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2001 Stories by Melissa Maerz

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  • Blue Hawaii

    published December 26, 2001

    It couldn't be more perfect if he had Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen booty-dancing in cages. More >>

  • The Provocateur

    published December 19, 2001

    Minneapolis sound prophet Matthew St-Germain wants to piss you off. Then he wants to convert you to his cult of noise. More >>

  • Cutting Class

    published December 12, 2001

    Not Another Teen Movie Drops Good Taste from the Schedule More >>

  • Rock 'n' Roll Grade School

    published December 5, 2001

    Langley Schools Music Project Gets Elementary Students Crooning. More >>

  • Neighborhood Watch

    published November 28, 2001

    Fireball Espresso Café Keeps an Eye on Local Hip Hop. More >>

  • This Postmodern World

    published November 21, 2001

    Those of us who grew up listening to Nirvana's Nevermind didn't need to have discerning schnozzes to know what teen spirit smelled like. More >>

  • Strange Brew

    published November 14, 2001

    Why do the cover songs performed by Minneapolis's the Shebrews give me the chills? More >>

  • Before This Article Is Over, Someone Is Going to Put Something Funny Down His Pants

    published October 24, 2001

    LISTENING TO ALBUMS at home is nice. But getting to witness a drummer's semi-sexual (and ultra-embarrassing) facial contortions while he plays... More >>

  • Waking Life

    published October 17, 2001

    If you snooze through Detroit's Slumber Party, you may miss the sound of their alarm. More >>

  • God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You

    published October 10, 2001

    Duluth's Black-Eyed Snakes have made an art of transforming mild events into the most sob-choking, whiskey-swilling catharsis you've ever felt. More >>

  • Zombie Jamboree

    published October 3, 2001

    Neo-retroists Clinic and the Strokes raid the graves of punkers past. More >>

  • The Sound and the Fury

    published September 19, 2001

    The hip-hop Nostradamus? The Coup's Party Music initial cover art portrayed the World Trade Center exploding. More >>

  • Sex on the Brain

    published September 5, 2001

    Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi thinks deep about getting down. More >>

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    published September 5, 2001

    Critics choose not to see a darkness in Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst. More >>

  • She Bop

    published August 29, 2001

    From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest. More >>

  • Road Trip

    published August 29, 2001

    Baby, I've got a fast car: Effloresce. More >>

  • Quiet Riot

    published August 29, 2001

    Spies like us: Mata Hari. More >>

  • Slim Boy, Phat

    published August 22, 2001

    Drummer JT Bates and his Fat Kid Wednesdays make a weighty impression on the local improv-jazz scene. More >>

  • The Stranger

    published August 8, 2001

    This year, the Twin Cities Fringe Festival boasts Visible Fringe. More >>

  • Do I Dare to Eat Peaches?

    published August 1, 2001

    The sexual education of Peaches. More >>

  • The Life of Reilly

    published August 1, 2001

    As socially progressive as Eisenhower: White rocker Ike Reilly. More >>

  • Song Of Songs

    published July 25, 2001

    Barbara Sibley's all-encompassing love of music has inspired her to sacrifice her time, her blood, and a whole lot of shelf space. A look at... More >>

  • Verse, Chorus, Verse

    published July 18, 2001

    What if musicians actually wanted their audiences to respect them as poets? More >>

  • Canadian Rocker to U.S.: "I Am Not a Wuss!"

    published July 11, 2001

    IT'S ALWAYS NICE for local musicians to inspire their younger fans by working hard, composing creative music, and playing some decent rock 'n'... More >>

  • Taster's Choice

    published July 4, 2001

    Minnesota Music samplers guide you through the music muck. More >>

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