Best In-Store Concerts - 2002
This year, no shortage of buzz-worthy acts graced the humble Vintage Vinyl stage, which cleverly doubles as the jazz section: Centro-matic, Fu Manchu, Prince Paul, Jay Bennett and Edward Burch, Lonesome Bob and Kelly Hogan, to name a few. Plus, there's always a place for local talent, ranging from the party-centric hip-hop crew Devastation Clic to punk experimentalists There's a Killer Among Us. Advertising-and-promotions director Jim Utz does most of the booking and deserves the lion's share of the credit for the venture's success, we suspect. A rock fan's rock fan, Utz has great, wide-ranging tastes and a shitload of contacts that he's built up over the years. Thanks for sharing, Mr. Utz.