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ig-news-digest       saturday, february 28 1998       volume 01 : number 008


                               today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] daemon records newsletter (fwd)  ["margaret a. clayton" <maclayt]
  [ig-news] perth support act     [david allingham <davida@maths.uwa.edu.au>]
  [ig-news] re: live acoustic session         [mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>]
  [ig-news] ig in the daily telegraph mirror, feb 26 1998  [sherlyn koo <she]
  [ig-news] sots review in "revolver", sydney  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.]
  [ig-news] review: ig in sydney, february 26 1998  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl]


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date: fri, 27 feb 1998 13:36:34 -0600 (cst)
from: "margaret a. clayton" <maclayto@midway.uchicago.edu>
subject: [ig-news] daemon records newsletter (fwd)


i assume there are some amy or emily moments on this vol. 2 of the new
mongrels music, though qi haven't heard definite confirmation.


margaret


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date: fri, 27 feb 1998 09:37:00 -0600 (cst)
from: owner-daemonrecs-info@m2.monsterbit.com
to: undisclosed-recipients:  ;
subject: daemon records newsletter


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***new mongrels***


it's here!  the new mongrels second release entitled big cup of empty
has just arrived in our office.  we will be adding it to our web any day
but can't ship until the street date.  march 17th.  we will take advanced
orders  though don't submit them until it is listed on the order form.
it is in limited release in record stores so we are counting on all of
you for the support on this one.


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date: fri, 27 feb 1998 14:35:15 +0800
from: david allingham <davida@maths.uwa.edu.au>
subject: [ig-news] perth support act


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the
indigo girls mailing list at netspace.org.]


hi :)


just rang bocs and they told me that the support band for the perth gig is
honey, a 3-piece band. that's all they knew.  anyone heard of them?


david

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date: fri, 27 feb 1998 19:13:18 -0500
from: mel <melsouth@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: live acoustic session


just a little bit of added info re: ig on 99x via audionet on sun mar 1.


the time:


8:30 pm est
7:30 pm cst
... etc

> hey all,
>
> fyi, thought you might be interested...
>
> indigo girls - the folk rock musicians perform an acoustic session
> live from the studios of 99x in atlanta.
>     fri. feb. 27 - 12:00 pm
>     sun. mar. 1 - 7:30 pm
>
> http://www.audionet.com/music/shows/livex/


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         -- mel  <melsouth@mindspring.com>
                 [icq# 7373594]


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date: sat, 28 feb 1998 14:29:45 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] ig in the daily telegraph mirror, feb 26 1998


hey folks,


this is from thursday's (feb 26) daily telegraph mirror,
one of the daily papers here in sydney.  there's a picture
with the article which looks like it was taken at the
rocks in sydney - a&e leaning up against a sandstone wall.


cheers,
sherlyn

southern girls
by annabel mcgilvray


"are they the indigo girls?" asked the 20-something waitress,
craning her neck to see from behind the kings cross sandwich
counter.


nodding towards the blonde and brunette seated together in the
cafe, she enthused that it was the indigo girls who had
inspired her to start playing the guitar.


the folk-rock duo from america's deep south find their
following here in australia hard to believe.


"is this reality?" asked emily saliers, the blonde half of the
group.


amy ray, the one with the gravelly voice, looked similarly
incredulous.


in sydney to promote their latest album shaming of the sun, the
girls cited joni mitchell as the performer who most influenced
them to begin playing guitar together while still at school in
atlanta, georgia, almost 20 years ago.


joni's still there in their music, but these days saliers said
she's listening to aerosmith, led zeppelin and rage against the
machine.


ray said her tastes lay more in the clash and murder ballads
sung by little old ladies from the appalachian mountains.


these contrasting styles have led to an unusual creative
arrangement, with each writing and arranging her songs alone but
collaborating in production to turn out albums split between
ray's harder, simple arrangements and saliers' pop.


the mix has won them a loyal fan base not only in australia and
the us but around the world.


differing styles perhaps, but the indigo girls' music is united
in its combination of deeply personal songs about love and loss
and wildly political pieces, rallying support for issues ranging
frm women's rights to the environment and america's illegal
immigrants.


ray said there was no intention to preach and that the political
bent of much of their music was derived from their own
passionately held beliefs which people can take or leave.


"we feel that as individuals and part of the human family it's
our joyful responsibility to take part in what's going on," she
said.


"it's kind of like finding a line between just playing the music
but also offering opportunities for people to check out material
if they want to."


saliers said she got fired up for more selfish reasons.


"i get sick of writing songs about myself so i make a conscious
effort to write from a world view rather than from a self view."


* the indigo girls play the state theatre tonight and tomorrow
night.

