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2008 Stories by Chris Henderson

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  • Culturcide: Gigs for an Imaginary Audience

    published May 15, 2008

    Back in the early and middle '80s, Culturcide bypassed then-prevalent synth-pop in favor of a form of electronic punk rock that evolved into... More >>

  • Meat Beat Manifesto, and Badawi

    published May 1, 2008

    Over the course of a two-decade recording career, Meat Beat Manifesto has explored acid jazz, dub, techno, IDM, breakbeats, big beat,... More >>

  • Destroyer: Trouble in Dreams

    published March 27, 2008

    Destroyer frontman Dan Bejar decided the lineup that recorded 2006 album Destroyer's Rubies should remain intact indefinitely, so... More >>

  • Gogol Bordello

    published March 13, 2008

    New York-based self-proclaimed "gypsy punks" Gogol Bordello have been roving the world since 2002, assaulting unsuspecting listeners with one... More >>

  • Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree

    published March 13, 2008

    Amid the atmospherics of Felt Mountain, the synth-cabaret bombast of Black Cherry and the lascivious Supernature grows... More >>

  • Plastic Idols : Singles, Demos & Live: Houston Punk '78-'80

    published March 6, 2008

    From 1978 to 1984, Houston's Plastic Idols managed to sustain themselves through numerous lineup changes and the ongoing rapid evolution of... More >>

  • The Slits

    published March 6, 2008

    Malcolm McLaren, following his success with Sex Pistols — interestingly enough, John Lydon was once married to the mother of Slits... More >>

  • The Black Hollies: Casting Shadows

    published March 6, 2008

    Jersey City quartet the Black Hollies inhabit the space between the apex of mod and the dawn of psych-rock. Sophomore release Casting... More >>

  • British Sea Power: Do You Like Rock Music?

    published February 28, 2008

    Do You Like Rock Music? charts another step in the evolution that took British Sea Power from post-punk-flavored debut The Decline of... More >>

  • Carrie Ann and the Apocalyptics: Strong Wind

    published February 21, 2008

    Carrie Ann Buchanan may have the best pure vocal tone in Houston. When properly used, her voice is truly an expressive instrument: It soars,... More >>

  • Mando Saenz: Bucket

    published February 14, 2008

    Lines like "It's alright to feel okay" will prevent former Houstonian Mando Saenz from appealing to ­testosterone-laden audiences, but... More >>

  • Lions

    published January 31, 2008

    Despite their staunch faithfulness to the blueprint laid by their stoner-rock forebears, Lions are actually interested in dynamics, an... More >>

  • Templars

    published January 24, 2008

    Before the term "aggro" was co-opted by cute hipsters, it was used to describe bands like Templars. Even after some 15 years in the trenches,... More >>

  • The Magnetic Fields: Distortion

    published January 24, 2008

    Following 1999's synth-less I, Magnetic Fields are back behind the keys on Distortion. The first half's only real standout is... More >>

  • Hank III

    published January 3, 2008

    Hank Williams III's Straight to Hell, released in early 2006, is a two-disc set jam-packed with honky-tonk romps and hellbilly... More >>

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