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2003 Stories by Steve Pick

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  • Vanilla Fudge

    published December 10, 2003

    In the late '60s, Vanilla Fudge was best listened to while smoking pot. How else could a band named after an ice cream flavor seem so... More >>

  • k.d. lang

    published December 3, 2003

    When k.d. lang released her first major label album, Angel With a Lariat, she was practically a performance artist, offering ironic... More >>

  • Shania Twain

    published November 26, 2003

    Popular music is supposed to be outsized, gigantic, awesome, exciting and, yes, larger than life. It exists to take us away from our everyday... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published November 26, 2003

    When George Harrison died -- has it been two years now? -- another essential figure of our youth disappeared. Those under 35 may not appreciate... More >>

  • Michael Doucet with BeauSoleil

    published November 5, 2003

    The room is swirling with dancers, partners flowing across the floor, each foot moving as if the other is commanding it, responding to the most... More >>

  • Irony Attracts

    published October 15, 2003

    SAT 10/18 Randy Newman earned his reputation with darkly ironic songs like "Rednecks" and "Sail Away" long before becoming the beloved... More >>

  • Allison Moorer

    published October 8, 2003

    It may come as a shock, but your average music writer for alternative weekly newspapers doesn't spend a lot of time listening to commercial... More >>

  • Donna the Buffalo

    published September 17, 2003

    When Donna the Buffalo performs at Mississippi Nights next Wednesday, it's entirely possible the band won't play a single song from their... More >>

  • 2003 Music Awards

    published June 18, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. Best Rap Recording of... More >>

  • Labor of Love

    published April 16, 2003

    "I think if you have one thing you discover about yourself -- one that may be the only really good deal about you and your life -- you can go a... More >>

  • The Datsuns with the Sights and Sullen

    published March 26, 2003

    The history of rock & roll is punctuated by major bands whose names are nouns preceded by the definite article. The Crickets, the Coasters, the... More >>

  • Corey Saathoff and the Brain Regiment with Anamude and Melody Den

    published February 26, 2003

    Yeah, we know: Corey Saathoff sounds like Jay Farrar. First impressions are important, but they're not everything. The former Jerkwater... More >>

  • The Sayers with Two Fer Flinching

    published January 1, 2003

    Chattering guitar hooks, gargle-mouth vocal hooks, chanting countdown hooks -- the Sayers have hooks. The evidence is all over their... More >>

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