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2000 Stories by Anthony Mariani

Archives: 2000 | 1999
  • In Good Company

    published May 11, 2000

    Dane Sonnier got the call last winter to add a couple of acoustic licks to a track on an upcoming CD by some local Christian hard rock act. He... More >>

  • Ruff Rockers

    published May 4, 2000

    On the back of Japanic's new CD, Red Book, is in small typeface, "2000 Plethorazine. All Rights Reserved." No logo. No bold lettering. Just... More >>

  • Kick the Horns, G!

    published April 27, 2000

    Forty-wide across the mixing board, bright orange equalizer lights rose and fell in sync with a blaring melody. It blasted through the studio... More >>

  • Dready Metal

    published April 20, 2000

    Jangly, quickly strummed, hard-edged guitar lines and popping bass riffs shuck and jive over stuttering, nearly danceable beats in the song... More >>

  • International Festival

    published April 20, 2000

    Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws American Music Stage Saturday, April 15 If the dancing feet near th... More >>

  • Two A.M. Special

    published April 20, 2000

    With its art deco facade (essentially two huge slabs of black onyx), projector room, sloping concrete floor and cavernous interior, The Liberty... More >>

  • Six Strings Under

    published April 13, 2000

    Their egos were as big as their talents. One once attacked a cameraman while on stage at a concert. Ritchie Blackmore, who first played with... More >>

  • Welcome to the M-Machine

    published April 13, 2000

    Fenix TX's ship has come in. And it's called the S.S. MTV. Homeboys just better know where the life preservers are. "All My... More >>

  • St. Boss

    published April 13, 2000

    Everybody's making a fuss over Bruce Springsteen's silver-screen debut. In the movie High Fidelity, Springsteen plays himself... More >>

  • Closer to Home

    published April 6, 2000

    Mardi Gras may have ended weeks ago, but Wild Magnolias, from the Crescent City, resurrects the spirit of the celebration with its party chants.... More >>

  • Accordion Corleone

    published April 6, 2000

    Walking deliberately with a slight limp past vacant storefronts and over grimy gray asphalt, the inimitable Dr. Dre raps: ...By some nigga... More >>

  • Listen In

    published April 6, 2000

    KISS Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Saturday, April 1 Like an extended version of a multimillion-dollar Super... More >>

  • Popera

    published April 6, 2000

    There's nothing particularly exceptional about the way Andrea Bocelli sings a certain verse in "La Luna Che Non C'è," from the... More >>

  • Everyband

    published March 30, 2000

    It is 1975. The place, a San Francisco nightclub. On a dimly lit dais, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS are standing center stage... More >>

  • [S]hit

    published March 30, 2000

    In 1998 Saul Williams generated some buzz by co-writing and starring in the hit of the Cannes and Sundance film festivals, Slam, a breezy... More >>

  • Blackieballed

    published March 30, 2000

    When Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. was writing "I Wanna Be Somebody," his shock-metal band's breakthrough song of 1984, he probably was imagining... More >>

  • South by Southwest by Houston Press

    published March 23, 2000

    Alternative newsweeklies from across the country lie in stacks on two cloth-covered, cafeteria-size tables inside the Austin Convention... More >>

  • Listen In

    published March 23, 2000

    SXSW Wednesday, March 15 Road Kings at Stubb's Japanic at Soho Lounge Sing a verse, quickly... More >>

  • Homeward Bound

    published March 16, 2000

    Houston's lack of zoning has long been a source of both comfort and consternation for many round these parts. But as far as we can tell, no... More >>

  • Shut Your Mouth

    published March 9, 2000

    Over the sounds of crashing water and a bellowing steamship, softly echoing guitar tones coalesce a familiar melody. A pause -- one, two, three ... More >>

  • Go Whisper It on the Mountain

    published March 9, 2000

    At Mary Jane's a couple of weeks ago Sevenfold played to a nearly packed house. Bulging middle-agers looking uncomfortable in jeans,... More >>

  • Amplified

    published March 2, 2000

    Here is God Dethroned lead singer/songwriter Henri Sattler, on his record label's Web site, describing "Under the Golden Wings of Death," off... More >>

  • Amplified

    published February 24, 2000

    Walking out of the 528 Club, Heath Spencer Philip knew he'd never sing there again. Before he and his backup band, comprising some of Guy... More >>

  • Indies in Town

    published February 17, 2000

    Though The Handsome Family has been critically well received since it began performing and recording in 1994, the husband-and-wife team of Brett... More >>

  • Amplified

    published February 17, 2000

    Swaying back and forth in front of the Cardi's 2000 stage is an unidentified white male, wearing a T-shirt with Mercyful Fate inscribed on the... More >>

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