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2004 Stories by Shannon Sutlief

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  • Hard-Core Honky-Tonk New Year´s Eve

    published December 30, 2004

    Here's a New Year's shindig suitable for the whole family--Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr. and Hank III, that is. Speedtrucker, Slick 57, The... More >>

  • Viva Las Vegas

    published December 30, 2004

    Back when women were dames and men were gents, people knew how to do New Year's Eve right. Watch the black and white movies, and you'll see what I... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published December 23, 2004

    Thursday, December 23 In Christmas movies, the redeeming ending is the big gift. The rest of the plot is just stocking filler. Take... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published December 9, 2004

    Thursday, December 9 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has caught the Christmas fever. Screw peace on earth and good will to men. They... More >>

  • Our Lady

    published December 2, 2004

    We used to literally wear our religion on our sleeves--the bright red knit ones of our St. Andrew's Catholic School cardigan sweater. And we wore... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published November 25, 2004

    Thursday, November 25 This holiday season, we're launching a new dieting fad we're calling The Charitable Diet. The theory is that if... More >>

  • Sondre Lerche

    published November 18, 2004

    Sondre Lerche has the pop sensibility of someone composing in the 1960s, not a young man who's been alive barely two decades and admits to an... More >>

  • Stray Cats

    published November 11, 2004

    Stray Cats' first official live recording isn't a greatest-hits collection. Though all the big tracks are here, the deep cuts are, too, so even... More >>

  • Shibboleth, Snowdonnas, The Falkon and American Werewolf Academy

    published November 11, 2004

    The final evening of the three-night Rock 'N' Roll Ramjob, critic Mike Keller's annual musical birthday party, felt a little like the last hours... More >>

  • ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

    published November 11, 2004

    "Random lost souls have asked me what's the future of rock and roll," sings front man Conrad Keely on "Worlds Apart." "I don't know, does it... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published November 11, 2004

    Thursday, November 11 No matter how people voted last week--Bush or Kerry, moral values or war in Iraq, marriage... More >>

  • I Heart Winnipeg?

    published November 4, 2004

    "Everyone thinks that life is going on somewhere else, that you have to move to New York or--in Canadians' case--Toronto or Vancouver. I've never... More >>

  • Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

    published November 4, 2004

    Many bands sing about love. The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players sing about eggs. They also sing about cheese fondue, fast-food chains, old... More >>

  • The Pointy Shoe Factory

    published October 28, 2004

    The Pointy Shoe Factory's new album takes off like a sinister steam engine. The guitar and bass create a train rhythm, with ooohhh-ing vocals,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 28, 2004

    Thursday, October 28 Want to see Dallas, we brag, then rent Office Space. From the stop-and-go... More >>

  • Rilo Kiley with Tilly and the Wall and The Elected

    published October 21, 2004

    Rilo Kiley's new album More Adventurous doesn't have the unexpected punch of 2002's The Execution of All Things, but they're not the... More >>

  • Dead Heat

    published October 21, 2004

    We imagine dead celebrities are granted VIP access to some big postmortem party. In this afterlife Green Room, Julia Child is serving hors... More >>

  • Chin Up Chin Up

    published October 14, 2004

    Last Valentine's Day, Chicago band Chin Up Chin Up became famous for the wrong reason. Bass player Chris Saathoff was killed when a speeding car... More >>

  • Spector 45

    published October 14, 2004

    The Booker T. Washington high school kids in Spector 45 don't need to be graded on a curve. The quartet's EP release Girls, Cars & Rock n'... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published October 14, 2004

    Thursday, October 14 You don't have to love watching cars drive around and around for several dusty, stinky hours... More >>

  • At War

    published October 7, 2004

    My dad never talked about World War II. The only reasons I even knew he'd served were the bent-edged black-and-white photos of him in his Navy... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 30, 2004

    Thursday, September 30 When Ché Guevara was killed in Bolivia in 1967, people shouted in the streets, "We won't let him be... More >>

  • Dynah, The Hourly Radio and Black Tie Dynasty

    published September 16, 2004

    The gear area of the Double Wide's show room had an unusual inventory Friday night. In addition to the usual drums, guitars and Fender amps, there... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published September 16, 2004

    Thursday, September 16 Be careful, Carlos Mencia, or people will start calling you the Latino Dave... More >>

  • Max Cady

    published September 9, 2004

    Max Cady is a rock band. It's not punk, glam or emo. There are no prefixes here. It's just rock and roll. It takes the standard rock format--one... More >>

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