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1998 Stories by Hobart Rowland

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  • Clubland

    published August 6, 1998

    Apparently, there is such a thing as too upscale, even in the Galleria area. "It was just too snotty," says Lisa Calvin-Senejas, marketing... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 6, 1998

    Liz Phair whitechocolatespaceegg Matador/Capitol Some might complain that marriage and motherhood have blunted Liz Phair's edge.... More >>

  • Static

    published July 30, 1998

    Overdue respect... Thumbing through a May special section on the national blues scene in Rolling Stone, I was distressed to find not a single line... More >>

  • Resident Alien

    published July 30, 1998

    "I was just at lunch with my uncle," says Michael Fracasso with a nervous laugh. "He stuck $50 in my shirt pocket as I walked out the door." ... More >>

  • Clubland

    published July 30, 1998

    Bad news for fans of ludicrous, beer-fueled mayhem: Austin power-punk troika El Flaco is terminating its often tempestuous -- though never less... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 30, 1998

    Barenaked Ladies Stunt Reprise Wit is rarely rewarded in pop music. That's especially true on the American end, where heavy... More >>

  • Clubland

    published July 23, 1998

    Billy Blues shares top billing (so to speak) in a new cable access show covering the genre's primo talent as they rip it up live at the Richmond... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 23, 1998

    Dave Alvin Blackjack David Hightone Some things get better with time and age -- like fine wine and Dave Alvin. As the chief... More >>

  • The Lost Years

    published July 16, 1998

    Culturcide's implosion at the tail end of the '80s might have been more of an event if the band hadn't been so uneventful in the first place.... More >>

  • Clubland

    published July 16, 1998

    Obviously looking to cash in on Houston's mushrooming DJ work force, Artuzzi's has started Spin, a weekly event showcasing some of the city's most... More >>

  • Tutoned and Ready

    published July 16, 1998

    Granted, a good chunk of the crowd will show up for Tommy Tutone's lone hit, "867-5309/Jenny." But the Texas native, last heard from in the '80s,... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 16, 1998

    Beastie Boys Hello Nasty Capitol How heated has fan anticipation been for the Beastie Boys' latest? It's been reported that at a... More >>

  • Static

    published July 9, 1998

    Summer cleaning... Lately, keeping tabs on the local radio industry has become a depressing exercise. First, it was the Planet's unhappy... More >>

  • Clubland

    published July 9, 1998

    Hard to believe, but Fitzgerald's will be undergoing major renovations toward summer's end. And no, it won't involve tearing down the sagging... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 9, 1998

    Tripping Daisy Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb Island A Texas outfit with Tripping Daisy's wiseass pedigree could only hail from... More >>

  • 1998 Houston Press Music Awards Winners

    published June 25, 1998

    Submitted for your approval: 100-degree heat, ten venues, 55 bands and a handful of nightclub managers who responded to the record temperatures... More >>

  • Clubland

    published June 18, 1998

    The Fabulous Satellite Lounge loses both an adept club manager and a colorful figurehead when David Beebe tenders his resignation next month to... More >>

  • Static

    published June 18, 1998

    New blood... "What do you know about this guy? The whole thing sounds a little shady." So went the gist of a recent phone conversation with... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 18, 1998

    Grant Lee Buffalo Jubilee Slash/Warner Bros. History's embellished theatrics inform Grant Lee Phillips's imaginary movie set.... More >>

  • 1998 Houston Press Music Awards Nominees

    published June 11, 1998

    Aftershock Nomination: Best Metal/Hard Rock; Best Rap/Hip-Hop Sound: Metal, rap Time logged: Two years Etc.:... More >>

  • 1998 Houston Press Music Awards

    published June 11, 1998

    Ballot-stuffers and shameless self-promoters take note. There's a reason why every Press rack in Montrose is empty: It's coming up on Sunday's... More >>

  • Busy Body

    published June 11, 1998

    As a kid, she trained hard in tap-dancing and ballet. At 16, she graduated from high school more than a year early. She writes and produces most... More >>

  • Clubland

    published June 11, 1998

    On any other night, it's the Waxx Museum. Fridays, though, it becomes The Foundation, "a weekly showcase of hip-hop culture" -- or so goes the... More >>

  • Static

    published June 11, 1998

    Raves and wave-offs... Producer, baby sitter and budding indie-rock entrepreneur Jamie Sralla is cultivating quite the buzzing rec-room cottage... More >>

  • Static

    published June 4, 1998

    Whimpers from a dead Planet... The message was rambling, one poor schmuck's attempt to make sense of circumstances beyond his control. When Dave... More >>

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