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2003 Stories by Melanie Haupt

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  • Policy of Truth

    published August 7, 2003

    I couldn't have written this record five years ago," says Dave Gahan of his long-awaited solo album, Paper Monsters. "I didn't know who I... More >>

  • The Eeling Power of Music

    published July 17, 2003

    Mark Oliver Everett, known to discriminating music fans everywhere as "E," headmaster of the Eels, is the guy everyone wanted to be friends with... More >>

  • God Drang It!

    published June 12, 2003

    Ester Drang defies the innate human need to categorize and define everything. Each new direction the enigmatic four-piece has taken breeds a new... More >>

  • Festival Fun

    published June 12, 2003

    How do summer music festivals get started? Are they products of some mammoth marketing machine, designed to milk as many dollars as possible from... More >>

  • Quiet Is the New Loud

    published June 5, 2003

    Where does a trio of venerable indie-rock icons go when OD'ing isn't an option but the world is simply too annoying to tolerate any longer?... More >>

  • Minty Fresh

    published May 29, 2003

    Allan Vest is from Oklahoma City, but he doesn't want to talk about Wayne Coyne, thank you very much. His band, the Starlight Mints, emerged from... More >>

  • Club Scout

    published May 15, 2003

    What to do when you're an aspiring artist/musician who wants to make music in a climate in which seemingly everything interesting has already been... More >>

  • Groovy, Man

    published May 15, 2003

    SAT 5/17 They were different times, to be sure. During the psychedelic heyday of the hippie movement -- when denizens of San... More >>

  • Born Spree

    published April 10, 2003

    The Polyphonic Spree is goofily earnest. Its members love life, and they love to sing about the sun. But they have a difficult time fitting on a... More >>

  • Baptist Generals

    published April 10, 2003

    It's hard not to giggle a little bit at the end of "Ay Distress," the opening track from the Baptist Generals' No Silver/No Gold. After a... More >>

  • High Voltage

    published February 27, 2003

    The Australian rock outfit known as AC/DC is the perfect fraternity for boys who like tits, beer, ass, sex and serious power chords. But... More >>

  • Holopaw

    published February 27, 2003

    The car's passenger ejected the Holopaw CD abruptly, replacing it with a crunchier, less emotive selection. "That was boring," he said. "Who would... More >>

  • The Delgados

    published February 13, 2003

    A choir of angelic voices followed by violently lovely orchestral bombast precedes "The Light Before We Land," the opening track on the Delgados'... More >>

  • Ben Around the World

    published February 6, 2003

    In 1981, Hall and Oates dispatched their private eyes, Olivia Newton-John wanted to get physical, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts loved rock and... More >>

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