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  • “Proper Listening”

    published December 28, 2006

    Gregory Michael Carter likes to procrastinate. “I love deadlines,” says Carter, the artist behind the exhibition “Proper... More >>

  • Haunts

    published October 26, 2006

    It was a typical night at The Haunted Hotel in Houston. Owner Jim Fetterly was running around making sure everything was going smoothly. He had no... More >>

  • Haunts: Acting Gigs

    published October 26, 2006

    Entering Screamworld, a group is first led to a queue area where a monster sits in a chair -- or what's left of him. His upper torso is intact,... More >>

  • Strike Anywhere

    published October 5, 2006

    Strike Anywhere hasn't done much to change their politically driven punk anthems over the years. The group has stayed true to their post-hardcore... More >>

  • Junior Boys

    published September 14, 2006

    After recording Last Exit in 2004, the electronica-pop duo Junior Boys (Jeremy Greenspan and Johnny Dark) parted ways. That left Greenspan... More >>

  • Cursive

    published August 24, 2006

    With Happy Hollow, Cursive proves that a band can evolve without completely overhauling its sound. On 2003's The Ugly Organ, Cursive... More >>

  • Re-ska-citation

    published August 17, 2006

    Every time you think ska is dead, another revival tour rolls into town, much to your delight or disappointment, depending on your affinity for... More >>

  • A Strange Land

    published August 10, 2006

    Most venues would consider a lineup of two punk bands, a group of '70s-style rockers and a troupe of indie rock and classical music enthusiasts to... More >>

  • This Calls for a Heineken

    published August 10, 2006

    If being lost and driving in circles prompts you to say "Look, kids, there's Big Ben and Parliament," and seeing a public display of affection... More >>

  • Dirty Dancing

    published August 10, 2006

    Being seen in your underwear is a scenario associated with sitcom-ish nightmares preceding your first day of school, but the weekly DJ night... More >>

  • Return of the Native

    published August 10, 2006

    Houston hipsters are no strangers to former Houston Press contributor Brian McManus and his alter ego Filthy McNasty, front man of the funk... More >>

  • Ume in Bloom

    published July 27, 2006

    The droning, thrashing guitar rock of local up-and-comers Ume immediately evokes comparisons to Sonic Youth. But there's no comparison for... More >>

  • Don't Mess with "Texas"

    published July 27, 2006

    Pete Mayes has spent more than 50 years perfecting his infectious blend of blues and R&B with a touch of country and Texas shuffle. "Texas"... More >>

  • On Your Top Eight?

    published July 27, 2006

    Like many local bands - and many people on the planet - the Bluebirds have a MySpace account. However, you can't learn much from their... More >>

  • Disorder in the Court

    published July 20, 2006

    You're at a loss in love if you're a lass in love in the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston's double-billed performances of Trial by... More >>

  • Like No One Else

    published July 20, 2006

    Sean O'Neal may go by the moniker Someone Else, but he has a résumé like no one else. The DJ has performed in some of the... More >>

  • Combat Rock

    published July 20, 2006

    In the same vein as Tenacious D and Spinal Tap, Fortress of Attitude will make you laugh as hard as they make you mosh. The Pittsburgh... More >>

  • A Discovery Channel

    published July 13, 2006

    If an hour-long didgeridoo solo sounds pleasing to you, get ready for another Extemporama, the monthly music event that's becoming a haven... More >>

  • Bordering on Delirium

    published July 13, 2006

    Today at Helios will be your last chance to say "I saw that before it was projected on the side of skyscrapers," as presents a... More >>

  • Well-known Unknown

    published July 13, 2006

    Unknown Hinson has made a name for himself by dressing up western rockabilly in B-movie clothing for some of the most horrified honky-tonk the... More >>

  • Pretty in Pink

    published July 13, 2006

    Suzanne Westenhoefer may be a lesbian and a comedian, but she prefers not to have the two intertwined. "People don't call Chris Rock a... More >>

  • Naughty Puppet Play

    published July 6, 2006

    Break out the bondage gear — it's time to celebrate the bawdy Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre's ten-year anniversary. Sex, Puppets and Rock &... More >>

  • Dyde in the Wool

    published July 6, 2006

    In Persona Non Gratis, legendary Houston dance man Farrell Dyde illustrates the inner emotions of three characters — or maybe... More >>

  • Just Plain Lion

    published July 6, 2006

    It takes an artist to transform puppetry into one of the largest-grossing Broadway musicals to date, or at least a stubborn nonconformist. When... More >>

  • Well-Heeled Soirée

    published June 29, 2006

    Are you the type who can never have enough sexy black sling-backs? Then step to the Houston's Fantastic Shoe Event, where you can mingle... More >>

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