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2000 Stories by Bob Mehr

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  • Austin, We Have a Problem!

    published March 30, 2000

    One doesn't approach the annual South by Southwest music festival like an average bout of nightclubbing. Music writers train weeks for this... More >>

  • The Road Goes On Forever -- Or Until Quartzsite

    published March 30, 2000

    Long before becoming a Hollywood lothario and Dreamworks Records executive, Robbie Robertson was rock 'n' roll hipster, Dylan confidante and... More >>

  • Austintatious

    published March 23, 2000

    There is an inherent irony in traveling a thousand miles to the world's biggest musical festival, an internationally renowned event featuring acts... More >>

  • She's the One

    published March 16, 2000

    Shamsi Ruhe, vocalist for long-lamented Tempe alt-rockers One, has spent much of the new year basking in the attentive glow of several record... More >>

  • Going Ballistic

    published March 9, 2000

    Can we talk? I'm almost a year into my tenure as music editor, and I feel a long-overdue clarification session is in order. The inspiration... More >>

  • Suffer Safari

    published March 2, 2000

    The mailbag brings many things, some good, lots bad, but few things that can generate the weird mix of raging apathy that Dichromatic, the... More >>

  • Just Desserts

    published February 24, 2000

    It's about 15 minutes into the conversation with local power poppers Sugar High when it starts to happen. The feeling that I've somehow... More >>

  • End of the Road

    published February 24, 2000

    A 2 Live Crew show was the last place Windigo front man Matt Strangeways expected to spend his Valentine's Day. On a day that's supposed to be... More >>

  • The Adkins Diet

    published February 17, 2000

    It's late Friday evening. The reassuring suburban quiet of this south Tempe neighborhood is broken by the noise emanating from the garage at the... More >>

  • Credible Excuses

    published February 10, 2000

    It's hard for even the most jaded and cynical of critics not to occasionally be swayed by the enthusiasm and personal charm of the artists we... More >>

  • Heartbreak Kids

    published January 27, 2000

    It's 6 a.m. and there's no one in the building. The morning begins just as the night has ended, in a dark cloud of self-doubt and heartbreak.... More >>

  • Bomb's Away

    published January 27, 2000

    Plopped into a sagging couch and framed against a wall full of signed concert fliers, DJ Radar isn't quite the figure most would expect. Clad in... More >>

  • Hit Me, Baby, One More Time

    published January 20, 2000

    Paging through a recent issue of Rolling Stone (something we do frequently in the office when in need of a good laugh), we came upon the... More >>

  • Country Confidential

    published January 13, 2000

    As January ushers in the dead of winter -- or at least our very mild Arizona version of it -- the news and happenings in the local insurgent... More >>

  • Bad Vibrations

    published January 6, 2000

    My original New Year's Eve plan was to be in Redondo Beach, California, to see a rare solo performance by Beach Boy legend Brian Wilson. In my... More >>

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