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2005 Stories by Christian Schaeffer

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  • Papa Grows Funk

    published July 13, 2005

    No one vacations in New Orleans in July, and for good reason: Imagine taking the spilled drinks and body fluids from Bourbon Street and baking... More >>

  • Margaritaville Lives

    published July 13, 2005

    It's about half-past three coconut-rum Jell-O shots and a quarter till a fourth Corona, but according to the barefoot, steel-drumming James "Sunny... More >>

  • Lucero

    published July 6, 2005

    There's a darkness on the edge of Lucero's town. The foursome comes from Memphis, which feels a million miles away from the golden smile of... More >>

  • Slow Dazzle

    published June 15, 2005

    Isn't it great when people (music writers, PR flacks, Conor Oberst) confuse the words "electronic" and "experimental"? True, both words start with... More >>

  • The Doxies with the Wormwood Scrubs

    published June 15, 2005

    "He's been getting down with the new disease," croaks Doxies singer Tim Lloyd on "Kid Don't Know," a track off the band's just-released... More >>

  • Head of Femur

    published June 8, 2005

    With Hysterical Stars, Head of Femur finally has the budget to make the record that fits the scope and imagination hinted at on its... More >>

  • Belle & Sebastian

    published June 8, 2005

    It appears that venerable indie label Matador is more interested in compiling and releasing records by their trusty steeds than spending the time... More >>

  • Stereolab

    published May 25, 2005

    With nine proper albums and countless EPs, singles, tour-only seven-inches and compilations, Stereolab has long been a collector's wet dream... More >>

  • Shearwater with Magnolia Summer

    published May 11, 2005

    Over the past month, it's been hard to open any music publication (including these pages) without reading an article praising Okkervil River and... More >>

  • South San Gabriel

    published April 27, 2005

    South San Gabriel is Centro-matic plus friends (including Slobberbone's Brent Best), and as such is another outlet for Will Johnson's endless... More >>

  • Glenn Tilbrook & the Fluffers

    published April 27, 2005

    As the principal singer and co-songwriter in Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook provided the people with tight, melodic, life-affirming pop for many... More >>

  • Return of the King

    published April 27, 2005

    Modesty has never suited Elvis Costello. Looking past his sideways sneer and knock-kneed stance on the cover of 1977's My Aim is True, one... More >>

  • M. Ward

    published March 30, 2005

    Few songwriters compose elegies quite like Matt Ward. His last record, 2003's The Transfiguration of Vincent, operated as a song cycle... More >>

  • Destroyer

    published February 2, 2005

    Who says there are no second chances in showbiz? After Destroyer released Your Blues last summer, it seemed that the record's keyboard... More >>

  • Genre Mash-Up

    published February 2, 2005

    Folked Up St. Louis has lots of festivals, and with the bend from winter into spring now in sight,... More >>

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