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2003 Stories by Marli Guzzetta

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  • The Power of Cat

    published December 18, 2003

    Offering plangent, precious folk and candid outbursts of fragility, Chan Marshall, a.k.a. "Cat Power," is a musician of infinite nakedness. Ten... More >>

  • Legends Live!

    published December 11, 2003

    There are few embellishments on the cover of Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach. There are neither gold lamé suits nor tuxedos, no... More >>

  • Pit Bullies Skate

    published November 13, 2003

    It's hard to imagine the development of skating without punk or other more aggressive forms of pop music, because it's always inspired the... More >>

  • Twat Rocker

    published October 30, 2003

    Last summer, Doria Roberts appeared under the banner "Twat Rocker" on the cover of lesbian interest magazine Velvet Park and proclaimed... More >>

  • The Rapture

    published October 23, 2003

    The Rapture arrive like a prince at the dance-punk potluck with Echoes, a casserole of crispy electroclash-ic percussion, gooey blues... More >>

  • Queens of Wands

    published October 16, 2003

    If you had black skin during the mid-1960s in South Africa, the white government kept you penned in by apartheid. Social fence posts were... More >>

  • The Pernice Brothers

    published October 16, 2003

    With a master's of fine arts in poetry, Brooklyn-based Joe Pernice writes lyrics with his education pinned on his sweatered sleeve. The excellent... More >>

  • Whip It On and On

    published October 9, 2003

    In September, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory announced that a supermassive black hole in the Perseus galaxy emits B-flat sound waves. That was... More >>

  • Andrew Bird

    published October 9, 2003

    Andrew Bird has written one of the best-crafted songs of the year for his fourth album, Weather Systems. As "Lull" begins, the pep of... More >>

  • Song Sung Blue Man

    published August 14, 2003

    I had a guy come up to me once and say, 'If I had seen this show 20 years ago, my life would be entirely different now.' Then he just walked... More >>

  • Morning Star

    published August 14, 2003

    Amid an overwhelming swell of symphonics, Venus Hum's Annette Strean is exultant: "I am taken by the sun!/The golden glorious sun!/Arms... More >>

  • Pure Phaser

    published June 19, 2003

    Phaser frontman Siayko Skalsky recently had a daughter. "The first thing I did when I brought her home was put her on the stereo," he says. "I... More >>

  • Dulci de Leche

    published June 12, 2003

    "I hunt, therefore I am." These are the words inked (in Latin, no less) on the skin of John Blosser, Boca-based National... More >>

  • Broken Social Scene

    published June 12, 2003

    Songs titled "Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl" and "I'm Still Your Fag" sleep together like lions and lambs on You Forgot It in... More >>

  • Hiding Place

    published May 15, 2003

    In the 1990s, South Florida native Diane Ward cemented her palm prints in the local walk of musical fame with Mirror (1995) and... More >>

  • Ha-Cha-Cha-Cho

    published May 8, 2003

    Margaret Cho loves three things: people, tapioca tea, and the chance to make out with Anna Nicole Smith. That's not altogether true -- she... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published May 1, 2003

    There are two reasons to buy Saddle Creek 50: First off, it's good. With two tracks from each of the 11 bands on Nebraska's... More >>

  • Refuse and Resist

    published April 24, 2003

    If you're going to say something, make sure you have something worth saying. More to the point, decrees the title track of Talkatif, the... More >>

  • Cookie Jar

    published April 24, 2003

    "I just came outside, and there's the most beautiful sun beaming down on me," says singer Alana Davis. Newly a Los Angeleno, she's... More >>

  • Lionel trains in town

    published April 24, 2003

    New Times statistical data from the 1980s indicates a sharp rise in pregnancies during the months when Lionel Richie tunes regularly... More >>

  • Perfect Prescription

    published April 10, 2003

    When big money alt-rockers get that hunted feeling in their pool grottos, they might turn around to see the tip of Carrie Brownstein's six-string... More >>

  • Rejected

    published April 10, 2003

    Football, apple pie, baseball caps, and deathly secretive same-sex encounters in the locker room -- these things were once "All-American" until... More >>

  • The Postal Service

    published April 3, 2003

    The Postal Service should consider itself the lead candidate as the official band of long-distance relationships. Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin... More >>

  • Harmonious Voice

    published March 27, 2003

    In 1989, Ani DiFranco released her self-titled debut album. Her photo showed a shaved head with brows and eyes arched like question marks... More >>

  • Kinski

    published March 13, 2003

    Rock is a genre that made a name for itself by being mouthy. So what would happen if the lead singer -- who so often dictates the attitude of a... More >>

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