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1999 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Tell me when it's over

    published December 30, 1999

    You'll no doubt notice that many of the best-of lists that appear on the following few pages repeat the same names over and over: The Flaming... More >>

  • Home groans

    published December 23, 1999

    In these pages last year, Robert Wilonsky wrote, "I can't remember a year when so many local bands released so many albums that I'll play well... More >>

  • Still prophesying

    published December 23, 1999

    Russell Hobbs laughs a little when he's told about a mural he allegedly painted a decade ago on the side of what is now the Curtain Club on... More >>

  • Out There

    published December 23, 1999

    Rakim The Master (Universal Records) When... More >>

  • Art and Commerce Street

    published December 16, 1999

    Jeff Swaney has been doing business in Deep Ellum for a long time, since the area was little more than abandoned warehouses and starving artists.... More >>

  • Direct miss

    published December 16, 1999

    Everything involving Pleasant Grove seems to take a long time. Take the band's songs, sweet and sour tunes that shuffle quietly along their way,... More >>

  • Bigmouth strikes again

    published December 16, 1999

    We're still a couple of weeks away from the final onslaught of best-of lists, but we'll go on record right now as saying that Cary Pierce... More >>

  • Scene, heard

    published December 16, 1999

    Earl Harvin Trio makes one of its infrequent appearances on December 22, with a performance at the Gypsy Tea Room along with Hairy Apes... More >>

  • Out Here

    published December 16, 1999

    Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove (Last Beat... More >>

  • Lounging around

    published December 9, 1999

    For a while, it looked as though the death of the Dark Room -- the Green Room's performance space -- would mean the death of The Enablers. After... More >>

  • Scene, heard

    published December 9, 1999

    Even when we don't mean to, we can't help causing trouble; guess it's just in our nature. For example, last week's Street Beat featured an item on... More >>

  • Out Here

    published December 9, 1999

    The Mag Seven Eighth Round Knockout (333... More >>

  • Out There

    published December 9, 1999

    Metallica S & M (Elektra Records) If... More >>

  • Viva la Vinyl

    published December 2, 1999

    Occasionally when Crash Vinyl performs, the band is joined onstage by a pair of young women in bright-colored wigs and tight leather hot pants.... More >>

  • Marley maul

    published December 2, 1999

    Probably the only positive thing that can be said about the "new" Bob Marley album, Chant Down Babylon, is that it doesn't include... More >>

  • Scene, heard

    published December 2, 1999

    Pleasant Grove and Pinkston will hold a listening party for their respective debut discs on December 8 at The Dark Room. No official... More >>

  • Out There

    published December 2, 1999

    Dr. Dre Chronic 2001 (Aftermath/Interscope... More >>

  • Out Here

    published December 2, 1999

    Cary Pierce You Are Here (Aware Records) Cary... More >>

  • Board stiff

    published November 25, 1999

    Earlier this year, Arlie Carstens was enjoying the kind of life he always dreamed of having when he was growing up in Seattle, spending all of his... More >>

  • Tripping, falling

    published November 25, 1999

    Wes Berggren and his older brother Andy didn't grow up with many rules and restrictions placed on them. Wes and Andy didn't really need that kind... More >>

  • The Queers

    published November 25, 1999

    Joe King -- the frontman better known as Joe Queer -- has been at it for almost 20 years, and the only thing that's really changed in that time is... More >>

  • Hank's for the memories

    published November 18, 1999

    Shelton Williams was just another face in another crowd, an anonymous punk with safety pins in his clothes -- and occasionally, his skin --... More >>

  • My Uzi weighs a ton

    published November 18, 1999

    Most record labels are populated with frustrated musicians, people who didn't have the talent or the guts to stick it out over the long haul. Some... More >>

  • Handsome Dan

    published November 11, 1999

    Dan "The Automator" Nakamura laughs when he recalls how his DJ career ended before it really began. The memory's probably funnier now than it was... More >>

  • Across the Bar

    published November 11, 1999

    Scene, heard As was previously reported, the pair of shows Tripping Daisy was... More >>

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