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1999 Stories by Anthony Mariani

Archives: 2000 | 1999
  • Where Will They Be?

    published December 30, 1999

    Lists for this. Lists for that. We here at the Houston Press are sick 'n' tired o' lists. So what we decided to do for our... More >>

  • Amplified

    published December 30, 1999

    ZZ Top's latest record, XXX, includes ambient sound recorded at a surprise Fitzgerald's performance a few months ago. The show was by... More >>

  • Amplified

    published December 23, 1999

    While in Madison, Wisconsin, on tour, Eric Danheim got the call. It was his wife, Betsy. She got the job. "I was happy, ya know," says... More >>

  • Have Voice, Will Travel

    published December 16, 1999

    At the height of his grandiosity in the early 1970s, Elvis held a press conference after one of his shows and was asked how he managed to maintain... More >>

  • Blast from the Past

    published December 16, 1999

    Everyone knows what being a rock and roll star means today. It means having your face on Rolling Stone, having your voice heard all over... More >>

  • Paperless Record Deals

    published December 16, 1999

    Like many artists scrounging for a record deal, Levon Louis of Lunatex has been through the time-honored task of shipping his band's demos to... More >>

  • Heavy Neglect

    published December 9, 1999

    It's not exactly a garage, but it's a big, uninhabitable space you could park a car in. It's about 22 feet by 22 feet and padded all... More >>

  • Rappies

    published December 2, 1999

    At the corner of Jones and West roads in the northern part of town stood a launderette where Larry Gardiner used to take his family's clothes... More >>

  • Public Radio Inc.

    published December 2, 1999

    This is what came out of a local public radio station last week: A DJ said, in between songs, that an area auto dealership "specialize[s] in... More >>

  • Prodigal Son

    published November 25, 1999

    When Cory Morrow's emotions overcome him, he takes off in his red '94 Suburban. "When I'm pissed off or even happy," he says, "I just get in the... More >>

  • No Mo' Moshin'

    published November 25, 1999

    Fitzgerald's is trying to lose its reputation as a punk rock joint. No big deal, right? Well, from a Houston music lover's point of view, this... More >>

  • Mix Master

    published November 18, 1999

    In a conference room at the Doubletree Hotel at Post Oak, Guy Zapoleon sat surrounded by radios. Shortwave. Multiband. Pocket transistors. Every... More >>

  • Viva Japanic!

    published November 18, 1999

    Lotta people hate Blockbuster. And Starbucks. And Ricky Martin. And anything else "capitalistic" (read: successful). How progressive,... More >>

  • Where Is He Now?

    published November 11, 1999

    (Voice-over): Welcome to VH1's Where Are They Now? Tonight, a look at one of rock's true guitar virtuosos. (Cue: photo of Rik.) A master of... More >>

  • You Say It's Your Birthday

    published November 11, 1999

    Jeff Wells remembers the day he wanted to be in the music biz. It was winter 1964, and Wells was walking down his neighborhood street near... More >>

  • Happy Daze

    published November 4, 1999

    One of the worst things about listening to Led Zeppelin was the munchies. Sure, "When the Levee Breaks" sounded just as good stoned as sober, but... More >>

  • Amplified

    published November 4, 1999

    Smoke Signals at KPFT Ahhh, nothing like the morning shift for a DJ. Drive the... More >>

  • Deadheads Redux

    published October 28, 1999

    Like Widespread Panic, like Phish and, yes, like the Grateful Dudes, moe. is a jam band. It does everything long -- songs, guitar solos,... More >>

  • Amplified

    published October 28, 1999

    We$theimer $treet Fe$t? No, the Fuzzgun Records/Houston Press/ Mausoleum stage at... More >>

  • American Dream

    published October 21, 1999

    Last time Martin Sexton played Houston, people were willing to sell their souls to, well, not necessarily the devil, but at least the manager of... More >>

  • Bright Melodies

    published October 14, 1999

    Jordon Zadorozny, the mastermind behind Blinker The Star, has this theory on the success of grunge. He says that if Kurt Cobain had written... More >>

  • Oxford Punks

    published October 14, 1999

    It must be something in the water. Oxford, Mississippi, is where intellectualism, art and life's more banal pursuits (e.g., sex, drugs, sex) mix.... More >>

  • Amplified

    published October 14, 1999

    Steiny was his name. He was a black six-string Steinberger guitar, and he belonged to Joey Salinas, who played in Sprawl, Rugrash and Joint... More >>

  • Doesn't Translate

    published October 7, 1999

    With song titles such as "Rats Don't Have Wings" and "I Wish I Were Alcohol" and "Tie Yourself to a Broom and Fly Far Away," Jaguares could be a... More >>

  • Amplified

    published October 7, 1999

    Rave Against the .38 Caliber Machine Westheimer Road will, for Sunday at least, become the... More >>

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