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2001 Stories by Bob Mehr

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  • Brave New World

    published September 27, 2001

    Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre is nearly empty.Up a flight of rickety stairs, behind the locked door of a small, dirty dressing room, Jim Adkins... More >>

  • Hunky Dory

    published September 20, 2001

    Music, like everything else, came to an uneasy standstill this week in light of the East Coast terrorist attacks. Among the major changes to the... More >>

  • Miracle Worker

    published September 13, 2001

    When Steve Wynn's grandfather Matthew immigrated to this country from Russia at the dawn of the 20th century, he harbored one great dream: to be a... More >>

  • Timeless Flight

    published September 6, 2001

    A couple years back when Beachwood Sparks first stepped into the spotlight -- its members looking very much like they'd just stepped off the cover... More >>

  • Peace Out

    published September 6, 2001

    In July, Bash & Pop reported that a release was imminent for Sonoran Hope and Madness, the second studio effort from Roger Clyne and the... More >>

  • Razing the Bar

    published August 30, 2001

    How do you write a eulogy for a building? It's a question that's been asked fairly often in recent months, as we've been forced to mourn the... More >>

  • Scenery Stealers

    published August 23, 2001

    It's a hot August night, and although Neil Diamond is nowhere to be found, the cast of MTV's Real World is, in full color and surround... More >>

  • Accidents Will Happen

    published August 23, 2001

    After a two-week trip out of state -- that's right, Bash & Pop has ho's in different area codes -- we returned to New Times' offices... More >>

  • Cover Me

    published August 9, 2001

    Local AC/DC cover band TNT is getting some (big-ball-size) love from the object of its worship. Last fall, members of AC/DC's road crew -- in town... More >>

  • Hearts and Banjos

    published August 2, 2001

    When bluegrass combo Busted Heart takes the stage for the first time, the numbers will be staggering: Nine decades of musical experience, dozens... More >>

  • The Short and the Long

    published July 26, 2001

    New California singer-songwriter Andrew Block loves Moon Valley. The sentiment won't be found in any of his lyrics, or even in anything he... More >>

  • Pop Music

    published July 19, 2001

    Perched on a stool at a local watering hole a few weeks back, sitting with a female acquaintance, we're discussing the state of local music when... More >>

  • Clyne Clan

    published July 19, 2001

    With a mane of long hair held back by a red bandanna and a full growth of beard covering his face, Roger Clyne looks very much like a hippie. And,... More >>

  • Label Makers

    published July 12, 2001

    It seems good fortune has been smiling on several members of the Valley's indie rock class of '94. With the much-hyped release of Jimmy Eat... More >>

  • Rebel Rouser

    published July 5, 2001

    Summer 1954. As the rickety Greyhound bus winds down Interstate 10 toward Arizona, the ocean breeze slowly melts into the hot desert air. Sitting... More >>

  • Achin' to Be

    published June 28, 2001

    Most musicians like to shroud themselves in mystery. Cast themselves as enigmas, riddles never meant to be solved. It's an accepted part of the... More >>

  • Oh Mercy

    published June 28, 2001

    While last week's Bash & Pop took great pains to mention the impending concert arrivals of music legends Lee Hazlewood (July 9 at the Rhythm Room)... More >>

  • In 'n' Out

    published June 21, 2001

    There are ominous rumblings emerging from singer Robin Wilson's much-maligned Gas Giants camp. The latest bit of info more or less confirms... More >>

  • DJ Rock

    published June 14, 2001

    Much of the discussion surrounding the growth of DJ culture had focused on the myriad subgenres and styles that have exploded in recent years.... More >>

  • Heavy Construction

    published May 31, 2001

    While Valley stalwarts Les Payne Product will be saying farewell this week (see Payne-Less) with a... More >>

  • Apocalypse Now

    published May 24, 2001

    Like everyone else, we here have heard the ominous rumblings, frightening whispers, foreboding rumors and the like. But in what is surely one of... More >>

  • Cuacha Doin'

    published May 17, 2001

    Lurking somewhere in the dusty bins of your neighborhood record store -- just after Sade but well before Scritti Politti -- is a "new" album by... More >>

  • Let It Bleed

    published May 10, 2001

    About an hour into the conversation, Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins finally slumps back into his seat and lets out a long, deep sigh."You... More >>

  • Lucky Dogs

    published May 3, 2001

    Thankfully, the extended legal tussle that took place between the Honeydogs' former label, Mercury, and their new imprint, Palm, didn't claim this... More >>

  • Fine Arts

    published May 3, 2001

    Utter the words "public access" and you'll probably elicit little more than a comical wince from most people; the very term conjures up images of... More >>

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