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2003 Stories by Dave Pehling

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  • Ferociously Stoned

    published December 31, 2003

    Blame the weed, the water, or the freewheeling liberal attitudes found in the Bay Area: Our little corner of the globe has fostered more than its... More >>

  • Saturday Night Jive

    published December 31, 2003

    I was once convinced that Eddie Murphy was the new Richard Pryor. I didn't have much basis for my reasoning; I was an eighth-grader whose... More >>

  • Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man

    published October 22, 2003

    British chanteuse Beth Gibbons once provided the emotional anchor for Portishead's haunting trip-hop, entwining her mournful voice with the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 6, 2003

    During the altrock signing frenzy of the early '90s, punk power trio Victims Family seemed like a sure bet to rise from the underground.... More >>

  • Metallica

    published July 9, 2003

    Pioneering local thrash-metal quartet Metallica hasn't been the easiest band to keep faith in over the last decade. Between its increasingly... More >>

  • Fleshies

    published June 11, 2003

    For every pop-punk travesty pogoing down the MTV pike (Good Charlotte, anyone?) there exists a raging, diametrically non-sucking punk counterpart... More >>

  • Dirty Power

    published April 23, 2003

    Rare is the modern hard-rock album that hearkens back to classic sounds without blatantly ripping off classic tunes. Even the best outfits flying... More >>

  • Primal Scream

    published April 16, 2003

    Plenty of rock bands claim electronic dance music as an influence, but few acts have incorporated club sounds into their style as successfully as... More >>

  • Patriot Games

    published April 9, 2003

    Charlie Haden salutes the flag in songSAT 4/12 If Charlie Haden's résumé listed... More >>

  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

    published February 12, 2003

    If the legions of perfectly cornrowed neo-soul acts plundering classic R&B have you wondering what happened to real soul music, look no further... More >>

  • D-Styles

    published January 22, 2003

    In an age when albums by hip hop DJs seem to downplay turntablist techniques in favor of a mash-up mix-tape aesthetic, D-Styles takes a bold dive... More >>

  • Dissent

    published January 8, 2003

    In its seven years of existence, Mission-based label/studio Wide Hive has mainly applied its back-to-basics recording philosophy to... More >>

  • Hear This

    published January 1, 2003

    Since being founded by former Alternative Tentacles label manager Greg Werckman and avant-rock maverick Mike Patton in 1999, Ipecac Records has... More >>

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