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ig-news-digest        saturday, august 29 1998        volume 01 : number 171


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] this just in! nyc  ss moved to irving plaza  [barbara todd <indi]
  [ig-news] lilith fair ig pictures & clips                [memememi@aol.com]
  [ig-news] cleveland suffragette sessions pictures        [memememi@aol.com]
  [ig-news] suffragette article 8/25/98    [carolyn <underdog@earthlink.net>]
  [ig-news] chicago ss #2 8/26/98             [diane wong <arle@hotmail.com>]


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date: fri, 28 aug 1998 19:53:51 edt
from: barbara todd <indigobabs@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] this just in! nyc  ss moved to irving plaza


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

hey all you new york list members!


this just in:


the september 3rd suffragette sessions tour that was to be held at roseland
has now moved!


it is now at irving plaza, the place where the slam was held in the spring.


i am not sure why this change took place, but rock on nyc!


babs
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address
17 irving place
new york, ny 10003


directions
located on the northwest corner of 15th street & irving place, 1 block west of
3rd avenue.


public transportation
by subway:
all trains to union square.


box office information phone numbers
(212) 777-6800


box office hours
mon - sat12noon - 6:00pm
box office is closed on sundays.


payment accepted at box office
cash


will call
pick up tickets one (1) hour prior to show. the customer must present the
actual credit card used to place the order and a photo id.


parking
parking lots located on 15th and 16th streets. 16th street parking lot
validates tickets.


general rules
all ages admitted unless otherwise specified.
must be 21 years of age and older to drink.


children rules
all ages admitted unless otherwise specified.

special seating arrangements
handicap accessible.


miscellaneous
concessions:
bar available; located on ground floor.


restrooms:
located on ground floor.


coatcheck:
available; located on first floor.


restaurants:
the cottage at irving place
friend of a farmer


hotels:
gramercy park hotel


concert hotline:
(212) 777-1224

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date: fri, 28 aug 1998 22:07:19 edt
from: memememi@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] lilith fair ig pictures & clips


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

i'm kind of surprised that more people haven't mentioned this...........
there are *tons* of pictures and video clips on the lilith fair site.  just go
to the "dates" and choose each day.   for example - the july 21st site has
about 8 or so video clips just with ig alone......... including a video clip
of "gone again" and everyone singing "happy birthday" to emily.   it takes a
while to download each one, but they're pretty cool when you get them.


the main lilith fair page address is:  http://www.lilithfair.com/


=)
lisa

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date: thu, 27 aug 1998 22:04:35 edt
from: memememi@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] cleveland suffragette sessions pictures


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

hello everyone,


i think that i read someone asking if there were any suffragette session show
pictures on the web - well, i just added some to my web page, so if you're
interested, go to the main page, and follow the links.  i also have some from
the newport show up too =)


http://members.aol.com/memememi/indigogirls.html


=)
lisa

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date: thu, 27 aug 1998 07:02:27 -0700
from: carolyn <underdog@earthlink.net>
subject: [ig-news] suffragette article 8/25/98


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

the cleveland plain dealer


suffragette sessions tour
audience fails to appreciate inspired all-female program
by anastasia pantsios


08/25/98


it seemed as if a significant minority of the sold-out audience at the odeon
saturday night missed the spirit and intent of the suffragette sessions tour
organized by indigo girls amy ray and emily saliers.


ray's and saliers' idea was to take even further the lilith fair concept of
assembling a tour of women-fronted, mostly commercial-leaning acts: they
cobbled together a flexible troupe featuring women of wildly disparate
musical leanings. each would pick three songs and the other players she
wanted to perform with her.


what happened in reality was that a sort of large band took shape. most of
the women were on stage most of the time, many shifting comfortably between
instruments. while mecca normal's jean smith and come's thalia zedek handled
most of the guitars, along with ray and saliers (there were often four
guitars cranking), zedek also switched to clarinet for some songs. jane
siberry and lisa germano were the utility players, switching between
keyboards, accordion, violin and mandolin.


some of the odeon's audience members didn't get it - there was quite a bit
of grumbling because the indigo girls did not play many of their hits. in
spite of that, ray, saliers and the eight other musicians they gathered
together for this show were a revelation and an inspiration.


they showed that there isn't anything in rock music women can't do
effectively. anchored by a potent rhythm section, featuring luscious
jackson's kate schellenbach on drums and ex-breeder josephine wiggs on bass
(she played both electric and acoustic, and was joined by gail ann dorsey
for a double bass punch on a number of songs), the group rocked its way
through about two dozen tunes that ranged from the acoustic-flavored,
spanish-language contributions of lourdes perez to the sullen, indie-blues
of thalia zedek with her beautifully
ravaged voice.


