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8 Jan 2003 // 12:00 AM

For those of you who are familiar with Counting Crows’ morose recordings, let me assure you that lead singer Adam Duritz did not walk out

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16 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Peter WolfPhoto credit: Michael Indresano The Woofuh-Goofuh Reportedly Retains All of His Own Teeth, Despite the Fact That They Turned Green in 1975 Musical artists often

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16 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

The PaybacksPhoto credit: E. Wolf The Sights Detroit is Rock City Sure, missing most of the Sights’ set was partly my fault. But they forgot

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16 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Doug Martsch S E T    L I S T Working Class HeroTwin FallsSome Things Last a Long TimeStraight to HellThe HostLearn How to

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16 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Fountains of WaynePhoto credit: Yuki Kuroyanagi OK GoPhoto credit: Irene Tien The thing about OK Go, at least in my experience, is that there’s

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16 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

In these indie rock heydays, our writers turn away from what's hyped and delve into the ripe (and sour) of North America's largest new music festival.

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Blonde RedheadPhoto credit: Stefano Giovannini Calexico The Yeah Yeah Yeahs There is a line of people almost two blocks long in front of Irving Plaza,

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Slumber Party Quix*o*ticPhoto credit: Barbara Billotte Bangs The Gossip Semiautomatic Kimya Dawson is giggling nervously. The art folk, or is that “antifolk”? singer

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16 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Thinking about the annual CMJ Music Marathon, which aims to introduce college radio jocks and other musos to new music over four nights in New

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16 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Mink Lungs The Boggs Calla The artists on Brooklyn-based label Arena Rock Recording Company are poised for a small takeover. While it may be

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16 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Clientele are not a Friday night band. Granted, their songs do often live in the weekend, but they don’t belong to the rollicking,

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

The attitude of the cooler-than-cool couple in front of us in line for Amon Tobin, the Brazilian electronic musician/mad scientist, pretty much summed up

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

When Smokey & Miho performed the quiet, haunting samba “Canto de Pedra Preta” on Saturday night, I felt the urge to sock someone. It’s

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Rhett Miller thedamnwells You almost have to wonder if it’s a fake name. Rhett Miller. Sounds like a man who is a bit older

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Growing Pains John Mayer represents the best of the new mainstream pop movement. Whereas mainstream pop of recent years has been about young, beautiful puppets

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Expect the worst, pray for something decent. That was my mindset going into the Chicago Guns N’ Roses gig this past Monday night, the seventh

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S E T    L I S T FavoriteOutro With Bees[untitled new song]Twist the KnifeStinging VelvetPretty GirlsBuckets of RainGhost WiringDeep Red BellsSet

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4 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

“If you’re gonna ruin my show, get the fuck out.” Dan Bern stopped midway through his first song, “Hey God”, to direct an astonishingly

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28 Nov 2002 // 12:00 AM

I’ll be honest. I don’t know shit about pop music. Actually, I know as much as anyone who spent his/her formative years

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28 Nov 2002 // 12:00 AM

S E T    L I S T Broken Imaginary TimeInfra RiotMind the GapStill AgingThe FloodTonightInstant Repeater ‘99NevermoreSister Surround21st Century Ripoff ENCOREVeinsGalaxyDow Jones

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