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2008 Stories by Rod Smith

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  • David Ohle

    published December 24, 2008

    When a chance encounter brings the inventor of instant powdered booze and the designer of a pedal-powered car together at the opening of David... More >>

  • Imaad Wasif

    published June 25, 2008

    Like a slew of judicious upstarts ranging from Made Out of Babies to King Darves, Imaad Wasif isn't one for the lily-gilding overdubs that marred... More >>

  • Dance Band

    published June 4, 2008

    Dance Band stand pretty much unchallenged as Minnesota's foremost incitement to party, and for good reason. A bunch, actually, including the... More >>

  • Paul Metzger and Debashish Bhattacharya

    published April 9, 2008

    PAUL METZGER Gedanken Splitter Roaratorio DEBASHISH... More >>

  • Dimmu Borgir

    published April 2, 2008

    Dimmu Borgir's status as earth's most popular black-metal band hinges less on subgenre standards of merit than on the Norwegian sextet's knack... More >>

  • Dre Day: Chronic Condition in the Mainroom

    published February 20, 2008

    Nine excruciatingly long years have passed since Dr. Dre's 2001 dropped. Originally scheduled for release in 2004, then canceled and... More >>

  • The Weekly Triple Double

    published February 20, 2008

    What softens a recession's bite as effectively as cheap booze? Nothing...except free entertainment. While "Triple Double"—the Triple Rock's... More >>

  • Rotting Christ

    published February 13, 2008

    You want testimonials? While campaigning for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination, Project for the New American... More >>

  • Poison the Well

    published January 30, 2008

    Last year's Versions snatched Poison the Well out from under the metalcore cloud that's shadowed them since 1998, plopping the... More >>

  • Trail of Tears

    published January 23, 2008

    Despite metal's chronic shortage of women, Ronny Thorsen has never had a problem finding one...uh...to sing. One of Gothic metal's grand old... More >>

  • Present Tense: The Photographs of JoAnn Verburg

    published January 9, 2008

    That JoAnn Verburg isn't a Garrison Keillor-grade household name locally is nobody's fault but ours. A resident of St. Paul for more than 20... More >>

  • Artists of the Year

    published January 2, 2008

    Philip PullmanBy Rod SmithEven if New Line's Golden Compass were a halfway faithful adaptation of Philip... More >>

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