jean smith did a solo a cappella piece, while ray and saliers, seemingly
thrilled to have so much feminine talent around them, made full use of most
of the group for thickly-arranged versions of indigo girls songs such as
"power of two" and "go." germano's delicate lilt provided a contrast to the
rawer vocals of zedek. and david bowie touring bassist dorsey added crisp,
steely soul to her immaculately sung tunes, which included a sensitive cover
of bowie's "ziggy stardust," the final encore of the show.


perhaps the most impressive performance was that of jane siberry, a sort of
canadian laurie anderson whose exploration of the potential of music and
lyrics goes well beyond that of most pop artists. she made full of use of
the sonic textures available to her to embellish "love is everything," which
featured the exhilarating, multivoiced
harmonies that ran throughout most of the show - clearly a large part of the
onstage bonding involved lifting voices in communal song.+


siberry closed the pre-encore show with a captivating version of gladys
knight and the pips' "midnight train to georgia."


beyond the sheer range of the women's musical gifts, what was most thrilling
to observe was the strong individual aura each exuded. if jean smith's heavy
sarcasm and ironic, rock-god posturing on guitar got a little heavy-handed,
it was balanced by siberry's centered, glowing vibe, and saliers' earnest
enthusiasm.


hopefully, some of the young women in attendance, who gave ray and saliers
such a deafening ovation when they walked on at the beginning of the show,
saw beyond their disappointment in not hearing "closer to fine" and came to
appreciate the onstage diversity and passion that made today's parade of
matchbox 20 clones seem superfluous.

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date: thu, 27 aug 1998 02:54:10 pdt
from: diane wong <arle@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] chicago ss #2 8/26/98


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]

hi there everybody,


well, it's 3:50am cst, and i am still up, thinking about tonight's
concert at park west.  the energy around this show was "spooky" and
relaxed.  amy described us as being a "listening crowd" and that "each
night the audiences get better and better"--we cheered on that one.


here's the setlist:
under your skin - amy, emily, jane, and thalia on vocals
cimarron
reptile - lisa germano w/ thalia on clarinet
way below the radio - lisa germano
sister - amy
roll the dice
omen - rose polanzski(sp?)
flirtin' is a flo thang - jane siberry
pullin' a cloud - gail ann dorsey
in canada - jean smith (poem)
chisel - amy & jane on vocals
go, go, go - amy
tengo la vida - lourdes perez
vestigios - lourdes
pale light - thalia zedek
jolene - kelly logan (sp?)
soon 2 be nothing - emily
power of deux - amy & emily & the gang


encore:
love is everything - jane siberry
cannonball
midnight train to georgia - gail & co.


what can i say?  the crowd tonight was better from my perspective.  a
couple of times i heard people shout out requests between songs.  we
loved that rousing power of two version--amy sidled up to emily during
the second verse and smiled.  of course, we sang along and
danced...before the bridge began, amy and emily looked at each other
like "you go" "no, you"...finally, amy started in, and emily chimed in
her melody with her 600+ backup singers.


really, everyone was amazing...buffalo daughter treated us with a couple
of their old songs which had more acoustic, less electronica, and you
could understand a little more of the lyrics.  dug that strobe light
thing--too bad the crowd wasn't dancing; it was too snug to do more than
breathe.


shelley told me afterwards that amy's 'sister' just struck her hard.  i
dragged out the lyrics from my bag, courtesy of memememi, and followed
along.  amy's blue-grey eyes were just piercingly intense.  wow.


flirting is a flo thang - hahaha...what a laugh!  it was fun, and an
incomplete song by the "i-flirt-with-men,i-flirt-with-women,
i-flirt-with-the-old,i-flirt-with  the-children,rocks,trees" ms. siberry
that was improvised by the whole cast including vocals by jane, amy
jamming, gail, jean, thalia, et al.  seems like jane becomes a
blubbering idiot (it's endearing) whenever her speaking voice connects
with the mike.  her "love is everything" was again, house-silencing.


again, i enjoyed lisa germano and also lourdes perez--lisa's quiet,
stirring style speaks to all souls, and lourdes reminds me of the
spaniard in my blood....tengo la vida con las manos, es la consequencia
de estar mujer, tengo la vida con las manos, es la consequencia de estar
[human]...i have life with my hands, as a consequence of being a
woman,...as a consequence of being human.


[...]


peace out,
diane wong =)
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