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Awards

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published June 16, 2005

    "High Voltage"

1997 Stories by Brendan Joel Kelley

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  • Recordings

    published December 25, 1997

    Prince Paul psychoanalysis (what is it?) (Tommy Boy Records) "As long as I can remember, people have hated me." With that... More >>

  • Recordings

    published December 11, 1997

    You Am I Hourly, Daily (Sire Records) You Am I is a Sydney, Australia, trio that's achieved an oddly impressive distinction... More >>

  • Fixing a Hole

    published December 4, 1997

    "Independent." As with the word "corporate," "independent" (or "indie" if you're under 30) is just a word describing a socioeconomic fact,... More >>

  • Promise Keepers

    published November 6, 1997

    It's an unusual story. A reputable hard-core label signs a pop band recommended by another band. The pop band tours, releases a shittily produced... More >>

  • Merge Slowly

    published October 2, 1997

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina's Superchunk is a band inextricably linked to "indie rock," the ill-defined genre sitting somewhere close to "punk"... More >>

  • Sweet Revenge

    published September 4, 1997

    Like your friend whose romances are messier than yours, the Mr. T Experience is back to cry about it with its eighth album, Revenge Is Sweet and... More >>

  • The Passion

    published August 7, 1997

    Joan of Arc is not a band. Yeah, it just released an album (A Portable Model of, on Jade Tree Records). Yeah, individually, the members are... More >>

  • Yo Yo a Go Go

    published July 31, 1997

    Olympia, capital of the state of Washington, is an unlikely candidate for indie-rock capital of the nation. That becomes especially clear... More >>

  • Hi Times

    published July 3, 1997

    Immaculately clothed in thrift-store suits and sporting scuffed wing tips, the members of East Bay foursome the Hi-Fives shimmer with a panache... More >>

  • Indie Rockers Do It Better

    published June 5, 1997

    Unless you've been isolated from civilization for the past six months, you know that the commercial music biz has been pushing "electronica" as... More >>

  • Tickle Me Emo

    published May 29, 1997

    "I think we're the only high school band that stayed together after graduation," says 20-year-old guitarist Jeff Bufano, who along with guitarist... More >>

  • Punk Rock Grrls

    published May 1, 1997

    When Kathleen Hanna screamed, "Don't need your dick to fuck!" on Bikini Kill's first album, she defined the burgeoning riot-grrl movement in one... More >>

  • SXSW: C Minus

    published April 3, 1997

    Last month, Revolver's special investigations team (me) went undercover at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, the music industry's... More >>

  • No, Just Ixnay

    published March 13, 1997

    The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre (Columbia) As music-industry success stories go, the Offspring's quick ascent was an... More >>

  • Frolicking Among the Pansies

    published March 6, 1997

    As the queer-core genre continues to expand, one band remains a touchstone--the homo-trinity of Pansy Division. Sure, there have been gays in rock... More >>

  • The Nature of Static

    published February 6, 1997

    For a company president, Superchunk front man Mac McCaughan starts work late. It's 11 a.m. in North Carolina by the time he slides into the Chapel... More >>

  • Live Wire

    published January 30, 1997

    Supersuckers Nita's Hideaway January 21, 1997 "Welcome to the rock show," Supersuckers singer/spokesman Eddie Spaghetti... More >>

  • Spun, Spun, Spun

    published January 9, 1997

    The Beach Boys single-handedly popularized surf culture in America. Fine. The Beach Boys were the West Coast nemesis of the Beatles. Great. The... More >>

  • Dr. Cynic's Revenge

    published January 2, 1997

    1. Warrant, Belly to Belly (CMC/BMG) Duh. 2. Great White, Let It Rock (Imago) Long since abandoned by fans and glory, these bloated,... More >>

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