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  • Eight Minutes to Fame

    published July 25, 2002

    All Rushion McDonald wants to see is eight minutes. The Houstonian can't stress enough how important it is for a comic to have eight minutes of... More >>

  • Cyber Phantom

    published July 25, 2002

    People who spin records for a living do it for one of two reasons. Most simply seek a vibrant, rhythmically energetic mix of dance music. A few do... More >>

  • Seven and Seven

    published July 25, 2002

    People have an unusual, superstitious interest in the number seven. Look at the proof: 7UP and Seagram's 7 (which, if you mix them together, make... More >>

  • Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    published July 18, 2002

    It's time for another round of Houston Press Music Awards jinxes. Considering that last year's big winners were Japanic (who broke up six... More >>

  • DJ Shadow

    published July 18, 2002

    Perhaps DJ Shadow thought his last album, 1996's Endtroducing…, was so ultramodern that he could just wait until people caught up with... More >>

  • So Retro

    published July 11, 2002

    Mike Snow feels like an old fart on Wednesdays. That's the night that the 38-year-old veteran local DJ (this month marks his 18th year in the... More >>

  • Masta Ace

    published July 11, 2002

    Somehow, some way, amid all the talk of shaggy bands like the Strokes and the White Stripes saving rock and roll from its absurdly glamorous self... More >>

  • Dirty Vegas, with Moby and Azure Ray

    published July 11, 2002

    It makes sense that Dirty Vegas would tour with Moby. The U.K. dance-pop trio is most famous for that Mitsubishi commercial with the pop-locking... More >>

  • Get on the Bus!

    published July 4, 2002

    Okay, by now you know the drill: Downtown's a nightmare. Blah, blah, blah. Nowhere to park. Yada, yada, yada. Construction everywhere. Blah,... More >>

  • Eminem

    published July 4, 2002

    Like a man who makes a stinky-drunk, raving fool out of himself at a party and returns the next day to make amends, Eminem comes back with his... More >>

  • Yolanda Adams

    published July 4, 2002

    Don't ever say this gal has gotten too high and mighty to come back to her hometown and perform for her local brethren. Sure, you could say that,... More >>

  • Celebrate the Funk

    published July 4, 2002

    Damn, whoever came up with the lineup of old-school R&B performers for this musically malodorous show must be seriously in need of some good funk.... More >>

  • Prague-nosis: Terminal

    published June 27, 2002

    John Yeager has the best memories.The former Prague general manager remembers the time when a crowd of people gathered around a stall in... More >>

  • Usher

    published June 27, 2002

    If success were defined by sheer arrogance, then pop/soul superstar Usher Raymond would be as famous as Michael Jackson, the artist he emulates.... More >>

  • De La Soul

    published June 27, 2002

    Although their future as signed, sealed and delivered recording artists is up in the air (the shutdown of Tommy Boy last February left them free... More >>

  • Mary J. Blige

    published June 27, 2002

    Well, she's not doing press interviews to promote her upcoming stop in Houston -- the second one this year -- but we won't hold that against her.... More >>

  • Homeless on the Range

    published June 13, 2002

    On a Saturday night late last March, a throng of musicians and their various hangers-on convened on the notoriously grimy patio behind The... More >>

  • South Park Mexican

    published June 13, 2002

    Multiple-choice time. Recently, the following words were uttered: "Ain't no way that SPM can be a human being." Who said them? a. the... More >>

  • Fat Joe

    published June 13, 2002

    Whenever a Fat Joe song plays on the radio or pops up on BET, one can't help but think, "There goes a happy, heavy muthafucka!" Of course,... More >>

  • Draining the Main Vein

    published June 6, 2002

    The Nightfly would love to write an article concentrating on the good things about our fair city's downtown area. We would love to rap about the... More >>

  • Snoop Dogg

    published June 6, 2002

    It has been exactly ten years since Snoop Doggy Dogg -- or "Snoop Diggity Dogg," as Damon Wayans memorably called him in Major Payne --... More >>

  • School's Out for Summer

    published May 30, 2002

    Once again, school has come to its summer end. The time for cramming for tests, standing in long financial-aid lines, and getting blitzed off... More >>

  • Moving On Up

    published May 16, 2002

    It was Saturday night, and it looked like the White Shirt Fashion Fling Weekend was starting to unravel. The first half of the two-night fiesta,... More >>

  • Fa-fa-fashion

    published May 9, 2002

    Every nightlife scene comes with its own rules of sartorial cool. If you head out to the downtown clubs, you'd better be dressed to the nines in... More >>

  • Pink

    published May 9, 2002

    Pink wants everyone to know that she isn't Britney Spears. She'll yell it from the rooftops. She'll tattoo it on her washboard midriff. She'll... More >>

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