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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #28 July-Aug 2000

Various Artists – Full Circle: A Tribute To Gene Clark

It’s hard to believe the rehabilitation of the tattered legacy of Gene Clark has taken so long to instigate. The ultimate image of 1965 cool, Clark — with his brooding, velvety voice and a sackful of moody, introspective, unforgettable songs such as “Feel A Whole Lot Better” and “Set You Free This Time” — was [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #26 March-April 2000

Willie Nile – Beautiful Wreck Of The World

With his raspy yelp of a voice, a poetic gift both urbane and romantic, and a wildly kinetic and acrobatic stage show, Willie Nile burst onto the late ’70s New York City scene as the bastard spawn of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Despite two fine albums for Arista and a high-profile tour opening for [...]

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Miked - Live Reviews from Issue #16 July-Aug 1998

Damnations / Hazeldine – Stubb’s (Austin, TX)

Taking the stage on the first certifiably oppressive night of the summer — earlier, Central Texas experienced its first 100-degree day of 1998 — in Stubb’s downstairs dungeon of a music hall, the Damnations proceeded to reel off song after song of the stomp and glory that has made this Austin band so special over [...]

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Miked - Live Reviews from Issue #15 May-June 1998

P.F. Sloan – Waterloo Brewing Company (Austin, TX)

Songwriting legend P.F. Sloan’s first Texas appearance in as long as anyone can remember was a low-key one, even though it came in the midst of the South by Southwest Music Festival. Though he has released one indie album, (Still On The) Eve Of Destruction, and has made several stateside and overseas appearances in recent [...]

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