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2002 Stories by Tom Bowker

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  • New Heat Wave

    published December 26, 2002

    Be forewarned, America: Fashionable guys in skinny ties are once again running amuck in the musical landscape. "I wish I had an explanation for... More >>

  • It's All Merry

    published December 12, 2002

    What happens when Santa Claus lands his sleigh in North Miami? A whole lotta elves ditching the North Pole for the Dirty South. Either that or... More >>

  • Friendly Fire

    published November 14, 2002

    For such an effective purveyor of paranoia, Your Enemies Friends singer/guitarist Ronnie Washburn is a sunny-side-of-the-street kinda guy. "It's... More >>

  • Just Can't Quit

    published July 25, 2002

    Think back to what you missed." That question, asked on "It's All the Same" from Quit's landmark 1990 LP Earlier Thoughts, has haunted the... More >>

  • Catch It Live!

    published July 25, 2002

    This business carbonation/Less pop -- more fizz/Coming over the radio station/It's killing us kids. Enon frontman John Schmersal knows of... More >>

  • Electric Frankenstein

    published June 13, 2002

    Since creating Electric Frankenstein in 1991, bassist/mad scientist Sal Canzonieri has taught his rock and roll monster well. Balls-out,... More >>

  • Beatzilla

    published May 30, 2002

    Like Godzilla and Mothra, Bogdan Raczynski was transformed in Tokyo. The Polish-American expat/sonic terrorist had no intention of overturning the... More >>

  • Liquid Lungs

    published May 23, 2002

    When the black-clad members of Cadillac Blindside walk onstage and light enough candelabras to stock a horror movie set, it's clear this is no... More >>

  • Session Road

    published April 18, 2002

    The "Do It Yourself" ethic often espoused by rock-ready kids is too rarely put into practice. When given the choice between putting out their own... More >>

  • Trust Eulogy

    published March 14, 2002

    It's a Friday-night hardcore show at Club Q in Davie, and the inevitable pit standoff is in full swing. Some newbie has taken exception to the... More >>

  • Alvare Again

    published February 21, 2002

    From 1985 through 1989, guitarist/shouter Jesse Alvare and his band FWA! ruled the roost of the Miami punk-rock scene, playing every legal (and... More >>

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