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1998 Stories by Hobart Rowland

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  • Rotation

    published June 4, 1998

    Natalie Merchant Ophelia Elektra Don't be fooled by the perky, provocative "na, na, na"s and pillowy backbeat of "Kind and... More >>

  • Clubland

    published June 4, 1998

    Turning its flirtations with live music into a solid weekly commitment, the Vapor Room has recruited New York transplant Ernie Savage to take over... More >>

  • Hail Caesar

    published May 28, 1998

    Years later, the lines still resonate. As a little boy, most nights I'd sit down with my family to enjoy a night of programming on Black... More >>

  • Free-for-All

    published May 28, 1998

    The opening seconds of Free Radicals' debut CD, The Rising Tide Sinks All, are ungodly cacophony. So many instruments -- horns, flute, drums,... More >>

  • Static

    published May 28, 1998

    Priscilla's pull... The wrath of Elvis has no expiration date. Just ask Barry Capece, who'd have sworn he was in the clear after a seemingly... More >>

  • Clubland

    published May 28, 1998

    A deserted, sand-blown shell for two years, the weathered structure on Galveston's Poretta Beach that used to be Blisters nightclub is back in... More >>

  • Clubland

    published May 21, 1998

    If you believe the word on the street, the Voodoo Lounge is closing its doors this week. But gossip has a way of turning up lame, and as it... More >>

  • Earl of Blues

    published May 21, 1998

    Sometimes, it almost seems Ronnie Earl is too busy making great music to make a name for himself. And that's a shame, because the guitarist is one... More >>

  • Fatherhood and Loss

    published May 21, 1998

    Jon Dee Graham was beaming, his smile so wide it was in danger of obscuring the rest of his face. Sharing the stage at the Austin Music Awards... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 21, 1998

    Jeff Buckley Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk) Columbia Anyone well-versed in the more senseless aspects of rock and roll... More >>

  • Outside Looking In

    published May 14, 1998

    Jim Lauderdale will be the first to tell you that, try as he may, he lacks the goods for Nashville mega-stardom. After all, the prolific... More >>

  • Static

    published May 14, 1998

    Getting acquainted... Simply put, it was a matter of mental and emotional maintenance. Just back from a grueling tour with Nanci Griffith,... More >>

  • Average John

    published May 14, 1998

    John Wesley Harding has proven he isn't the sort of singer/songwriter who lends himself well to major-label promotion. Telling adjectives slide... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 14, 1998

    Various Artists Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music Arista When the ticket windows closed for the final time last fall,... More >>

  • Clubland

    published May 14, 1998

    Houston jazz vocalist Marilynn Thibodaux is making the most of her sporadic Swank Lounge appearances as Luscious Caprice, her sassy,... More >>

  • Close Enough

    published May 7, 1998

    Lately, Amy Grant's been showing a side of herself forgotten of late, one that is more personal and revealing, not to mention distinctly less... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 7, 1998

    Soul Asylum Candy from a Stranger Columbia It's taken Minneapolis's Soul Asylum three albums and ten years to shed their sloppy,... More >>

  • Clubland

    published May 7, 1998

    Peccavi's future has been a blur since the tragic murder of owner Al Barretto seven days after the semi-exclusive establishment opened its doors... More >>

  • Static

    published May 7, 1998

    A new and improved Dennis? ... "It's the whole package -- you've got to have a package to get across," explains Dennis Lange from his cluttered... More >>

  • Static

    published April 30, 1998

    Release activity... "People who've known us for years have associated us with salsa and merengue, [and] we wanted to be able to expand our market... More >>

  • Clubland

    published April 30, 1998

    Assuming the risk and hoping others will follow, the Outback Pub has instituted a weekly original music policy in an effort to liven up the... More >>

  • Bad Religion

    published April 30, 1998

    Granted, his congregation may be more prone to sin than salvation. But when Reverend Horton Heat is preaching at the hollow-bodied pulpit, the... More >>

  • Played Out

    published April 23, 1998

    By all appearances, KRBE/104.1 FM is a station thoroughly immersed in a keen sense of its own well-being. An aggressively sunny, self-satisfied... More >>

  • Vainglorious

    published April 23, 1998

    What is it about Beaumont that gets those creative carbines churning? Maybe it's the stinking petrol sediment forever fouling the humid Gulf air,... More >>

  • Clubland

    published April 23, 1998

    For three years, the building at 2727 Crossview that once housed Birraporetti's stood vacant. These days, former patrons of that Italian eatery... More >>

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