lifeblood: listlogs: 2007v10n073-news


ig-news-digest        thursday, august 30 2007        volume 10 : number 073


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] generationq article       [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>]
  [ig-news] show of the week: 1997-06-06: great woods - mansfield, massachusetts  [carolyn <underdog@earthli]


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date: wed, 29 aug 2007 08:21:05 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] generationq article


hi folks,


this is from generationq.net.  quite generic, but i think it's the first local
mention of the upcoming australian tour that i've seen.


you can see it online at:
http://www.generationq.net/articles/indigo-girls-to-tour-australia-00001.html


cheers,
sherlyn


- ---begin forwarded article---
indigo girls to tour australia


the indigo girls will be hitting australian shores for a national tour later
this year. tickets on sale now!


by natalie kalow - regional producer au on 2007-08-26

adrian bohm presents
indigo girls


melbourne hamer hall - arts centre october 26
bookings: ticketmaster 1300 136 166 or www.ticketmaster.com.au $79.90


canberra canberra theatre october 29
bookings: canberra theatre 6275 2700 or www.canberratheatre.org.au $79.90


adelaide thebarton theatre october 31
bookings: venue tix 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au $79.90


perth fremantle arts centre november 2
bookings: www.heatseeker.com.au or venue box office $69.90


brisbane qpac - concert hall november 5
bookings: qtix 136 246 or www.qtix.com.au $79.90


sydney enmore theatre november 6
bookings: enmore theatre 9550 3666 or ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au
$79.90


on sale now


the indigo girls - the world's most popular female folk rock duo will be
delivering their distinctive sound in concert halls around the country  
when they
return for their third australian tour in october/november 2007.


the ongoing popularity of the indigo girls is rare in several aspects.  
they are
a unique 90's success story in that they have never relied on massive radio
airplay or high profile video presence to establish a huge loyal  
following, yet
they have consistently topped a million in sales with their cd releases. in
their first two decades the highly accomplished pair have received 7 grammy
nominations and sold over 12 million albums.


with their beautiful harmonies, practised voices and thoughtful lyrics, the
indigo girls are a true testament to the power of folk.


after 20 years of releasing records as indigo girls, amy ray and emily saliers
have politely declined the opportunity to mellow with age. it's just not in
their constitution. devoted environmental and social justice activists  
and life
long music industry mavericks, the girls have spent their entire  
career pushing
boundaries on a variety of fronts and won't stop now!


despite our differences, their 10th studio album is one of their most diverse
with elements of country, punk and pop weaved into the harmony driven  
folk rock
that made them famous.


"making this record was really different for us," saliers says. "we  
were all in
the same room together: amy and i at producer mitchell froom's home  
studio with
engineer, david boucher, and the band," which here includes  
session-pro drummer
matt chamberlain and indigo regular clare kenny on bass. "it was like a little
family experience, which is really, really different from being in a  
huge, cold
studio where everyone's isolated. and there was a really strong trust factor
with mitchell. he has a great musical ear, particularly for harmonies  
and things
like that. if he heard a note that didn't sit well with him, he'd tell us. it
was a real exchange."


"we felt intimidated by mitchell's abilities," ray admits. "to go in and just
put ourselves out there and trust that he's gonna take it and work  
with it--that
felt like a risk, but in a good way. it's nice to get your adrenaline up. at
this age you really have to keep trying things you haven't done."


the result of that experimentation: perhaps the freshest-sounding album in the
indigo's ample discography. differences pulses with warm acoustic guitars;
crisp, tasty keyboards (played by froom and longtime band member carol isaacs)
and, of course, the singers' trademark intertwined vocals. guest appearances
from two indigo girls fans, brandi carlile and pink (returning the favor the
girls did her when they performed and sang on "dear mr. president" from pink's
album i'm not dead), "inject the record with this inspiring energy," saliers
says. there's an understated immediacy to the music that evokes the  
deep-rooted
chemistry of the artists' live show, which saliers admits was part of what she
and ray were after. "amy and i had learned the songs," she explains, "and we
just wanted to go in there and cut them with the rhythm section.  
mitchell's not
an over producer--he wants the song to come alive."


"i think it's remarkable that amy's life and my life coincided like this,"
saliers says, "that we've been able to make music and stay dear  
friends through
all these years." ray echoes her bandmate: "i remind myself that we've been
together for such a long time and that we're lucky to still be together," she
laughs.


though she admits she's not one for making a big fuss over a milestone  
like the
indigo's 20th anniversary of record making and touring, ray says this new
chapter in the band's career does reaffirm the principle that's always driven
the duo. "it's all about living in the moment that you're in and  
trying to make
it better than the moment that came before," she explains, pointing  
for example
to the band's ongoing work with honor the earth, a minneapolis-based  
non-profit
dedicated to energy justice within the native american community. "we  
just want
to keep evolving--there isn't a point where that doesn't apply."


