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2000 Stories by Peter S. Scholtes

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  • My Own Private Van Sant

    published December 20, 2000

    Finding Forrester's director used to make art--now he uses art to justify fluff. More >>

  • Do-Me Thespianism

    published December 6, 2000

    Can a rock band-cum-theater company turn its audience into enlightened perverts? More >>

  • In the Company of Flow

    published November 29, 2000

    In the independent hip hop of DefJux, New York's old b-boys meet the sons they never knew they had. More >>

  • N'Dour Endures

    published November 15, 2000

    A world-music star from 1970s Senegal finds his place in the age of hip hop. More >>

  • Aural History

    published November 8, 2000

    Larry Long overturns the "great man" theory of traditional music, one folk at a time. More >>

  • Get Witch Quick Scheme

    published October 25, 2000

    Blair Witch 2 gives up the ghost. More >>

  • Walk, Don't Run

    published October 25, 2000

    The oldest crew out of Minneapolis drops the boldest, most self-possessed hip-hop album of the year. More >>

  • Descent of Man

    published October 11, 2000

    Dark Days and Decline of Western Civ III look at homelessness as an American underground. More >>

  • Fear of Music

    published September 27, 2000

    Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music? More >>

  • Putting the "Prez" Back in Presley

    published September 27, 2000

    The brilliance of El Vez lies in the utter seamlessness of what I'll call his concepts. More >>

  • The Candidate

    published September 27, 2000

    Two years after topping polls as a live local favorite, Mason Jennings recasts his tunes in a political key. More >>

  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

    published September 13, 2000

    Benjamin Smoke's documentary study of a cult musician brings the viewer uncomfortably close to real pain. More >>

  • Too Close, Too Far

    published September 6, 2000

    Still better known nationally than locally, Next remain the quintessential Minnesota R&B group. More >>

  • There Is a Mensch in Spanish Harlem

    published August 30, 2000

    Thirty years after popularizing salsa, piano great Larry Harlow is still Latin music's undiplomatic gringo ambassador More >>

  • The Rubber Band

    published August 16, 2000

    Elastica's punk comeback makes something out of saying nothing. More >>

  • Boogie Nights

    published August 9, 2000

    Admired by rappers and ravers alike, DJ Boogie brings X-rated "ghetto house" to Minnesota. More >>

  • Molly Hatchet

    published August 2, 2000

    In a sad, familiar pattern, Mollycuddle release their best album, then break up. More >>

  • Sound Check

    published August 2, 2000

    K-tel goes out of the pop compilation business. Also: Walt Mink lives, and so does Cedarfest. More >>

  • Geek Squad

    published July 19, 2000

    X-Men puts its superhero "muties" in charge of flattering the core audience. More >>

  • Rave 101

    published July 12, 2000

    Groove fails to make the scene. More >>

  • Rhyme out of joint

    published July 5, 2000

    Slug life: The sleepless nights of a hip-hop contender. More >>

  • See Johnny Cry

    published June 28, 2000

    The Sex Pistols doc The Filth and the Fury brings punk's founding antichrists down to human scale. More >>

  • Mothers of Invention

    published June 7, 2000

    Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon compare notes on motherhood, degradation, and musical longevity. More >>

  • Bandstand of the Americas

    published June 7, 2000

    Half a century after a son of Mexican immigrants founded local rock, a new generation of Latinos listens for its own song. More >>

  • The Last Unicorn

    published May 31, 2000

    Sean Na Na blows his own horn with dark, potent pop and not-so-ridiculous R&B. More >>

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