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    Wammies Winners

    Americana/Roots The Eric McFadden Experience Hard Rock Old Grandad Hip Hop/Turntablist Invisibl Skratch Piklz International Omar Sosa Jazz/Swing Lee Press-On & the Nails Punk The Donnas Reggae/Ska Critical Mass...

    on October 21, 1998
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    Country and Midwestern

    Robbie Fulks Let's Kill Saturday Night (Geffen) The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing: Pioneer, Traditionalist, Avant-Gardist, Magician (Bloodshot) Son Volt Wide Swing Tr...

    by Mark Athitakis on October 14, 1998
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    House of Tudor

    Although they have been compared to Pere Ubu, Fred Frith, Frank Zappa, John Zorn, and the Residents, I must submit that Uz Jsme Doma is Prague's answer to Idiot Flesh. Odd men in doctors' scrubs create deranged attic polkas with sinister operatic ove...

    by Silke Tudor on October 14, 1998
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    Hear This

    Jets to Brazil There's a big difference between selling out and growing up. Unfortunately for the pop-punk band Jawbreaker, fans didn't see it that way. Their final album, Dear You, shed the gravel-laden vocals and hard-edged power chords for ric...

    by Robert Arriaga on October 14, 1998
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    Riff Raff

    A Jazzman's Life Bay Area composer and tenor saxophonist Glenn Spearman died of cancer in his home Thursday morning, Oct. 8. He was 51. A colossal improviser and kindhearted father figure to many in the local creative-music community, Spearman's loss...

    by Heather Wisner on October 14, 1998
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    Reviews

    A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement (Jive) This summer A Tribe Called Quest -- who had brought a unique flair and unpretentious intelligence to hip hop for almost 10 years -- announced that they would release one more record and break up...

    by Brian Alcorn on October 14, 1998
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    SF Weekly's Wammies '98

    Americana/Roots Wilson Gil& the Willful Sinners Wilson Gil brushes off old memories like any good yarn-spinning country singer. But the urban Gil finds his grit in the city he loves, not along a dusty trail. Ten years of highs and lows in San F...

    by Heather Wisner on October 14, 1998
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    Welcome to Wammies '98

    It hasn't been an easy year for music lovers. With newly enforced noise restrictions and high-priced "live/work" spaces insinuating themselves into our most vibrant neighborhoods, it looked as if the city of San Francisco was determined to chase away...

    by Silke Tudor on October 14, 1998
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    Reviews

    Amy Rigby Middlescence (Koch International) On 1996's Diary of a Mod Housewife, Amy Rigby was pushing 40 and running for her life. Singing sweetly, with a stunning batch of country-inflected hooks at her command, she was desperate to confro...

    by Dave Clifford on October 7, 1998
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    Riff Raff

    Give Me Royalties or Give Me Death Inc. Three of the four former members of the Dead Kennedys, the long-defunct San Francisco political punk band, announced last week that they intend to terminate their relationship with Alternative Tentacles Records...

    by Heather Wisner on October 7, 1998
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    In Heaven There Is No Beer - Polkacide is San Francisco's longest-running musical in-joke

    When Polkacide plays live, punks, hippie chicks, and grandparents alike drink way too much beer, polka terribly, and go home with mad grins stamped on their faces. The band -- a San Francisco institution for 13 years -- bastardizes both the classic p...

    by Tim Kingston on October 7, 1998
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    Hear This

    The Dropkick Murphys For Boston street punks the Dropkick Murphys Irish pride is the only thing more important than a good, cold lager. Like their British oi forebears, the DMs believe that drinking with the boys, laboring on the docks, and growi...

    by Robert Arriaga on October 7, 1998
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    House of Tudor

    The voice of Pinetop Seven singer Darren Richard sways delicately between the pale, sophomoric timbre of Jonathan Richman and the pregnant, melancholic intonation of Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry. Richard weaves dejected tales with cinematic clarity...

    by Silke Tudor on October 7, 1998
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    Whiskey-Bent and Hell-Bound - Hank Williams gets out of this world alive

    The Complete Hank Williams (Mercury) Hank Williams was a drunk, a mean drunk who died at 29 in the back seat of a Cadillac. He was a semiliterate plagiarist, a whoremonger, a brawler, and an egomaniac. He was a stingy manager of top-flight mu...

    by Brian Alcorn on September 30, 1998
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    Reviews

    Arab Strap Philophobia (Matador) Aidan Moffat, the singer and songwriter of Glasgow duo Arab Strap, tells the stories of a troubled troubadour. But where other pop troubadours -- Donovan, Dylan, Nick Drake -- often sang outward, interperson...

    by Melissa Piazza on September 30, 1998
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    Riff Raff

    Confidential to the Lastnameless and Lowercased essence We're hurt. You know that Riff Raff cares about you and your ongoing romps through the strange confluence of music and fashion. We've reported almost every significant development of your blosso...

    by Heather Wisner on September 30, 1998
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    Hear This

    Felix the Dog Felix the Dog is more of a storyteller than a typical DJ. At every party, at every club, he seeks a narrative from the crowd and crafts a soundtrack that matches its unique dance-floor cinema. Borrowing flutes from Brian Eno and sni...

    by Robert Arriaga on September 30, 1998
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    House of Tudor

    Like low-hanging clouds on a warm Louisiana morning, Damon & Naomi's latest offering, Playback Singers, seeps into your clothes and clings to the hair on the nape of your neck. Before you know it, you're soaked through and through, but you're warm an...

    by Silke Tudor on September 30, 1998
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    Riff Raff

    Ethical Instigation Regular readers know that every once in a while, Riff Raff likes to lean back in our chairs and ponder ethical questions both big and small. One of our favorite publications to think about is the San Francisco Bay Guardian, our we...

    by Heather Wisner on September 23, 1998
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    Hear This

    Peter & the Test Tube Babies Peter & the Test Tube Babies spent the last 20 years at the bottom. They've never sounded better. Starting in Brighton, England, the young oi band set out to play songs about daily life and have a good time along the ...

    by Robert Arriaga on September 23, 1998
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