"emily saliers and amy ray weave such a taut tapestry of sound that  
you'd think
they were a single entity..." san francisco chronicle


"..they possess voices that are unflinching in pitch and emotive timbre, which
they combine in harmonies hat lock tighter than a battle line" the new york
times


"their voices soar and swoop as one...and when they sing together;  
they radiate a
sense of shared purpose.." rolling stone


the album "despite our differences' is in stores now & digitally


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date: tue, 28 aug 2007 18:10:12 -0600i
from: carolyn <underdog@earthlink.net>
subject: [ig-news] show of the week: 1997-06-06: great woods - mansfield, massachusetts


hi there,


hope this finds everyone doing well : )


this weeks show is an excellent sounding recording of the audio from the
pay per view broadcast of the 1997-06-06: great woods - mansfield,
massachusetts show.  hopefully someday this show will be released on dvd,
but in the mean time here is a fan recorded version.  rather than trying to
provide a description myself, i am instead including below a terrific and
rather spirited review from a listee back in the day, i did not get
permission to use it but hopefully it is okay.


and here is the direct download link:


http://www.lifeblood2.net/bootlegs/19970606.html


enjoy,


carolyn


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date: sat, 7 jun 1997 08:51:35 -0400
sender: indigo girls mailing list <indigo-girls@netspace.org>
subject: ppv review...amy barefoot?!? ;)


hey everyone!


i just got home from my sister's friends house because she delightfully
informed me after school today that she just happened to have
directtv....which just happened to be broadcasting the ppv from great woods
for $12.95. woo hoo!!! it was incredible!! here's the set list...with a few
comments of my own. followed by a fashion review and a review of the after
concert stuff.


set list:


secure yourself - great opening number, they seemed to be enjoying themselves


it's alright - emily couldn't stop smiling ;)


shame on you - everyone was having fun...the audience really got into it!
the cutest thing of the evening had to be amy when she says, "when the
beautiful ladies..." she had this goofy smile on her face and rolled her
eyes. precious!


least complicated - lots of audience participation!


dgtgag - wow!!! amy was great!!


caramia - both amy and emily were really into this. you can tell that it is
one of emily's favorites


i don't want to know (with michelle malone) one big hootinanny (nice
spelling...huh?) everyone was smiling and really having fun with this one.
a&e seemed really pleased to have michelle perform with them.


ghost - beautiful as ever! ;)


scooter boys - i don't know what happened with amy's guitar, but she ended
up just standing there without one and started yanking at her collar...she
really got into it!


gotm - fun had by all! another cute moment: emily said, "this one's for my
homegirls in atlanta!" =)


burn all the letters (with ulali) - amy kinda drifted on this one...still
loved it!


this train revised - i don't think i've ever seen an entire stage of people
get into a song like they all did on this one....incredible!!!


leeds (with ulali) - gawd i love emily! ;)


shed your skin - amy came out with no shoes on!!!!!!! she did the rest of
the show barefoot!!! it was the coolest thing! is this something usual for
amy? this song was great...but i couldn't get my eyes off of amy's feet! =)


everything in it's own time - i've never been able to get into this song,
it was pretty though


chickenman - complete with the buzzard verse...amy rocked!


galileo - great sing-a-long! ;)


hey kind friend - one of my favs! amy looked out into the audience as if
she was pondering some deep thought and then she says..."it's cold!" ----->
some women jumped on stage and handed amy a binder and was_very_ glad to
meet her. a&e joked about having the women sign a release form because she
was going to be on tv ;)


wild horses(with michelle malone) - michelle just kicks ass..i am
officially convinced! =)


bmhawk (with ulali) - very powerful! after this song, emily talks about how
she loves boston and says something like "how 'bout them patriots?" and she
put on a patriots hat and wore it the rest of the show! ;)


closer to fine - big smiles =)


fashion review:
amy: light blue and peach very cool floral shirt tucked in, black
well-fitting pants, black shiny shoes(until sys) ;)
emily: red and yellow vertically striped shirt untucked, yellow pants, cool
docs, dark blue nail polish, violet eyeliner (proof that she was
jammin'...her nail polish was all chipped by the end of the night) go em! ;)


after the concert, there were a few clips: amy came out and introduced
danielle howle and she performed (pre-recorded) and then emily came out and
introduced ulali who performed a couple songs. then the girls introduced
two short films by directors from the atlanta area. very cool films!
then...the "shame on you" video. i love it! praise to the ppv people and
amy and emily and their band and michelle and danielle and sara lee and the
girl with the binder and boy this is a run-on sentence, i'm tired. the
whole thing was incredible!! i'm sure i saw all of you that were there,
there were tons of audience shots! wish i could have been there! ;)


sorry so long...i'm going to bed
peace y'all,
nicole


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