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ig-news-digest          saturday, may 7 2005          volume 08 : number 058

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] salt lake tribune article  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com]
  [ig-news] cape cod tix for sale  ["michelle hart-miller" <lancerpower@comc]

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date: sat, 7 may 2005 12:20:50 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] salt lake tribune article

hey folks,

here's a review of amy's recent salt lake city show, from the salt
lake tribune.  you can read it online here:
http://www.sltrib.com/themix/ci_2714399

cheers,
sherlyn

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amy ray rocks out at her casual slc 'prom' date

by dan nailen
the salt lake tribune
salt lake tribune  

folk artist equally adept at fronting a full-blown band

    it takes some nerve to step out from a safe place and try
something new, even when you're talking about something like pop
music.

   of course, when that leap results in something as strong as indigo
girl amy ray's new solo album, "prom," it's easy to overlook any risk
involved in putting the indigo girls on hold and hitting the club
circuit for a rock tour.

   wednesday at the lo-fi cafi, ray delivered a set heavy on "prom"
songs for a few hundred fans curious to see what a top-notch folkie
can do with a full-blown rock band. and it is quite a band: guitarist
les nuby, bassist jody bleyle and drummer will lochamy are top-notch
players who locked into step easily behind ray for 16 songs of rock,
punk and folk that showed she knows how to handle a rock
configuration.

   some technical glitches aside, the show was smooth and the mood
casual. ray talked up the audience with tales of stops at little
america in wyoming and shopping at decades second-hand store in salt
lake city, and shouted out props for public radio station krcl, which
was broadcasting the show.

   "you have a very special community here," ray said, kicking off
show-opener "let it ring," the closing track on "prom." the muscular
music delivered by ray and her band announced this would be different
from an indigo girls show, although it is fitting that ray started a
show featuring her "punk" side with a mandolin in her hands.

   ray followed up with three "prom" tunes, all featuring tasty licks
from nuby's guitar and some fine harmony vocals from him and bleyle.
"put it out for good," "give in" and "rural faggot" all focus on ray's
memories of growing up in the rural south, and all hit their mark.

   "blender" was the punkiest song of the night, a high-speed thrasher
that skewers sexism in the punk-rock community. ray followed it with
"a slow song, but it's still loud," describing a track from "prom"
that sounds most like the indigo girls, "covered for you."

   ray closed in a flurry of raucous cuts including "sober girl,"
"lucystoners" from her first solo album, "stag," and the insanely
catchy "driver education." "mtns. of glory," played near show's end,
was an epic rocker in the hands of ray and company.

   while no one wants to see the indigo girls partnership come to an
end, here's hoping ray keeps this rocking little side project going.

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date: fri, 6 may 2005 11:29:48 -0400
from: "michelle hart-miller" <lancerpower@comcast.net>
subject: [ig-news] cape cod tix for sale

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

hi, we have two extra seats for the cape cod show, they are in section d
first row just behind the pit. i'll sell them for what i paid.

e-mail me if interested.

michelle

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