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1998 Stories by Hobart Rowland

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  • Children of the Korn

    published November 5, 1998

    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... More >>

  • Rotation

    published November 5, 1998

    DJ Spooky Riddim Warfare Outpost/Geffen Remember the episode of Friends where Ross thinks he can make it as a musician? ... More >>

  • Static

    published November 5, 1998

    Last words ... Perhaps it was inevitable that Houston and I would part ways -- eventually. But I never thought it would happen this abruptly.... More >>

  • Anti-Swing Objective

    published October 29, 1998

    The noise from the Orchid Lounge stage sounds suspiciously like tuning in an orchestra pit. On the dance floor, a handful of couples practice... More >>

  • Clubland

    published October 29, 1998

    Initially, the concept seemed a little odd: booking local underground bands at an infamous all-nude nightclub. But when you think about it, the... More >>

  • Static

    published October 29, 1998

    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... More >>

  • Just the Basics

    published October 29, 1998

    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... More >>

  • Static

    published October 22, 1998

    One-man show... For a guy who abandoned his native city for Austin years ago, Darin Murphy sure was spending a lot of time slumming in Houston a... More >>

  • Clubland

    published October 22, 1998

    The Village Brewery quietly surrendered to the lounge fad earlier this month when it was absorbed by the Orchid Lounge next door. Jim... More >>

  • Spun From the Underground

    published October 15, 1998

    The surge of humanity is impressive for a Wednesday. Within the course of an hour -- from 11 p.m. to midnight -- the temperature in Cardi's... More >>

  • Clubland

    published October 15, 1998

    Dan Robinson must be the scourge of Shepherd Plaza by now. First, as the proprietor of the Voodoo Lounge, he goes public about his spat with... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 15, 1998

    Juliana Hatfield Bed Zoë/Rounder You could say that Bed is an experiment of sorts, a time-killer on a small label as... More >>

  • Static

    published October 15, 1998

    New Kidd in town... Tara Murski is all about Kelly Kidd. So naturally, she thinks we should be, too. Frankly, the way she goes on about this... More >>

  • Static

    published October 8, 1998

    Big mouth strikes again... It was too good to be true. A phone call conceding defeat; a broken, bitter DJ out of a job once again -- and before he... More >>

  • Clubland

    published October 8, 1998

    To hear some of the more underground night owls tell it, you'd think Club Some -- Emo's infamous after-hours alter ego -- has sold out. Not... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 8, 1998

    Lyle Lovett Step Inside This House Curb/MCA Alternate title: Step Inside Lyle's Aesthetic. All things considered, the... More >>

  • Made to Suffer

    published October 1, 1998

    It's easy to see why Richard Buckner is such a fan of the Pacific Northwest's clammy climate: Rainy days are a legitimate excuse to sit around the... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 1, 1998

    Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up the Girl Warner Bros. My first clue that the Goo Goo Dolls had completely lost touch with their... More >>

  • Static

    published October 1, 1998

    Rap-A-Lot gets busy... It looks like Houston's Rap-A-Lot Records -- once the only Gulf Coast label that truly mattered to the above-ground... More >>

  • Clubland

    published October 1, 1998

    Get ready to duck. There's a disco-ball barrage brewing on the Richmond Strip. Polly Esther's, an upscale '70s- and '80s-themed dance club... More >>

  • Static

    published September 24, 1998

    Dumb as a whip... In its continuing effort to spice up the bland bouillon that is Buzz radio's "new alternative," Jacor Communications is eyeing... More >>

  • More Blues Than You Can Use

    published September 24, 1998

    Longtime residents of the Third and Fifth wards can testify directly to a legacy now finally being appreciated by others: Houston is home to some... More >>

  • Clubland

    published September 24, 1998

    Get ready to duck. There's a disco-ball war brewing on the Richmond Strip. Polly Esther's, an upscale '70s- and '80s-themed dance club chain with... More >>

  • No Respect?

    published September 24, 1998

    Go straight to the source, and he'll say the reason for the upcoming Missiles reunion show is one of simple economics. "We'd just like... More >>

  • Static

    published September 17, 1998

    Minimizing the carnage... While locals are busy debating the significance of the Abyss's sudden demise and its potential impact on the scene,... More >>

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