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2001 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • One More Time

    published May 24, 2001

    Usually at this time, people are too drunk to pay attention or too exhausted to care. It's well after 1 a.m. in Austin, and the annual South... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published May 24, 2001

    Maybe our memory is failing us a little bit, but we'd swear Lift to Experience started working on its debut, The Texas-Jerusalem... More >>

  • Weezer

    published May 24, 2001

    Rivers Cuomo took a chance a few years ago, and from the sound of it, he'll never take another one, at least not any time soon. On 1996's... More >>

  • Out & About

    published May 24, 2001

    When you're in a young band starting out, trying to get people to buy your debut album and tickets to your shows, this is how it goes: You're... More >>

  • Band on the Run

    published May 17, 2001

    A week or so ago, Chomsky was in Austin to play a gig at the Flamingo Cantina with its friends from Kissinger. Instead of making the drive back to... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published May 17, 2001

    Here's how good a job Robert Jenkins has done spreading the word about his new record label, Summer Break Records: Even though... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published May 10, 2001

    When is the Smirnoff Music Centre not the Smirnoff Music Centre? No, not when you're too 'faced at Edgefest to remember where... More >>

  • Out & About

    published May 10, 2001

    You have to like Chris Mills' songs. You just have to. If for no other reason, you have to like them because he understands that love and hate... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published May 3, 2001

    A brief explanation: Scene, Heard is accused of overlooking new bands trying to do new things so often, it might as well be part of the job... More >>

  • Reel People

    published April 26, 2001

    A meeting of the Dallas Observer minds found us arriving at a happy--and unusual--consensus: Yes, there's some good stuff playing at the 31st... More >>

  • Out of Sight

    published April 26, 2001

    Before we go any further, let's get this out of the way: Actionslacks is a band. Four members are in the group now, there used to be three,... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published April 26, 2001

    A few months ago, we hinted that The Adventures of Jet might be permanently grounded, calling it quits, breaking up, however you want... More >>

  • 2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published April 19, 2001

    It never works: Trying to pick a winner before the race is over, calling the election before every pencil mark and mouse click is accounted... More >>

  • Done the Collapse

    published April 12, 2001

    Much has been, and will be, made of the fact that "Fair Touching," the first song on Isolation Drills (the 12th album by Guided by... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published April 12, 2001

    So this band is doing pretty well--looks that way, at least--with everyone expressing high hopes, doing that extra little bit of work that might... More >>

  • Indoor Fireworks

    published April 5, 2001

    Elvis Costello knows what critics and fans will call For the Stars, the album he recorded with Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published April 5, 2001

    Normally, we don't like to admit such things, but we screwed up. There, we said it. Not the first time it's happened, probably not the last,... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published March 29, 2001

    In case you missed it--and judging by the crowd jimmied into the newly reopened Trees, not many did--The Toadies celebrated the release... More >>

  • See By Be Seen

    published March 22, 2001

    This year, for whatever reason, things seemed more possible at South by Southwest, also/better known as the music industry's annual paid... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published March 22, 2001

    The five guys standing behind us at Centro-matic's early set Thursday night at Mercury Entertainment at Jazz (the clunkily titled venue... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published March 15, 2001

    Red Animal War's debut long-player, Breaking in an Angel, isn't officially in stores yet, but that doesn't mean you can't buy a... More >>

  • Out & About

    published March 15, 2001

    Japancakes Sometimes it's better when plans fail, when ideas go nowhere, when you don't get what you want. For instance, if Brant... More >>

  • Tale of the Tapes

    published March 8, 2001

    What passes for "reality" under the great video eye of network television is pretty lame these days. Personally, we're not going to take that... More >>

  • Way Out

    published March 8, 2001

    It takes Jeff Wade awhile to say anything, but that's not because he's a slow talker. In fact, he's just the opposite: Sitting in front of an... More >>

  • Scene, Heard

    published March 8, 2001

    Every year, it seems, the approach of Fry Street Fair is accompanied by a) griping about the annual shindig's price/lineup/both, which... More >>

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