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  • Sunshine Fix with the Fantasy Four

    published December 5, 2001

    By this point, most indie-rock fans probably know how they feel about the Elephant 6 collective, the sprawling family of like-minded bands and... More >>

  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks with Pinetop Seven

    published October 24, 2001

    When indie faves Pavement limped to a close after eight-or-so maddeningly inconsistent years together, wordy frontman Stephen Malkmus was... More >>

  • Plea for Peace/Take Action Tour

    published September 26, 2001

    With the tragedies in New York and Washington a couple of weeks back and the holiday season fast approaching, expect to be barraged in the coming... More >>

  • The Convocation Of....

    published September 19, 2001

    "Emo" wasn't always a dirty word. In the late '80s, when most punk bands were stuck in a rut of simplistic political sloganeering, nihilistic... More >>

  • Centro-matic with the Deathray Davies and Shelby

    published September 5, 2001

    Denton, Texas, indie-rockers Centro-matic have, over the course of their relatively short career, crafted some of today's most interesting... More >>

  • Shin City

    published August 22, 2001

    Hailing from the musically mysterious city of Albuquerque, N.M., Sub Pop recording artists the Shins have released one of the most startlingly... More >>

  • Ted Leo and the Pharmacists with Juno and Stepleader

    published August 22, 2001

    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are not your typical Lookout Records punk band. Although their newest album, The Tyranny of Distance,... More >>

  • Built to Spill

    published August 8, 2001

    Doug Martsch has made a career out of not surprising his fans too much. Over the course of a half-dozen albums and a handful of lineup changes, he... More >>

  • Riddle of Steel with Rhythm of Black Lines

    published August 8, 2001

    Riddle of Steel bassist/vocalist Jimmy Vavak always seemed like the math-obsessed muscle behind his old band the Five Deadly Venoms, so... More >>

  • Burning Airlines with Shiner and Aina

    published August 8, 2001

    Snapped up in the post-Nirvana major-label feeding frenzy of the early '90s, Washington, D.C.'s Jawbox released a couple of rich and brilliant... More >>

  • 90 Day Men with Ring, Cicada and Climber

    published August 1, 2001

    Although the 90 Day Men seem to perform in our fair city as often as some of our hometown bands, these transplanted St. Louisans (and a... More >>

  • Core Values

    published July 25, 2001

    It's easy to start an indie-rock record label. Anybody can do it, really. All you need to do is save up a few bucks, find a couple of bands you... More >>

  • The Monroes

    published July 25, 2001

    In the "good old days" (we're talking 1995 here), you could count on a few bands that were always certain to pack 'em in down in the basement of... More >>

  • Ring, Cicada with We Ragazzi

    published July 11, 2001

    Lineup changes are all too common in rock bands, as members come and go, succumbing to tour stress, personal friction and the ever-popular... More >>

  • Groovie Ghoulies with the Ded Bugs

    published July 4, 2001

    Straight-ahead Ramonesy rockin' punk will never go out of style, but it's always a pleasure to see a band getting the idea exactly right, as with... More >>

  • Rodeo Soul with Boyracer

    published June 13, 2001

    Constantly spitting out albums, singles, 10-inch EPs, split singles, flexi-discs, compilation tracks, one-sided live LPs and more,... More >>

  • The 2001 RFT Slammies

    published May 16, 2001

    Artist of the Year -- Nelly Recording of the Year -- Country Grammar Best Rap Artist -- Nelly We abased ourselves to... More >>

  • Apples in Stereo, the Golden Spiderz and the Fantasy Four

    published May 16, 2001

    This Saturday, the Rocket Bar is the place for smart pop people, with performances from two local acts and one national, each with its own fine... More >>

  • Victory at Sea with the Potomac Accord and Speaklow

    published May 9, 2001

    There's been a small subset of maritime-themed songs and band names in the post-punk scene ever since Slint's "Good Morning, Captain," so it's... More >>

  • Guided by Voices with Creeper Lagoon

    published May 9, 2001

    On Monday night, Dayton's Guided by Voices bring their traveling drunken circus back through St. Louis in support of their fantastic new... More >>

  • Atom and His Package with Har Mar Superstar

    published May 2, 2001

    Scratch beneath the toughened skin of your average punk-rocker, and you're just as likely to find a closet Weird Al Yankovic fan as you are a... More >>

  • Syrup, Lofreq and Swampass

    published April 25, 2001

    This rock & roll thing, it ain't rocket science -- or, at least, it doesn't have to be. Plenty of math-rockers, mod-rockers, post-rockers,... More >>

  • Fuck with the Julia Sets

    published April 4, 2001

    "Monster riffage, shredding guitars, vein-bursting screams and intense, breakneck-speed double-bass-drum action -- ladies and gentlemen, the most... More >>

  • Hot Water Music with Leatherface and Small Brown Bike

    published April 4, 2001

    Keeping positive punk rock alive and well, Florida's Hot Water Music (pictured) has been gradually building steam since the early '90s.... More >>

  • Guided by Voices

    published April 4, 2001

    The 300th or so release by Dayton's prolific kings of melody, Isolation Drills finds the one and only Guided by Voices still in fine... More >>

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