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2005 Stories by Tamara Palmer

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  • Hear This

    published April 20, 2005

    Louisville, Ky., quartet VHS or Beta has undergone marked changes in its three years between album releases. Once thought of as an... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published April 13, 2005

    Unfairly referred to as the Americanized version of the Chemical Brothers because of a sound that combines rock and electronica, the Crystal... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published April 6, 2005

    Of all of hip hop's sonic tangents, from turntablism to crunk to Miami bass, beat-boxing is among the most endearing, if not exactly the most... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published March 30, 2005

    April Fools' parties are apparently passé, so promoters Red Wine and Fabric8 (an online boutique) have come up with a clever twist on this... More >>

  • Out Hud

    published March 30, 2005

    So many bland new-wave bands have emerged so far in the '00s that they're beginning to dry up the musical credibility of the original '80s... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published March 23, 2005

    While much of the city stands idly by as trite mash-ups and Burning Manish trance exercise Israeli-like occupation of Bay Area dance floors, nifty... More >>

  • Celebrate Good Times

    published March 16, 2005

    Goapele Mouhlabane, known simply as Goapele (pronounced kwa-pa-lay), is one of the Bay Area's most promising soul singers. With her mother... More >>

  • Hear This

    published March 9, 2005

    Last winter, in a review of the Futureheads ' debut, Rolling Stone proclaimed that the British quartet had "reclaim[ed] pop punk."... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published March 2, 2005

    This may come as a surprise to those of you who think that dance music begins and ends with the trance-y poo of Pauls Oakenfold and Van Dyke, but... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published February 23, 2005

    Louie Vega 's body-movin' Afro-Latin house music, the beats he makes both on his own and with partner Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez as Masters at... More >>

  • Hear This

    published February 23, 2005

    The Talking Heads in their heyday (from, say, "Psycho Killer" to "Once in a Lifetime") would have been exactly the sort of band to thrill the... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published February 16, 2005

    When it comes to DJing, context is everything. And whether they're manning Stones Throw Records (one of the nation's most successful indie labels)... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published February 9, 2005

    Hailing from a country of "undisclosed origin" and issuing scathing critiques of American international policy in the name of "foreign rap," the... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published February 2, 2005

    In an attempt to bring a more diverse nightlife scene to the Castro than the one dominated by homogeneous house and shaved chests (and to not just... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published January 19, 2005

    Alex Gimeno, also known as the fly lounge lizard Ursula 1000 , is a fixture in the New York nightlife scene, where he's the resident DJ for... More >>

  • Resolutions of the Rich and Famous

    published January 19, 2005

    Often it seems that New Year's resolutions, made with lit cigarette in hand, are tossed into the trash the weekend after the big day. A shred of... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published January 12, 2005

    We should consider ourselves lucky that two of the hardest-working men in Bay Area hip hop, DJ/producer Zeph and MC Azeem, also happen to be among... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published January 5, 2005

    Lower Haight Street is making a go at trying to draw folks back to its nightlife scene after a year of violence and shootings sullied the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published January 5, 2005

    If you thought sanitized, mall-friendly "screamo" was a phenomenon limited to Orange County, think again. Much to the delight of angsty altteens... More >>

  • Fantasia

    published January 5, 2005

    Last spring, more than 65 million votes were cast in Fantasia Barrino's American Idol victory. For those living under a rock who don't know... More >>

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