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2000 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Listen Up

    published December 28, 2000

    Right now, there's a high-school kid somewhere perfecting a file-sharing system that makes Napster look like Columbia House. There are students... More >>

  • Dallas Stars

    published December 28, 2000

    Without question, 2000 was a good year for local music, as familiar faces and genuine surprises delivered the rock and didn't take it back. From... More >>

  • Crit and Shap 2000

    published December 28, 2000

    Afew years ago, former New Times Los Angeles music editor Keven McAlester (who once held down the same post at the now-defunct Met)... More >>

  • Girl You Want

    published December 21, 2000

    You never notice the smell of cigarettes until you stop smoking them, and even then it takes a while before you really start to notice the stale... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published December 21, 2000

    We've been trying to tell people this for months, but now the national press has gotten involved: Alternative Press recently selected... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published December 14, 2000

    While there are more than enough songs about Christmas, and more every year--Idol Records just released another 18 into the wild on Electric... More >>

  • 100 Bullets

    published December 7, 2000

    Maybe it was a bad idea to have DirecTV installed on that Saturday, but then again, how could I have known? After almost a year sans tube, I'd... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published December 7, 2000

    Bruce Goldberg knows that a Japanese import version of Marilyn Manson's new Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) exists.... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published November 30, 2000

    Rhett Miller nailed it when former Dallas Observer staff writer and London resident Christina Rees caught up with him ("The sound of... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published November 9, 2000

    In case you haven't heard, and unless you hang out on The Toadies' Web site (www.thetoadies.com)... More >>

  • Hard Eight

    published November 2, 2000

    Call me lazy, shiftless, whatever you want. You're right. For once, God almighty, you're right. These records should have been reviewed before... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published November 2, 2000

    You gotta hand it to Matt Gunter; the kid's persistent. After working with Jeff Liles and his HEIRESS-aesthetic Records label on the Static... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published October 26, 2000

    The alternative venue at the moment is the Elbow Room on Gaston Avenue, just on the cusp of Deep Ellum, previously thought to be little more than... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published October 19, 2000

    Since we haven't had regular access to television in almost a year--during which time a couple of sets died tragically in the line of duty at the... More >>

  • Shut Up, Jeremy!

    published October 12, 2000

    Someone at Epic Records' New York offices is laughing, thinking about the two fools in Dallas who shot off their mouths only to shoot themselves... More >>

  • Radiohead

    published October 12, 2000

    What does the music wrenched from the reluctant psyche of a tortured man sound like? Kid A. With more audience anticipation than the birth... More >>

  • Johnny Cash

    published October 12, 2000

    Despite the way this will undoubtedly be marketed, there's not as much novelty here as on 1994's American Recordings: Johnny Cash singing a... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published October 12, 2000

    You can probably find Budapest One's new album, The Crooner Rides Again, in stores. But that is not the best way to wrangle yourself... More >>

  • Drive Away

    published October 5, 2000

    A week from now, or a week ago, people would be staring. The suit-clad, tie-loosened 9-to-5ers bellied up to the bar at the other end of the room... More >>

  • Arc Arsenal

    published October 5, 2000

    Put a Nick Drake record on the turntable and poke a hole in one of your speakers. Grab a bottle of red wine and a pair of scissors. Forget who's... More >>

  • Centro-matic

    published October 5, 2000

    It's not by accident that Centro-matic's latest (and fifth, if you're keeping score) begins with the sound of a typewriter hunting and pecking out... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published October 5, 2000

    This won't come as a shock to anyone who's ever had the misfortune of seeing us perform that point-and-jump-and-duck step Rerun used to do on... More >>

  • Wax On

    published September 28, 2000

    Dean Fertita had lots of time to kill and plenty of willing assassins; he was, after all, in a record store. A drop of the needle could either... More >>

  • Mandarin Makes Its Debut

    published September 28, 2000

    Mandarin's debut, Driftline, hits stores this week (October 1, to be exact) courtesy of Two Ohm Hop Records, but at least one member of the... More >>

  • Green Day

    published September 28, 2000

    There's a weird moment toward the end of Warning, Green Day's sixth album and first since 1997's Nimrod. Well, it's not weird so... More >>

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