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2001 Stories by Jennifer Maerz

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  • The Silent Type

    published December 19, 2001

    Mark Lanegan is a man of few words. On the phone recently from a tour stop in Copenhagen, the singer/ songwriter issued brief, polite responses,... More >>

  • A Slavish Devotion

    published November 28, 2001

    For the past six years, San Francisco's Jay Vance has been living a life that movie directors, science-fiction authors, and paranoid kids have... More >>

  • Hear This

    published November 28, 2001

    The Hives' speedy, three-chord garage rock explodes with the intensity of a heart attack. The Swedish five-piece races through songs as if... More >>

  • Spiritualized

    published November 7, 2001

    The difference between your average ode to amore and a Spiritualized love song is the distinction between a quietly affectionate couple and a... More >>

  • Appetite for Resurrection

    published October 31, 2001

    Over the years, certain singers have unleashed screams that could scrape the filth off city sidewalks. In the recent past, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain,... More >>

  • SF Music Awards 2001

    published October 17, 2001

    It was a strange experience putting this show together in the midst of so much turmoil. The timing was all wrong. I found myself sending out... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 26, 2001

    Miranda July's genre-spanning productions burrow deep inside secrets of self-image and sexuality, confronting difficult issues with a calculated... More >>

  • The Gospel According to Marcus

    published September 5, 2001

    For those who think rock 'n' roll is heaven, Marcus Durant is a musical high priest, spreading the Zen Guerrilla gospel from his San Francisco... More >>

  • They're No Angels

    published August 29, 2001

    When L7 took the stage at 1994's Lollapalooza festival, the all-girl group injected new meaning into the phrase "female power." Suddenly, the... More >>

  • Rebel Yell

    published August 15, 2001

    "I'm a freak," admits Mick Collins, with the deep laugh that punctuates all his sentences. "I've always had a really bad streak, where if... More >>

  • The Strokes

    published August 1, 2001

    Over the past year, the Strokes have fueled both a flaming grease-fire of hype and a wet-blanket backlash -- without even a proper full-length.... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published July 25, 2001

    A recent Entertainment Weekly article on Detroit's garage rock revival hinted that the Motor City might be the ever elusive "next Seattle."... More >>

  • Fireballs of Freedom

    published July 18, 2001

    Over the decades, there's been a virtual carnival of punks happy to give staid rock 'n' roll a swift, steel-toed kick in the side. The more... More >>

  • Hear This

    published July 4, 2001

    God save the Briefs. Like all the Sex Pistols/Ramones worshippers before it, the band does nothing to reinvent old-school punk; unlike the other... More >>

  • Revved-Up Rock

    published June 27, 2001

    Whatever happened to reverb that shoots through your veins and widens your pupils like a drug? Whatever happened to moody vocals and drooping bass... More >>

  • Life of the Party

    published May 30, 2001

    When did rock 'n' roll get so serious? The members of Radiohead act like they have a tougher time making music than Nietzsche did explaining human... More >>

  • Drunk Horse

    published May 23, 2001

    There's something about good Southern bands that fans the flames of rock 'n' roll like gasoline on a campfire. Think ZZ Top's "La Grange," think... More >>

  • Peaches

    published May 9, 2001

    There are plenty of horny chicks who fantasize about getting onstage and grabbing an audience by the balls. But you'll find only one who styles... More >>

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