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2005 Stories by Rich Sharp

Archives: 2005
  • Eight Is Not Enough

    published November 30, 2005

    In the seminal 1997 film The Apostle, Robert Duvall plays Euliss "Sonny" Dewey. A charismatic Pentecostal preacher who travels across the... More >>

  • The Morning After

    published November 16, 2005

    Sometimes it takes a jarring catastrophe to make things right. When you're My Morning Jacket, catastrophe arrives when two of your long-time... More >>

  • The Mae Shi

    published November 16, 2005

    When dastardly thieves broke into LA-based experimental art-rock act The Mae Shi's van last month, they walked off with 200 copies of the... More >>

  • Whoa, Nelly!

    published October 26, 2005

    GWAR at Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois. Show starts at 7 p.m. Monday, October 31. Tickets are $18; call 618-274-6720 for more... More >>

  • Jem

    published October 26, 2005

    The big TV networks have taken to using the soulful, patently inoffensive music of Welsh electro-songstress Jem to promote their... More >>

  • The Yellow Umbrella Tour

    published October 19, 2005

    In Hal Ashby's 1971 cult classic Harold and Maude, chronically depressed, fake-suicide king Harold meets the vivacious elderly vixen Maude... More >>

  • Will Hoge

    published October 5, 2005

    When Will Hoge released 2000's Carousel, he walked a thin line between nondescript, Counting Crows-style frat rock and... More >>

  • Take Me Out

    published September 21, 2005

    Idlewild is often described as a mix of the Smiths (poetic, existential lyrics like "Gertrude Stein said that's enough/I know that that's not... More >>

  • Paperback Master of Puppets

    published September 7, 2005

    Earlier this year -- in an abrupt about-face from the whiny sellout he portrayed in the documentary Some Kind of Monster -- Metallica... More >>

  • Bobby Conn & the Glass Gypsies

    published August 31, 2005

    Bobby Conn has the same charm as high-pitched Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins: a bold, Meat Loaf-and-mascara glam-rock grandiosity.... More >>

  • Pelican

    published August 17, 2005

    Many otherwise perfectly respectable metal acts have been rendered utterly useless by piss-poor vocals and dirt-dumb, by-the-numbers lyrics about... More >>

  • Suzanne Vega

    published August 10, 2005

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  • The Warlocks

    published July 20, 2005

    When a band takes on the name that both the Grateful Dead and the Velvet Underground once claimed as their own, it's either bound for rock glory... More >>

  • Black Eyed Peas

    published June 29, 2005

    "We don't use dollars to represent, we just use our innocence and talent," claimed the Black Eyed Peas on their 1998 debut album, Behind... More >>

  • Jurassic 5 (opening for the Dave Matthews Band)

    published June 1, 2005

    When the Jurassic 5 released its head-bobbing positive hip-hop manifesto Quality Control in 2000, it was an instant summer-barbecue... More >>

  • Murder Most Fun

    published May 18, 2005

    The Killers vs. the Killers Hide your women. Hide the children. Glammed-up synth-punkers The... More >>

  • The Ponys

    published May 18, 2005

    Chicagoans The Ponys bolted out of the gate with their 2004 debut, Laced with Romance, a raucous, reverb-drenched affair that... More >>

  • Of Montreal

    published April 27, 2005

    The "Here Comes the Sun"-worshipping Elephant 6 collective may have officially disbanded a couple of years back, but it seems no one told Of... More >>

Archives: 2005