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  • Rotations

    published November 20, 1997

    Albita Una Mujer Como Yo (Crescent Moon/Epic) Albita Rodriguez used to open her local club shows by joking that she would give a... More >>

  • Sickly Sweet Baby James

    published September 4, 1997

    The line that separates evocative rock and roll romanticism from facile pop blatherings is too thin for just anyone to navigate, and it's one that... More >>

  • Rotations

    published August 21, 1997

    Never Bet the Devil Your Head Subrosa (Sony/550) Never Bet the Devil Your Head is a debut album that will likely be seen as a... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 26, 1997

    Dion The Road I'm On: A Retrospective (Columbia/Legacy) He's best remembered for the string of brilliant doo-wop hits he had in... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 19, 1997

    Peter Jefferies/Jono Lonie At Swim 2 Birds (Drunken Fish) Out of print since its 1987 release in New Zealand, an obscurity to... More >>

  • Reverb

    published June 19, 1997

    This column wasn't supposed to be an obituary, although it was meant to sound a knell of finality, if not death. This is my last column for New... More >>

  • It's Alright, Ma

    published June 12, 1997

    Bob Dylan didn't die. Apparently the state of his condition following his May 25 hospitalization for histoplasmosis was greatly exaggerated by the... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 12, 1997

    Various Artists Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks, Parts One and Two (Capitol) I've marveled at the sonic gimmickry and the... More >>

  • Reverb

    published June 5, 1997

    Despite all the recent press talk about the demise of rock and roll and the glorious advent of electronica, I've neither subscribed to the former... More >>

  • Rotations

    published June 5, 1997

    The Monks Black Monk Time (Infinite Zero/American) Everything that's great about the Monks is right there on "Monk Chant," the... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published May 29, 1997

    thursday may 29 Subtropics 9: The Subtropics 9 New Music Festival wraps up this week with three performances at Miami-Dade Community... More >>

  • Reverb

    published May 29, 1997

    A few words on Pete Moss from some people who knew him. Moss, a fixture on the local music scene for more than ten years, died early last week. No... More >>

  • Everyday People

    published May 22, 1997

    For someone who considers himself an expressionist, Khadir frontman Lino de la Guardia has had a hard time expressing himself -- or rather, he's... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published May 15, 1997

    thursday may 15 Happy Birthday, ArtCenter-South Florida: The ArtCenter-South Florida celebrates a dozen years of providing a haven... More >>

  • Mourn Free

    published May 15, 1997

    Jay Farrar writes songs from the tangled backwoods of the soul, in a dimly lit recess where what little light shines only illuminates the despair... More >>

  • Reverb

    published May 15, 1997

    It's not easy selling Miami on avant-garde music. Sometimes you even have to give the stuff away. Gustavo Matamoros knows this. The artistic... More >>

  • Rotations

    published May 15, 1997

    Buick MacKane The Pawn Shop Years (Rykodisc) The best way to distinguish the solo work of Austin singer/songwriter Alejandro... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published May 8, 1997

    thursday may 8 Celebrity Golf Challenge: A bevy of celebrities, including Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Dawnn Lewis, Malcolm-Jamal... More >>

  • Reverb

    published May 8, 1997

    The music of southern Louisiana has been described in many ways, but "progressive" isn't a word you often see thrown in the direction of the... More >>

  • 'Lectric Warriors

    published May 8, 1997

    Robert Price is not a happy man. At least not now. It's the day before his band Kreamy 'Lectric Santa is set to embark on a monthlong club tour... More >>

  • Farewell to the White Improvisers

    published May 1, 1997

    If you will, indulge me in these two recollections: (1) Sometime in the hot summer of 1993, three friends and I were sucking down beers at... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published April 24, 1997

    thursday april 24 Chris Smither: As both a rough-voiced singer of his own evocative songs and an interpreter of others' works, Chris... More >>

  • Forever on the Outside

    published April 24, 1997

    Jim Lauderdale calls them "recording-artist horror stories," and he can reel off a litany of them based on his own experiences as a... More >>

  • Reverb

    published April 24, 1997

    It has been in production far longer than I've called Miami home, but it appears the film East of Overtown is actually inching toward completion.... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published April 17, 1997

    thursday april 17 Arturo Sandoval/FIU Jazz Festival: Trumpet great Arturo Sandoval teams up with the FIU Jazz Band tonight at 8:00... More >>

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