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2005 Stories by Jesse Hughey

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  • Heading Out

    published December 15, 2005

    On February 22, founding Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch announced his departure from the band, claiming the band's music and lifestyle... More >>

  • A Very Freeky Christmas with the Freek Out, Ghost of Monkshood, B-Minor Harmonic

    published December 8, 2005

    Not all Christmas songs evoke images of snow, toys or the birth of Santa Claus. Many of the greatest holiday songs empathize with those who have... More >>

  • La Femme Qui Rock, with The Happy Bullets, Knife in the Water, more

    published November 10, 2005

    If the name wasn't French for "Girls Who Rock," nobody would've noticed the girl-band theme at Saturday's second installment of La Femme Qui Rock.... More >>

  • Thinking About You

    published November 10, 2005

    My old buddy Thom--yeah, I mean Thom Yorke from Radiohead--finally wrote me again. I was getting worried. What? Yeah, we don't hang out much, him... More >>

  • John Cale

    published October 27, 2005

    Leave it to Snoop Dogg of all people to put Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale in his place. "I realized I had gotten entirely away from my... More >>

  • Lyrics Born, Pigeon John, Tahiti

    published October 13, 2005

    If respect was platinum and creativity diamonds, San Francisco's Lyrics Born would be iced out like a Master P video shoot. Instead, the... More >>

  • North Texas New Music Festival

    published October 6, 2005

    On the second day of the North Texas New Music Festival, the Burden Brothers got off to an early start--in fact, the sun was still out during... More >>

  • Pilotdrift

    published September 29, 2005

    Anything less than unique would be a disappointment from the recording-company arm of local Polyphonic Spree lovers Good Records. That Water... More >>

  • Olospo, Bagg

    published September 22, 2005

    "This is just like church," Bagg drummer Grady Sandlin observed as he rode in a rented party bus back to Denton, after his band and headliners... More >>

  • Unfair Squares

    published September 22, 2005

    After 30 years, you'd think that fans of John Prine would have gotten the hint. After all, this is the guy who wrote 1971's Vietnam war protest... More >>

  • Red Cross benefit with Slick 57, Centro-matic, Deep Blue Something, Happy Jack, [DARYL], Sorta

    published September 15, 2005

    Dylan Silvers thanked the audience, the performers and Granada owner Mike Schoder about 50 times when playing with [DARYL] and Who cover band... More >>

  • The Dandy Warhols

    published September 15, 2005

    Odditoreum's introductory spoken-word track sets up the story that in some alternate universe, a postwar jug band named the Dandy Warhols... More >>

  • Mermaid Purse, The Valentines, Andrew Tinker

    published September 1, 2005

    If a club show could be likened to a sandwich, The Valentines' Saturday night set was like a slice of off-brand bologna between two pieces of... More >>

  • Voxtrot, The Hourly Radio

    published September 1, 2005

    Voxtrot singer Ramesh Srivastava has something of a reputation for hopping around in a spastic dance during his band's live shows, and you can't... More >>

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    published September 1, 2005

    Howl was clearly no easy ride for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The Los Angeles trio's third album's lyrics address depression, failed... More >>

  • Supergrass

    published August 18, 2005

    Supergrass no longer sounds like a hyperactive younger brother jumping up and down, clamoring for attention. After releasing last year's... More >>

  • Body Rock

    published August 18, 2005

    In concert, Jon Mikl Thor wields fake swords and foam war hammers in mock battle with masked opponents. He also bends steel bars between clenched... More >>

  • Collin Herring, Cordelane, Doug Burr

    published July 28, 2005

    When a rock star blames his dad for something, it's usually pretty bad. You know,... More >>

  • Bob Mould

    published July 28, 2005

    Bob Mould's latest album, Body of Song, comes with a blurb advertising the disc as a "return to his signature guitar sound." Though there's... More >>

  • The Solace Bros, Redbud Revival

    published July 21, 2005

    Oklahoma City's Redbud Revival is the best reason to get to the Gypsy Tea Room early on Friday. RR specializes in bluesy, no-frills rock... More >>

  • Robert Gomez, McGowan, Zack Hexum, Kristy Kruger

    published July 21, 2005

    Between songs, Robert Gomez is all smiles, offering an abandoned warm beer to anyone who wants it, estimating the number of chickens that have... More >>

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