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Topic 73 of 100: The Handsome Family

Tue, Feb 15, 2000 (06:43) | Alexander (aschuth)
Husband-and-wife-team, Chicago based. She's from somewhere East Coast, and he's from Nowhere, Tx., if I remember.
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 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 1 of 13: Alexander  (aschuth) * Tue, Feb 15, 2000 (06:49) * 9 lines 
 
Touring the US RIGHT now! Don't miss them, great country vibes, great sense of, uh, humour or else. NEW CD out, too!

Check http://handsomefamily.home.mindspring.com

and http://www.carrottoprecords.com/artists/handsome/index.html . The label has some samples of their work to listen, too...


Brett writes the music, Rennie Sparks the lyrics. She's also a writer of *diferent* short stories, which will be published in a book soon. Some have even been published in international music magazines... Oh, and Rennie has been on the cover of superstar #2, back in 1996.



 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 2 of 13: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 15, 2000 (18:12) * 1 lines 
 
I've just asked John for you....


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 3 of 13: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 15, 2000 (18:33) * 5 lines 
 
His report:

listened to them on their record company's website...good stuff,
well-written, very folksy...



 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 4 of 13: Alexander  (aschuth) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (15:45) * 6 lines 
 
What'd I say? What'd I say?




Plus, they are not boring. Warped humour, good looking. There's a great alternative country scene out there, and they represent the dark side of it.


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 5 of 13: Alexander  (aschuth) * Thu, Feb 17, 2000 (16:13) * 38 lines 
 
The Handsome Family

US TOUR

Feb 13; Iowa City; Gabes
Feb. 14; Lawrence, Kan.; Replay Lounge
Feb. 15; Wichita, Kan; Kirbys
Feb. 17; Denton, Texas; Rubber Gloves
Feb. 18; Austin, Texas; Emo's
Feb. 19; Houston, Texas; Rudyard's
Feb. 20; New Orleans, La.; Mermaid
Feb. 21; Birmingham, Ala.; The Nick
Feb. 22; Atlanta, Ga.; Earl
Feb. 24; Baltimore; Ottobar
Feb. 25; Hoboken; Maxwells
Feb. 26; New York; Mercury
Feb 27; Clevelamd; Grog Shop
Feb. 28; Columbus, Ohio; Bernies

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND

Mar 5: Manchester - Hop and Grape
Mar 6: Sheffield - Pheasant
Mar7: Chester - Telfords Warehouse
Mar 10: Mullingar - Stables
Mar 11: Leap - Connollys
Mar 12: Cork - Lobby
Mar 13: Galway - Roisin Dubh
Mar 14: Dublin - Whelans
Mar 15: Belfast - Auntie Annies (tbc)
Mar 16: Mac's Backroom - Donegal (tbc)
Mar 18: Edinbugh - Attic
Mar 19: Glasgow - Riverside Club
Mar 20: York - Fibbers
Mar 21: London - Borderline
Mar 23: Leicester - Physio & Firkin
Mar 25: Bristol - Louisiana
Mar 26: Brighton - Lift (tbc)


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 6 of 13: Alexander  (aschuth) * Thu, Feb 17, 2000 (16:20) * 11 lines 
 
Y'all saw that?


Feb. 18; Austin, Texas; Emo's




I'll ask Rennie if y'all went there. Say hi to her for me, please!

Honestly, just go to any of these gigs, and tell 'em who you got it from, and then buy the CD. And enjoy.


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 7 of 13: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 17, 2000 (16:55) * 1 lines 
 
Alexander, I just don't understand. They'll go to Hoboken, NJ but not to Hawaii. Seems more than a little odd...but...! I don't blame them for going to Austin. One day, so will I...*grin*


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 8 of 13: Alexander  (aschuth) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (15:20) * 1 lines 
 
Hmh, looks no Springizen saw Mrs & Mr Sparks on their US tour. I'll catch up with them in Frankfurt.


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 9 of 13: Alexander  (aschuth) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (15:21) * 1 lines 
 
And Hoboken... Home of Yo La Tengo.


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 10 of 13: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (17:20) * 1 lines 
 
"I have it"? "I have Her"? or is it La Hoboken?


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 11 of 13: Alexander  (aschuth) * Tue, Mar  7, 2000 (09:52) * 1 lines 
 
More like "Got it! Got it!", as in playing baseball and being way outfield.


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 12 of 13: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar  7, 2000 (13:08) * 1 lines 
 
Got it! Gracias.


 Topic 73 of 100 [music]: The Handsome Family
 Response 13 of 13: Alexander  (aschuth) * Wed, Mar  8, 2000 (02:24) * 1 lines 
 
De nada.

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