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2008 Stories by Mike Sauer

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  • Prime Cut Indie-Pop

    published December 4, 2008

    Despite being active in the underground scene for over a decade, Of Montreal is best known for selling one of their songs to Outback... More >>

  • Tot Toys for Adults

    published December 4, 2008

    Being an adult and getting grown-up gifts can make for a pretty boring Christmas. No longer do you wake up in frenzied anticipation at the crack... More >>

  • A Spider’s Luck

    published November 6, 2008

    They say there is a great story behind every great band, and The Pink Spiders founding member, Matt Friction, definitely has one to tell... More >>

  • Poe Moves to Palm Beach

    published October 30, 2008

    Florida’s sunny weather and blue skies don’t really correlate with Edgar Allen Poe’s gloomy writing. Yet Florida continues to... More >>

  • Get Out and Game

    published October 23, 2008

    Being a hardcore gamer is not the best hobby for folks looking to improve their social skills. Spending hours on the couch with a controller in... More >>

  • Olympic Inks

    published October 16, 2008

    Conspiracies about smog, government cover-ups, and underaged gymnasts floated over this past summer’s Olympics. But most seem to agree that... More >>

  • Making Noise on Both Sides of the Board

    published October 9, 2008

    Picture a typical movie producer: You may think of someone behind the scenes in a stuffy business suit. In the music industry, it’s the exact... More >>

  • Laughing at Old People

    published October 2, 2008

    If you’ve seen any of the great, African-American comedies of the past few decades, chances are you’ve seen John Witherspoon show... More >>

  • Our Neighbors From the North

    published September 18, 2008

    If there’s one group of people that South Floridians have grown accustomed to it’s New Yorkers. Being the retirement capital of the... More >>

  • The Cheese Weaz

    published September 18, 2008

    If you sat down with a pen and paper and tried to come up with your top 10 favorite comedians of all time, there is a good chance Pauly... More >>

  • Finding New Friends through Fetish

    published September 4, 2008

    If you are one of the many frustrated local singles currently probing the trendy clubs for your next sexual escapade, you might be burned out with... More >>

  • Your ΄80s Mix, Live

    published August 28, 2008

    No decade sparked more one-hit wonders then the ’80s. It was the generation where unknown artists could become rock stars over night with the... More >>

  • An Extravaganza of Excess

    published August 14, 2008

    Could there be a better time to go watch a monster truck show? With rising gas prices, a mounting recession, and environmental paranoia, it may be... More >>

  • Creaming With The Whole Family

    published August 7, 2008

    Grease! may be considered a show that’s fun for the whole family, but it’s cheesy music and 1950s setting are really just... More >>

  • Rock the Bells Festival

    published July 31, 2008

    In the younger days of hip-hop, unknown artists tried to spread their music with nothing more then a trunk full of cassette tapes and mix CDs,... More >>

  • Protesting with Petrol

    published July 24, 2008

    Forget all those stereotypes of drug use, dirt, and promiscuous mattress romps — if there is one thing hippie culture should be remembered... More >>

  • Christian Finnegan

    published July 17, 2008

    When VH1 decided to stop playing Michael Bolton videos due to lack of interest, it needed something to fill the programming gaps. At first, it... More >>

  • From Geek to Sheik

    published July 3, 2008

    If there is anyone to commend (blame?) for the popularization of geek culture, it’s Kevin Smith. In Pre-Smith days, talking to your... More >>

  • Gotta Get Back in Time

    published June 19, 2008

    If there is one thing that the Starbucks colonization of America has taken from us, it’s our old hangouts. You didn’t used to... More >>

  • Rockin’ Out Loud for the Cause

    published May 22, 2008

    Guitar Hero may have started as a harmless hobby, but when Rock Band was released last year… well, things got complicated. Instead of... More >>

  • A Really Bad Hair Day

    published May 8, 2008

    Though the fictional character of Sweeney Todd was created in 1846, it’s understandable why people would still be sympathetic to the... More >>

  • Where Have All the Ska Kids Gone?

    published May 1, 2008

    Being at a ska-punk show in the early 1990s had its perks. For one, even the whitest of white kids could look like dance masters. Flailing arms... More >>

  • Decisions, Decisions

    published April 17, 2008

    Besides sounding retro, naming your band after the Great Format War of the 1980s has got to have some relevance. As Americans, we feel the need to... More >>

  • Making The Family Proud

    published April 3, 2008

    Coming up with your band name might be one of the most important decisions in your musical career – which is why it’s so amazing that... More >>

  • Marriage(?), Drugs, and Rock ´n’ Roll

    published March 27, 2008

    When guys fantasize about becoming rock stars, they picture more then just playing music to millions of adoring fans and making tons of cash. They... More >>

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