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Mr. Mustelid
There are two characters who go by the name weasel in the Chicago area: Ben Weasel, lead figure in Screeching Weasel, a punkrocklike band, and Weasel Walter, Ben's polar opposite. [07-31-00]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Reggae Nuggets
"Reggae Gold 2000" and Capleton. [07-10-00]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Raw Material
Newsflash: Rock geeks are finally cool. [06-05-00]
— Mitch Myers, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Raw Material
Celebrity cage match. [05-22-00]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

A Superior Band
Now backed by L.A.'s Mother Superior, Henry Rollins just keeps plugging away. [04-03-00]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Slammin' Grammy
Hanging out at the Grammy nominations ceremony. [01-10-00]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Getting It Over With
Might as well start listing the best music of the century--or at least the last few decades. [11-15-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Classic Distinctions
When it comes to rock 'n' roll, what separates an anthem from a classic? [10-04-99]
— Mitch Myers, NEWCITY CHICAGO

All That Czyz
Marshall Chess, son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, starts a new label using his family's original last name. [09-20-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Bargain Bin
Music lovers can buy and sell used CDs at Spun.com. [08-02-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Living The Visa Loca
Canadian jazz artist Jane Bunnett navigates her Afro-Cuban band, Spirits of Havana, through global red tape. [07-26-99]
— John MacCalkies, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Audio ESP
How services like CDNow figure out your listening tastes. [07-19-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Jew's Blues
Fresh off an Israel tour, guitarist Dave Specter considers the Jewish musicians who've made their mark on the blues. [06-07-99]
— Mitch Myers, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Shaken And Stirred
Chicago's J. Davis Trio attempts to pull the hip-hop focus away from L.A. and New York. [05-17-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Ghost Track
Is Robert Johnson haunting your CD player? [05-10-99]
— Mitch Myers, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Two's A Crowd
The Lonesome Organist updates the one-man band. [05-03-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

No Fiasco
He may have lost his backing band and flavor-of-the-month status, but Wesley Willis keeps making his unique mark on rock. [04-19-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Car Tunes
He can tell what you're listening to by the way you drive. [03-22-99]
— Mitch Myers, NEWCITY CHICAGO

Be Alarmed
Chicago's newest indie label, 4 Alarm Records, has already cracked the college charts. [03-15-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

The Real Wizard
Producer Jim O'Rourke becomes a global music force. [03-08-99]
— Dave Chamberlain, NEWCITY CHICAGO

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