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  • 2006 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published June 16, 2005

    "Balls Out"

  • 2006 - Katie Awards, published June 16, 2005

    "Balls Out"

1998 Stories by Keven Mcalester

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • The Crit and Shap Poll

    published December 31, 1998

    The process is nothing if not scientific: At the end of every year, we contact each contributor to our music section and ask him/her to submit a... More >>

  • Hunky dory

    published November 5, 1998

    Fifteen minutes into Velvet Goldmine, director Todd Haynes' love letter to England's glam-rock scene of the late '60s and early '70s, the film has... More >>

  • Back in black

    published September 17, 1998

    LOS ANGELES--Heading north on Highland Avenue, 7/10/98, 8:49 p.m.: En route to first Bauhaus show in 15 years. Thought: If most recent spate of... More >>

  • Out There

    published June 25, 1998

    Pop-top Robert Pollard Waved Out Matador Guided by Voices' early-'90s breakthrough records (Propeller, Vampire on Titus, and... More >>

  • Pieces of crap

    published June 11, 1998

    Few pop-culture developments have been so inevitable as a book of poetry by Jewel, rock music's reigning queen of dime-store spirituality. A ripe... More >>

  • Out There

    published May 14, 1998

    Sex crime Freak*On*Ica Girls Against Boys DGC Records OK, this will not do. First off, Girls Against Boys used to be all... More >>

  • Out There

    published May 7, 1998

    Tie goes to the runner A Thousand Leaves Sonic Youth DGC Records Churning toward their 20th year as a collective, the... More >>

  • 1998 Dallas Observer Music Awards Nominees

    published April 30, 1998

    Josh Alan Nominated for: Blues, Folk/Acoustic Who knew what to make of Alan's 1997 Blacks 'n' Jews? The title track was a work of... More >>

  • Emotional rescue

    published April 2, 1998

    Here is what Jeff Mangum is like: He is friendly. He stammers sometimes, as if struggling to find the right words to express his ideas. One... More >>

  • Roadshows

    published March 26, 1998

    Don't break what ain't fixed Few modern songwriters invite cliches like Steve Earle does: He's the modern outlaw, the man on the run from... More >>

  • Keeping it down

    published March 19, 1998

    The prevailing wisdom is this: that rock music--as played with guitars, bass, and drums--has its charms, but also its limitations; that there's... More >>

  • The fool's lament

    published January 22, 1998

    One of the conceits to which every critic must be genetically predisposed is the idea that, at the end of the day, his or her opinion actually... More >>

  • Rock and roll over

    published January 1, 1998

    How do you experience a year? Can a person ever shed his innate subjectivity and perceive or appreciate something on a different level than he... More >>

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