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2002 Stories by Shannon Sutlief

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  • Seldom and The Velvet Teen

    published November 14, 2002

    Is David Bazan--ringleader of Pedro the Lion, this show's headliner--a masochist or just a blind supporter of new talent? We present the... More >>

  • The Epoxies

    published November 7, 2002

    The Epoxies' name is no misnomer. Just like glue, the Portland band's new wave-meets-punk tunes get stuck in one's head with their shredding... More >>

  • Hot Water Music

    published November 7, 2002

    On Hot Water Music's latest album, Caution, the group shows a strange obsession with defeat, visiting again and again themes of falling and... More >>

  • Naked Ambition

    published October 24, 2002

    Emeril may have his own line of sauces and seasonings (and those pleasant memories of his bombed sitcom). Ming Tsai may be filling Target's... More >>

  • Second Chances

    published October 17, 2002

    The three founding members of Hi-Fi Drowning--singer-guitarist Eric Martin, bassist Jon Eggert and his brother Jeremy, who fills both the other... More >>

  • Kill Me Tomorrow

    published October 17, 2002

    Somewhere Tony Wilson is laughing, and Ian Curtis is probably rolling in his grave. Or maybe every other band has always been compared to Joy... More >>

  • Jay Bennett and Edward Burch

    published October 3, 2002

    "From my point of view, I was in this band that people considered so important, and people thought it really made a difference, and it touched so... More >>

  • On Their Own

    published June 27, 2002

    Some bands will do anything to get one new person to come out to their shows. The names of some are seen stickered on bathroom stalls, merch... More >>

  • Even Handed

    published June 20, 2002

    When Lewis was named Best New Act in the 1999 Dallas Observer Music Awards, the band was so new that the joke around the office was, "Lewis... More >>

  • Playing By Heart

    published June 13, 2002

    Each week musicians drag out their friends, family and co-workers to see them play new-band showcases where the drink specials are the real draw... More >>

  • Latin Sensation

    published May 30, 2002

    The most difficult task for those wanting to attend Martice Enterprise's production of Rick Najera's Latinologues: A Comedy Without... More >>

  • Game On

    published May 2, 2002

    We competed in gymnastics as a child. We had medals, trophies, the works. But did we practice hour after hour, spraining our ankles and jamming... More >>

  • Bummed Out

    published April 25, 2002

    Sitting at a railway crossing as the train cars cha-chunk, cha-chunk in front of our car, we tend to stare at the clock in the dash, watching the... More >>

  • 2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published April 18, 2002

    Almost 7,000 people voted in this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards, and while I have absolutely no numbers to back it up, I'll go ahead... More >>

  • Fair is Fair

    published April 18, 2002

    The lot at the corner of Fry and Oak streets in Denton, next door to Voertman's bookstore and across from the Cork Screw, still sits empty. There... More >>

  • Failure Plus

    published April 11, 2002

    The phrase "didn't go as it should" starts off "Long Fucks Up," the first track on Failure Plus' Care.Less.Now. And that says plenty about... More >>

  • Moore to Love and Hate

    published April 11, 2002

    For author and filmmaker Michael Moore, the old joke about having an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other, each whispering commands,... More >>

  • Adult Situations

    published March 21, 2002

    There's only one cheerleader for the Republican Party who travels the country with her own troupe of male exotic dancers to warm up her crowds.... More >>

  • For the Masses

    published March 7, 2002

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso didn't have to worry about love-struck teen-agers carving their initials alongside wobbly hearts or... More >>

  • Got Blues?

    published February 28, 2002

    If the stereotypical country-and-western song sounds like "My wife left, my dog ran away and my truck broke down," then the hackneyed blues song... More >>

  • Book 'Em

    published February 21, 2002

    The Dallas Museum of Art and Friends of the Dallas Public Library's annual Arts and Letters Live literary festival is like the... More >>

  • What's the Story?

    published February 14, 2002

    The title of Lucy Loves Schroeder's album says it all: Lucy is a Band. Lucy is not the name of the woman who sings and plays guitar on the... More >>

  • Viva V-Day

    published February 14, 2002

    When Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Emmys this past fall, she asked in her introduction, "What would bug the Taliban more than seeing a gay woman in a... More >>

  • Gypsies, Stomps and Beads

    published February 7, 2002

    Most people don't watch Jennifer Lopez to check out how accurate her flamenco dance steps are. We doubt they even notice her feet. Still,... More >>

  • Gang of Four

    published January 31, 2002

    When the SamulNori comes, it brings rain, lightning, clouds and wind. But it's not a weather condition. It's a Korean percussion ensemble... More >>

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