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2002 Stories by Melanie Haupt

Archives: 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
  • Tori Amos

    published November 21, 2002

    Tori Amos has finally managed to synthesize her two musical personas: the quirky-pants, piano-bench-humping cornflake girl singing about frogs... More >>

  • Young at Art

    published October 17, 2002

    At one point in its history, it was entirely possible that Imperial Teen would forever be associated with the 1999 film Jawbreaker, given... More >>

  • Into the Light

    published October 10, 2002

    For a long time, Austin-based Spoon was considered one of the most underrated, underappreciated bands working. There are many theories as to what... More >>

  • With a Bullet

    published October 3, 2002

    Gomez is one of those bands that, like a cat being forced into a pet carrier, struggles against being placed in any one category. Is Gomez a blues... More >>

  • The Power of Tri

    published August 22, 2002

    If El Tri's Alex Lora gets his way, after the nuclear holocaust, his band will be kicking out the jams for the cockroaches and Keith Richards and... More >>

  • Without a Net

    published August 1, 2002

    As the opening credits roll, the film's soundtrack slowly fades in. On the screen, Kevin Kline shuts off his alarm and stumbles around in Fruit of... More >>

  • Exquisite Corps

    published July 25, 2002

    What happens when a bunch of bona fide band geeks go on vacation? For members of Drum Corps International, the answer often involves a lot of... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published July 25, 2002

    Meet Sydney, Australia's latest musical export, the Vines, a former Nirvana cover band currently shilling Highly Evolved (Capitol),... More >>

  • Pop and Circumstance

    published July 18, 2002

    After years of quietly making music with impeccable underground cred, it would seem that Marc Bianchi and his longtime partner/sometime bandmate,... More >>

  • Gomez

    published July 11, 2002

    Can the music be called Brit pop if the musicians in question take more influences from the Mississippi Delta than from their Liverpool-area... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published July 4, 2002

    The Athens, Georgia-based duo Jucifer an alt-metal combo comprising Amber Valentine on guitar and her boyfriend, Ed Livengood, on drums... More >>

  • Pure Energy

    published June 27, 2002

    It's a buyer's market for jam-band fans as the ranks of musicians with heroic endurance have swelled in the years since the Grateful Dead went... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published June 13, 2002

    Back home in Austin, Bob Schneider is King of the World. Sandra Bullock's hunky, erstwhile paramour has escorted many a University of Texas... More >>

  • Visible Man

    published June 6, 2002

    There are certain words that commonly creep into descriptions of Mark Eitzel: "brilliant," "tortured," "honest" and "poetic" are among the... More >>

  • Higher Powered

    published May 23, 2002

    Living as a person of faith involves a constant process of balancing belief and doubt. Sometimes the kinds of doubts that eat away at faith find... More >>

  • Art and Soul

    published April 18, 2002

    Martin Sexton is the central character in one of those bootstrapping success stories Americans love. The performer, who began his career by... More >>

  • Accidental Angel

    published April 11, 2002

    Sara Hickman didn't set out to be a crusading-mommy musician and ever-smiling feminist icon. That's just how the cards have fallen over the course... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published April 11, 2002

    "Just when you thought it was over, it happens again." So sings Eliot Zizic on Auditory Crash Course, the debut EP from Denver's... More >>

  • Meow Mix

    published March 14, 2002

    Given the pedigree of Le Tigre's three players, it's not surprising that they're poised as she-roes for feminists of generations X and... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published February 14, 2002

    In Jack Kerouac's book Tristessa, the eponymous junkie heroine reflects the Buddhist tenet "Life is suffering." San Diego's Tristeza... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published February 7, 2002

    W.C. Clark is one of those blues artists who is totally happy playing to faithful patrons in small clubs. In Austin, his hometown, he can... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published January 24, 2002

    Not so much a jam band as a pulsating mass of sexy Latin-flavored beats, the San Diego-based B-Side Players embrace a multi-culti groove... More >>

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