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2007 Stories by Rob Trucks

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  • Gleaming Beneath the Cube

    published November 27, 2007

    Once upon a time—say, a little more than 20 years ago—Michelle Shocked was known as Michelle Johnston. And after graduating from the... More >>

  • A Hardcore Troubadour in the East River Twilight

    published October 30, 2007

    Matthew Houck, the Alabama native who records under the name Phosphorescent, is awfully hard to pin down. Our meeting is rescheduled once, twice,... More >>

  • The Collage King of Queens

    published September 25, 2007

    We begin by inviting Matthew Friedberger, one-half of hometown art-rock darlings the Fiery Furnaces, to perform solo, acoustically, anytime and... More >>

  • Another Brave New World

    published June 5, 2007

    Though we may be the lone strangers on this one, companionless contrarians careless of the compulsory crit-pick of Crazy Rhythms, likely... More >>

  • Scenes From An Italian Restaurant

    published May 29, 2007

    Hiromi Uehara and I swap iPods.We both own black 80-gigs. She is partial to Zappa, King Crimson, techno, and jazz classics from Miles Davis to her... More >>

  • Revenge of the Day-Job-Havin' Lifers

    published March 6, 2007

    Tonight's contestants still believe that rock 'n' roll lives forever, but it might not always pay its own way. (Friggin' freeloader.) Whether for... More >>

  • The Mod Rules

    published January 16, 2007

    Some time around Thanksgiving, the announcement came down from the punk-pop heavens. Paul Weller—fertile genius behind the Jam (a truly... More >>

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