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2000 Stories by Fred Mills

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  • Alchemysts

    published December 21, 2000

    While the sounds of seven Harleys revving, six angels leaping and, of course, five pool cues to the head won't necessarily ensure that consumers... More >>

  • Laura Nyro

    published December 14, 2000

    Love letters from the past: Stuffed inside the LP sleeve of my precious, battered copy of Eli and the Thirteenth Confession -- the 1968... More >>

  • Doug Powell

    published December 14, 2000

    Embarrassingly gifted multi-instrumentalist Powell cut his teeth working with Todd Rundgren during the '80s before going solo, landing for a spell... More >>

  • The Schramms, Tom Heyman, Matt Piucci, and Guru Guru

    published November 30, 2000

    Starting an indie label these days is ludicrously simple. All you need is a modest stash of cash (CDs are dirt cheap to manufacture), a smidgen of... More >>

  • The Vision

    published November 9, 2000

    For every mountain I climb For every river that winds For every wind that will blow I will send out my... More >>

  • Superdrag

    published November 2, 2000

    Despite our holier-than-thou attitudes and go-down-with-our-Titanic-size predispositions, we rock critics love to eat our words.... More >>

  • Lou Ford

    published October 26, 2000

    A four-year mainstay of the North Carolina club scene but still relative newcomers nationally, Charlotte's Lou Ford is one of those groups that... More >>

  • Death Cab for Cutie

    published October 26, 2000

    Death Cab for Cutie makes sweet, even-tempered music that makes you feel warm and fuzzy -- like nuzzling a big fluffy cat while bathing in the... More >>

  • Richard Davies

    published October 19, 2000

    Bitterness, in rock 'n' roll, does carry some currency, particularly when you're young and hung over (and frequently stupid) with a bunch of angst... More >>

  • Southern Culture on the Skids

    published October 19, 2000

    The best way to listen to a Southern Culture on the Skids album is while under the influence of alcohol, preferably the cheapest brand available,... More >>

  • The Go-Betweens

    published October 12, 2000

    A funny thing happened to Robert Forster and Grant McLennan en route to a gig: They rediscovered their old band the Go-Betweens. And while most... More >>

  • Chainsaw Men

    published October 5, 2000

    Once upon a time, Led Zep front man Robert Plant plaintively inquired from the stage, "Does anyone remember laughter?" Not so much flower-powerish... More >>

  • Chris Holiman & the Downtown Saints

    published September 28, 2000

    It's just another Friday night at a Tucson java hut with the usual folk singer serving up some low-key strum 'n' hum as accompaniment to young... More >>

  • Damien Jurado

    published September 21, 2000

    Musicians really shouldn't do press if they don't want their words to come back to haunt them. In the case of Seattle singer-songwriter Damien... More >>

  • Christy McWilson

    published September 14, 2000

    "Secure in my role of 'band member,' one-fifth of the roots-rock band the Picketts for the past 10 years," writes Christy McWilson in her Hightone... More >>

  • Dolly Varden

    published July 20, 2000

    It's comforting to know that it's always darkest before the dawn. Just when you think you've had your fill of all the ridiculous... More >>

  • Murder City Devils

    published July 13, 2000

    Lord knows they must've had fun conceptualizing and executing the artwork for this CD. The fold-out booklet depicts various artifacts (a pistol... More >>

  • Mendoza Line

    published July 6, 2000

    We'll dispense with the baseball shtick and just remind you that the band's name cheekily refers to mediocrity below and barely up to the call of... More >>

  • Calexico

    published July 6, 2000

    Committed: Music From the Miramax Motion Picture (Chapter III) Ballad of Cable Hogue CD Single) Snapshot... More >>

  • Eternal Flame

    published June 29, 2000

    When Tucson musician Rainer Ptacek died at the age of 46 on November 12, 1997, he left behind more than a wife and kids and an international... More >>

  • Roy Montgomery

    published June 1, 2000

    Folks who don't get the aesthetic parallels between, say, costumed (if admittedly rocking) clowns like Paul Revere and the Raiders and Slipknot,... More >>

  • From Mohawks To Mullets

    published April 27, 2000

    Click Here for the Photo Gallery In June 1999 as I began my first... More >>

  • Cat Power

    published April 20, 2000

    "Here in this hole that we have fixed/We get further and further and further from what/We must do." So sings Chan Marshall in a slurry/sleepy... More >>

  • Sense Field

    published April 13, 2000

    I know, I know. . . . You've already been spotted hanging around emo chat rooms, wringing your hands (mouse?) over your favorite band being... More >>

  • Locals

    published April 13, 2000

    Leroy Percy Years in the Making (Reckless Abandon Music) Somebody took a ball-peen hammer and shattered... More >>

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