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1999 Stories by Matthew Hilburn

Archives: 1999
  • Labradford

    published July 14, 1999

    It's 4 a.m., and the party is over. As you look around the once-packed room, all that's left are the ghosts of recent memories, of people... More >>

  • Moogs for Moderns

    published June 9, 1999

    Add N to (X) Avant Hard (Mute) Is the Moog synthesizer, that blustery prehistoric '60s electronic instrument, inherently cheesy? Once... More >>

  • Listening Post

    published June 2, 1999

    BERRY MEDITATION: Although musically the underground political-punk scene and the lesbian-associated "women's music" community couldn't be more... More >>

  • Dream Reverberation

    published May 5, 1999

    Think back to the last time you had a really bizarre dream, the kind in which familiar places suddenly become strange, friends metamorphose and... More >>

  • Sound Checks

    published April 28, 1999

    Truman's Water with 13 After and Ring, Cicada Thursday, April 29; Cicero's Truman's Water has always been a goddamn mess of a band,... More >>

  • Rasta Philosophy

    published April 28, 1999

    Landlocked St. Louis is hardly the place you'd expect to find an internationally acclaimed reggae label: There aren't exactly throngs of... More >>

  • Sound Checks

    published April 21, 1999

    Nnenna Freelon and Alison Brown Saturday, April 24; the Sheldon The combination of jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and Nashville-based... More >>

  • Listening Post

    published April 14, 1999

    SUMMER DUBBIN': With longer, warmer days upon us, it's time to dust off your reggae discs or, better yet, delve into the world of recent... More >>

  • Calendar Girl

    published April 14, 1999

    April March Chrominance Decoder (Ideal/Mammoth) Listening to Chrominance Decoder on the car stereo, I'm cruising along the Cote... More >>

  • Sound Checks

    published April 14, 1999

    Atmosphere, All Natural, Rubberoom, K-Otix and In Limbo Thursday, April 15; Gargoyle If your idea of a live hip-hop show... More >>

  • Turning Japanese

    published April 7, 1999

    Until recently, the designation "big in Japan" was, for all intents and purposes, a slap in the face to most pop/rock musicians. Now, with... More >>

  • French Fried

    published March 10, 1999

    VARIOUS ARTISTS Respect Is Burning, Volume 2 (Astralwerks) Why is it that most people, even music lovers, in this... More >>

  • Able Hands

    published March 3, 1999

    Rob Swift has fat ambitions: He wants to change the way you hear the turntable. To him, decks are not to be relegated to backstage... More >>

  • Vienna Fingers

    published February 10, 1999

    KRUDER & DORFMEISTER The K&D Sessions (Studio K7) Ahh, stoner music, pecking you on the cheek like a blown kiss from across... More >>

  • Sound Checks

    published February 3, 1999

    Monster Magnet Friday, Feb. 5; Mississippi Nights If you're one of those folks who believe that rock is dead, buried by its own... More >>

  • Sound Checks

    published January 13, 1999

    Old 97's Sunday, Jan. 17; the Duck Room If you decide to check out the Old 97's, you better make sure you're able to slam-dance and do... More >>

  • Golden Rockets

    published January 13, 1999

    THE BOTTLE ROCKETS Leftovers (Doolittle) With all due respect to the alt-country holy trinity of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt and... More >>

Archives: 1999