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2006 Stories by Andy Vihstadt

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  • Eat to the Beat

    published November 8, 2006

    It's a sticky summer evening in Cleveland, and Head Automatica lead singer Daryl Palumbo wanders into a record store, wearing a scruffy T-shirt.... More >>

  • Bye Bye Bye

    published September 13, 2006

    Even though there's an endless appetite for radio-friendly music, many pop-oriented artists eventually become bored with the straightforward... More >>

  • Beep Beep, Yeah!

    published August 23, 2006

    Kirk Rundstrom, 37-year-old songwriter, singer and guitarist for the Wichita, Kansas, punk-grass band Split Lip Rayfield, has built a career on... More >>

  • Crazy Calculus!

    published August 9, 2006

    Imagine KISS without Gene Simmons. Led Zeppelin without Jimmy Page. The Doors without Jim (OK, bad example). But the point is that there are... More >>

  • The Dean Is Risen

    published July 12, 2006

    If Dean Martin had been alive to celebrate his 89th birthday this year, he might have dropped his Titleist on the green in the hazy morning, then... More >>

  • LL Cool J

    published July 12, 2006

    Hip-hop owes a lot to LL Cool J. He's been in the business for more than twenty years, churning out memorable hits such as "Going Back to... More >>

  • Stars and Bars

    published June 28, 2006

    B-Sides understands if you're feeling a little Grinchy about this whole America-lovefest known as the Fourth of July — what with our rising... More >>

  • Cooking with Fire and Steel

    published June 14, 2006

    In 1977, future Dickies guitarist Stan Lee and his friend Billy Club decided it would be funny to start a joke punk band.... More >>

  • The Embrace Between

    published May 24, 2006

    It's been nearly five years since stand-up comic and actor Judah Friedlander (American Splendor, The Darwin Awards, Feast)... More >>

  • Obscurity Knocks

    published May 10, 2006

    Yo! RFT Raps The latest issue of inBox magazine features reviews of the latest Killa Skillz... More >>

  • Vacation, Had to Get Away

    published May 3, 2006

    Ghostface Killah's epic Fishscale is the Finnegans Wake of 2006: a dense, textured creation rich with wordplay, visions, rants and... More >>

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart

    published April 19, 2006

    Ian Curtis Wants Revenge One recent night, while lying in bed in the darkness of the wee hours, I felt a strange chill pass over me.... More >>

  • Dream into Action

    published April 5, 2006

    Self-Made Woman If the whole is the sum of its parts — and, by extension, the artist the sum of her work — then Dar Williams... More >>

  • A Bigger Fish to Fry

    published March 22, 2006

    Lent is a seemingly contradictory time in the Catholic church, starting with Ash Wednesday mass. The scripture readings implore the faithful to... More >>

  • Across the Pond

    published March 8, 2006

    In punk's early days, most bands worked with little more than guitar, bass and drums. Yet the Pogues, an Irish band with ferocious punk... More >>

  • A Star Is Born

    published February 22, 2006

    In the wake of Jamie Foxx's Billboard-chart-topping Unpredictable, it's oh-so-easy to forget where the actor-turned-singer... More >>

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