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2006 Stories by Julie Seabaugh

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  • All-American Rejects

    published December 20, 2006

    The All-American Rejects tilt heavily to the pop side of power-pop, meaning that they're one of those bands that all the kiddos like. But... More >>

  • A Static Lullaby / The Classic Crime

    published November 8, 2006

    It's difficult to toss a headful of artfully mussed hair nowadays without hitting a band passing off generic broken-heart metaphors and sing-song... More >>

  • Brand New

    published October 25, 2006

    It's been three years since Brand New, elder statesmen of the Long Island music scene, unleashed the jaw-droppingly mature Deja... More >>

  • Hellogoodbye

    published October 18, 2006

    Hellogoodbye's 2004 self-titled EP was a homemade dweeb-dance masterpiece, both hopelessly spazmatic and endearingly earnest. So it's not... More >>

  • Rock and Blues

    published October 18, 2006

    Sure, aspiring performers aiming for the top of the charts can always mangle Barry Manilow tunes before a panel of judges and a national audience... More >>

  • Aerosmith

    published October 11, 2006

    Aerosmith battled drug abuse in the '70s, pursued irrelevance through the mid-'80s and then — after reclaiming the spotlight with a... More >>

  • A Movie-able Feast

    published September 20, 2006

    John Gulager hit the movie-making map when Bravo's Project Greenlight 3 captured the creation of Feast, a horror-comedy homage to... More >>

  • Otter-Wiedersehen to Summer!

    published September 20, 2006

    With the introduction of Otter Pops — the much-beloved, character-driven frozen treats — the tenuous connection between otters and music... More >>

  • Eric Clapton

    published September 13, 2006

    And so the debate rages on: Eric Clapton is God — on that much we can all agree — but God of what? Roots rock, as ushered in by... More >>

  • Kevin Nealon Will Pump [Clap] You Up

    published September 13, 2006

    It's hard to believe Kevin Nealon hasn't been on Saturday Night Live for more than ten years. But now, the former "Subliminal Man"... More >>

  • Mae

    published August 23, 2006

    It's difficult to toss a headful of meticulously mussed hair nowadays without hitting an indie-emo band pining for love, grieving over a broken... More >>

  • Tom Petty

    published August 23, 2006

    Tom Petty didn't sue the Strokes girly-pants off when they lifted the intro to "American Girl" for their hit single "Last Night," just as he's... More >>

  • Willie Nelson

    published August 16, 2006

    Willie Nelson, music's most prolific country outlaw, long ago said "pshaw" to the Nashville dream machine. Instead, he chose to forge a... More >>

  • Cities

    published August 9, 2006

    Although they only formed in late 2004, Cities can already count Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Thunderbirds Are Now! and We Are Scientists as... More >>

  • Here Comes the Sun

    published August 2, 2006

    Don't be fooled by the seemingly plural name: The indie-emo outfit Umbrellas is ostensibly the vehicle of just one person, 25-year-old St. Louis... More >>

  • Dashboard Confessional

    published August 2, 2006

    If a singer sports two arms covered in tattoos, is there still room for him to wear his heart on his sleeve? Doesn't matter in the case of... More >>

  • Sparta

    published August 2, 2006

    According to Greek mythology, descendants of Hercules founded the city of Sparta. Sparta the band, however, is the offspring of... More >>

  • Sisters of Mercy

    published July 26, 2006

    Surveying the view from a portable stage at the Riverport Amphitheatre (now the UMB Bank Pavilion), AFI's Hunter Burgan wondered, "How did I get... More >>

  • Beat Happenings

    published July 26, 2006

    The hook brings you back: There's something timeless about Blues Traveler, what with their harmonica-infused alt-jams and the preternatural... More >>

  • Missouri Representin'!

    published July 26, 2006

    Jeff Smith's mama didn't even believe in him. That's how slim the chances were for the St. Louis native who threw his hat into the political ring... More >>

  • Rolling with Laughter

    published July 26, 2006

    True, on Cedric the Entertainer's recent HBO special, Taking You Higher, St. Louis' top comedic export may have told a few jokes that... More >>

  • Happy Feet

    published July 19, 2006

    Tony Danza was a professional boxer before stepping into the acting ring, so it should be no surprise that the music of Tony Danza Tap Dance... More >>

  • The Format

    published July 19, 2006

    The Format (a.k.a. Nate Ruess and Sam Means) is as jaded about the music industry as they come. After releasing 2003's Interventions and... More >>

  • In Sickness and in Health

    published July 12, 2006

    Andrew McMahon's story is a Behind the Music executive producer's wet dream. Soon after graduating high school, the 23-year-old... More >>

  • Touch of Grey

    published July 5, 2006

    It's been a long, strange trip for Bob Weir, the guitarist and San Francisco native who co-founded the Grateful Dead with Jerry Garcia. Weir is... More >>

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