4 items by Matt Ashare

  • Q&A: Tori Amos: One-Woman Choir

    Q&A: Tori Amos: One-Woman Choir | ARTICLE

    Back when she first emerged as a solo artist in 1991, Tori Amos quicklyestablished herself as pop's new reigning Trauma Queen, with the jarringconfessional of "Me and a Gun," an a cappella tune about her own rape. Shestuck to the...

    August 12, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Link Wray

    Live Report: Link Wray | ARTICLE

    "This song busted in 1958," drawled the timeworn, guitar-wearing, pony-tail-sporting gentleman wearing dark sunglasses and a sleeveless T-shirt on stage downstairs at the Middle East. "It was right here -- in Boston -- that it first busted," he mumbled. "It's called...

    May 29, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Gary Numan

    Live Report: Gary Numan | ARTICLE

    First there was the Damned, reuniting in the wake of Offspring's Batman Forever cover of their "Smash It Up" for a club tour in early '98. Then we had Bow Wow Wow, relaunching their career for no apparent reason with...

    May 5, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Elliott Smith

    Live Report: Elliott Smith | ARTICLE

    Looking just as scruffy and disheveled as he always does, Elliott Smith made his triumphant return to Cambridge's Middle East on a day better known and dreaded as Tax Day all across America. Not that most of the close to...

    April 16, 1998 12:00 AM ET