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  • Kevin Fowler, Bring It On

    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 >>

  • Billy Joe Shaver, Everybody's Brother

    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 >>

  • The Donnas

    published October 11, 2007

    The Donnas are back, bitches. After stumbling a bit on 2004's inexplicably downcast, unfocused Gold Medal, the Bay Area quartet returns... More >>

  • Charlie Louvin

    published October 11, 2007

    Charlie Louvin is true country music royalty, one of the last surviving members of the generation that dominated Nashville in the years... More >>

  • Black Math Experiment, La Sed, MK Ultra

    published October 11, 2007

    There seem to be two Black Math Experiments, at least according to the local New Wave quintet's new EP All You Need Is Blood. There's... More >>

  • The Axiom

    published October 11, 2007

    If someone ever makes a movie based on Michael Azerrad's 2001 book Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie... More >>

  • Siouxsie, Mantaray

    published October 4, 2007

    God, it's good to have Siouxsie back. Not that she really went anywhere; since dissolving the Banshees after 1995's Rapture, the Goth... More >>

  • Okkervil River

    published October 4, 2007

    Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff plunged himself about as far into the psychological abyss as possible on 2005's widely acclaimed,... More >>

  • Nina Nastasia & Jim White

    published October 4, 2007

    New York singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia might remind listeners of Cat Power, for both her breathy, girlish voice and piercingly intimate... More >>

  • The Long, Painful Genesis of Bring Back the Guns' First Album

    published October 4, 2007

    Dozens of albums came out in the U.S. Tuesday, few (if any) with a more difficult and protracted gestation than Bring Back the Guns' Dry... More >>

  • Black Lips Shopping Spree

    published September 27, 2007

    Regular visitors to Internet voyeur portals like Lastnightsparty.com, listen up: Here's your chance... More >>

  • DJ Witnes, Spain Colored Orange, You (genious), DJ Paramour, Paris Falls, Wicked Poseur, DJ Melodic

    published September 27, 2007

    Love it or hate it — and it's nigh impossible to be neutral about the place — the Proletariat has something other Houston nightlife... More >>

  • Clint Black

    published September 27, 2007

    Despite landing on both the best and worst lists of Houston songs elsewhere in this issue, Clint Black has mostly been a model of consistency.... More >>

  • Gene Watson, In a Perfect World

    published September 27, 2007

    Houstonian Gene Watson may not be a household name, but he's no stranger to the country charts; "Fourteen Carat Mind," his diary of losing a... More >>

  • Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    published September 27, 2007

    When we originally set about attempting to catalogue a list of Houston's top songs ever, we thought it was a stretch. How could there be a list... More >>

  • Patricia Vonne

    published September 20, 2007

    Patricia Vonne has absorbed just about every indigenous musical style Texas has on offer, and can summon any one in the flick of a castanet or... More >>

  • Being There

    published September 20, 2007

    You're back in your old neighborhood... cigarettes taste so good..." "Misunderstood" wasn't part of Wilco's twilight set Sunday evening, but it... More >>

  • Hinder, Papa Roach, Buckcherry

    published September 20, 2007

    When critics carp that rock doesn't sell anymore, they mean rock they like doesn't sell anymore — if it ever really did —... More >>

  • Vinyl Heads: Round and Round

    published September 20, 2007

    Obviously, buying vinyl does no good if you don't have something decent to play it on. For aspiring DJs, DJ Sun says that conversation begins... More >>

  • Vinyl Heads: Good Vibrations

    published September 20, 2007

    Vinyl LPs are made by lacquering a substance called polyvinyl chloride (PVC) between two wafer-thin groove-bearing discs called "stampers." PVC... More >>

  • Vinyl Heads

    published September 20, 2007

    Late one placid Friday afternoon, a friend sends this enticing text message: "Just talked to the dealer. We are on for tomorrow. I'm supposed... More >>

  • Welcome to the Machine

    published September 13, 2007

    Metalheads planning a vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth — that's Disneyland, not Slayer's original practice space — might... More >>

  • M.I.A.

    published September 13, 2007

    M.I.A.'s 2005 debut, Arular, struck just the right balance of radical politics, innovative production and round-the-way appeal for... More >>

  • Zookeeper

    published September 13, 2007

    Chris Simpson began his musical career with Austin emo legends Mineral, a band as well-regarded (if not quite as widely known) as Jimmy Eat... More >>

  • Insect Warfare

    published September 13, 2007

    Besides Daniel Shaw's stunning cover art, Insect Warfare's World Extermination booklet boasts an equally priceless lyric sheet. As these... More >>

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