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2001 Stories by Matt Schild

Archives: 2001 | 2000
  • Discmania

    published December 27, 2001

    The year 2001 produced its share of catastrophes: major terrorist campaigns in D.C. and New York, a widespread anthrax scare -- and J. Lo's solo... More >>

  • Burning Airlines

    published September 20, 2001

    Burning Airlines singer/guitarist J. Robbins has worn a lot of different hats during his career as a keystone in the Washington, D.C., underground... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published September 6, 2001

    In these days of digital recording, pitch shifters and ProTools, it's hard for some people to imagine that there are still bands out there that... More >>

  • Paying the Price

    published August 30, 2001

    Get any punk-rocker talking about his roots, and things can get a little ridiculous. Amid the revisionist history that ignores now-embarrassing... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published August 23, 2001

    Although Jimmy Eat World -- which performs Monday, August 27, at the 15th Street Tavern with Reuben's Accomplice -- toured last fall, the... More >>

  • Long Beach Dub Allstars / Rx Bandits

    published August 16, 2001

    If the number of times that 1) KTCL plays a dusty Sublime track each day and 2) songs from 40 Oz. to Freedom are blasted out of the back of... More >>

  • Pennywise

    published August 2, 2001

    Pennywise has got to feel a little like Prince Charles at this point: Both have been waiting and waiting and waiting to assume their respective... More >>

  • Preparing for Takeoff

    published July 19, 2001

    It's almost a given that any really good rock-and-roll documentary begins in a smallish town in the middle of nowhere, as, flanked by dreary... More >>

  • The Mansfields

    published June 28, 2001

    Despite the ease with which down-and-out classic country can be blended with down-and-out punk rock -- think X and Social Distortion -- there are... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published June 7, 2001

    Although a small army of bands -- Blink 182, Sum 41 and SR-71 among them -- have done their best to stomp out whatever dignity's left in pop punk,... More >>

  • Gaza Strippers

    published May 31, 2001

    There are two kinds of records in this world: Those that are simply listened to, and those that are listened to loud enough for your neighbors to... More >>

  • The Calm After the Storm

    published May 17, 2001

    There are some days you remember for the rest of your life. For Weakerthans singer/guitarist John K. Samson, a 1996 visit to Denver was one of... More >>

  • Risky Business

    published May 3, 2001

    With all of the effort that's put toward indoctrinating middle-class youth into the cult of suburbia, it's not surprising to see the rate at which... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published May 3, 2001

    No matter how exhilarating the pendulum-swinging dynamics of post-hardcore music can be, they're also pretty tough on soft ears. While Q and... More >>

  • Pop Goes the Heartbreak

    published March 15, 2001

    When it comes to songwriting, there probably aren't that many points on which indie rockers and Elton John agree. Still, one of Sir Elton's most... More >>

  • Jonatha Brooke

    published March 15, 2001

    It's often thought that those without the skill to write moving, personal songs forgo the singer-songwriter route to concentrate on pop. While a... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published February 22, 2001

    Face to Face, with Snapcase, H2O and the Explosion, Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24, at the Ogden Theatre, scared more than... More >>

  • The Vandals

    published February 1, 2001

    In its twenty-plus years of history, punk rock sure has undergone some drastic changes. Today, holding up Johnny Rotten's lethal screams of "No... More >>

  • Fifteen

    published January 4, 2001

    It's gotten pretty easy to slide by as a half-assed punk-rocker. Throw down some thickly distorted guitars and lazily attack the usual... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published January 4, 2001

    Although hard rock is a genre that's aimed almost exclusively at guitar worshippers and other testosterone addicts, Cave In, with Planes... More >>

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