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Wednesday, June 24, 1998

PUNK RAUNCH

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 1998 at 12:00 AM

One of the toughest things about assessing music is that your standards can get so high that you want every arrangement to be perfect, every song to be better than the previous one. Pretty soon you're using words like "ethereal" and "juxtaposition" in every review. Sometimes you just have to...

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Baloba!

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Take a trio of West Africa's top vocalists, a group of smoking New York-based Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians, some all-star guest African singers, Mali's legendary producer Boncana Maiga, and you have one of the hottest bands on the planet. That group is Africando, which, translated from the language Wolof...

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NAME APPETIZER

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 1998 at 12:00 AM

Release the hounds! Livonia's favorite son, Warren Defever, has put out a six-song EP to satiate his dedicated followers. While not as brilliantly as on HNIA's last full-length disc, Stars on E.S.P., Defever continues to churn out little quirky rock gems that sound as if they have been disassembled and...

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