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ig-news-digest       thursday, december 9 1999       volume 02 : number 224


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] re: louisville opener?       [joan morrison <joanm12345@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] review from indpls. star  [anne haines <ahaines@steel.ucs.indian]
  [ig-news] chicago tribune article   [virginia tantral <vtantral@yahoo.com>]
  [ig-news] emu ticket                               [owner-ig-news@smoe.org]
  [ig-news] indianapolis 12/7/99               [rob hite <hiterj@muohio.edu>]
  [ig-news] galileo live on radioalice.com  [bliss55 <bliss55@email.msn.com>]


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date: tue, 7 dec 1999 22:21:34 est
from: joan morrison <joanm12345@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: louisville opener?


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


according to michelle malone's website, she is opening in louisville.  that's
going to be one awesome show!


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date: wed, 8 dec 1999 13:29:40 -0500
from: anne haines <ahaines@steel.ucs.indiana.edu>
subject: [ig-news] review from indpls. star


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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here's the indianapolis star review of last night's show.


i've got a setlist & sort of a punchy-as-hell review on my web page at
http://php.indiana.edu/~ahaines/concerts.html ... if anyone has trouble
accessing it, let me know and i can email it to you.


the show kicked butt. :)


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     sophisticated duo covers new ground


     by david lindquist
   the indianapolis star


   indianapolis (dec. 8, 1999) -- the indigo girls have accomplished a
   lot by stretching and reinventing the blueprint of "two folkies with
   acoustic guitars."


   come on now social, the duo's seventh studio album, is densely
   instrumented and filled with shifting time signatures.


   and rather than coming to the murat theatre on tuesday to revisit a
   decade of crowd-pleasing sing-alongs, emily saliers and amy ray came
   to promote social and its many dimensions.


   early in the program, strawberry-locked saliers offered peace tonight,
   the goodwill single that in concert lacked horns but included an
   accordion.


   in the hands of jeff foxworthy, a song called cold beer and remote
   control might have comedic potential. in the hands of saliers, it does
   not.


   instead, cold beer is a piece of social commentary that spotlights
   undersized lives in a randomly organized world.


   auburn-haired ray raised the political ante with faye tucker, an
   anti-death penalty number that sonically summoned the hounds of hell.


   with lyrical urgency on par with rage against the machine, ray called
   on lawmakers to "rise above just being cruel." (acting locally, ray
   called on the audience to protest thursday's scheduled execution of
   d.h. fleenor.)


   ozilline, a sensitive meditation on aging, was perhaps the best
   showcase for the sophistication of come on now social.


   from beginning to end, ray played a mandolin riff high above the
   anchor of a rubbery bass line. her vocals sailed easily through the
   pronounced contrasts.


   the punk screed compromise is simply a rocking good outlet for ray's
   aggression.


   saliers, meanwhile, should not be misconstrued as a one-dimensional
   source of wistful melodies closer to fine and least complicated. she
   impressed more than once with robust electric solos.


   the symbiotic collaboration of saliers and ray becomes more magical
   the longer it lasts. the pair's generosity and ability to function in
   a 50-50 framework is worthy of high praise.


   supporting act michelle malone (3 stars) made lots of friends with a
   winning, sometimes devastating performance.


   an atlanta compatriot of the indigo girls, malone channeled
   late-millennium restlessness through high-arcing vocals and raw-nerved
   guitar work.
     _________________________________________________________________


   pop music writer david lindquist can be reached at (317) 633-9404 or
   via e-mail at dlindquist@starnews.com.   [inline]   concert review:
   indigo girls
   star star star
   (star rating: 4 excellent,
   3 good, 2 fair, 1 poor)


   when: tuesday night.


   location: murat theatre.

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date: wed, 8 dec 1999 06:42:27 -0800
from: virginia tantral <vtantral@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] chicago tribune article


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


hey y'all...


a couple days late, but the chicago tribune finally
got its review of the girls printed.


there was a cute picture of a&e, on stage, tho they
got the two mixed up. (where do they find these people
to write these articles anyway?)


there is also a mention of mm as the "third indigo
girl."


offered to y'all without permission, etc... sorry
about any formatting problems.


