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ig-news-digest         tuesday, june 13 2000         volume 03 : number 102


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] review: boston globe 6/10     [kelly fairbairn <fairbk@sage.edu>]
  [ig-news] central park concert       [kim fotheringham <indigokaj@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] boston rocked!!!!      [jessica krebs <bluekangaroo@hotmail.com>]
  [ig-news] tickets for pine knobb  [kristen page <kpage@bilbo.bio.purdue.ed]
  [ig-news] review: boston herald         [kelly fairbairn <fairbk@sage.edu>]
  [ig-news] some opener info          ["brenda t. fenton" <btfenton@aol.com>]


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date: mon, 12 jun 2000 14:49:13 -0400
from: kelly fairbairn <fairbk@sage.edu>
subject: [ig-news] review: boston globe 6/10


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


this is what happens when i am bored at work.  reprinted without
permission, of course!:


copyright boston globe newspaper jun 12, 2000

music review indigo girls with rose polenzani at: fleetboston
pavilion, saturday night. second show last night.


it should be easy to dismiss the folk-pop indigo girls as a been- there,
done-that duo that's just preaching to the converted after 10 years on the
scene. but that wouldn't do justice to the consistency of emily saliers
and amy ray's concerts, their commitment to the music and message, and to
their partnership.


in turn, the duo's recent disc "come on now social" is the strongest
indigos album since their 1989 major-label debut. it's eclectic, topical,
and especially rocking, and the same went for the indigos' spirited ride
with 4,900 chilled fans at the waterfront saturday, the first of two
nights at the fleetboston pavilion.


the crowd was even more diverse than usual for the atlanta-based duo,
whose "thanks, y'all" charm quickly found a welcoming response.


opening a cover of "tangled up in blue," saliers admitted to "ripping off
bob dylan" in the guitar chords of her own "least complicated" (which was
played later, supporting the point), but she reinterpreted dylan with a
bluesy detour, wailing like bonnie raitt.


that was a minor turn among the styles that rubbed shoulders during the
indigos' two-hour set. ray and saliers teamed to play electric guitars as
often as they did acoustic. at other times, they chimed on mandolin and
banjo, respectively, while their flexible four- piece band injected cello
and accordion textures, as well as a firm, rocking backbone.


the results ranged from the rootsy picking of a bluegrass-tinged "gone
again," crowd favorite "get out the map," and "ozilline" (a celebratory
strum about ray's grandmother), to the highest quotient of hard-rocking
tunes the duo has taken on tour. under her straw cowboy hat, ray lashed
away on a les paul guitar for the anthemic "shame on you" and new
"compromise" (kicked off with grunge-style bass from clare kenny). saliers
ignited the high licks of the r.e.m./ o positive-styled "go," the call to
arms that opens the new cd, while ray sang "raise your hands high" to the
glad-to-comply crowd. and they both bit into the raw, electric chording of
"shed your skin" over the big beats of ex-pretenders drummer blair
cunningham.


not that the indigos, who both studied religion in college and support
native american rights and the environment among their socio- political
causes, favored style over substance.


saliers saluted the weekend's gay-pride festivities in boston when she
introduced "philosophy of less," a tune echoing her frustration at
churches' failure to honor sexual diversity, and shared a resonant line in
"what you give up is what you gain." and in the encore, ray delivered a
swirling affirmation to foes of the death penalty in "faye tucker," about
the first woman executed in texas since the civil war. the tune's
appalachian-flavored jig was enriched by the cello of matt brubeck
(another son of the jazz legend) and the accordion of keyboardist carol
issacs.


that song also followed a cameo by saturday's opener, rose polenzani, who
sang her sweet, searching "or" with harmonies from saliers and ray (a sign
of the indigos' generosity, beyond the fact that polenzani records for
ray's daemon label). so it was interesting that ray prefaced "faye
tucker" with word that the group would follow the song with crowd-pleaser
"galileo."


after all, this was also a saturday-night rock show. and fans also reveled
in the back-to-debut nostalgia of set-closers "kid fears" (given a more
robust reading, with orchestration from both the band and singing
fans) and "closer to fine," done as an acoustic duo - until a pennywhistle
solo by issacs.


even while they have sonically broadened their palette, that last anthem
(even if overamplified for acoustic guitars) was a reminder that the
indigos can still sound best playing and harmonizing by themselves.

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date: sat, 10 jun 2000 19:36:11 edt
from: kim fotheringham <indigokaj@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] central park concert


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


hi y'all,
at
http://www.gigmania.com/contests.asp
there is a contest for central park tickets to ig and some other band for
those of you who live in the city.  there is also something about macy gray's
cd which is what brought me to the page.
:-)
kim

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date: sun, 11 jun 2000 06:10:25 pdt
from: jessica krebs <bluekangaroo@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] boston rocked!!!!


