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ig-news-digest       wednesday, october 6 1999       volume 02 : number 173


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] billboard review of cons                       [memememi@aol.com]
  [ig-news] new dates             [michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>]
  [ig-news] new dates             [michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>]
  [ig-news] anyone need a lowell ticket?                 [indigopony@aol.com]
  [ig-news] second berkeley show!            [meiwei wu <meiwei@orconet.com>]
  [ig-news] ig in claremont, ca.           [tamara zakim <tzakim@pomona.edu>]
  [ig-news] tower theater, philly 10/4 review  [diane wong <arle@hotmail.com]
  [ig-news] austin openers          [taylor martin <babybutch88@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] washington post review of cons      [deb <indigo@mindspring.com>]


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date: tue, 5 oct 1999 18:15:49 edt
from: memememi@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] billboard review of cons


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


i'm not sure if someone has posted this or not, but this is a review cons
that was in billboard magazine this week.   i thought it was a great one!


=)
lisa


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spotlight
indigo girls / come on now social
producer(s): john reynolds
epic 54330
pop
originally reviewed for week ending 10/9/99


those who have pegged ig partners amy ray and emily saliers as little more
than earnest folkies need to lend an open-minded ear to their seventh studio
set-which shows 'em at their most varied and creatively potent. complementing
their signature acoustic strumming is an array of well-crafted roots rockers
framed by adept, intricate electric guitar work. ray's superior contributions
brim with guttural intensity and wildly emotional performances, in which she
often sounds two steps away from a nervous breakdown. most notable is her
blues-kissed "sister," wherein she vamps like the revered rock goddess she
deserves to be. meanwhile, saliers seasons her reliably sensitive,
introverted compositions with newly discovered aggression-as evidenced on the
foot-stompin' "trouble." added pleasure is derived from guest appearances by
sheryl crow, joan osborne, and meshell ndegéocello, although their
appearances are more incidental than integral to the set's overall appeal.

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date: tue, 5 oct 1999 15:13:31 -0400
from: michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>
subject: [ig-news] new dates


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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hkf's,


i updated my page (see below) a few hours ago but forgot to pass on the
info.  new dates for those left-coasters...  well, almost left-coast - new
dates in wa & wy.


here's the latest november -> dates:


11/01/99  phoenix, az union hall  now
(800)638-4253 (local #)
11/02/99  claremont, ca bridges auditorium  10/4 - 10:00am
(805)583-8700 (local tm)
11/03/99  los angeles, ca wiltern theatre  ?
11/04/99  los angeles, ca wiltern theatre  now
(213)480-3232 (local tm)
11/05/99  los angeles, ca wiltern theatre  now
(213)480-3232 (local tm)
11/06/99  berkeley, ca berkeley community theatre  10/3 - 10:00am
(510)762-2277 (local #)
11/08/99  san francisco, ca the warfield  ?
11/10/99  portland, or theater of the clouds - rose quarter  now
(503)224-4400 (local tm)
11/11/99  bellingham, wa mount baker theatre  ?
11/13/99  pullman, wa beasley coliseum  ?
11/14/99  eugene, or hult center for perf. arts - silva hall  now
(541)682-5000 (local #)
11/16/99  boise, id bank of america centre  10/15 - 10:00am
(208)331-8497 (local #)
11/17/99  logan, ut spectrum arena  ?
11/18/99  laramie, wy arts & science aud.  ?
11/19/99  denver, co fillmore auditorium  ?
11/20/99  denver, co fillmore auditorium  ?
12/16/99  atlanta, ga the tabernacle (404)249-6400


(there's either a '?' or '10/15' or 'now' which is the onsale date.
therefore, there's a lot of on sale info to be uncovered - so keep your ears
peeled!)


any info?  let us know!  merci!!


a+e=ig


mcunningham5@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~mcunningham5/indigotour.html
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date: tue, 5 oct 1999 15:19:18 -0400
from: michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>
subject: [ig-news] new dates


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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hey strangers...


forgot a little bit o' detail that i just saw on tm:


11/19/99 denver, co  fillmore auditorium
on sale: 10/9 - 10:00am
(303)830-8497 (local tm)


check tm to verify information.
8-)


a+e=ig


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date: tue, 5 oct 1999 11:19:19 edt
from: indigopony@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] anyone need a lowell ticket?


