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2002 Stories by Brian Baker

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  • Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men

    published September 19, 2002

    Dave Alvin is rock 'n' roll's true everyman. That role has been ably played in the past by Springsteen and Mellencamp and Hiatt and a host of... More >>

  • Anarchy in the W.K.

    published July 18, 2002

    Andrew W.K. is the Tiger Woods of rock'n' roll. He has no interest in being a worldwide rock star, although that may be the inadvertent result... More >>

  • The Radar Brothers

    published June 6, 2002

    With the roar being generated over the new Wilco album, it's hard to hear the smaller releases that are its contemporary and, in some rare cases,... More >>

  • I Draw the Line

    published May 23, 2002

    If there's a book that details the problems inherent with one-man-band albums, Jonah Matranga -- d.b.a. Onelinedrawing -- has surely committed it... More >>

  • Jeb Loy Nichols

    published May 16, 2002

    Born in Wyoming, raised in Missouri and Texas, schooled in New York and London, and living in Wales, Jeb Loy Nichols is a child of the world. This... More >>

  • Gomez

    published May 2, 2002

    With its first two studio albums (Bring It On and Liquid Skin) and an odds and sods collection (Abandoned Shopping Trolley... More >>

  • Freestylers

    published April 25, 2002

    London's Freestylers are perfectly poised to simultaneously define and defy the multitude of genre tags that surround beat-driven music. The... More >>

  • Damien Jurado and Gathered in Song

    published March 28, 2002

    On Damien Jurado's first two albums, Waters Ave. S and Rehearsals for Departure, he liberally blended an almost sprightly pop with a... More >>

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