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1998 Stories by Rafer Guzman

Archives: 1998 | 1997
  • Beatcrazy

    published April 16, 1998

    On New Year's Eve 1997, the Musicians Exchange celebrated its grand reopening. Its owner, Don Cohen, has seen the place open and close a number of... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published April 16, 1998

    Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll (DreamWorks) The music biz has been buzzing about Propellerheads' debut album for... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published April 9, 1998

    Anyone who's had a drink at the Elbo Room on a Monday evening has seen the blond-haired dude with a guitar and a keyboard standing on the... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published April 9, 1998

    Jono Manson Little Big Man (Paradigm Records) If you've never heard of Jono Manson before, it's understandable. Though he's been... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published April 2, 1998

    Pulp This Is Hardcore (Island) Jarvis Cocker's songs are much like Martin Amis' novels: The characters are distasteful, the... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published April 2, 1998

    Original rock bands are hard to come by in Fort Lauderdale. They're out there (somewhere), but cover bands, Top 40 dance bands, and standard R&B... More >>

  • Anarchy Is OK

    published March 26, 1998

    Dunstan Bruce, a member of the eight-person anarchist collective and pop group known as Chumbawamba, is pressing the flesh with various... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published March 26, 1998

    Last week marked Austin's twelfth annual South by Southwest music conference. Some 3000 music-biz types listened to some 850 bands from around the... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published March 19, 1998

    Kristin Hersh Strange Angels (Rykodisc) Throwing Muses didn't officially break up until last April, but as early as 1994 the... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published March 19, 1998

    It's easy to dismiss electronica as a passing fad. Radio stations almost never play it. Record stores consign it to a small section of its own.... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published March 12, 1998

    Regulars at O'Hara's on East Las Olas Boulevard may have noticed that when Danny Burger does a drum solo, he doesn't sound quite like anyone else.... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published March 12, 1998

    The High Llamas Cold and Bouncy (V2) Most bands work within established genres, such as rock, folk, or blues. Some mine more... More >>

  • Keeping It Real

    published March 12, 1998

    The disappearance of "real" music is a slow, daily process, barely even noticeable. CDs are purchased on the Internet, and much of the music on... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published March 5, 1998

    Mark Eitzel Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby (Matador) It's hard to imagine a better title... More >>

  • Rock of Ages

    published March 5, 1998

    Kelly Mason, age 16, recalls with glee a recent Christian-rock concert she attended. "It was the first time I've been to a Presbyterian church... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published March 5, 1998

    During a recent evening at Mario's East, at 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., it was easy to see that something had changed. Where were those dependable Top... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published February 26, 1998

    Armed with bottles of Faygo soda, the Insane Clown Posse comes to the Theater nightclub (3339 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-5522) on... 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 >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published February 19, 1998

    You're a local band looking for gigs, trying to sell records, and generally taking advantage of every opportunity to be seen and heard. You've... More >>

  • Beatcrazy

    published February 12, 1998

    Like David Sanborn or Michael Brecker, Clarence Clemons has played the saxophone for so long and for so many recording artists that his sound has... More >>

  • Human Engineering

    published February 12, 1998

    It's got a good beat and you can dance to it, but not everyone is convinced that electronica is worth paying money to hear live. When the British... 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 >>

  • Short Cuts

    published February 5, 1998

    Pearl Jam Yield (Epic) Eddie Vedder has always been a better star than an artist, and don't let any critic who slept through Ten... More >>

  • They Did It Their Way

    published February 5, 1998

    Remember when indie rock was totally cool? The place to be was Austin, Texas -- make that Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which was even cooler. All... More >>

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