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2000 Stories by René Spencer Saller

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  • Ode to Joy

    published December 27, 2000

    René Spencer SallerSusana Baca, Eco de Sombras (Luaka Bop). Singer/ethnomusicologist Baca,... More >>

  • The Sixths

    published October 18, 2000

    The last 12 months have been happy ones for fans of Stephin Merritt. We may not be a significant demographic, at least by industry standards, but... More >>

  • Tiger Beat

    published September 20, 2000

    'N Sync and their lacquered ilk might induce more screams from the ardent nymphets packing our great nation's stadiums, but no one has inspired... More >>

  • Calling from Home

    published September 6, 2000

    Aug. 17, 2000, Way Out Club, 9:45 p.m: A brutal electric screech, and the jukebox jerks into silence. The ceiling lights shudder, click off.... More >>

  • Bebel Gilberto

    published July 19, 2000

    Given the global lust right now for all things Brazilian, Bebel Gilberto's first full-length album, Tanto Tempo, seems a miracle of canny... More >>

  • Marianne Faithfull

    published July 12, 2000

    "I saw an angel with big tits and signed her." That's how Andrew Loog Oldham explained his decision to turn 17-year-old Marianne Faithfull, whom... More >>

  • Ute Lemper

    published June 14, 2000

    Few of us can, as the locution goes, "relate to" German mezzo-soprano Ute Lemper. Assuming you're not some highbrow international... More >>

  • Torch and Twang

    published June 7, 2000

    Twangfest, held this weekend at Off Broadway, is a feast of American-influenced music, a celebration that honors, as per its name, the rural... More >>

  • With These Hands

    published May 24, 2000

    Since forming in 1994, the Olympia, Wash.-based trio Sleater-Kinney has released five albums, making rock critics (most notably the venerable... More >>

  • Star Bright

    published April 19, 2000

    we wanna be as dreams are: awake as possible. we wanna be what wakes up: so full of shine! we wanna be as brave as that, like the fuel of... More >>

  • Susan Baca

    published April 5, 2000

    On her second Luaka Bop release, Afro-Peruvian vocalist Susana Baca is backed by a traditional Peruvian band augmented with such North American... More >>

  • Nature Calls

    published February 23, 2000

    It's difficult to explain why the music of the Handsome Family is beautiful. Sure, it sounds beautiful, but it's a strange and spare sort of... More >>

  • Fiona Apple

    published February 23, 2000

    If you haven't listened to Fiona Apple's new CD yet, you probably have a good reason. First, the title -- too awful and, at 90 words, too long... More >>

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