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1999 Stories by Gilbert Garcia

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  • Harm's Way

    published May 6, 1999

    "Who's in charge of this? Is it okay if I sing?" The question came from Peacemakers guitarist Steve Larson. The answer was a soft murmur,... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 6, 1999

    Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (550 Music) It's a strange paradox of the music industry that a... More >>

  • Life of O'Reilly

    published April 29, 1999

    About a month ago, singer-songwriter Pete Forbes and his band were in Los Angeles rehearsing for a club gig that night. During a short break, the... More >>

  • Go Ask Alice

    published April 29, 1999

    Look through the north window of Alice Cooper'stown and the message is clear. You're greeted by a life-size cardboard cutout of the king of shock... More >>

  • Grist From the Mill

    published April 22, 1999

    The most frequently repeated joke about the '60s was that if you could remember it, you weren't there. Along those lines, the morning after the... More >>

  • New Times Music Showcase 1999

    published April 15, 1999

    In recent months, there's been a lot written and said about the death of the Tempe scene. Apparently, the sheer accumulation of isolated... More >>

  • Recordings

    published April 15, 1999

    The Hammertoes I Too Have Sinned (Tortuga Records) It's a sad, basic tenet of the music industry that every band thinks it's... More >>

  • Miller Time

    published April 15, 1999

    It's 2:00 in the afternoon and Leah Miller's still a bit groggy. In all fairness, the Zone's late-night DJ has a good excuse for her mild... More >>

  • Horns of Plenty

    published April 8, 1999

    It's been said that part of the reason the Beach Boys fell out of favor with the hippie counterculture of the late '60s is that the band made the... More >>

  • Recordings

    published April 1, 1999

    Olivia Tremor Control Black Foliage--Volume One (Flydaddy Records) If John Cage and Paul McCartney had ever collaborated on a... More >>

  • Glass Houses

    published March 25, 1999

    Monsters of Grace, the latest in a series of collaborations between composer Philip Glass and theater mastermind Robert Wilson, is commonly... More >>

  • Growing Pains

    published March 25, 1999

    Leave it to Austin. The self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World" finally has a band go platinum after two decades of false alarms, and... More >>

  • Top Dog

    published March 18, 1999

    In 1975, George Clinton made the album that he still considers the breakthrough of his career: Chocolate City, with his band Parliament. ... More >>

  • Manson Family Values

    published March 18, 1999

    A year ago, there was no special connection between Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love, unless you count the fact that both were famous for being... More >>

  • Car Talk

    published March 18, 1999

    Jesus Chrysler Supercar has never played at South by Southwest before. But the Mesa rock quintet doesn't approach this week's trip to Austin,... More >>

  • Double Dutch

    published March 11, 1999

    Willa and Corrie Alexander aren't related, but it's natural to assume that they are. Granted, they don't look much alike, and the statuesque... More >>

  • Tupelo Honey

    published March 11, 1999

    Elvis Costello once told the story of giving an advance tape of his 1982 masterpiece, Imperial Bedroom, to the artist who was going to paint the... More >>

  • Illadelphia Freedom

    published March 4, 1999

    Philadelphia's greatest contributors to hip-hop, the Roots, like to begin their CDs with a snatch of dialogue. It's their way of introducing a new... More >>

  • World Domination

    published March 4, 1999

    What a difference a few weeks can make. In mid-December, Jimmy Eat World was one frustrated emo-punk band. The Mesa quartet had completed a... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 4, 1999

    Kelly Willis What I Deserve (Rykodisc) It's been a good decade since Austinites began predicting stardom for Kelly Willis. Even... More >>

  • Plaster Casters

    published February 25, 1999

    When the original members of Kiss re-formed for a take-the-money-and-run tour in 1996, a persistent rumor followed their platform boots from city... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 25, 1999

    Jason Falkner Can You Still Feel? (Elektra Records) "Take a chance with me." Those are the first words out of... More >>

  • Stompin' at Balboa

    published February 18, 1999

    As a kid, I went through a very brief infatuation with the clarinet after watching The Benny Goodman Story on TV with my dad. All these years... More >>

  • Smoke Stacks

    published February 11, 1999

    For years Nick Francis dreamed of producing a contemporary instrumental album. For years Cliff Sarde dreamed of having a producer to help him... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 11, 1999

    Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret (Warner Bros.) Since the dawn of psychedelic music in 1966-1967, rock auteurs have searched... More >>

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