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2003 Stories by Charlie Bertsch

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  • Denali

    published December 4, 2003

    The title track of Denali's second album, The Instinct, opens with the sound of a machine pulsing a little too hard, its fate underscored... More >>

  • The Darkness

    published November 6, 2003

    When The Darkness' Justin Hawkins adds a few extra trills to the last refrain from the band's debut album Permission to Land's "Love on the... More >>

  • Band of Blacky Ranchette

    published October 23, 2003

    A voice made of crumpled paper, guitar straight from Highway 61, tempo that wavers like the consciousness of porch-sitting bluesman: "The Muss of... More >>

  • Exploding Hearts

    published October 9, 2003

    How can you not like a band that invites you to stop and sniff the glue in Teletubbyland? On Guitar Romantic, Portland's Exploding... More >>

  • Enon vs. Tron

    published September 25, 2003

    Irony is the alternative musician's path of least resistance. Asked to describe the driving force behind experimental Brooklyn band Enon's... More >>

  • Light Fantastic Tripping

    published June 5, 2003

    Neko Case is hosting her fellow New Pornographers with care. Maybe it's because five of them have flown in from Canada for a photo shoot, instead... More >>

  • Big Bang Boom

    published January 23, 2003

    Four taps of the drumsticks and you have to decide: "Just shut up yeah just shut up is that what I should do/And pretend it's all okay try not to... More >>

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