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Tommy Castro

0 Comments · Thursday, April 15, 1999
San Francisco's Tommy Castro has earned a reputation for his brand of energetic urban Blues and his latest album, Right As Rain (Blind Pig Records) should further that rep. Castro's handling of   


0 Comments · Thursday, April 8, 1999
The eponymous debut from Athens, GA's Macha (on Jetset Records) is, in a word, mesmerizing, a swirling mix of hypnotic Eastern music, eclectic Indie Guitar Rock and Prog Rock. Inspired by a trip   

Ekoostik Hookah

0 Comments · Thursday, April 1, 1999
Ohio's answer to the Allman Brothers, Ekoostik Hookah, are celebrating the release of their sixth CD, Sharp in the Flats, by doing what they do best: touring. The album is a collection of mostly   

Jazz Mandolin Project

0 Comments · Thursday, March 25, 1999
Jazz Mandolin Project have a Bluegrass connection in their sound, thanks to Jamie Masefield's picking, but as their latest CD, Tour De Flux, reveals, JMP are an enthralling Jazz project through a  

Bill Morrissey

0 Comments · Thursday, March 18, 1999
Usually lumped in with Folk artists, Bill Morrissey's vivid storytelling abilities (he is also a novelist) have always had the immediacy and emotional gruff of the best Blues lyrics. So it's not  


0 Comments · Thursday, March 11, 1999
After enduring enough label skirmishes to make anyone call it a day, Scrawl have moved on with their careers after their recent relationship with their first major label, Elektra, fell apart. Arme  

Brave Old World

0 Comments · Thursday, March 4, 1999
Brave Old World are considered one of the best groups of its genre, performing a progressive, skillful version of the traditional Jewish music called Klezmer. The group emerged in the late '80s a  

Maggi, Pierce and E.J.

0 Comments · Thursday, February 25, 1999
Usually when you say there's no pigeonholing a band, it's a bit of an overstatement. A good music critic can nail anyone down to a genre. Much as we try, there's no getting a handle on the affa  


0 Comments · Thursday, February 11, 1999
There's at least two reasons why the past two out of three albums by veteran pub rockers NRBQ have been live albums. First, in concert is where the band shines, the great songs befiting the ragge  

Bio Ritmo

0 Comments · Thursday, February 4, 1999
Despite being a fair distance from Big Band Jump Swing, Salsa up-and-comers Bio Ritmo have been making waves on the Swing circuit with their horn-laden, Latin and African rhythms for the past coup  

Lower East Side Stitches

0 Comments · Thursday, January 28, 1999
Playing by ye ol' loud, fast rules, Lower East Side Stitches (from New York's Lower East Side, not Norwood), will invade the Queen City in support of their latest, confusingly titled effort, STA