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2003 Stories by Chris Parker

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  • Road Worrier

    published November 27, 2003

    David Dondero, of course, is not the first windblown wanderer seduced by the romantic allure of the road. As integral to the culture as the... More >>

  • The Heavenly States

    published October 23, 2003

    Bands are usually one thing or another. They either rock out with roaring guitars, beguile you with catchy melodies or awe you with... More >>

  • A Slug Among Men

    published September 25, 2003

    Slug, the rapper for Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere, bounces in a boozy strut, dropping dimes on the game and dismissing his fame, while... More >>

  • Centro-Matic

    published September 11, 2003

    It's difficult not to be struck by the similarity between Will Johnson and Guided by Voices' Robert Pollard. Both deploy their tender and wounded... More >>

  • Phair Game

    published July 24, 2003

    Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark traveled 6,000 miles, braving starvation, frostbite and treacherous landscape to cross the... More >>

  • Full Spector

    published May 22, 2003

    While the music business goes about choosing its acts like a high school popularity contest, music's ranks of losers, loners and sensitive souls... More >>

  • Chick Hunt

    published April 3, 2003

    It's been a month to forget for the Dixie Chicks and for everyone else involved in country music radio. Owners of a No. 1 country singl... More >>

  • Everclear

    published March 6, 2003

    Art Alexakis isn't a happy guy. He's the poet laureate of falling apart, and his Everclear's latest album, Slow Motion Daydream, is no... More >>

  • Dead Prez

    published February 20, 2003

    Media descriptions of Dead Prez concentrate on their black nationalist agitprop, even while there's ample evidence that Stic.man and M-1 have more... More >>

  • Shortwaving Radio

    published February 6, 2003

    Ah, payola, sweet payola, 'twere like you never left. Actually, it hasn't, much to the chagrin of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin.... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published January 23, 2003

    Elvis Costello's wit and word play have long established him as a preeminent lyricist, but surprisingly no one's attempted to assemble a credible... More >>

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