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2005 Stories by Garrett Kamps

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  • A&R Q&A

    published December 28, 2005

    Wolf Parade was without question one of 2005's best discoveries. As the latest phenomenon in the seemingly endless procession (pardon the pun) of... More >>

  • Season's Gratings

    published December 21, 2005

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  • Band Advice

    published December 14, 2005

    An old boss of mine once told me I was a fool to think guys form bands for any other reason than to fuck chicks and make steaming piles of cash.... More >>

  • The Waterboys

    published December 7, 2005

    The doors of Café Du Nord were supposed to open at 8:30, but you couldn't get into the club at 8:30 because "Due to acts of mother nature, we... More >>

  • What the Fuck, 2005

    published December 7, 2005

    As Curtis Armstrong's Miles tells Tom Cruise's Joel in the 1983 smash-hit comedy Risky Business, sometimes you just gotta say, "What the... More >>

  • The blue-blooded Blowfly, the multialiased MF Doom, and the lyrically infallible Casual

    published December 7, 2005

    Years before 2 Live Crew got as nasty as they wanted to be and Kool Keith started regaling fans with tales of interstellar ass-crack spelunking,... More >>

  • The Hard Sellout

    published November 23, 2005

    For reasons some of you may be aware of but which I will not go into at this time, I have a vested interest in exploring the pros and cons of... More >>


    published November 16, 2005

    The last time I saw Tokyo's DMBQ was at 12 Galaxies a little over a month ago, and it was easily one of the best concerts I've seen this year. For... More >>

  • Journalism 101

    published November 9, 2005

    As my great-grandpappy used to tell me over tumblers of rye, his wispy beard blowing in the wind as bullets whizzed by (we hung out on... More >>

  • Sun Kil Moon and Antarctica

    published November 2, 2005

    The weird thing is, he describes it like a compulsion, as if he can't help himself. "You know that feeling when you see some amazing mystery... More >>

  • Ill-Cuomo

    published October 26, 2005

    I must say, I'm quite impressed with the Mach 3 Turbo Razor. It has a 3-bladed cartridge like the regular Mach 3 but there's a small battery... More >>

  • OK Then, Music Awards!

    published October 19, 2005

    In the marketing world -- in the world of those $600 cell phones you can text-message Bolivia on and offices that come complete with pingpong... More >>

  • OK Then, Music Awards!

    published October 19, 2005

    In the marketing world -- in the world of those $600 cell phones you can text-message Bolivia on and offices that come complete with pingpong... More >>

  • Blandalicious

    published October 5, 2005

    Blackalicious is easily one of this city's biggest sacred cows, musically speaking. The brainchild of high school friends MC Gift of Gab and... More >>

  • All Together Now

    published September 28, 2005

    I first met Devendra Banhart in December 2002. He was 21 years old, and he had just released his introductory record, Oh Me Oh My ... the Way... More >>

  • Go West

    published September 14, 2005

    "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Go ahead, swish that around in your mouth a little bit. There's a distinct bouquet of ...... More >>

  • Please Rock the Yacht

    published September 7, 2005

    Shut the fuck up. All of you, shut the fuck up. [Daryl] Hall and I will not stand idly by as you California vagina sailors stab the American... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 7, 2005

    If there were such a thing as Indie Rock PR Photo of the Year, Giant Drag would win it. The band is a two-piece from L.A. -- Annie Hardy... More >>

  • Northern California Dreamin'

    published August 24, 2005

    I'm fascinated by the Sonoma County indie rock scene. Bet you didn't even know such a thing existed, huh? Well, it does. It has nurtured great... More >>

  • Computer Love

    published August 17, 2005

    For those of you cave dwellers and Windows 95 users who haven't heard yet, music blogs are one of the best places to discover new music in this... More >>

  • Department of What the Fuck?

    published August 10, 2005

    R. Kelly does not know how to write. Really. He admitted to Vibe Magazine last year that he isn't good at reading or writing,... More >>

  • The Assjacks of Hazzard

    published August 10, 2005

    "I Predict a Riot" is that shitty, unoriginal Clash-rip-off of a song by that shitty, unoriginal band the Kaiser Chiefs. It was also the thought... More >>

  • It Takes a Village Person

    published July 27, 2005

    "Police arrest Village People's original policeman in Daly City" More >>

  • Another Serene World

    published July 20, 2005

    Here’s a new band with a lot going against it. First, the name. Kind of clunky. Second, it hails from Ontario, is a cute boy/girl collective, an... More >>

  • Time for Sharing

    published July 20, 2005

    Flashback. Star date: 1999. I'm in Washington, D.C., visiting best friend and frequent guest star in this column Punk Rock Andrew, so named for... More >>

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