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2005 Stories by Rick Skidmore

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  • Greg Brown

    published December 15, 2005

    Despite Grammy nominations and Prairie Home Companion appearances, Greg Brown has mostly flown under the radar, like Townes Van Zandt... More >>

  • PIG

    published December 1, 2005

    For a guy associated with German industrialists KMFDM and Einstürzende Neubauten, PIG's Raymond Watts cranks out deliciously listenable... More >>

  • Young Dubliners

    published December 1, 2005

    Forced out by oppression -- presumably Thin Lizzy's terrorist twin guitar attack, the monumental weight of the Corrs' shite pop polluting the... More >>

  • King's X

    published November 24, 2005

    Prog-rock is a tricky business. A genre scorned for pretentious, frilly indulgences -- like emo or light jazz, Colorado style -- the label alone... More >>

  • Hell on Heels

    published November 17, 2005

    Anyone pooh-poohing the idea of an all-girl AC/DC tribute band is neglecting one very important factor: the schoolgirl outfit. Strewn across the... More >>

  • Turbo A.C.'s

    published November 17, 2005

    Today's Dodge Charger bears little resemblance to the muscle car the old-time gearheads remember: the Scotch-pad-green monster with the Edelbrock... More >>

  • Alone Time

    published November 10, 2005

    In the '80s, proto-teen idol Tiffany Darwish broke ground for wads of bubblegum-poppers. In 2002, the ginger-locked songstress also fulfilled many... More >>

  • Don Williams

    published November 10, 2005

    The reason Don Williams is called the Gentle Giant is that "Barry White" was already taken. Williams's lullaby voice dips in deep, then pulls up... More >>

  • Gothfathers

    published November 3, 2005

    "Rest in peace," uttered Bauhaus bassist David J. as he left the first generation of fans wanting more. That initial "final" performance, over... More >>

  • Amos Lee

    published November 3, 2005

    Folk-soul man Amos Lee has backing. Appearances with TV's favorite breakfast flakes Katie and Matt aside, he's got the unpredictable Blue Note... More >>

  • The Briefs

    published November 3, 2005

    It's difficult to reconcile why the Adicts draw slews of Generation XYY kids while all-ages sections at the Briefs' shows are occupied by three... More >>

  • Fantômas

    published April 21, 2005

    At first, Mike Patton was merely the Sammy Haggar to Faith No More's David Lee Roth equivalent. He produced... More >>

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