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ig-news-digest        saturday, october 9 1999        volume 02 : number 176


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] article          [shannon curnutte <shannonc@oregon.uoregon.edu>]
  [ig-news] ig tickets for tonight 5th row                     [mgsb@aol.com]
  [ig-news] nov. 7th berkeley tickets                    [taylorchk2@aol.com]
  [ig-news] update!               [michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>]
  [ig-news] ew gives ig a b+                             [cloudyfire@aol.com]
  [ig-news] igc: lowell sun reviews 10/7 and 9/29        [h <hhusted@bu.edu>]
  [ig-news] oh whatta nite...                              [kemejets@aol.com]
  [ig-news] tv appearances                  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]


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date: fri, 8 oct 1999 01:34:14 -0700
from: shannon curnutte <shannonc@oregon.uoregon.edu>
subject: [ig-news] article


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


wow! i open up the emerald (my school paper) today, and what do i see
but a great review of cons! =)


here it is:


(http://www.dailyemerald.com/archive/v101/1/991007/indigo.html)


indigo girls' message sings loud and clear


* folk duo's new release inspires social change with
beautifully written lyrics


by yael menahem
oregon daily emerald


the indigo girls, who are known for encouraging and taking part in
social change, stay true to form with their latest release aptly named
"come on now social."


the songs are true to the indigo girls' sound, while adding more
banjo, bass and their signature backup vocals. although nothing will
compete with some of the band's most well-known hits such as
"closer to fine" and "galileo," the cd does offer many catchy and
classic rock 'n' roll tracks.


on "social," the group is joined by fellow lilith fair performers joan
osborne and sheryl crow on backup vocals, and me'shell
n'degeocello, on bass.


the cd features 12 new tracks with personal lyrics that call on a new
generation to make a difference.


the first song, "go," tells the listeners that their voices are
important and can cause change with lyrics such as, " did they tell you,
you would come undone when you try to touch the sun. you're too old
to care. you're too young to count."


another track called "trouble" deals with the hope for change in
attitudes toward gays and lesbians. it begins with distorted electric
guitars then breaks into heavy drums and percussion. a mandolin
accompanies amy ray and emily saliers as they sing, "one day the
way will stop and we'll grow a peaceful crop. and a girl can get a
wife and we can bring you back to life." this gives those unfamiliar
with the band's sound and political goals a taste of what it's all
about.


the sixth track, "peace tonight," sounds like a van morrison song.
it's upbeat and accompanied by a saxophone and a trombone, while
"cold beer and remote control" is a classic rock song with electric
guitars that has the indigo girls' touch added with vocals by sheryl
crow.


"compromise" is heavy on bass and electric guitars. it sounds like
the electric version of the acoustic, "scooter boys," which appeared
on the band's previous release, "shaming of the sun."


"come on now social" keeps with the tradition of the indigo girls'
folk and rock sound. the "plugged" songs inspire people to take
action and bring about social change, while the ballads feature
acoustic guitars and beautifully written lyrics about relationships and
different stages of life.


the back of the song booklet contains addresses for organizations
such as, ms. magazine and handgun control inc. which are
organizations the band supports and encourages listeners to get
involved with.


it's a great cd to buy and play anytime. it's available at music stores
now.

- --
shannon curnutte
shannonc@oregon.uoregon.edu


"i am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's
affections and the truth of imagination"          -rilke

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date: fri, 8 oct 1999 06:37:07 edt
from: mgsb@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] ig tickets for tonight 5th row


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


i have 5th row tickets for tonight at the patriot center in va available.
they are section 1 floor seats seats 11&12 row e.    i am asking what i paid
for these tickets which was $100.   the person(on the news list) i got them
from paid tixmaster online/overnight fees.   i will be at the show tonight so
we can meet up outside before the show.   i am going to get there early to
try and sell these tickets.   i ended up getting closer seats so now i need
to let these go!!!


i will be checking my mail when i get home from work to day. which should be
around 1-1:30pm!!!   so get back to me if interested!!!
thanks
sandy

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date: fri, 8 oct 1999 20:47:30 edt
from: taylorchk2@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] nov. 7th berkeley tickets


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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i have 2 extra tickets to the nov. 7th show in berkekley that i'm not going
to need.  if you're interested let me know.


