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1998 Stories by Sam Prestianni

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  • Hear This

    published December 30, 1998

    Hellworms Far below the earth, beyond the fiery gates of eternal damnation, the Hellworms pound out tuneful noise that's about as... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 16, 1998

    The Wags On inspired nights, the Wags' good-time country blues and rags may make you want to holler in your pitcher of homebrew, drop your... More >>

  • Reviews

    published December 9, 1998

    Cecil Taylor Quartet Qu'a: Live at the Iridium Vol. 1 (Cadence Jazz) Veteran pianist Cecil Taylor has a reputation for playing... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 9, 1998

    Mudhoney I last saw proto-grunge doomsayers Mudhoney about six years back at the old Kennel Club (now the Justice League). On the street as... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 2, 1998

    Pamela Z Vocalist Pamela Z knows more about the complex music of language than a lecture hall full of Shakespearean scholars. She's a... More >>

  • Hear This

    published November 18, 1998

    Peter Whitehead Without formal training, composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Whitehead makes sense of the vast world of music by... More >>

  • Melding Pot

    published October 28, 1998

    Serrated strings of ear-bleed intensity saw through the silence like air raid sirens. Then a sharp decrescendo reduces the din to a faint,... More >>

  • Reviews

    published October 21, 1998

    The Murder City Devils Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts (Sub Pop) Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels to Be Something On ... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 21, 1998

    Anonymous 4 Anonymous 4 is one of a handful of peculiar a cappella groups to top the Billboard classical chart in the past decade by making... More >>

  • SF Weekly's Wammies '98

    published October 14, 1998

    Americana/Roots Wilson Gil& the Willful Sinners Wilson Gil brushes off old memories like any good yarn-spinning country singer. But the... More >>

  • Live

    published September 23, 1998

    Tori Amos Oakland Arena Tuesday, Sept. 15 Tori Amos does sad better than most anyone. Survivor of religion, rape, marriage, and... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 16, 1998

    Matthew Shipp & William Parker Sometimes Matthew Shipp sees the piano as a spaceship, an enigmatic vehicle for transporting both player and... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 9, 1998

    "New Music on the Mountain" with Wadada Leo Smith/Vinny Golia/Bertram Turetzky Trio When it's time to make music, trumpeter Wadada Leo... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 2, 1998

    Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir After singing for years in common pop and R&B bands, Linda Tillery woke up one day while... More >>

  • Hear This

    published July 1, 1998

    Optimist International Optimist International is a band of three anonymous San Francisco boy scouts dedicated to bringing the virtues of... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 24, 1998

    Quagmire Before migrating to the Bay Area a couple of years back, the Wisconsin natives in Quagmire must have indulged in the coming-of-age... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 17, 1998

    Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos Marc Ribot may be the most inventive guitarist to come out of New York's fecund downtown scene in the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 10, 1998

    John Lurie & the Lounge Lizards John Lurie has written, directed, and produced his own films, appeared in a crop of unusual cinematic... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 3, 1998

    Roscoe Mitchell Best known for his pioneering sound-and-space explorations over the past three decades with Art Ensemble of Chicago,... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 27, 1998

    The Young Composers Collective Seattle's Young Composers Collective takes the starch out of the typical orchestral production. The wind,... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 13, 1998

    Clusone Trio For nearly two decades the Amsterdam-based Clusone Trio have been setting jazz neophytes at ease by rattling their sense of... More >>

  • Reviews

    published May 13, 1998

    Hanson 3 Car Garage (Mercury) Subtitling their third major-label album "The Independent Recordings '95-'96," the Hanson brothers... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 6, 1998

    Wayne Horvitz & Zony Mash In response to the contemporary resurgence of the groovy organ sound of the '50s and '60s, popular industry... More >>

  • Reviews

    published May 6, 1998

    Africa: The Ba-Benzele Pygmies (Rounder) You won't see the artists interviewed on MTV or Charlie Rose. You won't read about them in... More >>

  • Hear This

    published April 29, 1998

    Chris Speed Adventurous jazz fans may recognize tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed from his front-line partnership with fiery... More >>

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