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2005 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Adios to the Arbor

    published December 29, 2005

    I haven't stepped foot in Trees in several years--last time, I suspect, was when X's original line-up tore up the place, reducing it to... More >>

  • Pernice Brothers

    published June 9, 2005

    This is what happens when you're a songwriter who happens to have an MFA in poetry and a published collection of poems on the shelf: You become... More >>

  • The Legend of Billy Hicks

    published May 26, 2005

    There was a time when being a saxophone player and being in a rock band were not mutually exclusive. Unfortunately for every ambitious high school... More >>

  • In the Blood

    published May 12, 2005

    At the Ralph Lauren store in NorthPark Center, there are certain questions to which you can expect answers. What looks good with pink chinos? When... More >>

  • The Raveonettes

    published April 21, 2005

    On 2003's The Chain Gang of Love, The Raveonettes more or less re-created the Jesus and Mary Chain's discography for people who weren't... More >>

  • Snow Patrol, Embrace

    published April 21, 2005

    Back in the day, people (read: music critics) used to compare every U.K. band trying to make a go of it in the United States to Radiohead, usually... More >>

  • A Place of Their Own

    published March 24, 2005

    "No one ever plans to sleep out in the gutter/Sometimes that's just the most comfortable place." --Bright Eyes, "Road to Joy" Sporty... More >>

  • Pair O' Dice Lost

    published February 24, 2005

    It's one of those classic combinations, like ham on rye or peanut butter and chocolate. We're talking about Deep Ellum and tattoo... More >>

  • Doves

    published February 24, 2005

    "Groove" is somewhat of a red flag when it is mentioned w/r/t rock-and-roll bands. I mean, it used to be OK (see: Stones, etc.), but now it stinks... More >>

  • The Wedding Present

    published February 17, 2005

    Too bad David Gedge didn't form his band in the Midwest in 1995 instead of 1985 in England, directly in The Smiths' shadow. Maybe then he would... More >>

  • The Game

    published February 3, 2005

    The Game is a protégé of Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, has the kind of gangbanger backstory that makes white journalists moist and he's from... More >>

  • Another Night in Paradise

    published January 27, 2005

    As she turns and saunters toward the back of the stage, giving all the tables in the front row a good long look, Paris steals a glance at the... More >>

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