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  • Local Motion

    published December 27, 2007

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272 1. Robert Plant & Allison Krauss, Raising Sand 2.... More >>

  • Musical lowlights of 2007

    published December 27, 2007

    As the only year in the next thousand to end in 007, this past "James Bond Year" was unique. Its never-ending parade of music-related... More >>

  • Our Favorite Albums of 2007

    published December 27, 2007

    The end of the year is a conflicting time for music writers and editors. The pedagogue in us can't wait to reveal the recordings that rocked... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published December 20, 2007

    Vinal Edge Records 13171 Veterans Memorial Dr. 281-537-2575 1. Faust/Nurse With Wound,... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published December 13, 2007

    Sig's Lagoon 3710 Main, 713-533-9525 1. Jesse Dayton & Brennen Leigh, Holdin' Our Own 2. Os Mutantes,... More >>

  • Punx-Mas Fest 3

    published December 13, 2007

    This is hardly news, but it bears repeating every so often: Houston's punk, indie and noise communities, accustomed to being ignored or spurned... More >>

  • 2007 Music Year in Review

    published December 13, 2007

    The holidays are a time of family, schmaltzy Christmas commercials that somehow make you cry and, for music journalists, list-making. Lots and... More >>

  • The TSU Toronadoes

    published December 13, 2007

    "Skipper Lee, tell us your story. When did you come to Houston and why? This is my story. Last night as I tried to sleep, it seemed I could... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published December 6, 2007

    Sound Exchange 1846 Richmond 713-666-5555 1. Six Organs of Admittance, Shelter From The Ash 2.... More >>

  • Sayonara , Matt Sonzala

    published December 6, 2007

    Matt Sonzala, HoustonSoReal blogger, sometime Press contributor, longtime cohost of KPFT's Damage Control and one of the local... More >>

  • Karina Nistal and Rebel Crew Rap for the Troops

    published December 6, 2007

    On the picture-perfect fall afternoon of Thursday, October 11, Karina Nistal has a busy 24 hours ahead of her. The Houston rapper and singer,... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published November 29, 2007

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth 713-526-9272 1. Steve Earle, Washington Square ­Serenade 2. Chip... More >>

  • Pro Athlete Musicians

    published November 29, 2007

    America hasn't heard much from "Make 'Em Say Uhhhh" man and former U of H basketballer Master P since his disastrous Dancing With the... More >>

  • Miranda Lambert

    published November 22, 2007

    Miranda Lambert may be blond, and she did get her big break on a musical reality show (American Idol's twangier cousin Nashville... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published November 15, 2007

    Vinal Edge Records 13171 Veterans Memorial Dr., 281-537-2575 1. Daniel Johnston, Hi How Are You (LP... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published November 8, 2007

    Sound Exchange 1846 Richmond, 713-666-5555 1. Linus Pauling Quartet, All Things Are Light 2. Beirut, The... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published November 1, 2007

    Sig's Lagoon 3710 Main, 713-533-9525 1. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, 100 Days/100 Nights 2. Terry... More >>

  • Johnette Napolitano

    published November 1, 2007

    Johnette Napolitano, the former Concrete Blonde lead singer who recently released her first proper solo album, Scarred (Hybrid), has a... More >>

  • Joy Division's Expanded Reissues

    published October 25, 2007

    Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis has waited almost 30 years to become a star of stage and screen, so he's not going to let a little thing like... More >>

  • Paula Maya

    published October 25, 2007

    This is a homecoming of sorts for Paula Maya, so the Brazilian-born Seattle pianist and chanteuse is sticking around for a while, playing... More >>

  • High Spirits

    published October 25, 2007

    It's probably nothing more than old-­fashioned luck, or good timing, but either way I have managed to stumble upon what has to be one of... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published October 18, 2007

    Vinal Edge Records 13171 Veterans Memorial Dr., 281-537-2575 1. Insect Warfare, World Extermination... More >>

  • The Cult

    published October 18, 2007

    As stand-in singer with the surviving Doors (godawfully rechristened Doors of the 21st Century at first, then the much better Riders on the... More >>

  • Qui

    published October 18, 2007

    First with Austin skronk-punk legends Scratch Acid and then with Chicago's abrasively heavy Jesus Lizard, David Yow had the perfect voice to... More >>

  • Bettye LaVette, The Scene of the Crime

    published October 11, 2007

    Note: The following artist performs Saturday or Sunday during the Big State Festival at Texas World Speedway, 17529 State Highway 6, College... More >>

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