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2006 Stories by Jason Heller

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  • Breakout Artists

    published February 9, 2006

    The first thing Out on Bail wants to talk about isn't the songwriting process or artistic integrity or any other of rock's bullshit shibboleths.... More >>

  • The Hot House

    published February 9, 2006

    Some local bands are like runaway trains, picking up steam as they rocket toward inevitable whatever. Most, though, stumble along in fits and... More >>

  • Sybil Vane, Prima Donna

    published February 9, 2006

    Opera and punk rock — two great tastes that taste great together. In doubt? Then you haven't experienced Sybil Vane's Weird Opera.... More >>

  • Wild Ones

    published February 2, 2006

    Beware! Here there be Horndribbles. They slink with squishy tentacles and fuzzy antennae, a menagerie so grotesque it makes the denizens of... More >>

  • Elefant

    published February 2, 2006

    Unless you're a barfly or an Enzyte stockholder, "stiff" isn't a very fetching adjective. At best, it connotes cold reserve and efficiency; at... More >>

  • Milkshakes

    published February 2, 2006

    Adolescence is a scam, a pigeonhole chiseled out by sneaky shrinks and marketing strategists. Any sane human knows firsthand that sexuality starts... More >>

  • New World Order

    published January 19, 2006

    "I must confess that over my career, I've actually downplayed the importance of DJs," says Peter Hook. "It's such a different art form. Then all... More >>

  • French Connection

    published January 19, 2006

    "You know the rose girl that goes around selling roses in bars and restaurants?" asks French-born, Arizona-based songwriter Marianne Dissard.... More >>

  • Big Timber

    published January 19, 2006

    Some of the best music ever made came from hardcore kids who woke up one day with an itch to twist punk rock into something weird. Granted, the... More >>

  • Robert Earl Keen

    published January 19, 2006

    It's not a stretch to imagine Robert Earl Keen as a wannabe journalist. With an eye for detail and an ear for a great story, he writes songs that... More >>

  • Scars of Tomorrow

    published January 19, 2006

    Metal-core must be a harsh mistress; otherwise, you'd think that more bands in the genre would at least try to inject a shred of originality or... More >>

  • The Actual

    published January 12, 2006

    Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein and famed author Nora Ephron probably had big literary aspirations for their son, Max. But he went and started... More >>

  • Anthrax

    published January 12, 2006

    During the frantic post-9/11 anthrax scare, Anthrax the band issued a statement saying that it was considering changing its name…to Basket Full o... More >>

  • Weird Al-right

    published January 5, 2006

    At first glance, Little Fyodor is a total fucking wack job. On second glance, he's still pretty much a wack job. On third glance, however, you... More >>

  • O'Brien Family Band

    published January 5, 2006

    Music hasn't always been a commodity. Long ago, it was a more collective and intimate art form played with friends, neighbors and relatives -- a... More >>

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