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     "don't ever be afraid to open up your eyes
      so you can see tomorrow..."       - merril bainbridge

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date: sat, 28 feb 1998 15:56:42 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] sots review in "revolver", sydney


hi everyone,


this review appeared in "revolver" (one of the sydney free
papers), feb 25-march 3 1998 issue.  it's hard to figure out
exactly what this guy thinks of the girls - at some points he
seems to like them, at other points he doesn't.  and yep -
it's written "shaming the sun" the whole way through the
review...


oh, btw, apparently this month's issue of "lighting
dimensions -- the magazine for the lighting professional" has
a cover story on lilith fair, with an ig picture and
everything.


:)
sherlyn

indigo girls
shaming the sun
epic
(reviewed by victor lucas)


now these girls know how to hit a harmony and strum a mean
acoustic.  how many albums later and rave reviews is it?
many probably thought the indigos would have fallen by the
wayside a long time ago, yet here they are with the umpteenth
album and a world tour.  having worked with heroes like
stipesy and the wonderful producer scott litt, "shaming the
sun" finds the girls back in familiar folk/rock territory,
this time enlisting steve earle as an extra special guest.


shaming the sun is a gutsier album than usual.  the rhythm
section is dirty and more beefy, especially on tracks like
"shed your skin".  the pick of the bunch is "get out the map",
a track in the tradition of "closer to fine".  fortunately
there is nothing too over impassioned like their not so
brilliant version of "romeo and juliet" which felt burdened by
ay rays at times *too* strident voice.


the balance of voices is perfectly chimed in the sweet pop of
"it's allright", a snappy ditty with a warm as sunshine chorus.
the girls have pretty much produced this album under their own
steam.  david leonard goes along for the ride but the indigos
have done it long enough now to be able to pull it off
themselves.  "leeds" is an unusual track, a big piano ballad
full of atmospheric harmonies soaked in reverb.  leeds is a
long way from georgia, and in the song the girls sounds like
they miss home.  fax papers slipped under the hotel room door
like food for the prisoner, a lyric for the post-modern world.


the ballad "everything" is plaintive and sad; with lisa germano
on violin and mandolin they stay true to their folk roots.  if
you are an *indigo girls* fan then you'll like "shaming the sun"
as there is plenty to sink your teeth into.  if you've never
been a fan, have a listen to some of their live recordings,
because that's where they really shine.  on "shaming" they seem
to be confronting their own demos.  "shaming the sun" indeed.


**** (four stars)

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     "don't ever be afraid to open up your eyes
      so you can see tomorrow..."       - merril bainbridge


=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     "don't ever be afraid to open up your eyes
      so you can see tomorrow..."       - merril bainbridge


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date: sat, 28 feb 1998 19:01:05 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] review: ig in sydney, february 26 1998


[sherlyn's note: this is a post i sent to the indigo girls mailing
list at netspace.org.  i know some of you were interested in
reading *some* concert reviews... let me know if this is the sort
of thing you're interested in!]

hi everyone,


first, here's the setlist for last thursday's show at the state
theatre in sydney:


1. mystery
2. three hits
3. get out the map
4. land of canaan
5. hammer and a nail
6. don't give that girl a gun
7. it's alright
8. shame on you
9. power of two
10. cut it out / wish you were here
11. least complicated
12. i don't wanna know
13. leeds
14. romeo
15. galileo
16. chickenman


17. ghost
18. closer to fine


it was a good, solid show, but nothing particularly spectacular.
but for the first-timers in our group i think the set list made a
wonderful first concert.  and to be honest, there were a number of
other factors contributing to my personal opinion of this show -
for one, the fact that we couldn't see anything from our second
row seats because of all the people who rushed the stage.  then
there were the inevitable comparisons to our so very perfect second
row experience on sunday night in melbourne...  but still.  an ig
show is by definition a good ig show, right?  so, no real
complaints on my part...


highlights:
- - opening with "mystery".
- - amy sang the intro to "three hits" acapella.  gorgeous.
- - "wish you were here".  goosebumps!


don't get me wrong, it was a fine show and i enjoyed it a lot,
but it was very similar to the first show i saw in melbourne on
saturday, except with less talking by the girls... they seemed
to be pretty much "down to business" the whole night, in fact.


the crowd was fairly rowdy, although nowhere near as rowdy as some
of the shows i've been to in the us, of course.  but there was a
lot of hollering going on, especially at the front.  lots of "we
love you!" and "happy mardi gras"-s flying about... the crowd
singing was pretty cool too (amy said so, after po2. :)


one random things:
someone asked emily what the pictures were that are stuck on the
front of her feedback amp.  "just people i know," she replied.


okay, i think that's pretty much it.  review of the second sydney
show to follow!


happy happy,
sherlyn
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
     "don't ever be afraid to open up your eyes
      so you can see tomorrow..."       - merril bainbridge

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