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1996 Stories by Steve Boland

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • Swell La Donnas

    published August 22, 1996

    Consider the plight of America's small-town punks. Over the past two decades the punk-rock subculture in cities and media centers has grown from a... More >>

  • Ultra Violence

    published August 1, 1996

    When a writer at the New York Times coined the phrase "heroin chic" to describe those underaged bulimia babes who have defined the fashion scene... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 9, 1996

    Hootie & the Blowfish Fairweather Johnson (Atlantic) Listening to this album put me in mind of a line from an episode of the... More >>

  • Lush Life

    published May 9, 1996

    Miki Berenyi, the lead singer of England's Lush, would like to light a fire beneath the rather placid audiences she's encountered of late. "A lot... More >>

  • Getting Pretty Hectic

    published April 25, 1996

    At a north-downtown practice space, testosterone drips as a competent but sadly predictable bar band runs through covers of tunes by such hormonal... More >>

  • The Electrolux Company

    published April 18, 1996

    Mike Elkerton is a rock-and-roll musician in love with Americana's cliches. So when he's told that his latest band, Electrolux, conjures up images... More >>

  • Love Story

    published April 11, 1996

    Somehow it's appropriate that the members of Love and Rockets are figuratively climbing out of their graves. As part of Bauhaus, a seminal... More >>

  • Divide and Conquer

    published March 28, 1996

    Not long ago, subcultural clans seemed a lot easier to define. For example, citizens of the hetero world once knew (or thought they knew)... More >>


    published February 14, 1996

    Salif Keita "Folon"...the Past (Mango) Observers who argue that blending music from different regions or cultures can't help but... More >>


    published February 7, 1996

    Pizzicato Five The Sound of Music by Pizzicato Five (Matador) Self-conscious camp is a volatile commodity. If practitioners of same... More >>

Archives: 1996 | 1995