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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hey, kind friendables...if anyone needs a lowell ticket for tomorrow, my
friend is desperately trying to get rid of one...it's in section g, and i
think the price is $28.  so please e-mail cheryl at cdsiegel@mtholyoke.edu
and tell her that you want to buy that ticket! =)
peace today,
carrie
p.s.  lowell is tomorrow!  i get to see indigo girls from the second row!!!

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date: tue, 5 oct 1999 17:08:13 -0700
from: meiwei wu <meiwei@orconet.com>
subject: [ig-news] second berkeley show!


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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there's another show at the berkeley community theatre on 11/7.
the tickets are on sale on-line now! i found out about it by going to
www.basstickets.com , click concert icon, then follow concerts club
link, pick november 1999 date range, pick indigo girls from the table.
you can also call bass at 510-762-2277
get your tickets now.


meiwei

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date: tue, 5 oct 1999 14:46:24 -0800
from: tamara zakim <tzakim@pomona.edu>
subject: [ig-news] ig in claremont, ca.


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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hey all.
i'm on the comittee here at pomona college in charge of the ig performance
on november 2nd. i just wanted to remind all you socal, la residents to buy
your tickets, because the venue is small and there are still a lot of good
seats available. the tickets are $35 for the general public, $25 if you have
a claremont college id. unfortunately, they're selling through ticketbastard
(i know they suck) but we're also selling them through the 5 college
bookstore, huntley.


spread the word.


tamara

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date: tue, 5 oct 1999 13:53:24 pdt
from: diane wong <arle@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] tower theater, philly 10/4 review


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
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hey peoples,


rose polenzani opened with quite of few of her fans' favorites, including a
couple new ones.  most of the crowd talked during her set, and it was
disturbing.  but i enjoyed her and goody jamming together so sweetly.
(setlist: 1st one i was late for/omen/heaven release us/"when i was
young...(don't know this one)"/seven/parhelion/olga's birthday.)  rose did a
"i am an only child..." line to which the crowd responded.  hearing omen,
after listening to shelley's cover, was haunting.


it was simply amazing to see the girls in concert again, and at such a great
venue!  their setlist:


go
get out the map
chickenman
peace tonight
this train revised
andy
ozilline
least complicated
shed your skin
closer to fine
sister
power of two
faye tucker
cold beer and remote control
compromise
ghost
shame on you


encore:
or with rose polenzani on lead, a&e backup, and goody with the great solo
kid fears
galileo


highlights of the night:
they really seemed to enjoy the crowd participation, especially on lc, ctf,
po2, kid fears.  amy was kicking up her heels on faye tucker during the solo
instrumental parts, and that caroline dale really is stunning on her cello
solos!  carol issacs is so multi-talented--the penny whistle on ctf, the
piano intro on power of two, etc.--she had a wax candle lit by her
synthesizer.  the drummer, mr. ben cummings, was marvelous as well--loved
the lighting when they mentioned 'gold' in the bridge and lit up bc in gold.
  clare kenney kicked it on bass.


they said the generic stuff between songs, like this one amy wrote for her
grandma; thanks for listening to the new stuff; sing along, etc.


[...]


diane
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date: tue, 5 oct 1999 19:48:41 pdt
from: taylor martin <babybutch88@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] austin openers


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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hey y'all~


i just got this from the backyard.  i know one person who's going to be very
happy those two days!!!!  my top three bands in two days.  not to mention
seing ani the week before and the pet shop boys the day before (10/25 in
houston).  damn october is a kick ass month!


