Hobart Rowland

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  • 17 years ago

    Last words ... Perhaps it was inevitable that Houston and I would part ways -- eventually. But I never thought it would happen this abruptly. Three weeks ago, my wife and I were scoping out houses in the Heights, intent on hanging around a while. ...

  • 17 years ago

    DJ Spooky Riddim Warfare Outpost/Geffen Remember the episode of Friends where Ross thinks he can make it as a musician? The one where he dusts off the old keyboard he got as a teen, makes a bunch of nasty, incoherent sounds and labels the result a...

  • 17 years ago

    Korn's 1998 harvest is more bountiful than anyone could have expected, and younger metal/punk/rap hybrid acts like the Deftones are reaping the benefits. Not that the Sacramento quartet hasn't been working hard on its own account. Road stints with...

  • 17 years ago

    From the beginning, the harmonica has been one of the basic tools of the blues -- and for good reason: It's readily affordable, easily portable and relatively simple to learn. Its distinctive, reedy tone, rendered by both exhaling and inhaling, se...

  • 17 years ago

    Initially, the concept seemed a little odd: booking local underground bands at an infamous all-nude nightclub. But when you think about it, the idea of a punk night at the Pink Pussycat makes some sense. After all, we're talking about groups that ...

  • 17 years ago

    The color of money... Anyone waiting for front-row seats to Gulf Coast hip-hop's final showing might want to take a number: Master P's No Limit label empire is expanding like a balloon on a helium tank. Come December, he'll have upward of 15 relea...

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