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  • Lenny Kravitz

    published December 27, 2001

    Lenny, Lenny, what happened? Things were going so well. You had chalked up three monster singles and graduated from playing halls to... More >>

  • The Mild Ones

    published December 27, 2001

    At San Antonio's MacArthur High School, Beau Sample didn't listen to the type of music normally heard blaring from car stereos in the parking lot.... More >>

  • Ted Roddy's Tribute to the King

    published December 20, 2001

    Though he's viewed more today as a punch line than a serious musician, Elvis Presley made a lot of really fine music in his career. The goal of... More >>

  • Vanessa Handrick

    published December 20, 2001

    Though she once called Nashville home and is now a resident of New York City, Vanessa Handrick has strong song 'n' dance ties to her native... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published December 13, 2001

    You can't say that vocalist/songwriter Scott Sinclair is afraid of change. After earning an MBA from Stanford and working for a financial... More >>

  • Pushmonkey

    published December 6, 2001

    Austin's Pushmonkey has been teetering on the verge of national success for a few years now. The band has toured with Ozzfest and opened for KISS.... More >>

  • Natalie Merchant

    published December 6, 2001

    Though derided by some for the in-your-face political correctness of much of her music, Natalie Merchant's boldness in saying exactly what's on... More >>

  • Victorians' Secret

    published December 6, 2001

    With Christmastime comes many traditions -- and not just Uncle Larry hitting the rum and eggnog. Exchanging gifts, sending cards, decorating a... More >>

  • Split Lip Rayfield

    published November 29, 2001

    With the current intense interest in Americana music and old-time country, dozens of acts have found a taste for banjos and corn likker. Even the... More >>

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    published November 29, 2001

    For a minute there back in March, it looked like San Francisco's Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was going to be this year's "savior of rock and... More >>

  • Minibill

    published October 25, 2001

    While fans have dubbed their music "lesbocore" and "queercore," these Durham, North Carolina, riot grrrls have more on their mind than just their... More >>

  • Shanty Irish

    published October 25, 2001

    It's a Thursday night at the Continental Club, and the Flying Fish Sailors are running through a charming little ditty about deathly... More >>

  • Wizard of Boz

    published October 18, 2001

    Like one of his ballad's gently lolling melodies, William Royce "Boz" Scaggs takes an easygoing approach to recording. Never one to give in to a... More >>

  • Story Teller

    published October 4, 2001

    It has been less than a week since the terrorist attacks, and Ray Davies just doesn't have his mind on music. "I…I can't really see the value... More >>

  • Minibill

    published September 27, 2001

    While the baby born "new wave" is now old enough to buy a drink, it's a genre that has neither garnered much respect nor aged well. The flat,... More >>

  • Best Stoner

    published September 20, 2001

    Though best remembered for his "Goatboy" and his dead-on Joe Pesci imitation during four years on Saturday Night Live, Jim Breuer arguably... More >>

  • I Grok Cons

    published September 13, 2001

    For superheroes like the Green Lantern and the Fantastic Four, time travel is a standard mode of transportation. It's the hope of Richard Evans... More >>

  • Minibill

    published September 6, 2001

    It's hard to believe that country's sassy spitfire, long the wildest cowgirl in an increasingly staid Nashville, is only 42. Then again, when you... More >>

  • Playbill

    published August 30, 2001

    The vocal rockers with a name like a law firm continue to bear aloft the Original Woodstock Nation banner, seemingly at peace with their... More >>

  • Minibill

    published August 16, 2001

    Though they prefer to categorize themselves as "melodic hardcore," this Orange County-birthed quartet solidly melds punk and metal, finding the... More >>

  • Minibill

    published August 9, 2001

    These Miami ska-punkers don't give a shit about the happy, horn-y bop of their categorical contemporaries. Instead, their aggressive music and... More >>

  • Playbill

    published August 9, 2001

    Just for laughs, I'd love to see ol' Willie open this show by leaning into the mike and intoning, "And now, we'd like to begin with a tune by Mr.... More >>

  • Dave Navarro

    published August 9, 2001

    Though the cover of the advance release of this debut solo effort has the former Chili Pepper and Jane's Addiction guitarist placidly eating a... More >>

  • Choo Choo Ch'boogie

    published August 9, 2001

    No matter what some delusional musicians might spew forth in their diatribes about "art" versus "commercialism," few bands would call for a... More >>

  • Minibill

    published August 2, 2001

    Break out the chiffon skirts, lace shawls and unicorn-embroidered diaries. Rock's white witch is back, bringing with her a sizable back catalog of... More >>

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