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2003 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Bottle the Spin

    published March 27, 2003

    In its April issue, Spin ran its list of the "40 best artists making music right now." While we agreed with some of the picks, we feel it's... More >>

  • You're Covered

    published March 27, 2003

    A month ago (Scene, Heard, February 27--see, told you), we broke the news about Curtain Club buying Club Clearview and what that... More >>

  • Kathleen Edwards

    published March 27, 2003

    With her car wheels on Lucinda Williams' gravel road following Steve Earle to Guitar Town, Kathleen Edwards' debut has a backseat full of... More >>

  • Remembering (Barely) SXSW

    published March 20, 2003

    Usually, at around noon on the Sunday following the annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, we vow never to go again. Usually... More >>

  • Up to Code

    published March 13, 2003

    Never been too worried about dying at a concert, though we've had some close calls. Been knocked to the floor in a pit. Had someone's wallet chain... More >>

  • Sack of Kittens

    published March 13, 2003

    In this installment of Sack of Kittens: Loaded Moses. Looks like? If the entire city of Flower Mound could be distilled into five people,... More >>

  • Distress Signal

    published March 6, 2003

    It happens exactly three minutes into "Ay Distress," the first song on No Silver/No Gold, the Baptist Generals' first album for Sub Pop... More >>

  • True Idol

    published March 6, 2003

    Idol Records, Erv Karwelis' local CD-releasing concern, commemorates 10 years in the CD-releasing business this year. The actual date? Not... More >>

  • Gossip Folks

    published February 27, 2003

    It's not easy being young and black, even if you happen to be rich and famous. Sometimes, it's even worse if you're rich and famous. Because... More >>

  • Caught Red Headed

    published February 27, 2003

    I grew up in West, Texas, a small Czech town about an hour south of Dallas. Five miles up Interstate 35 is Abbott, an even smaller Czech town... More >>

  • Musical Chairs

    published February 27, 2003

    A few months ago, we started hearing rumors. As we do. Happens all the time and, usually, nothing much comes of it. At least not the version of... More >>

  • Still Doing It Better

    published February 20, 2003

    The D.O.C. had his comeback set up just right. Starting over with a new label (his own, Silverback Records) and a talented crew of... More >>

  • Cat Power

    published February 20, 2003

    You're never free, not really, not if you are Chan Marshall, otherwise known as Cat Power. Not if you're covered in the fragments of a shattered... More >>

  • This Is Me

    published February 13, 2003

    Bryce Avary twists in his seat after every question, staring down at the cell phone he's cupping in his hands as though it will give him the... More >>

  • Happy Freakin' Valentine's Day

    published February 13, 2003

    We're not big fans of Valentine's Day. OK, so we despise it with all the hate we can churn out of our tiny black heart, which rests comfortably... More >>

  • Country Girl

    published February 6, 2003

    Here's the most significant way having a baby has changed Kasey Chambers' life: "I used to, as soon as I walked off stage, I would go straight to... More >>

  • Off Our Soapbox

    published February 6, 2003

    Every year around this time, we start complaining about the fact that the annual South by Southwest is in Austin and why can't it be in... More >>

  • Ted Leo/Pharmacists

    published February 6, 2003

    Unknown, or at least underrated, Ted Leo swivels his hips like a young Elvis P. and sneers like a younger Elvis C. on Hearts of Oak,... More >>

  • The Force is With Them

    published January 30, 2003

    Sherri DuPree blows a bubble with her chewing gum, because that's all she can do right now. The gear has already been loaded in from the trailer,... More >>

  • He Was Made for Hip-Hop

    published January 30, 2003

    January 31 was supposed to be a big night for the local hip-hop community. That was when Final Friday, the monthly urban music showcase put... More >>

  • Workin' for MCA?

    published January 23, 2003

    So here's some news: South FM has signed with MCA Records. Apparently. See, one of the members of the band told someone on the Dallas... More >>

  • The (International) Noise Conspiracy

    published January 23, 2003

    Never understood why the Hives were the ones tagged as Your New Favourite Band (from Sweden, anyway), when The (International) Noise... More >>

  • Western Keys

    published January 23, 2003

    Pardon Western Keys' Ben Dickey if the Damage done on the Austin band's seven-song debut has the same Bright Eyes and dark thoughts as... More >>

  • War On War

    published January 16, 2003

    Steve Earle is a political role model to some now, but that wasn't always the case. Sure, he looked like he was doing something, appearing at... More >>

  • Hip-Hop Hooray

    published January 16, 2003

    For a long time, the only hip-hop in Deep Ellum was the odd Young MC or Tone Loc song that would sneak into rotation on The Bone's roof deck. And,... More >>

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