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1996 Stories by Hobart Rowland

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  • Static

    published August 29, 1996

    Definitely David... Jazz saxophonist David Caceres is a quiet, reserved 29-year-old. But when the occasion calls for it, he can be assertive and... More >>

  • Original Rockabilly

    published August 22, 1996

    Rockabilly, a high-energy fusion of bluegrass and Western swing, is a style that rings truest in its most basic form, especially when performed by... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 22, 1996

    Screaming Trees Dust Epic Screaming Trees have never really benefited from their Seattle affiliation; this could explain why the... More >>

  • Learning Curve

    published August 15, 1996

    If the Orphans play silly and stupid better than any band in Houston, maybe it's because they're not acting. Newborn babes to the business of rock... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 15, 1996

    Schoolhouse Rock Kid Rhino Note to consumers: these are the straight-off-the-television originals of your youth. They are not covers of... More >>

  • Static

    published August 15, 1996

    Dance of the living... It's music to soothe the most savage stage diver -- mesmerizing percussion set to a luxurious, multitextured wash of... More >>

  • Sounds Like a Winner!

    published August 8, 1996

    Houston music fans are nothing if not reliable. Year in and year out, they stick by their favorite local artists; for evidence, just take a gander... More >>

  • Man Over Machine

    published August 1, 1996

    "It's amazing and terrifying at the same time." Christopher Hall is basking in the weirdness of a soon-to-be real scenario -- his band,... More >>

  • Def Defying

    published August 1, 1996

    Forget all those inspirational, made-for-TV tales of athletes overcoming hardship on their way to Olympic glory. For a real understanding of grit... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 1, 1996

    Patti Smith Gone Again Arista There's a whole generation of music writers out there who -- ever since listening to 1975's Horses... More >>

  • Static

    published August 1, 1996

    Pistols packing promises... I'm not ashamed to admit that I've always thought that the Clash were heaps more authentic than the Sex Pistols. For... More >>

  • Static

    published July 25, 1996

    Raves and wave-offs... For some people, summer means less of a workload. I, alas, am not one of them. As if tracking down the nominees for the... More >>

  • Nasty Conquers All

    published July 25, 1996

    It's only been a year, but it might as well have been a lifetime ago. Flash back to 1995. Austin's Ugly Americans were living the rock star... More >>

  • Houston Press 1996 Music Awards

    published July 25, 1996

    Thirty-six categories. More than 100 nominated bands and performers. You want proof that there's a lot of music to be found in Houston? Well,... More >>

  • Fishing for Insight

    published July 18, 1996

    Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, the marquee talent behind Three Fish, claims he didn't so much assemble his new trio as imagine it into existence,... More >>

  • Static

    published July 18, 1996

    Unmedicated, ready for action... There's nothing particularly unusual about '90s rockers whining over their addictions. Having a habit and then... More >>

  • McComb's Second Finest

    published July 11, 1996

    Kent Dykes -- a.k.a. Omar of Omar and the Howlers -- was born in the small Mississippi town of McComb, which also happens to be the birthplace of... More >>

  • Skankin' to Survive

    published July 11, 1996

    Think the most recent ska revival is really nothing more than a passing phenomenon? History supports you. Back in the late '70s -- the last time... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 11, 1996

    Terry Allen Human Remains Sugar Hill For Human Remains, Terry Allen is joined by his wife Jo Harvey Allen, a herd of Maines... More >>

  • Static

    published July 11, 1996

    Jackets optional... Just by looking at All Mod Cons in their casual, everyday attire, you'd never think them capable of the sort of cocktail... More >>

  • Static

    published July 4, 1996

    Thoughtful racket... It's easy to be put off by Brainiac's inspired brand of cacophony. It's a peculiar process by which gyrating vocals,... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 4, 1996

    Butthole Surfers Electriclarryland Capitol There are CDs in the Butthole Surfers' catalog that are overpowering in their... More >>

  • Big Noise

    published July 4, 1996

    When Magnapop shot out of R.E.M.'s operations base of Athens, Georgia, a few years ago, music critics drooled with near lustful self-satisfaction.... More >>

  • Road Rules

    published July 4, 1996

    Beer, trash talk shows, slasher flicks, punk rock, '70s heavy metal, tasteless humor: the Toadies are gluttons for a lot of things, not the least... More >>

  • Souls Revival

    published June 27, 1996

    The Plimsouls reunion might have seemed a wee bit more momentous if the band's demise in 1984 had been more of an event. But few were looking on... More >>

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