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2001 Stories by Bob Mehr

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  • Mill Landing

    published April 26, 2001

    Another year, another local music extravaganza, another Sunday afternoon gauntlet to run. But there was something different about New... More >>

  • Group Efforts

    published April 19, 2001

    After an eight-year run, local pop-punks Pollen are calling it quits. The group announced its imminent demise from the stage this past weekend,... More >>

  • Show Business

    published April 12, 2001

    It's 10 o'clock, the television is on Channel 3 and the NewShow is on, but something is wrong, very wrong. There's no dancing... More >>

  • Voices Carry

    published April 5, 2001

    Rock 'n' roll has given Bob Pollard a lot -- certainly more than any fourth-grade teacher who decides to become a full-time musician at the age of... More >>

  • Texas State of Mind

    published March 29, 2001

    Alas, we must begin this year's South by Southwest music festival recap on a down note. For, you see, SXSW 2001 was something of a disappointment... More >>

  • Rock 'n' Roll Awakening

    published March 29, 2001

    It's a cold Thursday evening in early February, right in the heart of what's been an unremittingly bleak -- at least by Valley standards -- winter... More >>

  • Fun, Fun, Fun

    published March 8, 2001

    Local promoter (and self-proclaimed "Independent Rock Martyr") Rob "Fun Bobby" Birmingham has announced details for the first annual Fun Bobby... More >>

  • Fairy Warning

    published March 1, 2001

    In previous installments of this column, we've sufficiently covered the mail part of our equation -- how the music written and recorded by you... More >>

  • TV Eye

    published March 1, 2001

    Even in an era marked by its frequency for highly touted busts -- the Supremes reunion, Speed 2, the Steven Tyler/Justin Timberlake Super... More >>

  • Eclectic Avenue

    published February 22, 2001

    The Gourds' Kevin Russell is singing in a rich, backwoods holler. Over the light pluck of a mandolin, a voice rises, sounding as if it were... More >>

  • Butt Runneth Over

    published February 15, 2001

    Gloritone drummer Scott Hessel is an avid sports fan. A regular at Phoenix Suns games and an avowed ESPN junkie, Hessel is familiar with the old... More >>

  • Hello/Goodbye

    published February 8, 2001

    Sunday afternoon and the smell of pomade is heavy in the room. Such an air is to be expected when there are 40 or so rockabilly types packing a... More >>

  • Flashing Red

    published February 1, 2001

    After nearly 18 months of anticipation, setbacks and delays, Valley music aficionados and compophiles are finally hailing the release of the local... More >>

  • Gotta Have the Phunk

    published January 25, 2001

    Of the many acts swept up in the mid-'90s' record company signing frenzy that hit Phoenix, few stayed very long in the major-label fold. Of those,... More >>

  • Great Scott

    published January 18, 2001

    When the idea was first hatched, no one could've imagined that this week's Scotti-Stock concert -- a local music extravaganza to benefit... More >>

  • Roadhouse Blues

    published January 11, 2001

    It's nearly midnight on New Year's Eve, and the Arizona Roadhouse and Brewery is packed. The place is filled with revelers and roots music... More >>

  • Hardcore Benefit

    published January 4, 2001

    The last few months of 2000 have proven fruitful for Valley music. With a series of high-profile CD releases and promising debuts from a number of... More >>

  • Tally How

    published January 4, 2001

    It was a couple months back that a musician flagged us down at a club with his band's new CD in one hand and a list of gripes in the other.... More >>

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