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2002 Stories by Steve Pick

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  • James McMurtry

    published December 18, 2002

    Combine the sudden crunch of being tackled by a 330-pound lineman with the exquisite delight of running a feather boa down your chest, and you're... More >>

  • Do Their Mothers Know?

    published October 9, 2002

    It all begins with four people standing in front of a white backdrop, a sparse setting that emphasizes the joyous exuberance of the featured song... More >>

  • Chuck Prophet with Nadine

    published September 11, 2002

    Chuck Prophet is a lifer. Although he's never enjoyed commercial success, the critical favorite has been playing guitar and making records... More >>

  • Jason Ringenberg

    published August 14, 2002

    When Jason Ringenberg walked onto the stage at Fourth and Pine with the Nashville Scorchers, the two dozen scenemakers masquerading as a crowd... More >>

  • Midnight Oil with Will Hoge

    published July 3, 2002

    The guitars snarl, whipping electricity through the wires and out the amps. They pump; they ring; they clang. Dominating without soloing, they're... More >>

  • Twang Bangin'

    published June 5, 2002

    Random images from previous Twangfests: A conga line forms as Bill Kirchen marches through the audience blaring a trombone. Charlie Chesterman... More >>

  • 2002 Riverfront Times Music Award Winners

    published May 15, 2002

    St. Lunatics Best Rap, Recording of the Year It's been a very good year for the St. Lunatics, individually and collectively. In the... More >>

  • Dolly Varden

    published May 1, 2002

    Dolly Varden is a band named after a fish that happens to sound like Dolly Parton -- the fish's name, that is, not the fish itself or the... More >>

  • Cassandra Complex

    published April 3, 2002

    Gentle hand drums set up a simple pattern of beats, and an acoustic bass plucks in tandem with the rhythm. Soon, a delicate melodic pattern issues... More >>

  • Hank Williams Jr.

    published February 20, 2002

    The events of Sept. 11 may have been so overwhelmingly public that it's impossible to turn out personal reactions to them. Virtually every... More >>

  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    published February 13, 2002

    Fantasy-baseball enthusiasts may be familiar with this dictum of noted pundit Ron Shandler: "Once a player displays a skill, he owns it, and the... More >>

  • Darden Smith

    published February 6, 2002

    Popular-music trends come and go, and sometimes they hit a crossroads. That's where things stood in country music a dozen-or-so years ago.... More >>

  • DeVotchKa with Bureau of Sabotage

    published January 23, 2002

    There's something familiar, something half-remembered in this music, with its vaguely Spanish melodic snippets, its Eastern European-flavored... More >>

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