Louisiana Hell Ride

If werewolves controlled the House and vampires ruled the Senate,New Orleans would be our nation's capital. It is a citywithout conscience. The bars never close.
By: Chuck Klosterman / February 19, 2004

“…You’ve got to hide your love away”

When Elliott Smith played Los Angeles in the fall of 2002, aftermore than a year of semi-seclusion, he didn't look so good.His hands scrabbled acro…
By: RJ Smith / February 18, 2004

Welcome to the Interrotron

From the very beginning, I liked the idea of making eye contactwith the people I was interviewing. We are very, very sensitive tothe fact that…
By: Dave Itzkoff / February 17, 2004

According to Jimbo

Wherever leather-clad S&M fetishists ride the subway besidemulti-eyed aliens and wherever giant, angry chickens rise upagainst their human oppressors, odds are, Jimbo has been there.
By: Joe Gross / February 17, 2004

Emo Rap: Up From The Underground

Slug is having a moment, and he'd like to share with the restof the group. On the tiny stage of the Cincinnati clubAnnie's, which barely…
By: Jon Caramanica / February 12, 2004

Kick Out the Gyms

As is often the case with great rock'n'rollinnovations, thirty-somethings Maura Jasper and Hilken Mancinifound their creative inspiration in alcohol. "We'dspend many a drunken night pogoing…
By: SPIN Staff / February 10, 2004

Me and You and a Dog Named Blue

One spring afternoon in 1999, Steve Burns was on his way to a date.He was driving through New Jersey, fighting jitters, primping inthe rearview, whe…
By: Chris Norris / February 9, 2004

Kanye West

Kanye West has success written all over him. With a list of hismore memorable production jobs literally tattooed onto his forearmand an iced-out Roc-A-Fella logo…
By: Rishad Mistri / February 9, 2004

Bands to Watch: Metric

Who: Perky new wave quartet from Los Angeles via Toronto andNew York City. Fronted by an intimidatingly cool, swaggering artgirl, Metric include a guitarist who…
By: Caryn Ganz / February 5, 2004

Tony Kanal

"I never had a cool older brother or sister to turn me on tocool music," says No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal. "I hadto discover it…
By: Greg Milner / February 4, 2004
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