2 tickets at regular price, $35.00 each plus convenience, handle fees


indigo girls, berkeley community theatre
november 7, 1999  8:00pm
orchestra, row r, seats 5-7


thanks,
sue :-)

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date: fri, 8 oct 1999 13:40:14 -0400
from: michael cunningham <mcunningham@pbp1.com>
subject: [ig-news] update!


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11/13/99 pullman, wa  beasley coliseum
on sale: 10/8 - 10:00am (800)325-seat (local #)  (ie., now!)


order tix's online here:
http://www.ticketswest.com/


go go go!!!


a+e=ig


mcunningham5@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~mcunningham5/indigotour.html
"i thank the lord, for the people i have found..."

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date: fri, 8 oct 1999 16:05:21 edt
from: cloudyfire@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] ew gives ig a b+


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


>from entertainment weekly


indigo girls come on now social
(epic) these earnest neo-folkies emerge as modern-rockers on this artfully
crafted effort.  confidently electric tunes like "go" boast surging choruses,
while "gone again" works a rustic vibe with uncontrived ease.  at times their
preachy impulses assert themselves, but they mostly keep the soapboxing to a
minimum. b+ --scott schinder


- --and that's all she wrote.  rachel leah

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date: fri, 8 oct 1999 18:42:38 -0400
from: h <hhusted@bu.edu>
subject: [ig-news] igc: lowell sun reviews 10/7 and 9/29


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


reprinted w/o permission, typos mine. originally ran on p. 16 of thursday,
october 7, 1999 lowell sun (newspaper)


____________________________
concert review:
indigo girls, tsongas arena,
lowell, last night.
____________________________


the indigo girls recharge
by david perry
sun staff
____________________________


        if you're among those who find the indigo girls' new disc, come on now
social, a welcome rejuvenation, their live show could only make you more
certain.
        the duo--amy ray and emily saliers--and their new, four-piece band
treated
a tsongas arena crowd of 4,442 to a thoroughly engaging mix of rock, folk,
and appalachian twang.  i've seen the indigos a few times before, but this
show ranked head and shoulders above the rest.  change is indeed good.
        from the opening notes of their signature "closer to fine" (so much
for
saving the big ones for the encores), ray and saliers wre in fine voice
throughout their 95-minute set, mixing the strong new material with
chestnuts from their past.
        and with the crowd belting out lyrics to many of the better-known
older
tunes, the arena felt at times like a big ol' campfire singalong.  not to
mention a virtual testosterone-free zone.  with last-minute sign changing,
the arena staff wisely converted one of the men's restrooms into a women's
room for the night, and there was still no waiting in the lone men's room.
        lyrically, come on now social, their seventh studio album, addresses
typical indigos concerns (social issues, spirituality and love lost and
found), but ray's and saliers' music is fleshed out, graced with fresh
rhythms and crafted like never before.
        so when the superb new touring band--keyboardist/accordionist carol
isaacs, bassist clare kenny, drummer blair cunningham and cellist caroline
leavell--kicked in on ray's loud, punky call to activism, "go," it was the
first blast of the new disc.
        in all, they performed seven new tunes, including the current "peace
tonight" single, a great pop song.  the subtleties of the new record were
lost onstage only during the dark "faye tucker," about hte first woman to
be executed in texas since the civil war.
        ray's rough alto and tougher music and saliers' warm soprano and
softer
folk leanings blended superbly, especially when saliers sang the new,
melancholy "soon to be nothing" [sic] or ray kicked "shed your skin" into
overdrive.
        over 20 songs, ray and saliers delved into plenty of vintage crowd
favorites, including "land of canaan," "tried to be true," "power of two,"
and the show-closing "galileo".  the two swapped instruments frequently,
from acoustic and electric guitars to mandolin (ray) and banjo (saliers),
and they swapped lead vocals, too.  but when their voices melded in a mix
of rough and sweet, their harmonies shone.
        the arena's first major folk-rooted show, it bought a whole new
crowd into
the venue.
        openers the butchies didn't get much of a crowd response with their
opening set of punk.  heck, i loved 'em.  dressed in matching coveralls,
their guitar-bass-drums formation went from off-kilter pop to angular punk.
and melissa is one heckuva drummer.


