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1997 Stories by Hobart Rowland

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  • Sound Check

    published October 30, 1997

    If this summer's Lilith Fair achieved anything, it was to ram home the realization that there's strength in numbers, even where women... More >>

  • Survival Instinct

    published October 23, 1997

    "It's the same old story," says Lisa Morales curtly, cringing as she shrugs off the tattered flier that's just been thrust in front of her face... More >>

  • Unchecked Egos

    published October 23, 1997

    Love Spit Love's Richard Butler has to be one of the vainest frontmen in rock -- not in the sillier sense of the term (a la, say, David Lee Roth),... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 23, 1997

    The Hollisters The Land of Rhythm and Pleasure Freedom Nationally, many consider Austin to be the hub of alternative country.... More >>

  • Static

    published October 23, 1997

    Rock's on the rocks... In a meeting last Thursday, Rockefeller's brass advised its staff that the club would be pulling up stakes permanently at... More >>

  • Decrescendo

    published October 16, 1997

    Jeanne Kelly is a pistol, a boundless bundle of energy and ideas whose persistence can be daunting to less-motivated individuals. It was that... More >>

  • Rude Boys

    published October 16, 1997

    The advisory stamp that graces Vatos Rudos, the latest CD from Houston's Los Skarnales, is issued as a warning, though not in the way you might... More >>

  • Utmost Blue

    published October 16, 1997

    All sorts of hip musical movements have grown up around Toronto's Blue Rodeo, from the odd Canadian country of the Cowboy Junkies and pre-Ingenue... More >>

  • Static

    published October 16, 1997

    Grabbing a trend by the cojones... A little more than an hour and a half into Sugar Hill Recording Studios' painstakingly planned rock en Espanol... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 16, 1997

    Everclear So Much for the Afterglow Capitol Art Alexakis is a walking tangle of contradictions, an extremely driven (some say... More >>

  • Getting a Grip

    published October 9, 1997

    The members of Clutch have been jammed into neutral since early summer, and you can't help but sympathize with their plight: The band's been... More >>

  • Static

    published October 9, 1997

    The Hatta with the patter... As an ambitious army brat growing up in a variety of locales, Benjamin Thompson -- better known as Da Madd Hatta --... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 2, 1997

    The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon Virgin In 1994, I listened with a straight face as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards told me... More >>

  • Static

    published October 2, 1997

    X files... How do you spoon-feed the classics to sensory-taxed post-baby-boomers and actually get them to open their ears? Is there really a way... More >>

  • Modest Chunk

    published October 2, 1997

    Over the years, an inordinate amount of ink has been devoted to just how humdrum a bunch of folks the members of Superchunk really are. Somehow... More >>

  • Groove United

    published October 2, 1997

    It's a place where the boundaries of race, culture and genre are ignored daily, hourly, within the span of minutes -- even seconds. Here, dance... More >>

  • Static

    published September 25, 1997

    Jeers of a clown... "It's like a little kid with a chemistry set. He may be really on to something, but then his dad comes home from work, goes... More >>

  • Smear Campaign

    published September 25, 1997

    Blur's Graham Coxon flat-out refuses to reveal his alias. "That wouldn't be very good to tell you, because then it wouldn't be my code... More >>

  • Bully Boys

    published September 25, 1997

    Comedian Chris Rock has certainly become comedy's stand-up flavor of the month, but what you might not know is that Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is at... More >>

  • Static

    published September 11, 1997

    Acrimonious split... A local music insider is calling it a "horrible divorce." And for sure, the recent parting of ways between Houston bar-rock... More >>

  • Impure, and Proud of It

    published September 11, 1997

    There are more than a few flamenco purists out there who have stopped just short of demanding the head of Ottmar Liebert on a silver platter. It's... More >>

  • Rotation

    published September 11, 1997

    Paul Weller Heavy Soul Island As the temperamental leader of the punk-tinged English power trio the Jam, Paul Weller began his... More >>

  • Static

    published August 28, 1997

    Raves and wave-offs... Evidently, Liquid is just getting started -- or so says the group's leader. Bassist Kyle Watt has assured me (in a somewhat... More >>

  • Sound Check

    published August 28, 1997

    Poor power pop. Few genres in rock have been more painfully misunderstood or so unjustly ignored. Over the last three decades, power pop has... More >>

  • Static

    published August 21, 1997

    The real Skinny... The late Dwayne Goettel wasn't a founding member of Skinny Puppy, but he might as well have been. When Goettel joined the... More >>

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