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


just to let everyone know .....boston rocked!!!!  [...]


the setlist if you are wondering
trouble
gone again
virginia w.
shame on you
andy
compromise
get out the map
romeo and juliet
tangled up in blue (emily had to stop and confess she ripped off bob dylan
with lesat complicated..hehehe)
go
philosophy of loss
ozilline
power of two
chickenman
cold beer and remote control
shed yr skin
least complicated
kid fears
closer to fine
then they did one with rose -i'm not sure what it was (someone must know)
encore:
amy told us the 'story' (as she put it) of faye tucker
and then they went into galileo


it was great ...the girls wanted to know what was going on with the waether
here ...they said the did sound check in their bathing suits and as emily
said 'damn!' which amy replied 'its cold out!'


[...]


the whole place rocked and i cant even describe how incredible it is to see
them going to town on those guitars .....


[...]
- -jess
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date: mon, 12 jun 2000 12:02:51 -0500
from: kristen page <kpage@bilbo.bio.purdue.edu>
subject: [ig-news] tickets for pine knobb


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i have two tickets that i can't use for the pine knobb show.  hh8-9.  i
believe they are in the center section.  i paid $35.00 each.  i'll sell
them for that price, and the cost of postage.
any takers?


kristen

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date: mon, 12 jun 2000 12:58:43 -0400
from: kelly fairbairn <fairbk@sage.edu>
subject: [ig-news] review: boston herald


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


stolen from the herald website:


http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/indi06122000.htm


rockin' indigo girls pump up the volume
by brett milano
monday, june 12, 2000

indigo girls, at fleetboston pavilion, boston, saturday and yesterday.


is the world ready for a heavy metal indigo girls? they got it during
chunks of saturday night's show - the first of two nights at the
fleetboston pavilion, which often found the eternally sensitive, usually
acoustic duo of amy ray and emily saliers slashing at electric guitars
like natural born rockers.


thanks in part to a new backup band, which includes ex-pretenders drummer
blair cunningham, this is easily the girls' loudest tour to date. even the
acoustic numbers came across with a swift kick.


they haven't lost the folk harmonies or the social conscience that made
their name back in the '80s. but this weekend's shows, taken largely from
last year's overlooked album ''come on now social,'' displayed a lyrical
depth and musical diversity that just wasn't there in the navel-gazing
days of ''kid fears'' and ''closer to fine.''


both of those oldies were played toward the end of saturday's show, and
became audience singalongs - on ''kid fears,'' fans in front sang the
harmony parts originally done by r.e.m.'s michael stipe.


more challenging was a new song done in the encore, ''faye tucker,'' about
the woman recently executed in texas. it began with ray singing in a howl,
and built to a sinister finale with saliers playing slide guitar against
an unlikely mix of cello, accordion and power drums.


another new touch was the drum-machine rhythm that powered ''come on over
now.'' when both girls played electric guitars on ''shame on you,'' you'd
think they'd spent their lives hanging out with the rolling
stones. and if you didn't already know they were from the south, they made
a point of saying ''thanks, y'all'' after each song.


the softer moments showed how well their voices blend: the night's cover
tunes, dire straits' ''romeo & juliet'' and bob dylan's ''tangled up in
blue,'' were familiar ones they'd played before, but they seemed more
attuned to the narrative twists in the dylan song. and the social
conscience came out when they made a few dedications in honor of gay pride
weekend. ''i look forward to the day when people can get past their
divisions and get back to the business of loving each other,'' saliers
announced. in the current pop climate, that kind of idealism may sound
hopelessly outdated. but on saturday night it made a lot of
sense.


singer/songwriter rose polenzani, a part-time bostonian who records for
ray's daemon label, opened with songs that were lovely on the surface, but
whose lyrics were full of dark and intriguing twists.


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personal note:  i wasn't at this show, but i went to last night's.  once i
manage to get a little more caffeinated, i'll post my thoughts. :)


kelly,
who thought spearhead was way too cool.


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date: mon, 12 jun 2000 21:13:43 edt
from: "brenda t. fenton" <btfenton@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] some opener info


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mrs. fun


7/18 portland or naito plaza w/ indigo girls
7/19 eugene or venue tbd w/ indigo girls
7/21 sacramento ca memorial auditorium w/ indigo girls
7/22 berkeley ca greek theater w/ indigo girls
7/25 san diego ca humphrey's by the bay w/ indigo girls
7/27 hollywood ca house of blues w/ indigo girls


rose polenzani


7/09 morrison co red rocks amphitheatre
7/11 utah deer valley amphitheatre
7/13 vancouver bc venue tbd
7/14 seattle wa pier 62-63


michelle malone


6/23 minneapolis mn orpheum (opening for indigo girls) 7:30pm
6/24 sioux falls sd washington pavillion (opening for indigo girls) 7:30pm
6/25 duluth mn duluth ent. center (opening for indigo girls) 7:30pm
6/27 ames ia stevens auditorum (opening for indigo girls) 7:30pm
6/28 cedar rapids ia paramount theatre (opening for indigo girls) 7:30pm

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