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2002 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Hip-Hop Family Feud

    published July 18, 2002

    The Legendary Fritz and Headkrack tell completely different stories, with the same characters and a few similar plot points: Both... More >>

  • Hide and Seek

    published July 11, 2002

    John Congleton and Matt Armstrong, otherwise known as one half of the pAper chAse, sit in a tiny, cluttered recording studio, otherwise known as... More >>

  • Gotta Have Faith

    published July 11, 2002

    To be honest, most (OK, fine, all) of what we know about how our city works--or doesn't, usually--comes from what we hear star columnist Jim... More >>

  • The Flaming Lips

    published July 11, 2002

    The OK trio's second disc since reimagining itself on 1997's Zaireeka, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is casually electronic and... More >>

  • Lesson Learned

    published June 27, 2002

    It's always been complicated for Ghetto Fame-Us. Time, money, whatever: Something always gets in the way. For example, the group finished... More >>

  • Another Brick in the Wall

    published June 27, 2002

    It's probably true in other cities, but it might as well be gospel in Dallas: If you can make it here, well, you've probably already made it... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published June 27, 2002

    At just under an hour, The Osbourne Family Album manages to give Jack and Kelly Osbourne's burgeoning music-biz gigs a boost (dour... More >>

  • A Good Idea, But...

    published June 20, 2002

    We could ignore this, move on to something else for 800 or so words, make everyone happy. There are other things we could talk about. Say, Vanilla... More >>

  • Looking Back

    published June 13, 2002

    The building at 508 Park Avenue isn't much of one, just a shell, really, not that different from the dozens of other abandoned husks... More >>

  • K104 Summer Jam

    published June 13, 2002

    For the third weekend in a row, a local radio station throws its annual summer shindig, a pledge drive disguised as a present to the fans, a bash... More >>

  • Raphael Saadiq

    published June 13, 2002

    Didn't take long for neo-soul or whatever you wanna call it--Raphael Saadiq prefers "gospeldelic," it seems--to become another ghetto, another... More >>

  • Hack Factory

    published June 6, 2002

    True story and, come to think of it, we've probably told this one before: A couple of years ago, we went to see the Beastie Boys at the Fort Worth... More >>

  • Guided By Voices

    published June 6, 2002

    Reasons why Guided By Voices' new Universal Truths and Cycles (due June 18) will be called a "return to form" or some such: Because it's... More >>

  • Bad Business

    published May 30, 2002

    Here's how screwed up the music business is, in 100 words or less. You're likely familiar with this story. Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was... More >>

  • Brave Combo

    published May 23, 2002

    Joe Cripps sits on the porch of his house near Argyle, a sweaty glass of Maker's Mark at his feet, a pile of dusty 45s by his side. It's early... More >>

  • Pine Bluffing

    published May 23, 2002

    The old man onstage at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios--the guy with the face like a weathered catcher's mitt who is sitting in a wheelchair in... More >>

  • Birthday Bash

    published May 23, 2002

    Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (better known to most as Arts Magnet High School) will host a 25th... More >>

  • Deadman, Walking

    published May 16, 2002

    Steven Collins found what he was looking for at an abandoned Mexican porn theater an hour or so outside Los Angeles, 60 miles south on the seedy... More >>

  • When East Meets West

    published May 16, 2002

    Ghetto Fame-Us has a new record in the can, And Then There Was Us!, a long-gestating sequel to 1999's Add On! (We're... More >>

  • What To Do

    published May 9, 2002

    Everyone should have been asleep by then or, at least, getting there, and most had called it a night long ago, stumbling back to their hotels and... More >>

  • Turn Up the Volume

    published May 9, 2002

    Best new band we've come across in a while: Robot Monster Weekend. Performing here and there since late last year, Robot Monster Weekend... More >>

  • Human Nature

    published May 2, 2002

    It's easy to make Damian Higgins laugh. Doesn't take much effort at all, really. The key, as it turns out, is to question how much work it... More >>

  • Pick It Up

    published May 2, 2002

    [DARYL] and Slowride's month-and-change tour of the better part of the country makes a pit stop in Dallas on May 2 so the bands can... More >>

  • Drive Away

    published April 25, 2002

    Tony Hajjar is in Vancouver, recording a new album with his band, which is exactly where he should be and not where you'd expect. Let's back... More >>

  • Give a Little

    published April 25, 2002

    Buncha benefits happening around D-D-FW this week and next. First up is a shindig for the Denton Humane Society at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal... More >>

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