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11 items by Jonathan Perry

  • Late Morphine Singer Treated Right

    Late Morphine Singer Treated Right | ARTICLE

    Sunday afternoon, mere moments before an outdoor concert honoring the late Morphine singer-songwriter Mark Sandman was to begin, the skies above Cambridge, Mass.'s crowded Brookline Street grew ominous.| Within minutes, a ferocious thunderstorm was soaking Sandman's adopted hometown. Eventually, after a...

    July 27, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Great Scots, It's the Beta Band!

    Great Scots, It's the Beta Band! | ARTICLE

    It's been less than a week since the Beta Band arrived in New York City to talk about their highly anticipated debut album (out June 29) and already the Scottish foursome's cracking wise, Beatles '64-style.| "You know I'm Robin because...

    June 13, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • The Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss Drifts Away to the Land of Nod

    The Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss Drifts Away to the Land of Nod | ARTICLE

    As a slow Southern sun sets in Athens, Georgia, Olivia Tremor Control songwriter Bill Doss is talking about bedtime. "I get very excited about going to sleep, because I know I'm going to have some kind of...

    April 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Sparklehorse Revel in Life After Death

    Sparklehorse Revel in Life After Death | ARTICLE

    The first thing Sparklehorse songwriter Mark Linkous wanted to do after he died was ride one of the four motorcycles he keeps at his farm in rural Andersonville, Virginia. Well, that's not exactly true. The *first* thing he wanted to do...

    February 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Massive Attack

    Live Report: Massive Attack | ARTICLE

    Entering Massive Attack's darkly lustrous universe is a little like being catapulted through strange but welcoming worlds of wonder -- an endless solar system of sound and texture that embraces the soul and brushes the brain stem. Such was the...

    September 17, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: David Crosby

    Q&A: David Crosby | ARTICLE

    If David Crosby were a cat, he'd have used up the lion's share of his nine lives by now -- but David Crosby being David Crosby, he'd probably figure out a way to make it to ten. Call it...

    September 10, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Guided By Voices Founder Sounds Off

    Guided By Voices Founder Sounds Off | ARTICLE

    Guided By Voices leader Robert Pollard doubts he'll ever get a street named after him in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. "Sometimes me and my brother (on-again, off-again GBV member Jim Pollard) drive around town -- my brother was one of...

    July 10, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: B-52's/Pretenders

    Live Report: B-52's/Pretenders | ARTICLE

    "After all is said and done, you can't beat a guitar band, can ya?" queried Chrissie Hynde after her retooled Pretenders had romped through nearly a dozen career-spanning classics dating back almost (gulp) twenty years. Of course, holding up her...

    June 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Review: Sonic Youth

    Live Review: Sonic Youth | ARTICLE

    The night began early -- dinner time by weekend standards, with a packed house crowding into an ornate old theater to bear witness to Sean Lennon's coming-out party as one of two opening acts for Sonic Youth (they also invited...

    June 8, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Cornershop

    Live Report: Cornershop | ARTICLE

    It was a toss-up as to which was the more fascinating experience: hearing Cornershop cast their gentle spell of Punjab-flavored pop, hip-hop grooves and psychedelic drones last Sunday afternoon; or watching the band perform outdoors amid wood chips, mulch and...

    June 4, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Damn Right, He's Buddy Guy

    Damn Right, He's Buddy Guy | ARTICLE

    Buddy Guy doesn't think he's much of a guitarist. But then, that's Buddy Guy for you. The man whose incendiary live performances have simply got to be heard to be believed, the man whom Eric Clapton routinely calls "the greatest...

    May 22, 1998 12:00 AM ET
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