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2001 Stories by Gilbert Garcia

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  • Wize Guys

    published December 27, 2001

    Pete Townshend once had a theory about solo albums. Although solo projects are generally regarded as a threat to the sanctity of a band -- and... More >>

  • Pain Relievers

    published December 20, 2001

    When we last encountered Less Pain Forever (previously known as Lush Budget Presents the Les Payne Product), the mercurial duo was going mobile,... More >>

  • North Mississippi Allstars

    published December 20, 2001

    "I'm in the mud and the mud's in me." So sings North Mississippi Allstars front man Luther Dickinson near the end of the Allstars' sophomore... More >>

  • An Ax to Find

    published December 13, 2001

    Jim Andreas and Chris Kennedy have played in bands together for nearly a decade.Through all their musical incarnations -- namely Trunk... More >>

  • Dark Horse

    published December 6, 2001

    It's one of the sad ironies of George Harrison's passing last week to cancer that he was memorialized by the international media as little more... More >>

  • Nihil

    published December 6, 2001

    It's been five years since the aggro-industrial quintet Nihil released its debut album, Drown. In the intervening time, rock music has... More >>

  • Top Jimmy

    published November 29, 2001

    About halfway into their set at a packed America West Arena on Saturday, November 24, self-proclaimed rock deities Tenacious D launched into a... More >>

  • Mick Jagger

    published November 29, 2001

    In 1969, Mick Jagger called Jann Wenner, editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone magazine, with a business proposition: Jagger would put up the... More >>

  • Sarah Dougher

    published November 29, 2001

    Sarah Dougher has all the credentials to be a feminist icon. An openly lesbian singer-songwriter on the North Carolina-based label Mr. Lady, she's... More >>

  • World Atlas

    published November 22, 2001

    Atlas likes to talk about his relentless work ethic.The 22-year-old local rapper works every day as a middle-school teacher's assistant, then... More >>

  • Paul McCartney

    published November 22, 2001

    If a rule book existed for aspiring rock critics, one of the tenets would be: "Must relentlessly slam Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career, lest... More >>

  • Peter Tork

    published November 22, 2001

    On his recently released debut solo album, former Squeeze front man Glenn Tilbrook sings, "The Monkees weren't a real band, but I still love... More >>

  • Rebel Prince

    published November 15, 2001

    Early last month, a host of show-biz notables gathered at Radio City Music Hall for a TV tribute to John Lennon.Besides proving that Kevin... More >>

  • Blessed Today

    published November 15, 2001

    Pokafase can't decide what to call his latest song.The local rapper, known until a few months ago by local clubgoers as Cappuccino, MC in the... More >>

  • Shelby Lynne

    published November 15, 2001

    Last year's acclaimed I Am Shelby Lynne was a personal and artistic breakthrough for a singer who'd nearly been crushed by a decade in the... More >>

  • R.L. Burnside

    published November 8, 2001

    It's a sad fact that when most casual music listeners think of the blues these days, they're likely to picture a mullet-headed,... More >>

  • Excess Baggage

    published November 8, 2001

    Two decades ago, Iggy Pop made a rare TV talk-show appearance and was asked to explain his performance approach. Why did he go to such extremes... More >>

  • Radio Daze

    published November 8, 2001

    On the morning of Tuesday, October 30, Robin Nash went to work thinking she'd be unemployed in a couple of days.Nash, long the midday linchpin... More >>

  • Slightly Modified

    published November 1, 2001

    Kimber Lanning likes to keep lists of tasks she has to complete.For Lanning, the owner of Stinkweeds Records and a self-described type-A... More >>

  • Garbage

    published November 1, 2001

    Like their most obvious model, Blondie (sexy female singer + trend-hopping pop-rock band = airplay), Garbage's greatest virtues are all on the... More >>

  • Bertrand Burgalat

    published October 25, 2001

    Just as in World War II, France has spent much of the rock era standing on the sidelines. While England and America carved up most of the Western... More >>

  • Butchies

    published October 25, 2001

    I don't know if the Butchies have seen the rock-crit glorification flick Almost Famous, but it's pretty obvious that they don't share... More >>

  • French Twist

    published October 18, 2001

    The Amor Belhom Duo is the kind of group that people need to see about three times before they're fully converted.The first time, audiences... More >>

  • High School Confidential

    published October 18, 2001

    Angry Dirty Sanchez used to be the toast of Central High School. The teen punk trio, which consists entirely of 16-year-old Central High... More >>

  • Tori Amos

    published October 18, 2001

    During a 1993 MTV special on Nirvana, Dave Grohl took a shot at Tori Amos' melodramatic, piano-ballad version of the band's breakthrough hit,... More >>

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