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2000 Stories by Jordan Oakes

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  • Best Celebrity Visit

    published September 27, 2000

    There's never been a shadow of a doubt that St. Louisans are simultaneously in awe of and comfortable around movie stars. We're notorious for... More >>

  • Dear John

    published June 28, 2000

    Andrew John is heading to New York. A few times a year, he trucks east with his acoustic guitar to play a few shows. Chances are, he'll sell a few... More >>

  • Torch and Twang

    published June 7, 2000

    Twangfest, held this weekend at Off Broadway, is a feast of American-influenced music, a celebration that honors, as per its name, the rural... More >>

  • XTC

    published June 7, 2000

    Sweet but indelibly personalized, XTC's music is like a cup of Pepsi some gross kid spits in to keep others from sneaking a sip. Though their... More >>

  • Essex Green with Apples in Stereo and Tinhorn

    published May 10, 2000

    Time-weathered models that can't be kept down for long, musical styles resurface like inner tubes, only to sink again when the hot air leaks out.... More >>

  • Matthew Sweet

    published March 15, 2000

    Matthew Sweet treads a perilous path, one that threatens to put him in the echelon of a Paul Westerberg or a Robyn Hitchcock -- elder statesmen... More >>

  • Lost in the Stars

    published February 23, 2000

    You've got to admire Pat Oldani for his persistence. If he counted on a huge local following and a record contract for his band Starnineteen,... More >>

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