________________________________________________________


also included is a cute pic of the girls jamming, amy with her big tan
guitar and em w/ the electric.  i'll scan it and put it online next week.


commentary: "the arena's first major folk-rooted show, it bought a whole
new crowd into the venue."  yeah, every two-cut, working-class dyke is a
twenty-mile radius, and a pile of boston transplants + the troublemakers
mentioned.  which was good!  of course, maybe some of the audience members
were confused and thought they were at a really expensive hockey game,
hence the rowdiness.  two beery red-faced bruisers (men) had a brawl in the
aisle amy-side. maybe that old amy vs. emily debate. :)


***************************
the sun ran an album review on wednesday september 29, 1999 on p. 24


"come on now social," indigo girls (epic).
____________________________
from the sun's wire services
____________________________
        "this time don't assume anything/ just go, go, go" amy ray exhorts on
"go," the opening track of the indigo girls' new "come on now social."
        she isn't kidding.  ray and es methodically deconstruct and refashion
their sound on their seventh studio release in a decade.  well, partly: ray
still clings to her love of appalachian music


[is appalachian music an amy trend i've been missing all this time???  does
anything with a twang mean appalachian?  does he/she mean "ozzilene" by
that statement?]


and saliers spins out a few trademark breezy numbers that rate among her best.


[snip oft-repeated guest artist rundown]  yet this is squarely an indigo
girls release, and the guest players just add seasoning.


r & s traditionally write songs independent of each other, sining lead on
the cuts they pen.  saliers' half is consistently solid.  the best news is
that ray, the more adventurous of the two, is catching up with saliers as a
songwriter and limits most of her overzealous theatrics.  with cons, the ig
show that established acts can grow by experimentation.
____________________________


[...]


heart,
miss h.
np: butchies, population 1975

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date: fri, 8 oct 1999 02:28:36 edt
from: kemejets@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] oh whatta nite...


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
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let me just say that the show tonite in syracuse was incredible!!!  it was
the third ig show i've been lucky enough to see, and by far the best.  the
fact that there were no rude audience members crashing the stage, a la
stanhope, definately helped.


[...]


so, the music....
i didn't write down a set list (anyone?) but here are a few highlights...


chickenman- carrie put it best: "these are the only two people on earth who
can use the term chickenman and not get laughed at." i'd have to agree with
her.  i was thrilled to hear this song.... hello energy!!! hello passion!!!
hello lotsa people finally on their feet dancing!!! yup, it was great.


sister- powerful powerful song... didn't like it as much on the cd, but now
that i've heard it live i'm addicted.


kid fears- we did michael stipe's part well... a&e even complimented us on
our singing numerous times throughout the show.


go- not as energetic as i've seen it... perhaps because it was the first song
and the audience just wasn't as hyped up yet.  there wasn't as much high
raising of hands as usual.


power of two- first time i've ever heard it live... i love it!  it just has
this chilling out type tone to it... laid back and uplifting.


amy and emily seemed pretty happy and relaxed... they did a lot of
talking/storytelling.  we heard all about the ny times crossword puzzles, got
emily's imitation of fat bastard from austin powers, heard about hotel fire
drills and nasty old cutips in hotel rooms, and probably a lot more that my
tired little brain can't remember.
no ghost:+(  that was my disappointment of the nite.


[...]


i'm gonna take a breath now....
g'nite,
~kristen

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date: sat, 09 oct 1999 13:15:28 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] tv appearances


hey folks,


just a reminder for those of you with access to these shows:


>from the epic site:
>indigo girls on tv
>  indigo girls will be making some tv appearances in
>  october! on monday, october 11th, tune in to the rosie
>  o'donnell show. then on friday, october 15th, you can see
>  them on the view. make sure you check out these shows!


- -sherlyn
=-= sherlyn koo - sherlyn@fl.net.au =-=-=-=-=-=-= [sydney, australia]
"going eighty on the highway, we're all rushing somewhere;
  but the way i feel tonight, it's like i'm already there..."
                                - lucy kaplansky

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