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2001 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Scene, Heard

    published September 13, 2001

    When we first heard rumors of the Toadies' demise, the idea seemed impossible. It was, we figured, like making it through Vietnam and... More >>

  • The Waiting

    published September 6, 2001

    Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios is located in an industrial area of Denton, nestled against the railroad tracks, across the street from the Denton... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published September 6, 2001

    If you remember, a year or so ago, we told you about John Freeman and a few other local types doing voices for the wildly popular... More >>

  • Dig A Hole

    published August 30, 2001

    In March, the four members of the Toadies--Todd Lewis, Lisa Umbarger, Clark Vogeler and Mark Reznicek--sat around a table at a Lakewood... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published August 30, 2001

    We've never met Jim Heath, whom many of you know as the Reverend Horton Heat. Or the Rev, maybe, if you're tight with him. Heath... More >>

  • Hell Freezes Over

    published August 23, 2001

    The rumors have been floating around since late July, but now they can be confirmed: The Toadies have broken up. Singer-guitarist Todd... More >>

  • Walk the Line

    published August 23, 2001

    Eleven Hundred Springs doesn't look like your average country band. Obviously. Clearly. They've all spent plenty of time in tattoo... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published August 23, 2001

    The more Todd Deatherage flew to New York to play shows with his buddy Rhett Miller, the more it was obvious that he'd... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published August 16, 2001

    Question: Why do we have to pick on a band from around here that's actually doing good things? Answer: Because, obviously, it doesn't matter... More >>

  • Go the Distance

    published August 9, 2001

    Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning once wrote, "Earth's crammed with heaven," and if you believe Will Johnson, most of it is crammed into... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published August 9, 2001

    As we mentioned last week, Flickerstick has signed with Epic Records, capitalizing on its Bands on the Run notoriety in the... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published August 2, 2001

    It starts with a phone call and one question: "Have you heard about the Toadies breaking up?" A week or so later, we've heard that same... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published July 26, 2001

    Citing exhaustion, Aden Holt has decided to take a hiatus from One Ton Records, a break that began July 9 and will continue... More >>

  • Talent Show

    published July 19, 2001

    The man known as The Legendary Fritz sits on a concrete slab next to the makeshift parking lot beneath the Dallas Observer office on... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published July 19, 2001

    Chomsky will unveil Onward Quirky Soldiers, its follow-up to 1999's A Few Possible Selections for the Soundtrack of Your... More >>

  • Switched On

    published July 12, 2001

    Practice isn't supposed to begin for a few more minutes, so [DARYL] bassist Jeff Parker sits on one of the two couches outside of the room the... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published July 12, 2001

    A year ago, all Bryce Avary wanted was a record contract. He had just released a five-song EP, under the name The Rocket Summer,... More >>

  • Pernice Brothers

    published July 5, 2001

    Joe Pernice says he hates his life, sings about suicide and flaming plane wrecks and sees more broken hearts than a bag of crushed Valentine's... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published June 28, 2001

    Last week, we received a bit of good news for all street-level pharmaceutical suppliers in the greater Austin area, and maybe a few around... More >>

  • War Stories

    published June 21, 2001

    The cop said he'd been following the van for five miles, maybe more. About five or 10 minutes, he said. The cop was exaggerating. Probably.... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published June 21, 2001

    At this rate, the only thing Epic Records hasn't released bearing Stevie Ray Vaughan's name on the spine is a double-disc collection of... More >>

  • Dream On

    published June 14, 2001

    Even Todd Deatherage isn't sure how long it's been. Two years, maybe three. You don't keep track of these things when they're happening to you.... More >>

  • The Band Who

    published June 7, 2001

    Guy Berryman has just returned from Thailand, where he's been on holiday for the past few weeks. That is where you go when you've seen almost... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published June 7, 2001

    At first, it sounded like one of the worst station promos ever, random snippets of familiar songs spliced together, the kind of thing most... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published May 31, 2001

    When is a local band not a local band? No, it's not a trick question; we had too much to drink last night--by last night, we actually mean the... More >>

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