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2000 Stories by Chris Smith

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  • Marilyn Manson

    published December 21, 2000

    The time has come to tear down the false deities which imprison us. If you've been oppressed, you are not alone. Our sort is legion. Nobody... More >>

  • Poe

    published December 14, 2000

    Five years ago Poe released her debut, Hello, a session that scored well with alternative radio by mixing rock with womanhood without... More >>

  • Soular Slide

    published December 14, 2000

    Some have described Houston's Soular Slide as "kind of a jam band." Maybe. But it definitely doesn't peddle the kind of hippy-dippy jammin'... More >>

  • Playbill

    published December 7, 2000

    Music hotbeds come, and music hotbeds go. But western Michigan has never been confused for one and likely never will be. Alternating between... More >>

  • The Offspring

    published November 30, 2000

    The Offspring has made itself tough to love. The group formed legitimately enough in the mid-'80s, when vocalist Dexter Holland and bassist Greg... More >>

  • Volume, Volume, Volume

    published November 23, 2000

    There was a time when the only people truly into Corrosion of Conformity were those weirdo lefties. They looked funny, weren't from around these... More >>

  • The Dandy Warhols / Teen Idols

    published November 16, 2000

    The Dandy Warhols always have strived to make their albums as diverse as possible, placing classic rock, romance, country, pop and Middle Eastern... More >>

  • StarFX

    published November 9, 2000

    Bands, especially new local bands, that aim for the commercial end of popular music often end up inadvertently setting themselves up for the big... More >>

  • Fringe Dwellers

    published October 19, 2000

    Permanently underground, that's what hardcore is. At least one representative of every other aggressive fringe genre has flirted with the... More >>

  • Dune, TX

    published October 12, 2000

    With its recorded output, Dune, TX manages to cover a wide range of rock styles, all of uniformly high quality, but the live experience has always... More >>

  • Live Poets Society

    published October 5, 2000

    Live is a misunderstood band. Smart and strong has always confused folks. The misconceptions began in 1991, when the band made its debut with... More >>

  • Playbill

    published October 5, 2000

    There was a time, not too long ago, when your average young music fan would have been as hard-pressed to describe ska-punk as he would a... More >>

  • Pop Populist

    published September 28, 2000

    Some artists rise to the top through careful machinations and sex. Others take great pride in infiltrating the machine, then using it to their own... More >>

  • Blackwater Southern

    published September 28, 2000

    Suplecs hails from New Orleans and is unmistakably blackwater Southern. The three-piece is touring on the back of its Wrestlin' with My Lady... More >>

  • Goudie

    published September 21, 2000

    For those who first became familiar with Austinite-by-way-of-Houston Johnny Goudie during his days as a boundaryless, chain-smoking rock-and-roll... More >>

  • Middlefinger

    published September 14, 2000

    So there's this hardworking band around town. It has won some awards in its day. The kids love 'em. Heck, even some of the "older" folks who still... More >>

  • At the Crossroads

    published August 24, 2000

    Hadden Sayers likes control. More often than not, only his hands are on the steering wheel of his career. He makes every decision that affects his... More >>

  • Stuck Mojo

    published August 24, 2000

    Though she has taken a moon-based moniker and has a spacey writing quality to match, Luna is actually 20-year-old Houston native Cindy Duhe, who... More >>

  • Progressing to the Majors

    published August 17, 2000

    When progressive rock slowly devolved into separate classifications -- technical masters, conceptual metalheads and jam-band wankers -- the actual... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 17, 2000

    Earth Crisis Slither Victory Records There must be some sort of irony in the fact that Earth... More >>

  • A Real T-E-X-A-N

    published August 10, 2000

    Well-Traveled Marchman Though a well-traveled musician, both internationally and in the United States, Houston Marchman doesn't perform... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 3, 2000

    Sonic Youth nyc ghosts & flowers Geffen Melancholy often feels good. It can be a restorative,... More >>

  • Subject: Hardcore

    published August 3, 2000

    Designs for Automotion, the current album from Buffalo's Snapcase, is pure hardcore. While labelmate Earth Crisis has broadened its base,... More >>

  • Pony Tricks

    published July 27, 2000

    Devoted fans are even more important than we think. In the increasingly marketing-driven world of mass media, it seems that anybody with a face... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 27, 2000

    Phish Farmhouse Elektra Farmhouse is Phish's 11th release. This is significant for two reasons.... More >>

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