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2004 Stories by Garrett Kamps

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  • Hear This

    published December 29, 2004

    You'd be hard-pressed to find two local music acts that have had a better 2004 than Rogue Wave and Kelley Stoltz. It seems like only... More >>

  • Group Hug 2004

    published December 22, 2004

    "Just tell me that everything's going to be all right." So said a co-worker of mine last week, bursting into my office, exasperated as usual,... More >>

  • OK Then, 2004!

    published December 15, 2004

    For music lovers, 2004 offered an odd parallel: As our country's future grew darker and darker, music -- both popular and underground -- became... More >>

  • OK Then, 2004!

    published December 15, 2004

    For music lovers, 2004 offered an odd parallel: As our country's future grew darker and darker, music -- both popular and underground -- became... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 15, 2004

    There's something about Louis XIV that sends the hot-chick quotient skyrocketing whenever the band plays live. Maybe it's the shaggy... More >>

  • Great Balls of Fire

    published December 8, 2004

    It's noon on Saturday, the earliest I've managed to wake myself up the whole week I've been at the CMJ music festival in New York. Under the... More >>

  • Luna

    published December 8, 2004

    It feels real nice to deliver the news that a veteran band that has influenced hundreds of acts during its tenure has released its final album,... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 8, 2004

    Beards are threatening to replace Converse and square black glasses as the indie rock accessory du jour. You can thank Sam Beam, aka Iron &... More >>

  • 'Tis the Season ...

    published December 1, 2004

    Last week I was talking to my little sister on the phone. She's 15, lives in the OC with the folks, and gets jitterbug excited for the holiday... More >>

  • Sunrise on a Green Day

    published November 24, 2004

    Last week I mentioned to a friend that I was thinking about writing an article on Green Day. He laughed at me. "Dude, seriously though," I found... More >>

  • OK Then

    published November 24, 2004

    I wonder if I'll go to hell for this one? Let me set the scene for you. Lit by scattered, hanging Christmas lights, Café Du Nord is... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published November 24, 2004

    If you can't go home for Thanksgiving because a) you hate your family, or b) your family hates you, then that almost makes me sad. But instead of... More >>

  • OK Then

    published November 17, 2004

    It is a dark and stormy night. I've always wanted to begin a column that way, but seriously, it is a dark and stormy night -- a... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published November 17, 2004

    Sly, absurd, and more prolific than God, MC/producer MF Doom was crowned '04's king of the underground after releasing a half-dozen proper... More >>

  • Ada

    published November 10, 2004

    This debut by Ada, aka Michaela Dippel, a singer and producer out of Germany, is an alternately sweet and savory buffet of techy, housy, glitchy,... More >>

  • OK Then

    published November 10, 2004

    There has got to be a silver lining to all of this, right? I mean, there has to be. It can't all be bad. Yes, Porky Dumbfuck won. Yes, our entire... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published November 10, 2004

    "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be at Hollertronix' parties in Philly circa 2002 was very heaven." I'm paraphrasing Wordsworth, of... More >>

  • Method Rocking

    published November 3, 2004

    Here's an odd phenomenon: History has proven that when musicians (singers, mainly) try their hand at acting, they often do a damn fine job. Al... More >>

  • OK Then

    published November 3, 2004

    Writing this column feels like something of an exercise in futility. After all, by the time you read this -- assuming this whole voting thing goes... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 27, 2004

    Once upon a time -- Sept. 10 and 11, 1999, to be exact -- Minneapolis' Mark Mallman sat behind his electric piano and played a pop song for... More >>

  • Marathon Man

    published October 20, 2004

    I'm sitting in JFK airport, hungover from four days of nonstop gallivanting, unshaven, smelly, trying to piece it all back together amid the buzz... More >>

  • Naked Midgets!

    published October 13, 2004

    I am a pussy. There's no way around this fact, and no better way to state it. I have, however, taken one or two short walks on the wild side.... More >>

  • A Portrait of Hope

    published October 6, 2004

    I am so freaked out right now. It's not even funny. My palms are sweating, my mind is racing. What if they don't pull through? What if they don't... More >>

  • Too Sexy for Their Rock

    published September 29, 2004

    I went on vacation three weeks ago. It was a spontaneous trip. My best friend, Kevin, was about to head off to England for a year, and so on a... More >>

  • Me Talk Pretty

    published September 22, 2004

    It's been a rough couple of weeks, hasn't it? Hurricanes have ravaged Florida, Johnny Ramone has gone to that big CBGB's in the sky, and John... More >>

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