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ig-news-digest       wednesday, october 18 2006       volume 09 : number 073

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] another calvin show review + signed guitar on ebay  [sherlyn koo]
  [ig-news] calvin show review from the republican  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pi]

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date: tue, 17 oct 2006 19:17:29 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] another calvin show review + signed guitar on ebay

hi,

i won't post it, since i already posted a different review of the same show, but
there's a review of the calvin show in the hartford courant:
http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-indigorev1016.artoct16,0,1482328.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

also, there's a guitar on ebay which is signed by a&e, melissa etheridge, the
dixie chicks and a heap of other people.  it's a benefit for americans for the
arts.  currently at $1225 - you can see it at:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ebayisapi.dll?viewitem&item=320033485173

cheers,
sherlyn
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sherlyn koo | sherlyn@pixelopolis.com | sydney, australia

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date: tue, 17 oct 2006 19:14:29 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] calvin show review from the republican

hi folks,

you can read this online at:
http://www.masslive.com/hampfrank/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1160985352185220.xml&coll=1

cheers,
sherlyn

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indigo girls set rocks full calvin
monday, october 16, 2006
by george lenker
music writer

after 20 years in the music biz, the true colors of the indigo girls haven't
faded one bit.

the folk-rock duo of amy ray and emily saliers, supported by a crackerjack
three-piece backing band, rocked a packed house at the calvin theatre in
northampton saturday night. the set, which lasted nearly two hours, relied
heavily on music from the group's recent cd, "despite our differences."

ray and saliers took the stage to a standing ovation before a note even had been
played. they then kicked off the night with two songs from the new record,
"little perennials" and "pendulum swinger." the latter tune got the crowd on its
feet again, cheering to some of the politically-charged lyrics.

the band then mined its extensive back catalogue for the next two tunes,
"heartache for everyone" and "get out the map" before returning to two new
songs, "three county highway" and the wonderful saliers tune "run" - one of the
many highlights of the night. this pattern set the tone for the first half of
the set, which featured large chunks of new material peppered with some older
songs.

although ray and saliers are known widely for their earnest and poignant
songwriting, what sometimes gets lost in the shuffle is how accomplished they
are as players. ray handles both guitar and mandolin with ease and saliers is
even better on both and adds banjo to the mix. these talents were on display in
numbers such as "ozilline" where saliers showcased her enviable picking
abilities.

the "girls" also proved their musical mettle during a brief interlude where the
backing band left the stage, leaving the duo to fend for themselves. songs such
as ray's "dairy queen" lost nothing without the full band behind them. this is
not surprising, as the indigo girls have played plenty of gigs as a duo.

speaking of the backing band, however, it must be noted that all three musicians
- - drummer matt chamberlain, bassist clare kenny and keyboardist carol isaacs -
were superb adding nuances and gorgeous harmonies behind saliers' and ray's
already strong vocals.

the second half of the showed plumbed the depths of duo's discography, featuring
rockers such as "trouble" and the sublime, r&b-flavored "moment of forgiveness."
the band's first hit, "closer to fine," got everyone singing along, of course,
but the musical highlight of the second half had to be saliers' soaring vocal on
the new song "last tears." then again, ray's solo workout of "let it ring" was
just as compelling.

after ending the regular set with "shame on you" the band returned for a
three-song encore that closed with the latin rhythm of "galileo."

)2006 the republican
) 2006 masslive.com all rights reserved.

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