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2002 Stories by Niles Baranowski

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  • Rasputina

    published October 23, 2002

    A picture on Rasputina's home page shows frontwoman Melora Creager hunched intently over her cello, looking as if she's struggling through... More >>

  • Interpol with Dozemarypool

    published September 18, 2002

    Unlike seemingly every other buzz-band on the market today, Interpol wouldn't be caught dead making garage rock for high-schoolers in... More >>

  • Bright Eyes

    published August 28, 2002

    Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes came into his own this year with the Desaparecidos, a Karl Marx-gone-At the Drive In manifesto of noise. Read... More >>

  • Rye Coalition with Riddle of Steel

    published August 7, 2002

    With riffs the size of mountains and songs that swagger like street thugs, Rye Coalition is on a quest to make the earth safe for full-on,... More >>

  • The Shins with Track Star

    published July 31, 2002

    If you like the '60s-pop homages of the Apples in Stereo but can't stand their tweeness, meet the Shins. Though its members have also heard... More >>

  • David Bowie

    published July 10, 2002

    The tagline on the sticker -- "Vintage Bowie: circa 2002" -- provides the first clue about David Bowie's 25th album, Heathen. It's a... More >>

  • Superdrag

    published May 22, 2002

    Anglophilic American rock bands have been around as long as the queen herself. Yet by infusing Britpop-influenced "live by the hook, die by the... More >>

  • Bob Mould with Her Space Holiday

    published March 27, 2002

    Four years ago, ex-Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould swore off the crushing, distorted guitar rock that had been his sonic signature... More >>

  • Mike Doughty

    published February 20, 2002

    One of the most creative bands of the last decade, Soul Coughing made brainy percussive rock -- imagine a '50s hipster version of Beck with Beat... More >>

  • Mates of State with the Guns of Navarone and the Honkeys

    published February 13, 2002

    Proof that "happily married" doesn't have to mean "sappily married," the Mates of State comprise a San Francisco (by way of Lawrence, Kan.)... More >>

  • Starsailor

    published January 30, 2002

    From Simple Minds to Radiohead to Coldplay, each generation of British rock seems to be successively dewier and more sensitive. Anyone who's grown... More >>

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