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Archives: 2001
  • Out & About

    published October 18, 2001

    Plainly speaking, the last time Tool put out an album that mattered--and we use that term very loosely--not only was Clinton in the White... More >>

  • Out & About

    published October 18, 2001

    If you were hip to such solid powerhouses as Born Against, Moss Icon, the Great Unraveling and Universal Order of Armageddon, then you'd... More >>

  • Like, You Know

    published October 18, 2001

    Of all the nationwide changes that the terrorist attacks of September 11 have produced, perhaps none is more surprising or appropriate than... More >>

  • God Bless America

    published October 11, 2001

    It's been a long time since the pop-music face of heavy rock and roll--metal and its various offshoots, if you're being picky--was an accurate... More >>

  • Out & About

    published October 11, 2001

    For a guy who had to teach his bad-kid bandmates all the parts of Exile on Main Street--simply because he was the only person who knew... More >>

  • Out & About

    published October 11, 2001

    Despite long-standing relationships with jazz labels such as Blue Note and Verve that stretch back to the mid-1950s and early 1960s... More >>

  • Out & About

    published October 11, 2001

    After her completely solo, home-recorded debut flightsafety and her small-combo/big-sound follow-up Maps of Tacit, former... More >>

  • For the Road

    published October 4, 2001

    Faint electronic beeps sound off in the background, spaced about 15 seconds apart. Their timing is somewhat familiar, but the tone is a little... More >>

  • Out & About

    published October 4, 2001

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of Cristal, it was the age of imaginary players, it was the epoch of... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 27, 2001

    Aging, balding curmudgeons who (barely) remember Deep Ellum's musical melting pot in the olden days--when you bought a beer from an upright... More >>

  • Women's Work

    published September 27, 2001

    A little over a decade ago, the economic and conservative malaise of the 1980s threatened to push into a new decade's dawn, the 1990s. Nobody... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 20, 2001

    What a difference a decade makes. After Snoop Dogg first fired up his spliffed-out delivery on Dr. Dre's The Chronic in 1992, he quickly... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 20, 2001

    Stop the madness, please. It's getting out of hand. Simply because there was an ample well of young-adult disposable income in the latter half of... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 20, 2001

    With a chameleon as flamboyant as Perry Farrell, it's hard to tell where the performance ends and the person begins. Jane's Addiction spawned fans... More >>

  • Electric Company

    published September 13, 2001

    In some small circles, the legends are legion. There was the time Light Bright Highway took off for one uninterrupted two-hour song as... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 13, 2001

    Once a style has moved from retro through nouveau, is there anything left? It's a valid question for the Black Crowes. The band hangs its... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 13, 2001

    Detroit makes sublime, no-frills rock bands the way Mexico distills tequila: It goes down smooth but has a wicked kick. We're not referring to... More >>

  • Maxwell

    published September 13, 2001

    Soul brothers can't win for losing. While sisters can share the throne--there seems to be plenty of room at the top for Erykah Badu, Lauryn... More >>

  • Pazz and Jop

    published September 6, 2001

    For no small portion of North Texas music fans, the sound is unmistakable. The soulful electric piano runs, the swinging hi-hat rustle, the... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 6, 2001

    Being blessed an alt-country songstress must be as endlessly tiresome as being Cher's plastic surgeon. You have to compete with gusto as... More >>

  • Out & About

    published September 6, 2001

    Some things never go out of style, and if the recent fracas stirred up by the "how to prepare a kitty" mpeg on the Internet is any indication,... More >>

  • California Dreaming

    published September 6, 2001

    Snuggled into a desert overlooking the edge of the Pacific, Los Angeles' very existence flaunts in the face of reason. As the longtime home of... More >>

  • Preston School of Industry

    published August 30, 2001

    A snare-cymbal clash fades in to join two guitars--one a simple bass line, the other a recognizable tone of warm distortion sparked by... More >>

  • Out & About

    published August 30, 2001

    Kool Keith should never worry about finding his niche in a hip-hop world obsessed with marketing and gimmicks, because he's got the market... More >>

  • Out & About

    published August 30, 2001

    To your average rock-and-roll fan there is no discernible difference between the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync--or any other teen-pop outfit for... More >>

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