable, with the hint of a smile around the... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published June 11, 1998

    To music buffs who remember the mid '70s as the age of long hair, African garb, and jazz-rock, the name Omar Mesa might ring a bell. Mesa... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published June 4, 1998

    Containing more than 900 entries, 100 interviews, and 450 pages, Connecticut Rocks! is a monumental, if somewhat strange, achievement. Its... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published June 4, 1998

    Lenny Kravitz 5 (Virgin) Even the casual Lenny Kravitz fan knows that Lisa Bonet's old flame is, to put it nicely, a... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published May 28, 1998

    This electronica stuff might be simpler than it sounds. Andre Frazier, a.k.a. DJ Andre, has figured out how to put together his own electronic... 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 >>

  • Balancing the Scales

    published May 28, 1998

    Coughing, hacking, and snorting back phlegm, David Yow is half asleep and trying to sound coherent. It's 12:30 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, and Yow... More >>

  • The Only Way to Live

    published May 21, 1998

    When Gary Numan first appeared in 1979, singing the chilly synth-pop song "Cars," he didn't look like a 21-year-old rock star. He looked like a... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published May 21, 1998

    Last Thursday evening outside Maison a Go Go, Hollywood's newest dance club, roughly 200 people stood on the sidewalk waiting to get in to the... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published May 21, 1998

    Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Walking Into Clarksdale (Atlantic) Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have produced some of the best rock... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published May 14, 1998

    Every Saturday night at Tavern 213, several pairs of women's shoes can be found lined up along the banister that surrounds the bar's small stage.... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published May 14, 1998

    Spacehog The Chinese Album Sire/Warner Bros. Records Spacehog has been characterized as David Bowie reincarnate, and the... More >>

  • Punkin' Donuts

    published May 14, 1998

    Buddy Crawford can usually be found in the back of Dad's Donuts, the shop he opened in Margate almost two years ago, frying up globs of white... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published May 7, 1998

    Bonnie Raitt Fundamental (Capitol Records) Bonnie Raitt, bless her soul, didn't go the Eric Clapton/Robbie Robertson/Madonna... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published May 7, 1998

    Last Saturday night at about 8:30, Adam Matza got a call from an employee at Squeeze, one of Fort Lauderdale's longest-running alternative music... More >>

  • Do You Believe in Retro?

    published May 7, 1998

    In 1970 Steve Boone, onetime bassist for the Lovin' Spoonful, went down to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, bought himself a sailboat, and made... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published April 30, 1998

    Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel (Atlantic) Tori Amos likes contradictions. She's a classically trained pianist who plays pop... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published April 30, 1998

    Flamingo Villas, a gated community in the suburban city of Pembroke Pines, is the home of Violation Records, an independent label dedicated to... More >>

  • Themes Like New

    published April 30, 1998

    The lifeblood of rock 'n' roll has been getting terribly thin lately, the result of decades of generational inbreeding. The Beatles stole from... More >>

  • That's Entertainment

    published April 23, 1998

    Heading north on I-95 toward her home in Fort Lauderdale, Mary Karlzen takes a sip from a bottle of Miller Lite and returns it to the cup-holder... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published April 23, 1998

    Billing itself as "Florida's largest music, art, and waterfront festival," the five-day SunFest comes to West Palm Beach next week, featuring 40... More >>

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