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May 12, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Is it asking too much of a fan base to embrace the sensitive side of a guy who has worn a pink dress onstage while fronting an unruly, irreverent rock band? Singer-songwriter-guitarist Steve Poltz will soon find out. The front man of the San Diego-based Rugburns just hit the road in support of his brand-new solo debut, "One Left Shoe" (Mercury Records), an introspective song-cycle of romantic ups and downs.
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May 12, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Is it asking too much of a fan base to embrace the sensitive side of a guy who has worn a pink dress onstage while fronting an unruly, irreverent rock band? Singer-songwriter-guitarist Steve Poltz will soon find out. The front man of the San Diego-based Rugburns just hit the road in support of his brand-new solo debut, "One Left Shoe" (Mercury Records), an introspective song-cycle of romantic ups and downs.
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February 14, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tired of waiting for a reunion of the late, great Replacements? You can always catch the next best thing: San Diego's Rugburns. In a sloppy but endearing set Monday night at the Blue Cafe, the ghost of Paul Westerberg took possession of front man Steve Poltz in a wild affair during which drinking, disrobing and serenading were as prominent as the quartet's music.
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February 14, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tired of waiting for a reunion of the late, great Replacements? You can always catch the next best thing: San Diego's Rugburns. In a sloppy but endearing set Monday night at the Blue Cafe, the ghost of Paul Westerberg took possession of front man Steve Poltz in a wild affair during which drinking, disrobing and serenading were as prominent as the quartet's music.
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January 24, 2008 | Kevin Bronson
No sooner had David Quon, Derek Van Heule and Nathan Warkentin taken inventory from the disintegration of their last band -- the Colour, which disbanded last summer -- than they got a shot in the arm from their housemates. "We had been jamming, and things clicked -- it was refreshing and nice," singer-guitarist Quon says of the evolution of fledgling Long Beach trio We Barbarians (pictured).
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April 19, 2001 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Tickets go on sale Saturday for KIIS-FM's Wango Tango, which this year takes over Dodger Stadium for two days. The Backstreet Boys and Ricky Martin, right, headline on June 16, while Aerosmith and the Bee Gees top the June 17 bill. Moby, Jessica Simpson, Joe, Nelly Furtado, Vertical Horizon and Shaggy are among the other acts. . . . Tickets go on sale Saturday for two stops on the Poison, Warrant, Quiet Riot and Enuff Z'nuff tour: Aug. 16 at the Universal Amphitheatre and Aug.
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July 23, 1998 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Poltz, who is generally Mr. Savage Social Commentary when he fronts those raunchy alcohol-drenched Rugburns, has resurfaced with a collection of sweet--and just a little bit bent--love songs on a new solo album called "One Left Shoe." Poltz will be the middleman tonight at the Coach House in Santa Barbara, following Jennifer Terran and preceding Lisa Loeb. Poltz is also known as The Guy in the Video.
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February 27, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
"Pieces of You" reveals a singer with the range and reach to incorporate pieces of what seems like half of the female singer-songwriter canon, yet who pulls them together into a style of her own. At various moments, Jewel can sound like a solemn, deep-voiced Tracy Chapman, a lightly scatting Rickie Lee Jones, a girlishly airy Juliana Hatfield, a high-wiring Joni Mitchell, a meditative Karen Peris of Innocence Mission, a winsomely folksy Iris DeMent or an ardent, husky-voiced Cheryl Wheeler.
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October 14, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This year has been a difficult time of adjustment for Glen Phillips, who fronted Toad the Wet Sprocket for 12 years. Phillips' father died in January of colon cancer, and escalating tensions within the veteran pop-rock group led to its breakup in July. During a recent phone interview from his Santa Barbara home, a soft-spoken, reflective Phillips said serious reevaluation has left him anxious yet excited about the challenges he faces as an emerging solo artist.
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