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1995 Stories by Jim Sherman

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  • Home with the Blues

    published December 28, 1995

    On June 19, there was a fish fry at the Savoy Ice House on Dowling Street in the Third Ward. The occasion, of course, was Juneteenth, and the band... More >>

  • Taking It to the Street

    published December 21, 1995

    Every afternoon, as the sun begins to set and shadows start stretching out toward the east, the tin-roofed parking lot and patio of the Latino... More >>

  • Post-Cold War Crazies

    published December 21, 1995

    From Russia -- with love, and tongue firmly planted in cheek -- Limpopo offers up a vodka-dazed zaniness that can only be described as, well,... More >>

  • Rotations

    published December 14, 1995

    Junior Kimbrough All Night Long Fat Possum/Capricorn Junior Kimbrough is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, a... More >>

  • Rotations

    published December 7, 1995

    Dwight Yoakam Gone Reprise Always a two-step ahead of expectations, Dwight Yoakam can nose out the faint odor of critical... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published August 31, 1995

    Over on Dowling Street, the veterans of life and the blues sit in icehouses and barber shops, talking about the Action Town's glory days, when you... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published August 24, 1995

    It's not a natural instinct to pity your betters, but you almost have to feel sorry for Lyle Lovett. In a way, Katy's own local-boy-made-good flew... More >>

  • The Celtic Connection

    published August 17, 1995

    Orange, particulate-laden light slants down Norfolk Street as a sweltering Houston day becomes sweltering Houston dusk. Inside McGonigel's Mucky... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 17, 1995

    Bjsrk Post Elektra The eccentric voice of Bjsrk, with its range and variety of accents and enunciations, could make a reading of... More >>

  • 1995 Houston Press Music Awards

    published August 10, 1995

    best new act The Jinkies If you didn't see this one coming, you forgot to look both ways. This past year has seen The Jinkies win every... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 3, 1995

    Rod Stewart A Spanner in the Works Warner Bros. Rod Stewart is such a pain in the ass to review. The guy's a great talent. With... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 20, 1995

    Isaac Hayes Movement: Raw and Refined Branded Point Blank Like many promotional CDs, Isaac Hayes' first two albums since... More >>

  • Glory Be

    published July 20, 1995

    An atheist is someone who's never heard Yolanda Adams sing. Ten minutes of exposure to the voice of this native Houstonian could have Madalyn... More >>

  • Critic's Choice, The Road to Storyville

    published July 13, 1995

    Austin's Storyville hits Washington Avenue so frequently that there may seem to be no particular reason for this weekend's show to be spotlighted.... More >>

  • Squeeze Me!

    published July 6, 1995

    A few years back, a classic two-panel Far Side cartoon appeared captioned with the greetings given at both the Pearly Gates and a less desirable... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 22, 1995

    Lozenge Plenum farrago Some bands practice for years, writing and arranging and mastering their instruments, affecting images,... More >>

  • It's Still Timbuk Time

    published June 22, 1995

    "The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades," the sardonic send-up of the skewed values of the 1980s by Austin's Timbuk 3, was quite possibly the... More >>

  • Bad Trip to Kerrville

    published June 15, 1995

    It's almost impossible to find a lunatic-free zone in these perilous times, as Katy trophy store owner Chris Williamson learned Memorial Day... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published June 8, 1995

    During March's South by Southwest music conference, as Bedhead headlined a bill at the Terrace that featured such labelmates as Ed Hall and... More >>

  • What Becomes a Legend Most?

    published June 8, 1995

    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was holding court, with a hometown advantage, in his bus outside Billy Blues last fall when guitarist Ron Harris... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 8, 1995

    Ron Sexsmith Ron Sexsmith Interscope Life is amazing in its endless capacity for renewal. Just when you've written off a... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 1, 1995

    Elvis Costello Kojak Variety Warner Bros. Elvis Costello is a man of many tastes and many ideas. In the last few years, he's... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published May 25, 1995

    It's good to run across a legend who refuses to rest on his laurels. Many of the artists from the 1960s -- men and women who translated social... More >>

  • Lounge Act

    published May 11, 1995

    A funny song that will make you laugh in a bar every six months or so isn't necessarily something you'd want to hear every day. Having forgotten... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 4, 1995

    Various Artists Till the Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus Forward/Rhino It says a lot about the dubiousness of the form... More >>

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