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1998 Stories by Hobart Rowland

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  • All That Glitters

    published February 12, 1998

    It's safe to say that the Crystal Method's Scott Kirkland isn't losing a wink of sleep over electronica's soggy commercial performance in 1997.... More >>

  • Rotation

    published February 12, 1998

    Various Artists In tha Beginning ... There Was Rap Priority In tha Beginning ... There Was Rap might seem like a kooky, harmless... More >>

  • Static

    published February 12, 1998

    No gong required... A contestant's name is called midway through Scott Gertner's weekly Talent Search night at Cody's, and most in the crowd crane... More >>

  • Static

    published February 5, 1998

    Jinkies' last stand... Leave it to the Jinkies to turn in what was possibly their finest performance ever on the eve of their unraveling. And... More >>

  • Ready for Recess

    published February 5, 1998

    The most interesting time in a band's career is often when they're on the edge of mainstream success. Marcy Playground are at that point now,... More >>

  • Static

    published January 29, 1998

    Latin twist... At first glance, Calvin Owens and Norma Zenteno might seem an unlikely musical match. But they use their world of differences to... More >>

  • Exceptional Bass

    published January 29, 1998

    Quick, count the number of bassists you know who have led memorable jazz bands; if you have to use more than one hand to keep track, you're ahead... More >>

  • Pillow Talk

    published January 29, 1998

    "Women aren't the only ones with bosoms, you know." With that statement, Cornershop's soft-spoken leader, Tjinder Singh, is attempting to... More >>

  • Static

    published January 22, 1998

    Post-Teens trauma... Though Scott Ayers has been spending a lot of time holed up in his southwest Houston house since his band the Pain Teens... More >>

  • Uncommon Cause

    published January 22, 1998

    At times, Consolidated seem less like a band than a cause-waving freak show. The quasi-militant San Francisco Bay-area trio is, quite literally,... More >>

  • Static

    published January 15, 1998

    Uncomfy niche... Over the last few years, Clandestine has become such a reliable part of Houston's Celtic folk landscape that it's been tempting... More >>

  • Rotation

    published January 15, 1998

    H-Town Ladies Edition Relativity Back in 1993, three local boys with the handles G.I., Shazaam and Dino made good nationally... More >>

  • Static

    published January 8, 1998

    Fly girl... It's hardly a revelation that an unfortunately large number of Houston artists see leaving town as the only way for them to get... More >>

  • Rotation

    published January 8, 1998

    B.B. King Deuces Wild MCA At 72, B.B. King is something of an enigma. He's still a tremendous blues performer, someone whose... More >>

  • Rotation

    published January 1, 1998

    Hurricane #1 Hurricane #1 Sire/Warner Bros. The American public has been largely monogamous -- if serially so -- when it comes... More >>

  • Static

    published January 1, 1998

    The year in lists... The word that best sums up popular music in 1997 is "potential" -- not because there was so much of it, but because there... More >>

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