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2003 Stories by Tom Bowker

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  • Fly Off the Wall

    published December 4, 2003

    The sun is setting on the recent seventeenth annual Fort Lauderdale Blues Festival and funk legend/rap innovator Clarence Reid, a.k.a. Blowfly, is... More >>

  • Rag and Bones Buffet

    published October 2, 2003

    It's 2:00 p.m. in Milwaukee and Captain Sean-Doe, vocalist for a band of Southern California troublemakers called Throw Rag, has stumbled out of... More >>

  • Well, Well, Well

    published September 25, 2003

    "It's always something," Poison the Well guitarist Derek Miller laughs through his dying cell phone from Cleveland. "Every time we release a... More >>

  • All Hail the King of Rhythm and Rhyme!

    published September 11, 2003

    The Rev. Carlton "King" Coleman, 71 years old, is wide awake at 3:00 a.m. and halfway through his Nothing But Love! show on Miami Beach... More >>

  • Where's the Beef?

    published July 24, 2003

    Anti-comic Neil Hamburger is traveling from Detroit to Pittsburgh and his cell phone service is failing miserably. After the third disconnection,... More >>

  • Licorice Lips

    published July 10, 2003

    The 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia, is a hallowed place in indie-rock lore. More than twenty years ago, R.E.M., Pylon, and the B-52's got their... More >>

  • Flip the Bird

    published June 12, 2003

    For the unsuspecting yuppies who regularly overrun downtown Fort Lauderdale, a Sunday-night trip to Tavern 213 can be a scary proposition. For... More >>

  • Negro Modelo

    published March 13, 2003

    "If anyone can come up with a name...," struggles Turbonegro bassist/mastermind Happy Tom, attempting -- via cell phone from an Oslo taxicab, no... More >>

  • Lost Sounds

    published February 6, 2003

    With a setting Sun, a dead King, a reformed Killer, and empty Stax, Memphis has spent the past few decades coasting on the fumes of its musical... More >>

  • Further Education

    published February 6, 2003

    The last half of 2000 was a bittersweet purgatory for "Big" Chad Neptune. The year-in-the-making full-length debut, The Moon Is Down, of... More >>

  • This Is Really It!

    published January 16, 2003

    If there's one thing Miami is full of, it's sleeping giants. After suffering through three years of rock deprivation, University of Miami Ph.D.... More >>

  • Ground Level

    published January 9, 2003

    Ever since Tommy Iommi invented doom rock, drugged-out bands all over the world have done their best to outsludge one another. Outfits like... More >>

  • Forever Punk

    published January 2, 2003

    Heatseekers drummer Chuck Loose pounds away at Churchill's on this Saturday night. Lurching into the beat, he threatens to bounce over his kit... More >>

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