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2003 Stories by Kurt Brighton

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  • Waxing Philosophic

    published September 4, 2003

    Moving is hard on any kid. You've got to leave your friends behind and start over in a strange place, where you don't know anyone, and everyone... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published July 17, 2003

    The towering, ethereal vocals of Porcelain frontman Eric Larson seem to come from a shadowy place outside of normal time and space.... More >>

  • Deathray Davies

    published July 10, 2003

    Wearing their garage-band title as a kind of attitudinal badge of honor, the Dallas-based Deathray Davies have honed a casual, offhand cool that... More >>

  • Fire in the Hole

    published June 19, 2003

    The glamorous if shortsighted image of substance-fueled musicians in the throes of debauchery, burning out long before their time, will probably... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published June 12, 2003

    There's a scrappy two-piece from the Rust Belt that works from a minimal palette of drums and guitar, bashing them into an unpretentious cacophony... More >>

  • Bedouin

    published May 8, 2003

    Bedouin is composed of approximately eleven players who come together in shifting combinations, with singer/guitarist/songwriter Stewart Erlich at... More >>

  • Silver Lining

    published May 1, 2003

    If you were to put together a list of a hundred of the most random, bizarre ideas on which to base a song, you would probably be hard-pressed to... More >>

  • Prince of Darkness

    published April 24, 2003

    Poor old Europe. The continent just can't catch a break -- not from crowing Fox News hawks, not even from arty musicians. "I hate going... More >>

  • Dressy Bessy

    published April 24, 2003

    Like that friend who is always cheerful without being annoying -- or, God forbid, perky -- Dressy Bessy does pop with enough edge and... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published February 27, 2003

    Living Legends, appearing Wednesday, March 5, at the Fox Theatre, are a grassroots, indie hip-hop phenomenon. A couple of years ago, MCs... More >>

  • In the Key of Free

    published February 20, 2003

    A touring musician sometimes finds himself in strange places at strange times. Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau knows this firsthand. "I'm in Seoul,... More >>

  • The (International) Noise Conspiracy

    published February 6, 2003

    Raw exuberance matched with a burning desire to change the world is the hallmark of enlightened youth, often leading to embarrassing clothing... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published January 16, 2003

    A sort of creepy troubadour who's steeped in melancholia and art-folk tradition, Joseph Arthur, Wednesday, January 22, at the Fox Theatre,... More >>

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