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2009 Stories by Chris DeLine

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  • Harper Simon

    published November 18, 2009

    The strange relationship between famous musicians and their children likely dates back as far as music itself. While some offspring attempt to... More >>

  • Making Music: Lazerbeak

    published November 18, 2009

    Following appearances by Roma di Luna and the Dillinger Four's Erik Funk, the Whole Music Club is presenting the final event of the fall... More >>

  • Electric Six

    published November 18, 2009

    Although the Electric Six are long into their recording career, they have taken on much more of a life as a touring band since their mega-hit,... More >>

  • Dinosaur Jr.

    published November 18, 2009

    The music video for 1994's "Feel the Pain" featured members of Dinosaur Jr. cruising around the city in a golf cart, and the music video for... More >>

  • Har Mar Superstar on rock-stardom, HBO show, and Drew Barrymore

    published November 4, 2009

    The more you get to know about Sean Tillman, the more it seems like the guy never stops living the American Dream. That is, of course, if your... More >>

  • The Sounds

    published November 4, 2009

    Rising out of a Swedish scene that was rife with such garage-rock revivalists as the Hives, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, and Mando Diao,... More >>

  • Fu Manchu

    published October 28, 2009

    Though they may have focused on a heavier, harsher sound on their last two records (2004's Start the Machine and 2007's We Must... More >>

  • The Tragically Hip

    published October 28, 2009

    Did you know that Canada has a Walk of Fame? It does. Located in Toronto, it includes but a slim 123 members added since its establishment in... More >>

  • Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter

    published October 14, 2009

    Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter are anything but strangers to one another. Both were members of the sketch comedy show The State,... More >>

  • AFI

    published September 30, 2009

    What a difference a decade can make. A Fire Inside initially formed in 1991, but disbanded shortly thereafter as core members enrolled in separate... More >>

  • Japandroids

    published September 9, 2009

    After a hazy guitar intro, the second track on the Japandroids' debut album, Young Hearts Spark Fire, rolls into a an introductory beat... More >>

  • Matt and Kim

    published September 9, 2009

    Recent statistics show that nearly 10 percent of the adult population in the U.S. is affected by some sort of depressive disorder. And not to... More >>

  • Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles

    published September 2, 2009

    It's been a little over a year since Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles dropped the band's independently released debut album, Orange Peels... More >>

  • Autolux

    published September 2, 2009

    Pop quiz: Name a band from Los Angeles that has connections with a Nobel Prize winner, St. Louis Park, and Trent Reznor. Give up? The answer is... More >>

  • Kelly Clarkson

    published August 26, 2009

    Few artists have seen such levels of both success and criticism in 2009 as Kelly Clarkson. Take her latest release, for example; All I Ever... More >>

  • Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd

    published August 26, 2009

    It might not make complete sense to call it the "CMT generation," but the country music channel has certainly had an undeniable effect on the face... More >>

  • Bonnie Raitt

    published August 26, 2009

    While names such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, or Ida Cox might initially come to mind when thinking of classic female blues singers, it'd be hard... More >>

  • Dream Theater

    published August 19, 2009

    In roughly its 25th year, Dream Theater is an absolute anomaly. The progressive metal group recently scored its highest selling album, Black... More >>

  • Blink-182

    published August 12, 2009

    Nearly four years after the group went on hiatus, the members of Blink-182 announced at the Grammy Awards this past February that they would be... More >>

  • Reel Big Fish

    published August 12, 2009

    Despite having been a band since 1990, Reel Big Fish didn't really make waves until ska's revival in the mid-to-late '90s, when the band had their... More >>

  • 40 oz. to Freedom

    published August 12, 2009

    Though it might be a little much to expect any surprise guests to show up (as happened at the band's recent Hollywood show, where Angelo Moore of... More >>

  • Bat for Lashes

    published August 5, 2009

    Past winners of the U.K.'s Mercury Prize include the Klaxons, Dizzee Rascal, and Badly Drawn Boy; this year Natasha Khan's Bat for Lashes could... More >>

  • Tori Amos

    published August 5, 2009

    Showing no lack of creativity, Tori Amos's 10th solo studio album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, is a 70-plus-minute journey that explores... More >>

  • In Defence

    published July 29, 2009

    In Defence's backstory is one for the history books. As the legend goes, the Twin Cities hardcore group was set to play its CD-release show at... More >>

  • Solid Gold

    published July 29, 2009

    While every year another set of musicians get labeled the next big thing to break out of the Twin Cities, this past year has seen one rise... More >>

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