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ig-news-digest       thursday, february 19 2004       volume 07 : number 021

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] allmusic.com review of atwli                [todd.green@smoe.org]
  [ig-news] ig coming to mpls 4/22 !!!!!! earth day!!!  [barbara.bordner@smo]
  [ig-news] private wbos show                       [sasha.friedman@smoe.org]
  [ig-news] girls in river music hall    [jen cattin <jencattin@comcast.net>]

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date: 18/02/04 04:39 pm
from: todd.green@smoe.org
subject: [ig-news] allmusic.com review of atwli

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

here is the allmusic.com review. i thought the "tones" description was
funny.
unlike major publication reviews (ie rolling stone, etc) allmusic usually
gives a pretty good accessment without being so opinionated(personally that
is). enjoy - todd


artist  indigo girls

album title  all that we let in

date of release  feb 17, 2004

amg rating 4/5

genre  rock

tones:  brooding, wry, earnest, literate, earthy, laid-back/mellow,
poignant,
refined/mannered, rousing, calm/peaceful, gentle, bittersweet, freewheeling,
wistful, reflective, delicate, searching, dramatic, fractured, knotty

styles  folk-rock, adult alternative pop/rock

nearly 20 years on, and indigo girls are still spinning their dualistic
tales
of love, anger, and life. over the years, the formula has had its bouts with
rigidity -- for a while there, it even threatened to reach obsolescence
(think of the phoned-in late-'90s effort shaming of the sun). but emily
saliers and amy ray did a wise thing with 2002's become you, returning to
the
threads of personal experience that had made their folk-rock tapestry so
strong in the first place (and reducing their sound). all that we let in
continues indigo girls' throwback arc, opting for just their longtime band
with a few well-placed guests. (for example, pedal steel player mark van
allen and cellist david henry make saliers' darkly searching "come on home"
a
particularly velvety moment.) all that we let in has some fun before getting
to the serious stuff, opening with a pair of strong tracks taking different
routes to a rootsy hook. carol isaacs' organ shines on the warm and inviting
"fill it up again," which despite musing about getting dumped does so with
the promise of refueling and hitting the open road. and despite it being the
same old trick, darn it if it isn't comforting to once again hear the
intertwined yearn of saliers and ray's harmonies. ray's "heartache for
everyone" opts for a skipping ska off-beat, in its own way suggesting the
1986 housemartins jingle "happy hour." "perfect world" is a
well-crafted
indigo girls single, broadcasting its message of universal hope with earthy
lyrical allusions and tasteful touches of accordion and recorder. there are
still demons in their world, which they take on with typical pluck. "dairy
queen" deals again with relational drama, while "tether" is live-wire
raw
with its crazy horse distortion and desperate foment. "do we tether the
hawk,
do we tether the dove?" ray and guest vocalist joan osborne wonder. a
neighbor spits out his chaw. "we need a few less words dear," he says.
"we
need a few more guns." like the best indigo girls work, all that we let in
continually dwells on the dynamic of internal, emotional tumult and
outward-looking, world-wondering fervor. its strongest example of this comes
in the album's twilight. as saliers' inner joni mitchell resurfaces for the
heartening but bittersweet prodigal friendship number "something real,"
ray's
trademark activist fire smolders mournfully in "cordova"'s darkness. it's
the
album's truest stretch, and proves indigo girls haven't lost a step even as
they look back to their musical roots. -- johnny loftus

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date: 18/02/04 04:12 pm
from: barbara.bordner@smoe.org
subject: [ig-news] ig coming to mpls 4/22 !!!!!! earth day!!!

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

that's right i called the cities 97 and they confirmed  it, it's on
earth day (yay!!!!!!!!) at
the orpheum theater in mpls.......tickets go
onsale not this friday...but next friday.

that's all i know...the dee jay knew nothng about any presales but said
they'll announce it
on the cities 97 if there is one.   i'm so excited!!!! i wanted to see
them on earth day
last year!

see ya all !!!

barb

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date: 18/02/04 10:36 am
from: sasha.friedman@smoe.org
subject: [ig-news] private wbos show

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

hey everyone -

i didnt see this posted yet, so if it has already been
posted....sorry....got
this email from them the other day

92.9 wbos brings indigo girls to the paradise lounge on wednesday, february
25th at 7pm for another exclusive wbos private concert! how do you get
tickets?
just listen to wbos.

starting february 18th, listen to wbos daily for any indigo girls song. be
the 7th caller (617-931-1111) and you're in! we've also set aside additional
tickets, just for wbos v.i.p.'s.

you can also enter to win a free pair of tickets by becoming a vip on their
website -www.wbos.com....

[...]

peace
sasha

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date: 18/02/04 07:33 pm
from: jen cattin <jencattin@comcast.net>
subject: [ig-news] girls in river music hall

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  wxrv appears to be a
boston-area station...]


ok.  so this is so unfair that they're coming when i'm out of town!!!!!
here's your
chance folks. wxrv.com  boots!!! and if you get to go, tell them that jen
sent you..

peace,
jen

come join us with the indigo girls in the river music hall
**************************************************************
the river welcomes the indigo girls to the river music hall for an intimate
performance on thursday, february 26th. a small, very lucky group of
listeners will
join us. stay tuned to the river, we'll tell you when to be listening for a
chance to
win a pair of invitations. for e-crew members: your first two chances come
this
thursday afternoon between 5&6pm and friday morning between 7&8am - when we
play "perfect world" by the indigo girls at these times, be the 10th caller
at 800-352-9250, and you and a guest will be our guests for the indigo girls
in the
river music hall.

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