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2003 Stories by Mike Cryer

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  • Jodi Light

    published December 4, 2003

    In her self-indulgent, autobiographical R&B album I Am Right Here, Phoenix's Jodi Light does her best Erykah Badu impersonation. Complete... More >>

  • Stuck Outside Phoenix

    published November 20, 2003

    It's no secret that nostalgia is a powerful reason rock 'n' roll has so much influence on its fans -- you remember the hand-me-down, 1983... More >>

  • The Shizz

    published September 25, 2003

    The Shizz's compilation of local alternative acts This, to employ an overused adjective, is an eclectic one; and it's diverse even if it... More >>

  • No Flags Here

    published August 28, 2003

    When an all-woman rock band sets up camp in the traditional rock 'n' roll boys' club, it's almost impossible to ignore the restrictive political... More >>

  • Jimmy Smith

    published August 28, 2003

    A veteran from the glory days of Blue Note Records, Jimmy Smith's symphonic organ compositions have held a distinctly original space in jazz for a... More >>

  • Milling Down the Block

    published May 15, 2003

    In the recent past, Mill Avenue in Tempe has been reserved for the aging jangle-pop bands of '90s yore, but things have started to turn. The... More >>

  • Buzzcocks

    published May 1, 2003

    For those who like to argue about the evolution of British punk rock, several bands always top the list of originators: the Sex Pistols (duh?),... More >>

  • The Vines

    published March 27, 2003

    In the wake of Rolling Stone's dramatic cover story about a former Nirvana cover band, Kurt Cobain becomes a modern-day media footnote in... More >>

  • Calexico

    published February 27, 2003

    The diversity of melancholic genres Calexico blends together within its latest release, Feast of Wire, is almost as varied as 17th-century... More >>

  • Rainer Maria

    published January 30, 2003

    Naming your band after a poet especially a European one makes you intelligent, right? Yet there's nothing overwhelmingly intelligent abo... More >>

  • Greyhound Soul

    published January 9, 2003

    Tucson's Greyhound Soul has the right to bitch and moan that it's being passed over. Signed to a small European label, 808 Records, the band has... More >>

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