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2006 Stories by Kurt Brighton

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  • Yes, Dears

    published November 30, 2006

    Oh, cool! A Curious George doll!" exclaims Dears frontman Murray Lightburn. "I've been wanting one of these for my kid for ages." He pauses.... More >>

  • The Aquabats

    published November 30, 2006

    The Aquabats are geeks who are so geeky they're cool -- and not poser-geek cool, either. These guys don't just wear horn-rimmed glasses and... More >>

  • Bouncing Souls

    published November 23, 2006

    After nearly two decades, the Bouncing Souls still sound enthusiastic and full of the wild, vivacious joy that first motivated them to pick up... More >>

  • Tom Waits

    published November 16, 2006

    Tom Waits is one of those rare artists who has actually created a genre all his own. His gruff, howling, death rattle of a voice notwithstanding,... More >>

  • Tara Jane O'Neil

    published November 16, 2006

    There's a certain breed of genuine female singer-songwriter -- think Jolie Holland, Cat Power and Neko Case -- that offers a quiet, insistent... More >>

  • Stoopidity

    published October 26, 2006

    In the late '90s, Slightly Stoopid sprouted like a fat, sticky bud from the same California soil that birthed the band's ska/skater/punk/ stoner... More >>

  • Coping Skills

    published October 26, 2006

    When it comes to straddling genres, few artists have the crossover breadth of Citizen Cope (aka Clarence Greenwood). He's listed with... More >>

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    published September 28, 2006

    There's a decrepit old building on St. Peter Street, in the heart of the French Quarter, with little in the way of amenities; drinks aren't even... More >>

  • Chriscross

    published September 21, 2006

    Chris Ward is multi-faceted, to say the very least. Getting his start at Cartoon Network, Ward was among the team of weirdos that resurrected an... More >>

  • Brian Jonestown Massacre

    published September 14, 2006

    There are tribute bands, which focus all their energy on replicating somebody else's music. And there are outfits that play "original" material... More >>

  • Play Mikey for Me

    published September 7, 2006

    Mike Doughty is not your boyfriend. Maybe there's one woman in New York who can say he is, but that's it. If you think you're his girlfriend, that... More >>

  • DJ Logic

    published August 3, 2006

    Bronx native Jason Kibler, aka DJ Logic, got his start spinning records at local community events in the '80s, where he quickly attracted the... More >>

  • Recoup

    published June 29, 2006

    The Coup's Boots Riley sounds like he's dying. "Naw, my voice always sounds like this in the mornings," the rapper croaks. "It's just part... More >>

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