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  • Racket

    published July 19, 2001

    There has always been a little intrigue in a trip to the Last Concert Cafe. Actually, in the early days of the joint, it was more than a... More >>

  • New Orleans Juice

    published July 12, 2001

    If you took the Big Easy in your hands and squeezed it into a cup, it would sound a lot like New Orleans Juice. There's a cup of funk, a couple of... More >>

  • Racket

    published July 12, 2001

    Montrose Radio's backers thought of themselves as champions of liberty, but the FCC called them pirates. They were both right. Truth is, the... More >>

  • Scott Miller & The Commonwealth

    published July 5, 2001

    Virginia's Sic Semper Tyrannis -- Thus Always to Tyrants -- is rivaled only by New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" and West... More >>

  • Racket

    published July 5, 2001

    On April 2 of last year, Ted Nugent took to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion stage dressed in his strange notion of multicultural attire... More >>

  • Mosquito Dope

    published July 5, 2001

    There's something about the name Hayflick Limit that describes the eponymous band fairly well. On the literal level, Hayflick Limit describes the... More >>

  • Flickerstick

    published June 28, 2001

    Viewers of VH1's Bands on the Run know the story. While the boring Josh Dodes Band, the talentless Harlow and the insufferable... More >>

  • Racket

    published June 28, 2001

    Edgar "The Big E" Salazar is a DJ, but not of the sort one would expect to find as a graduate of Madison High School on Houston's southwest side.... More >>

  • Crystal Frontier

    published June 28, 2001

    Poor Mexico, poor United States, so far from God, so near to one another.'' -- Carlos Fuentes, The Crystal Frontier Deserts laugh at... More >>

  • Truckadelic

    published June 21, 2001

    Like North Carolina’s Southern Culture on the Skids and fellow Georgians’ Drive-By Truckers, Atlanta’s Truckadelic celebrates all thangs redne... More >>

  • Playbill

    published June 21, 2001

    Baseball fans thrill to stories about phenoms. You know the drill: Some teenage kid from the sticks is unveiled at training camp, standing six... More >>

  • Racket

    published June 21, 2001

    Between November 23 and November 27, 1936, blues icon Robert Johnson recorded the bulk of his sum total of work at an impromptu session in a... More >>

  • Playbill

    published June 14, 2001

    Most folks know Radiohead will kick off its U.S. tour in The Woodlands this week. But after that, the genre-flipping maestros will take their... More >>

  • World Class?

    published June 14, 2001

    Most of the great American cities have anthems. Everybody knows New York is the city that never sleeps and that, in his own snarky way, Randy... More >>

  • Squeeze City

    published June 14, 2001

    Hike to the top of Hippie Hill at Miller Outdoor Theatre and, once you've established a base camp by the funky sculpture and gotten over your... More >>

  • Scene But Not Heard

    published June 7, 2001

    The Boston gig's been canceled. Oh, don't worry about Boston. Boston's not a big college town. -- Spinal Tap manager Ian Faith Go to the... More >>

  • Bad Day for the Blues

    published May 31, 2001

    As the long tables filled in C. Davis Bar-B-Q's always cramped back room, it was plain that this was not going to be just another of I.J. Gosey's... More >>

  • A KIKK in the Pants

    published May 24, 2001

    For the fourth year running, Robert Earl Keen brings his Texas Uprising to The Woodlands on Memorial Day weekend. And as always, the bill... More >>

  • Lucky Boyd

    published May 17, 2001

    Jorge Luis Borges once recalled his father giving him this advice: "Read a lot, write a lot, don't rush into print." For musicians, the corollary... More >>

  • Playbill

    published May 17, 2001

    Mention Seattle to the proverbial man in the street, and his associations will likely run along the lines of Starbucks, grunge, Microsoft and... More >>

  • Soul Heavy

    published May 17, 2001

    The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things... More >>

  • Bright Lights, Bridge City

    published May 3, 2001

    The Golden Triangle has yielded some very fine music. From the bottomless blues of Blind Willie Johnson to the heart-rending honky-tonk of George... More >>

  • Brass Tacks

    published April 19, 2001

    Until the Dirty Dozen came along, New Orleans brass band music was almost as dead as the corpses it has escorted into eternity for more than a... More >>

  • The Blazers

    published April 12, 2001

    In any discussion of the Blazers, East L.A.'s other nationally renowned roots-rocking combo, Los Lobos looms like the proverbial gorilla. Both are... More >>

  • Playbill

    published April 5, 2001

    Nashville is desperately seeking a male savior. The last year has seen jaw-dropping declines in radio listenership with one Houston radio... More >>

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