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1999 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Live from New York?

    published September 30, 1999

    At the time, no one could have known how important Nirvana's appearance on Saturday Night Live would be, how many bands would form in its... More >>

  • Long way around

    published September 30, 1999

    Jon Randall is thinking about moving back to Dallas, coming home after 12 years in Nashville spent working on other people's projects while... More >>

  • Stars Forever for less

    published September 30, 1999

    At the beginning of this year, Momus (known around the house as Nick Currie) began soliciting participants for a "portrait album" he was... More >>

  • Out Here

    published September 30, 1999

    Scattergun Reflex laughing at a dead man (Laser Trax... More >>

  • Under control

    published September 23, 1999

    Ask The Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands which band has had the biggest impact on him and his music, and his answer begins before the question ends... More >>

  • Still orbiting

    published September 23, 1999

    A friend of mine believes Tori Amos is some sort of cross between the Pied Piper and Frank Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidate. That is,... More >>

  • We're in this together

    published September 23, 1999

    Bruce Goldberg doesn't have much time to talk. Every few minutes, the phone begins beeping incessantly, meaning someone on the other line is... More >>

  • Giant steps

    published September 16, 1999

    It's never too late for a comeback in rock and roll: Every has-been is one fluke hit away from being a still-is. Yet even with that in mind, They... More >>

  • Anywhere but here

    published September 16, 1999

    When Brett Tohlen and Matt Beaton say that their band Lewis has been luckier than most, they don't mean to imply that the group hasn't had to... More >>

  • Sweep the Leg Johnny

    published September 16, 1999

    Any band that borrowed its name from a bit of dialogue found in The Karate Kid's climactic fight scene should be, by all rights, easy to... More >>

  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    published September 16, 1999

    Never quite understood why Calways frontman Todd Deatherage idolized Tom Petty so much. Why would someone with Deatherage's voice and songwriting... More >>

  • Signing off

    published September 9, 1999

    The invitation for the reception and special performances happening at the Gypsy Tea Room this evening promised "the debut of an astonishing new... More >>

  • The dead Zone

    published September 9, 1999

    Abby Goldstein is likely the only person who would take the news that she was being fired from her job as an endorsement. But that's just how the... More >>

  • Burn this book

    published September 9, 1999

    Hillsboro-based author Ace Collins isn't the first writer to tackle the Dixie Chicks' story: Scott Gray and Cathy Repetti's... More >>

  • While he's away

    published September 2, 1999

    Chris Savage didn't sell his soul for rock and roll, but he did quit his job for it. He enjoyed his work for the most part, training to be a... More >>

  • Silver Scooter

    published September 2, 1999

    The first paragraph in the bio for Silver Scooter's latest album, this year's Orleans Parish, instructs you to "take your favorite record,... More >>

  • Sleepy Heroes

    published August 26, 1999

    David Deweese makes sure the coast is clear before he tells a secret about Jerry James, his musical partner in The Foxymorons, even though it's... More >>

  • Clearing samples

    published August 19, 1999

    There is a strong possibility that all the quotes below are the fabrications of an impostor. The man who answered the phone claimed his name was... More >>

  • On and on

    published August 19, 1999

    The Muffs' singer-guitarist Kim Shattuck is careful not to sound too arrogant when discussing how big a part she's played in the recording of her... More >>

  • Rock and roll eyes

    published August 19, 1999

    When Matt Barnhart moved back to Denton earlier this year, he found himself facing a big decision, the kind of choice that can change your life no... More >>

  • Barnes, Hokkanen & Rubin

    published August 19, 1999

    During a conversation with the Dallas Observer last year about the Bad Livers' soundtrack for Richard Linklater's The Newton Boys,... More >>

  • Spin city

    published August 12, 1999

    DJ Merritt doesn't sound much like the life of the party at the moment, sleepily answering questions in a voice that sounds as if it's still... More >>

  • Out Here

    published August 12, 1999

    Centro-matic The Static vs. The Strings (Quality Park... More >>

  • Wilco

    published August 12, 1999

    Wilco There are times when you can listen to Wilco's latest, Summer Teeth, and hear... More >>

  • Their noise

    published August 5, 1999

    Playing in front of a crowd that fire marshals only read about in training manuals, in a club with no air-conditioning, a faulty P.A., and one... More >>

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