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2004 Stories by Jonathan Zwickel

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  • Beatcomber

    published December 30, 2004

    Hip-hop is an elusive mistress. She takes on so many forms these days that it's a lost cause trying to pin her down. The art form once branded... More >>

  • The B.B. King Blues Festival

    published December 30, 2004

    Compare and contrast: My lovable, irascible grandma, just turned 80 years old, whom I worry about whenever she gets behind the wheel; B.B. King,... More >>

  • George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic

    published December 30, 2004

    I'm hoping none of you needs an introduction to the Atomic Dog, a.k.a. Dr. Funkenstein, a.k.a. Uncle Jam. You should know George Clinton's... More >>

  • Mike West

    published December 30, 2004

    It has all the right ingredients for prize-winning radio hip-hop: reedy, snake-charming synths; a raggamuffin dancehall hype man; a... More >>

  • Beatcomber

    published December 23, 2004

    It feels weird rooting for the sparkling-new, pre-fab festivities at Seminole Paradise out west while downtown Lauderdale's Revolution struggles... More >>

  • Hashbrown

    published December 23, 2004

    Making like a flock of Northeastern snowbirds, local fave Hashbrown is taking wing to our shores over the holidays. But unlike the rest of the... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published December 23, 2004

    Even as it shirks the drug-binging, groupie-banging, therapy-seeking responsibilities of a full-fledged band, Popvert has managed to construct a... More >>

  • Beatwave Presents

    published December 16, 2004

    This ten-song compilation from Latino-loving producer Chris Allison's Sonic360 label offers a full-body rubdown of slick Argentine electronica.... More >>

  • The Zutons

    published December 16, 2004

    What with all the recent '80s disinterment, it's good to see a young band looking beyond its older brother's generation for influence. Heralded in... More >>

  • Mos Def

    published December 16, 2004

    A quick survey: Mos Def -- quick-lipped conscious MC or headbanging rap-rock drill instructor? Intellectual thespian or slick cover boy? Brooklyn... More >>

  • Papa Grows Funk

    published December 16, 2004

    Just imagine the chops it takes to be voted the funkiest act in the world's funkiest town. Out of the sweat-drenched, hard-partying, all-night... More >>

  • Arabian Nights Festival

    published December 9, 2004

    After 78 years, no damned hurricane -- or even four of them -- is gonna put the kibosh on Opa-locka's Arabian Nights Festival. Originally... More >>

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