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2002 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Broadcast News

    published September 26, 2002

    Jimi Goodwin didn't get it, didn't understand why he had to go to America. And usually, when Goodwin or anyone in his band, Doves, doesn't get it,... More >>

  • Rhett Miller

    published September 26, 2002

    Months before we got a copy of Rhett Miller's second solo record, we heard from people in the know that it was, well, kinda boring. It's not.... More >>

  • Tuba Wanted

    published September 19, 2002

    Two dozen musicians. That's enough for, say, six bands, and that's being conservative. You could book an entire weekend at just about any local... More >>

  • Manplanet

    published September 19, 2002

    OK, the name is, let's just say, unfortunate. (If you think four guys with a name like Manplanet should be ending their set with, say, "It's... More >>

  • AK1200

    published September 19, 2002

    Dave Minner got his stage name a decade ago, back when he was spinning records at The Hottie Shop, the electronic-music record store he opened in... More >>

  • Cover Up

    published September 12, 2002

    It's Monday night, a quarter till 11, and Whiskey Glass Eye is onstage. Or, they're supposed to be. Instead, the members of the Slobberbone... More >>

  • Multiple Artists

    published September 12, 2002

    A.I., Artificial Intelligence (DreamWorks): Shiny L.A. synth-rockers with Ray Manzarek's kid on keyboards, A.I. faces... More >>

  • Daniel's Boon

    published September 5, 2002

    It begins with an apology because it has to. Before we can talk about his band's new album, Kill the Moonlight, before we can talk about... More >>

  • New York State of Mind

    published September 5, 2002

    "Go play in New York." That's the advice OHNO singer-guitarist Steve Holt has for pretty much every local band, and the rest of the... More >>

  • Nickel Creek

    published September 5, 2002

    Heard this called "progressive bluegrass" or some such, and it is, I suppose, if only because the three members of Nickel Creek aren't one foot in... More >>

  • Nap Time

    published August 29, 2002

    Nappy Roots was a T-shirt before it was a band, something Big V, Ron Clutch, Scales, R. Prophet, B. Stille and Skinny DeVille sold out of the... More >>

  • Get the Feelin'

    published August 29, 2002

    Red Animal War releases its second full-length album, Black Phantom Crusades, on September 17, and it's appropriate, if not entirely... More >>

  • Clipse

    published August 29, 2002

    Three tracks in, Clipse introduces listeners to where it comes from: "In Virginia we smirked at the Simpson trial/Yeah, I guess the chase was wild... More >>

  • Jay-Z

    published August 29, 2002

    To twist a line from The Usual Suspects: Jay-Z's biggest trick was convincing the world he didn't exist. Pretty high degree of difficulty... More >>

  • Blood Work

    published August 22, 2002

    The former singer for The Red Rooster Boogie Band isn't shocked by what's happened to him and his band in the two short years since they released... More >>

  • Remembering Dave

    published August 22, 2002

    When we arrived at the Dallas Observer (not long after we landed in Dallas, period) one of the first albums we were given by the music... More >>

  • Digging Down

    published August 15, 2002

    Immediately after Bobby Bare Jr. is asked the question, one he's undoubtedly been asked countless times since he joined the family business, he... More >>

  • What's New

    published August 15, 2002

    Since we've heard that some of you have grown tired of our recent fascination with Kelan Luker, Submursed and other bands on Wind-Up Records, we... More >>

  • Toby Keith

    published August 15, 2002

    Look, I'm as patriotic as the next guy (unless the next guy happens to be, say, Lee Greenwood), but I'm pretty sure I'll never need some 10-10-220... More >>

  • Pinkston

    published August 15, 2002

    Last time I can remember seeing Pinkston guitarist Josh Daugherty, he was sprinting past me toward the Gypsy Tea Room bathroom at the Dooms U.K.... More >>

  • I Wanna Rock!

    published August 8, 2002

    Yvonne went skiing the day KKMR-FM (93.3), better known as Merge, went off the air. It was January 3, and the radio station had given away ski... More >>

  • All Wound Up

    published August 8, 2002

    Everyone knows the various evils of the music industry and major labels. Or, at least, they should by now. The low royalty rates, deceptively... More >>

  • Taking the Field

    published August 1, 2002

    Spurred on by the July 23 announcement by SMU QB Kelan Luker that he is quitting school, and hence, the football squad, to play bass full... More >>

  • Chris Fortier

    published August 1, 2002

    Further proof that the U.S. DJ scene is getting respect globewide, Hoboken-based Chris Fortier comes to town on the heels of his new double-disc... More >>

  • Home Coming

    published July 25, 2002

    Here's something we never thought we'd say: We've heard the new Dixie Chicks album, and it's good. Maybe great. Not sure, since we only... More >>

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