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2001 Stories by Melanie Haupt

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  • Life Begins at 41

    published July 12, 2001

    The liner notes for Eternal and Lowdown, Ray Wylie Hubbard's new record, open thusly: "If F. Scott Fitzgerald had known Ray Wylie Hubbard,... More >>

  • Being Gary P.

    published June 28, 2001

    At 55, Gary P. Nunn has likely got only a few more years in the saddle before he puts himself out to pasture. He's at an age when the more settled... More >>

  • Playbill

    published June 21, 2001

    Before there were the quirky, kind of snotty (but in a good way) stylings of Japanic, there was de Schmog, Houston's avatars of boy-girl... More >>

  • Thunder from Down Under

    published June 7, 2001

    Say what you will about failed love affairs, how they wreak havoc on your emotions and leave your psychic closets bulging with unwanted baggage.... More >>

  • Fenix*TX Rising

    published May 10, 2001

    The boys of Fenix*TX are a reminder of the inconsistencies in life, how nothing is ever cast in shades of black or white. They conjure up images... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band

    published May 10, 2001

    If you're a fan of the Dave Matthews Band's loose, collaborative approach to free-flowing, upbeat jams, you'll likely be disappointed by its... More >>

  • Pale

    published April 26, 2001

    Many alt-rock bands attempt, and fail, to create gripping atmospheric music. Sadly, most slip into soporific doldrums or overwrought... More >>

  • Show Cased

    published March 29, 2001

    I have seen the future of music, friends, and I have to tell you I'm a little frightened. In the future, there won't be many chicks around, and... More >>

  • Crap Shoot

    published March 8, 2001

    Austin's mega-music conference South by Southwest is many things to many people. For some struggling bands, it offers the faint glimmer of... More >>

  • Coldplay

    published February 22, 2001

    Parachutes is a bald, unabashed testament to the squishier emotions, boasting such syrupy lyrics as "I wanna live life and be good to you."... More >>

  • The Tony Furtado Band

    published February 22, 2001

    The Tony Furtado Band is not a jam band, nor is it strictly a folk-bluegrass unit. There's a bit of jazz here, a snatch of Irish folk there, some... More >>

  • Kid Stuff

    published February 8, 2001

    Kid Rock, it's time you and I had a talk. I'm not here to blow sunshine up your ass; I don't work for Rolling Stone. It's high time we... More >>

  • Playbill

    published February 8, 2001

    Martin Sexton doesn't look like the type of guy who'd take you to church. Sure, he's got a baby face, but those soft features are framed by... More >>

  • Silent Type

    published January 18, 2001

    Everyone has a story to tell. Some people keep their stories private, creating a mystery; others will assault you with their most personal -- and... More >>

  • Playbill

    published January 18, 2001

    It's easy to hate Cowboy Mouth, particularly when most everyone's exposure to the band has been through that odious single "Jenny Says." When... More >>

  • Playbill

    published January 11, 2001

    Among all the crappy postgrunge bands like Creed and Days of the New, each a worm-infested street mutt hoping to con you into taking him home,... More >>

  • Playbill

    published January 11, 2001

    In the beginning, there was a trio of young Northern California rockers who released a neo-punk record titled Kerplunk (1992), and it... More >>

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