July 27, 1998
Trance Comes To Town
The Jerusalem Post reports on "A generational battle over 'trance' is pitting the music's young fans against the police, who charge that it encourages drug abuse."
"Words are irrelevant, atavistic even, in the atmosphere created by the electronic music blasting from the rally across the street in Kikar Rabin - an insistent thumping like a colossal heartbeat shaking the center of Tel Aviv, punctuated by the ascents and descents of some computer wizard whose synthesized riffs explode on the brain with the impact of a flying saucer taking off and landing."
July 1, 1998
Get intimate with Ben Artzi
Ha'aretz's Gidi Avivi urges you to see Ben Artzi in small concerts while you still can. Comparing him not only to his father, Shlomo Artzi, but to "The Who" leader Pete Townshend, Avivi writes that "the jump from appearances in small clubs to giant shows could also happen for Ben Artzi."