***************************************
the indigo girls
w/ the butchies amd three finger cowboy
tuesday, october 26th & wednesday, october 27th
**************************************


~tay


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date: tue, 05 oct 1999 23:14:30 -0400
from: deb <indigo@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] washington post review of cons


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/wplate/1999-10/03/018l-100399-idx.html


indigo girls' true colors
folk duo does musical justice to its social commentary on
latest cd


by richard harrington
washington post staff writer
sunday, october 3, 1999; page g02


"go," the opening track on indigo girls' new album, "come on now
social" (epic), has a fulsome new sound--electric-guitar-driven alt-rock
more reminiscent of the breeders and r.e.m.--but a familiar sense of
encouragement rooted in personal history. after paying homage to a
suffragette grandmother whose brave but lonely battles ultimately changed
her options, amy ray looks to enlist new warriors of conscience.


"raise your hands high/ don't take a seat/ don't stand aside/ this time
don't assume anything," ray sings passionately in this electric call to
action.
"i know the kids are still upsetters/ 'cause rock is cool but the struggle is
better/ go! go! go!"


ray and partner emily saliers, who perform at the patriot center friday,
finally have a rousing anthem to underscore their long history of social
commitment and political action, but there's nothing didactic about their
approach to such issues on the duo's seventh studio album.


that's true even of its most overtly political song, "faye tucker." it's a
stark, steve earle-styled discourse on convicted murderer karla faye
tucker, who last year became the first woman executed in texas since the
civil war. the song addresses the issue of the death penalty and tucker's
own complicity in the situation, as well as the media circus that enveloped
efforts to commute tucker's sentence.


"if you live, they gonna make you a campaigner/ if you die, they gonna
make you a grave," ray declaims starkly. "either way it goes down/ well
your life's not your own/ and that's why killin' don't pay."


elsewhere, "trouble" suggests a world full of tension and meanness,
including hate crimes ("when the clergy take a vote all the gays will pay
again/ 'cause there's more than one kind of criminal white collar") that must
give way to a more enlightened mind-set. or, as saliers sings, "one day
the war will stop and we'll grow a peaceful crop/ and a girl can get a wife
and we can bring you back to life."


while indigo girls have sometimes been dismissed as
lightweight--sonically, that is--the new album serves up plenty of wallop,
including the grinding, rough-hewn punk of "compromise," featuring bassist
me'shell ndegeocello and drummer kate schellenbach of luscious
jackson.


there's an exhausted edginess to "cold beer and remote control," a
blue-collar plaint in which saliers catalogues her isolation, bad job and
soulless environment, while "gone again," featuring the band's garth
hudson and rick danko, is jaunty busker-pop that masks a bittersweet
tale of restlessness and separation.


though there are some stellar guests on "come on now social"--sheryl
crow and joan osborne contribute background vocals on several
tracks--the bulk of the album is built around the british band ghostland,
which backed sinead o'connor on last year's lilith fair tour. featuring
drummer john reynolds (who co-produced this album), cellist caroline
dale, bassist clare kenny and keyboardist carol issacs, it adds subtle
textures to the duo's more familiar folk-rock stylings and personal
meditations.


among the soft-spun highlights: saliers's fragile "soon to be nothing,"
which explores the aching vulnerability of the still-committed partner in a
dissolving relationship; ray's "sister," a wistful trip-folk testimonial to
trust
and compassion; and "andy," the melancholy tale of a young woman who
pines for a farm boy who, in turns, obliviously pines for another.


"ozilline," ray's appalachian-flavored tribute to her grandmother ozilline
walker, is moving testimony to the wisdom of elders and their indomitable
spirit in the face of time's inexorable debilitations: "ozilline, she don't
let
you cry/ if you ask where it hurts/ she says 'what a blessed sky!' "


this is not the only instance where blessings count--the album has several
upbeat anthems of community, companionship and commitment. "we are
together" is exhilarating acknowledgment of love found after long
disconnection ("though i said i did not care/ it was way before we'd
gotten there/ winded by the fruitless chase/ until i saw you face to face").


and "peace tonight" is a charming, spirited ode to emotional communion.
built on a new orleans-style horn section that gives it a swaying southern
pulse with just a dash of cajun spice, the song celebrates love without
limits and when saliers and ray sing, "love's been planted and we're
checking out the yield," you'll believe their hearts reap exactly what they
sow.


(to hear a free sound bite from this album, call post-haste at
202-334-9000 and press 8161.)

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