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Songwriters Look to the Bookshelf for Inspiration PDF Print E-mail
Music - Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 25 June 2002 18:00
• A bookish group of singer-songwriters has contributed 16 tracks of work directly inspired by a favorite tome or written-word piece, ranging from poems and plays to comic books and Homer’s The Odyssey. Due next month on the Red Ink/United Musicians label, this highbrow project was conceived and created to help fund The SIBL Project – a San Francisco adult literacy program that promotes reading through music – and national literacy campaigns.

 
Sonic Youth Releases Record Interrupted by Attacks PDF Print E-mail
Music - Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 18 June 2002 18:00
• This Tuesday brings the new Sonic Youth album, Murray Street, influenced by the recording’s interruption last fall by the September 11 terrorist attacks. Named for the band’s lower Manhattan studio address, which was hastily abandoned after only one month of recording, the album features dual saxophonists Jim Sauter and Don Dietrich of Borbetomagus.

 
Rock Opera Gets a New Life PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 11 June 2002 18:00
• The good ol’ boys of the Drive-By Truckers have resurrected the rock opera in their own grand Southern gentry style, as their new two-CD set is a concept album based on the life, death, and haunting legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

 
Incubus DVD Taps Into Technology PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 04 June 2002 18:00
• Incubus has broken new visual ground as the first musical artist to use the state-of-the-art digital filmmaking that created Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The band’s just-released concert DVD, Morning View Sessions, documents a live studio session from October of last year and utilizes Sony’s CineAlta 24P production system, a digital-video technology that records at 24 frames per second, comparable in quality to 35-millimeter film.

 
Label Unleashes ‘80s Art-Rock Artifact PDF Print E-mail
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Written by John James   
Tuesday, 28 May 2002 18:00
• This Tuesday the Fuel 2000 label issues Ride Pony Ride, a terrific new anthology documenting The Golden Palominos and the band’s 1980s underground avant-funk clique. Built on the rhythm of drummer and bandleader Anton Fier, the group’s ever-changing coil featured ace players such as saxophonist John Zorn, guitarists Nicky Skopelitis and Arto Lindsay, and bassists Bill Laswell and Jamaaladeen Tacuma.

 
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