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2005 Stories by Travis Ritter

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  • Around and Back Again

    published December 8, 2005

    In the summer of 2004, the Continental Club came under fire from the Texas Lottery Commission for violating a class-three felony: hosting... More >>

  • DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid

    published November 24, 2005

    Though he's known mostly for his work as a turntablist, New York-born-and-bred Spooky (a.k.a. Paul D. Miller) isn't afraid to step out of his... More >>

  • That '70s Band

    published November 10, 2005

    FRI 11/11 We're starting to yawn at retro acts like Jet and the Strokes. Sure, they're all the buzz, but they're really just saturating... More >>

  • dios (malos), with Swords and Go Spread Your Wings

    published November 10, 2005

    Suburban Hawthorne, California (next door to El Segundo, where Q-Tip left his wallet), was the birthplace of the famously acid-damaged Beach Boys.... More >>

  • We're All Gonna Die

    published November 3, 2005

    THU 11/3 Steve, the singularly named lead singer and guitarist for XBXRX, and his bandmate Vice have been pretty darn successful for a... More >>

  • Stars, with the Jim Yoshii Pile-Up

    published November 3, 2005

    It may be disconcerting to imagine your musical heroes as damaged goods, but sometimes this "damage" is what ignites that creative spark. Paul... More >>

  • Killer Cuts

    published October 27, 2005

    SAT 10/29 It's way kitschy and gory, but The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is still one of the most influential horror flicks of all... More >>

  • Witch Way Is Up

    published October 27, 2005

    If you have sweet memories of Judy Garland skipping down the yellow brick road with her trio of misfits, beset by a cackling Margaret Hamilton and... More >>

  • Seat Belts and Eye Shadow

    published October 20, 2005

    No decade churned out more memorable traffic-themed one-hit wonders than the '80s. Gary Numan's "Cars," Kane Gang's "Motortown" and Elmo and... More >>

  • Why?, with Aqueduct

    published October 20, 2005

    Strange wordplay has long been a requisite for bands to get the attention of eccentric Bay Area label Anticon. Hell, even the label name has two... More >>

  • Oneida, with Ume and the Jonx

    published August 11, 2005

    When you think of Brooklyn's indie rock scene right now, you conjure an image of a hipster groupie gangbang set to a swirling miasma of upchucked... More >>

  • These Guys Kill

    published August 4, 2005

    In these troubled times, not even a touring noir-wave act from San Diego like Kill Me Tomorrow is safe from the watchful eyes of Homeland... More >>

  • Breaking the Scene Barrier

    published July 21, 2005

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  • MewithoutYou and Make Believe, with Veda

    published June 23, 2005

    Ex-Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's epiphany that hanging with Jesus was more important than chilling with groupies amused many familiar with... More >>

  • Fantômas

    published June 16, 2005

    Suspended Animation is a concept record that conjures "30 miniature holidays in 43 minutes." The album was inspired by artist Yoshitomo... More >>

  • Stereo Total, with the Kimonos, Carter Brown and the Wiggins

    published May 26, 2005

    There's something sexy about Euros. No? Whether it's the fashion, the accent or the "how do you say" innocence, something keeps us intrigued.... More >>

  • Jurassic Live

    published April 28, 2005

    To many in the new generation of electronica fans, vinyl records are a thing of the past. But for many DJs, they're precious artifacts. You could... More >>

  • TRU Music

    published March 31, 2005

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  • "Red" Hot

    published February 10, 2005

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