/ginia


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chicago tribune 12/7/99


testing the talent
indigo girls blend hard-rocking bits with acoustic
fare


by steve knopper
special to the tribune
december 7, 1999


'indigo" is far too gentle a word for the way amy ray
behaved sunday night at the chicago theatre. standing
onstage alone, she strummed a mandolin like the
ramones' lost sister and sang a tribute to former sex
pistol johnny rotten. later, she delivered the epitaph
for executed texas pickax murderer karla faye tucker:
"i thought i heard the angels' bells, but they were
just the hounds of hell."


but each time ray wandered into such unfamiliar
territory, she and partner emily saliers abruptly
returned from the edge. though the indigo girls opened
with "go" and "trouble," two angry, electric songs
from their surprisingly hard-rocking 1999 album "come
on now
social," they switched back to acoustic guitars for
the
reliable folk singalong "chickenman."


the entire two-hour show was like that. ray supplied
the sharp, sometimes scary rock 'n' roll songs, such
as
"shame on you" and "faye tucker." saliers drew more
directly from '70s singer-songwriters james taylor and
bonnie raitt for the indigo girls' crowd-pleasers --
"power of two," "get out the map," "closer to fine"
and the finale, "galileo." unfortunately, because the
indigo girls seemed reluctant to challenge the crowd,
ray's darker material came in short, unsatisfying
doses.


but unlike, say, singers roger daltrey and pete
townshend in the who, there's little musical tension.
saliers played a mean slide-blues electric guitar solo
during ray's explosive screaming on "compromise." and
ray willingly submitted to the bright, upbeat folk-pop
of "peace tonight."


ray and saliers began singing together in the early
'80s, at a suburban atlanta high school. gradually,
they began recording records and solidifying their
reputations as serious folk musicians.


after 19 years of singing together, ray joked to the
crowd, the two singers are so compatible that "you'd
be
amazed at how often we don't talk to each other on the
road."


during sunday's show, they lightened up and poked fun
at their image (and the fact that interviewers can't
seem to resist asking them about feminism in rock).
before "cold beer and remote control," ray admitted
she'd spent the day watching old james bond movies on
television. she said she could relate best to the
early bond women best because "they didn't weigh 100
pounds."


ray and saliers led a four-person band, including a
cellist and pennywhistle player, and frequently
brought guests to the stage. for the encore, the girls
ceded the spotlight to chicago singers kelly hogan and
neko case on dolly parton's "jolene"-- with impressive
four-part harmony. and veteran atlanta singer michelle
malone, a longtime indigo girls friend and songwriting
partner, happily played third indigo girl with a
harmonica and guitar.


malone opened the show with a bassist and
percussionist, occasionally invoking the spooky
country-blues of bruce springsteen's "nebraska" but
usually settling for upbeat, chiming-guitar power pop.
it's unclear why malone, who has been recording albums
since the late '80s, has yet to crack the sheryl
crow-shawn colvin pop niche. but maybe the indigo
girls, who are generous with their influence, can
help.


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date: tue, 7 dec 1999 22:28:30 -0500
from: owner-ig-news@smoe.org
subject: [ig-news] emu ticket


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


hi there.
i have an extra ticket for the emu show on friday night - 7th row - only
drawback is you'll be sitting with me and i am so pumped for this
show!!!!  anyways, first come , first served.  oh - face value btw.
thanks.
tami


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date: wed, 8 dec 1999 09:34:42 -0500
from: rob hite <hiterj@muohio.edu>
subject: [ig-news] indianapolis 12/7/99


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


i haven't seen setlists from many of the recent shows, at least here on the
news list, so i thought i'd post last night's.


great show by the way...here's the set:


go
trouble
reunion
get out the map
three hits
peace tonight
ozilline (w/ michelle malone)
love will come to you
scooter boys
cold beer & remote control
chickenman (w/ michelle malone)
closer to fine
i don't wanna know (w/ michelle malone)
least complicated
faye tucker
power of two
shame on you
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airplane
compromise
galileo


as i said, great show.  they had a day off monday and were all smiles!!
great to see them in such great spirits.  the crowd was great.  sang along
where appropriate and were very respectful during the quiet songs.  hats
off to indy!!  best performance from cons: ozilline. amazing with e on
banjo, a on mandolin, and mm on guitar.  best old tune:  reunion sounded
amazing as a duo.  brings back so many memories... airplane was nice too.


see you all in bloomington!
rob

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date: wed, 8 dec 1999 20:10:19 -0800
from: bliss55 <bliss55@email.msn.com>
subject: [ig-news] galileo live on radioalice.com


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


hey all--
forgive me if someone's already mentioned this, but a friend just told me
that you can listen to a live performance of galileo from the breast cancer
benefit private concert in the bay area last month on radio alice's website:
http://www.radioalice.com/listening_room.html    
you have to download liquid audio first though...
  
leslie
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