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2004 Stories by Sarah Hepola

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  • Trend-Spotting

    published December 30, 2004

    Britney got married. Ashlee was caught lip-synching. ODB died. Congress continued to wring its hands about the legality of downloads, which... More >>

  • Trend-spotting

    published December 30, 2004

    Britney got married (twice!). Ashlee was caught lip-synching. ODB died. Congress continued to wring its hands about the legality of downloads,... More >>

  • Around Hear

    published December 30, 2004

    Let's skip the chit-chat. Here are the top 10 local albums of 2004: 1. Sorta, Little Bay "I love life, but it's sad," Sorta... More >>

  • Rock for Choice

    published December 30, 2004

    You'll find the Dallas Observer staff's year-end list a few pages over, but enough about us. What albums in 2004 did local musicians pick... More >>

  • Old 97´s

    published December 30, 2004

    Writing a recommendation for an Old 97's show is a little like coming out strong for oxygen. And if I know my hardcore 97's crowd, there's nothing... More >>

  • Parental Guidance

    published December 23, 2004

    Last year around Christmas, my parents and I sat down with a few glasses of wine and a stack of the year's most popular music. The idea was to see... More >>

  • Slaughtered

    published December 16, 2004

    It's nearly 6 p.m. outside The Clubhouse--Dallas' premier all-nude strip joint--and just in time for their nightly broadcast, two newscasters... More >>

  • "Our Hero"

    published December 16, 2004

    The shooting that occurred in Columbus, Ohio, last week isn't as shocking as it is sickening. Ever since Lee Harvey Oswald took aim from a musty... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published December 16, 2004

    For the record: Congratulations to Brave Combo, who received their sixth Grammy nomination in the Best Polka category for their new... More >>

  • Drinking the Kool-Aid

    published December 9, 2004

    Last weekend, I joined MySpace. It wasn't easy. For weeks people had been telling me about the Web site, the latest trendy wasteland for... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published December 9, 2004

    If you haven't been watching The Battle for Ozzfest--and unless your Monday night is as lame as mine, I assume you haven't... More >>

  • Sue Foley

    published December 9, 2004

    There are so few genuinely talented female guitarists. A short list might include Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt and, um, Lita Ford? But it would... More >>

  • Separate Ways

    published December 2, 2004

    Over the past decade, few Dallas bands have rivaled Slobberbone--a scraggly and swaggering group of musicians capable of both bruising live... More >>

  • Michael Jackson

    published December 2, 2004

    Just in time for Christmas--and a slew of lawsuits--comes another reminder that one of the great musical talents of the late 20th century is long... More >>

  • Fashion Files

    published November 25, 2004

    It's Friday night at 9:30, and Erykah Badu has yet to arrive at her own event. By now, Minc is thick with smoke and people; moving... More >>

  • Bar Hopping

    published November 25, 2004

    Never been much on change. Don't like it. We're sentimental types who attach to people and places. And yet, history has proven to us that change... More >>

  • Refuse to Lose

    published November 18, 2004

    "I'm gonna die one day staring at the dressing room walls." --Old 97's, "Dressing Room Walls" Christy Darlington grew up a small... More >>

  • Jackpot!

    published November 18, 2004

    From the looks of it, Saturday night's Rock Lottery in Denton could have been held a week before the election, not the week after.... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published November 18, 2004

    Late last Wednesday afternoon, a call came to the office from a rapper named Dow Jones: He was performing that night at the Starck Club on... More >>

  • Book 'Em

    published November 11, 2004

    Hard to believe there was a time when rock stars just made music. These days, artists don't merely release CDs--they release concert... More >>

  • Remembering John Peel

    published November 11, 2004

    "John Peel was the only important DJ left in the world." --The White Stripes' Jack White Two weeks ago, John Peel died a... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published November 11, 2004

    What's better than winning the lottery? How about watching the Rock Lottery? This Saturday, 25 musicians convene for one of the coolest... More >>

  • Real World

    published November 4, 2004

    Dallas has contributed more than its fair share of reality television stars. There's American Idol's Nikki McKibben, of course, and... More >>

  • Odds & Ends

    published November 4, 2004

    The summer ratings for local radio are in, proving once again that hip-hop is king of the D-FW airwaves. In first place is 104.5 FM, with a... More >>

  • John Taylor Fan Fiction

    published October 28, 2004

    It was late after the concert when it happened. The sell-out crowd at Wembley Stadium had thinned, and I was lingering near the entrance when... More >>

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