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2003 Stories by Abigail Clouseau

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  • Ryan Adams

    published December 31, 2003

    I mean, shit, the guy's prolific, you've got to give him that: He released almost 30 new songs in 2003. Reportedly, what happened is that Adams... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 17, 2003

    You get the sense that Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow, the co-conspirators behind Pinback, live in a house strewn with intelligent... More >>

  • Portastatic

    published December 10, 2003

    The name "Mac McCaughan" has become notorious in the indie-rock world for two reasons. Initially, it was because he fronted the quartet... More >>

  • The Six Parts Seven

    published December 10, 2003

    Founded by Allen and Jay Karpinski in 1995, Ohio's the Six Parts Seven (manifested these days as anything from a quartet to a sextet) has crafted... More >>

  • Young People

    published December 3, 2003

    Understanding Young People is hard. It takes a lot of patience. The first step is the hardest, because it means casting aside the conventions that... More >>

  • Hear This

    published November 26, 2003

    "Malkmus, Malkmus, Malkmus!" we might mutter in frustration like an indie-rocking Jan Brady or John Malkovich. We've seen the glory the... More >>

  • A Beautiful Mess

    published November 19, 2003

    It's a brisk and sunny day and New York City is in the throes of the CMJ Music Marathon, a four-day extravaganza where indie bands from all over... More >>

  • Hear This

    published November 12, 2003

    Today we'll be making a sonic stew you've not likely tasted yet. The curious dish, TV on the Radio, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. First,... More >>

  • True Grit

    published November 5, 2003

    There was a time in the '80s when underground and mainstream music were as different as mohawks and three-piece suits. Independent record labels... More >>

  • Beulah

    published November 5, 2003

    Oh the can of worms calling your record Yoko opens. Let's break it down. Yoko is considered by many to be the evil force that broke up the... More >>

  • Shin Music

    published October 22, 2003

    If you're one of the thousands who were smitten by the Shins' 2001 debut LP, Oh, Inverted World, then you're familiar with the Pavlovian... More >>

  • Saddle Chic

    published October 15, 2003

    On a September night at New York City's Bowery Ballroom, Cursive takes the stage forcefully, flooding the hall with its distorted opuses of... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 8, 2003

    Imagine this: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Kiss' Gene Simmons are wrapped in white towels, sitting in the boys' locker room of Old... More >>

  • Holly Golightly

    published September 24, 2003

    You can almost hear the clank and settle before the record starts: A coin drops into the coffee shop jukebox, the machine whizzes as the vinyl... More >>

  • Pretty Girls Make Graves

    published September 10, 2003

    They lay it out for you right there in the name: Pretty girls, with their sneaky charm and eyelash-batting, boast an ever-growing score card of... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 10, 2003

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if indie rock's prominent players were stranded on a remote island? Let's first set aside the obvious.... More >>

  • The Appleseed Cast

    published September 3, 2003

    Ah, that precious post-alternative gunk, anthems penned by soft boys with bright eyes and dashboard confessionals on their minds: emo. Emotional.... More >>

  • The Dandy Warhols

    published August 27, 2003

    Portland, Ore.'s the Dandy Warhols have always seemed cooler than most bands. They're the type of kids whose wiry, expensive haircuts look... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 27, 2003

    If you grew up in the '80s, you remember it well: Your best friend had this older brother who'd taken to wearing tight black jeans and chains.... More >>

  • Dead Meadow

    published August 20, 2003

    Imagine a big, steaming plate of scrambled eggs, fluffy, syrup-drenched pancakes, and a heap of bacon: juicy, dangerous, satisfying, excessive.... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 20, 2003

    Any self-respecting, semi-intelligent person would be ludicrous to admit he likes Andrew W.K. Clearly the party-loving rocker is made from... More >>

  • Drive-By Truckers

    published August 13, 2003

    There's that story you hear every couple of years about how for this or that record a band moves into a haunted mansion in Tennessee or the... More >>

  • Tindersticks

    published July 16, 2003

    By definition alone, Tindersticks' name implies something fire-worthy, spark-inducing, and with more than a decade's worth of experience, one... More >>

  • Grandaddy

    published July 9, 2003

    What happens when the line between dystopia and the daily grind disappears? Is this indeed the robot-policed future that science fiction has been... More >>

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