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Issue 114

August 1993

Sounding Off: Live
News, events, dates, ideas, letters and live reports

Velvet Underground Reunion Tour Diary
Dean Wareham of support group Luna provides a day-by-day record

Franz Koglmann
Brian Morton hears the Viennese as he whirls

K. Martin blasts off into dub space

Steve Reich
Mark Sinker interfaces with the composer's future-tech explorations

Little Annie
David Lubich meets the underground diva

New York Now
Howard Mandel reports from music's world capital

Seeing Things
Angela Salt shows what girls want

Avril Mair celebrates international rock-women's year with a profile of the indie Icelander

Women In Pre-60's Pop
Lucy O'Brien interviews the female stars of long ago

Odaline De La Martinez
Louise Gray batons down the Cuban conductor

Soul Controlled: From En Vogue To Mica Paris
Esther Armah examines image and input in today's black women singers

African Women Today
Lucy Duran looks at gender politics in a continent's changing music

Invisible Jukebox: Lydia Lunch
Hopey Glass tests the prankster-poetess's knowledge, patience etc

Rock's Wives & Girlfriends
Michele Kirsch tells it how it is, when your stepping out with a star

Riot Girl
Liz Naylor tells it how it is when you're organizing a revolution, catering, transport, the lot

Print Run
Soul on disc, the Zappa story, rap in black popular culture

Reel To Reel
David Eimer reviews Peter Tosh and ambient bosh