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1996 Stories by Sia Michel

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • Tabla Manners

    published May 15, 1996

    Anyone who's ever scoffed at the term "one-world music" should listen to the Cornershop song "Jullandar Shere," whose two versions "6 a.m." and... More >>

  • Samples

    published May 8, 1996

    The League of Justice You loved it as the Kennel Club, you ignored it as the short-lived Crash Palace, and now you'll get to reassess your... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 1, 1996

    Girls Against Boys House of GVSB (Touch & Go) Someone slipped a little Spanish fly into the rock critic water cooler, if the... More >>

  • The Rhythm of Language

    published April 17, 1996

    TVT Records' affable Adam Shore recently broke new publicity terrain with an amusing epistle that was equal parts critical theory, pep rally, and... More >>

  • Recordings

    published April 10, 1996

    Mark Eitzel 60 Watt Silver Lining (Warner Bros.) San Francisco's most despondent entertainer kicks off his solo career with a... More >>

  • Redemption Song

    published March 27, 1996

    Signs from god are where you find them: Lightning flickered throughout the Fugees' short outdoor set at South by Southwest in Austin last week,... More >>

  • Samples

    published March 20, 1996

    Southern Exposure Usually, a 10th anniversary is cause for a re-evaluation of purpose, but at last week's South by Southwest music and... More >>

  • Samples

    published March 13, 1996

    Texas or Bust Von Lmo isn't the only musician recording soundtracks to "invisible movies" these days. The power-popsters of MK Ultra... More >>

  • Samples

    published March 6, 1996

    Stage Fright When the Fillmore first opened in the '60s, San Francisco bands like Santana and the Dead were a crucial part of the booking,... More >>

  • Recordings

    published March 6, 1996

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook Night Song (Real World/Caroline) Various Artists Dead Man Walking Soundtrack ... More >>

  • Samples

    published February 28, 1996

    Space Oddity: Von Lmo's Fire Just in time for the full moon, space alien-cum-industrial noise progenitor Von Lmo is returning to his... More >>

  • Recordings

    published February 28, 1996

    Pulp Different Class (Island Records) In the U.S., the problem isn't the system, it's how well you fit into the system. Such... More >>

  • Samples

    published February 21, 1996

    Popping Off Originally conceived as a one-night showcase for local bands, the fourth annual "Noise Pop Festival" has grown to a four-day... More >>

  • Samples

    published February 14, 1996

    Fire Alarms As Night Crawler reported last November, Survival Research Labs staged "Crime Wave" at an empty lot on Beale Street. Although... More >>

  • Samples

    published January 31, 1996

    Silly Rabbits, Zines Are for Kids Picture this: A deranged Binky, the usually cowering Life in Hell bunny, is slugging that smug Trix... More >>

  • Other Worlds, Other Sounds

    published January 17, 1996

    It's 1951, and housewives across California are plopping the meatloaf in the oven and racing to their television sets. The screen snaps from snow... More >>

  • Samples

    published January 17, 1996

    Spider Men KUSF radio is interrupting its normally scheduled programming to bring you ... Spiders' games? Some KUSF volunteers are in an... More >>

  • Samples

    published January 10, 1996

    Parallel Worlds As most vinyl junkies will attest, digging through dusty crates of records at thrift shops and garage sales is half the fun... More >>

  • The Book of Lists

    published January 3, 1996

    James Sullivan's Best Music, 1995 1. Insurgent Country/Twangcore/Cowpunk: Two of my favorite records of the year -- the Geraldine Fibbers'... More >>

  • The Sound vs. Fury

    published January 3, 1996

    Was 1995 terrible for music? In their annual roundups, a slew of critics have slammed the year as the pale successor to the glory days of 1994... More >>

  • Albums

    published January 3, 1996

    1. P J Harvey, To Bring You My Love (Island) (See essay.) 2. Tricky, Maxinquaye (Island) (See essay.) 3. The Roots, Do You Want... More >>

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