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2000 Stories by Steve Pick

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  • Ode to Joy

    published December 27, 2000

    René Spencer SallerSusana Baca, Eco de Sombras (Luaka Bop). Singer/ethnomusicologist Baca,... More >>

  • The Pleasure Principle

    published December 13, 2000

    "Well, you know ... fuck those people." Robert Christgau, longtime pop-music columnist for the Village Voice, is considering a question... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 29, 2000

    In 1982, Bruce Springsteen recorded 10 songs about murderers and thieves, lawmen and con men, lovers and loners. Nebraska, full of moral... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 22, 2000

    Bill Monroe is a legend in danger of being forgotten by a new generation of music fans. His music, so influential in the development of country... More >>

  • Sam Bush

    published November 1, 2000

    You may have seen Sam Bush before: when he was in the New Grass Revival, when they were backing Leon Russell; when he was leading Emmylou... More >>

  • TV OD

    published October 11, 2000

    "See, baby, I finally wrote a song about you," Dave Harris, the lanky bass player with the wild mane of brown hair, announces from the stage after... More >>

  • Christy McWilson

    published September 6, 2000

    Christy McWilson is the lead singer of an alt-country band called the Picketts. You've never heard them. Few have. But she wrote a bunch of songs,... More >>

  • Electric Power

    published August 30, 2000

    "Rock music is just one of those things," explains Angus Young, lead guitarist for AC/DC, in a recent phone interview. "When people look for... More >>

  • 'House on Fire

    published July 5, 2000

    "I love playing this place. You don't wake up in the morning smelling like cigarette smoke." Dade Farrar sets down a pitcher of beer on the table... More >>

  • Cover to Cover

    published June 21, 2000

    They're all good. Jimmie Dale Gilmore's voice guarantees that. He is the owner of a magnificent set of vocal cords placed in a perfectly... 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 >>

  • Leona Naess

    published May 17, 2000

    Leona Naess is a serious woman: The booklet accompanying her new CD features several photos of her, and the only one in which she's smiling was... More >>

  • Chuck Prophet

    published April 26, 2000

    "How can I swallow every little thing she says?/She don't even know Elvis from El Vez." Every once in a while, a single line from a song can leap... More >>

  • Either/Orchestra

    published April 12, 2000

    Jazz is not normally a music of traveling bands. It's difficult to pay a steady group of musicians enough to stay together for a long period, and... More >>

  • Blast Furnace

    published March 22, 2000

    If you hear Neko Case, you can't ignore her. Her voice is big, bold, brash, full of vitality and hard-earned knowledge. She has something to say,... More >>

  • Body and Soul

    published February 9, 2000

    Listen to David Murray play. First, marvel at the clear, ringing beauty of his tone. It's a deep sound, the soulful essence of emotional clarity.... More >>


    published January 19, 2000

    Were you to judge the record by its cover, you could be forgiven for thinking Tarras' debut was a promotional photo for some TV show competing... More >>

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