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2000 Stories by Les Mixer

Archives: 2000 | 1999
  • Local Rotation

    published July 6, 2000

    Horseshoe Movinà the Goods Wayward Sound Recordings Music that's raw, homespun and honest has a... More >>

  • Like Father, Not Like Son

    published June 8, 2000

    Most musicians do not know how to spend their downtime. Instead of running through scales or jotting down riffs or pounding the pavement, most,... More >>

  • Road Rage

    published May 25, 2000

    Imagine being a band in a tiny college town called Houghton in northernmost Michigan. The nearest "big" city is Green Bay, Wisconsin. And next to... More >>

  • Industrial Revolutions

    published May 18, 2000

    The industrial revolution, musically speaking, has been touted as a potentially all-consuming force for more than 20 years now. Ever since the... More >>

  • Highway to Heck

    published May 4, 2000

    Punk rock is a lot of things. Loud, always. Fast, mostly. Angry, sometimes. Uplifting? Well, yeah. Actually, if it's done well, it can be... More >>

  • Fancy Footwork

    published April 20, 2000

    Quick Step Maneuver is a rarity in the world of punk-alikes. The band is pure and unadulterated punk. Not hardcore or pop-punk. No Mohawks or... 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 >>

  • Not Your Father's Alternative Band

    published April 13, 2000

    In 1996, only two years after the band formed, Tonic released its debut, Lemon Parade. It took a while for the album to find its audience,... 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 >>

  • Listen In

    published March 30, 2000

    30footFALL Fitzgerald's Friday, March 24 From its opening sleight-of-hand sample -- a classic-rock groove that lasted all... More >>

  • Think Small

    published March 23, 2000

    Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. D.R.I. Either way you put it, if you've been following heavy rock or punk for long, you've probably known the name... More >>

  • Local Rotation

    published March 16, 2000

    Various artists Seedenstem Records Presents... Stop, Drop & Roll! Seedenstem Records All of the acts on this,... More >>

  • That Rap-Metal Shit

    published March 16, 2000

    Hollister Fracus formed about six years ago on the north side in the same way so many bands do: two friends jamming together with visions of... More >>

  • Playbill

    published February 17, 2000

    Has anyone called Brian McKnight yet for ripping off the 1993 Jeff Bridges movie Fearless in his "Back at One" video? Oh, you remember that... More >>

  • Ka-Blam!

    published February 3, 2000

    Tonight the Stars Revolt!, Powerman 5000's latest record and second major-label release, comes in some crazy packaging. The title and cover... More >>

  • Local Rotation

    published February 3, 2000

    Drunken Thunder Cheap Acceptable Kill Honest Abe's Custom Records Homegrown garage power rock is Drunken... More >>

  • Local Rotation

    published January 27, 2000

    Drunken Thunder Cheap Acceptable Kill Honest Abe's Custom Records Homegrown garage power rock is Drunken... More >>

  • Korn-ucopia

    published January 20, 2000

    When its Burn My Eyes debut was released in 1994, Machine Head began its career as arguably the biggest new heavy metal band since Pantera.... More >>

  • Playbill

    published January 20, 2000

    During the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference two years ago, you couldn't walk down the street or into a bar or even by a garbage can... More >>

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