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  • In Search of Lost Time

    published June 20, 2002

    By 1995, Robert Conran, better known to Houston clubbers as Reilly, felt like he had outgrown Houston's music scene. Los Mortales -- the... More >>

  • Tuam Raiders

    published June 20, 2002

    Although they hail from Tuam, in the rural west of the country where Gaelic is still spoken, there's nothing altogether Irish about the Saw... More >>

  • W.C. Clark

    published June 13, 2002

    Long before Austin filled up with Strat-toting, blues-picking white boys with tiny beards under their lower lips, there was an African-American... More >>

  • Troubled Orbit

    published June 13, 2002

    When the Fabulous Satellite Lounge hosts Aztex in a no-cover June 15 bash to celebrate a decade on Washington Avenue, they're going to mean it.... More >>

  • South Park Monster

    published June 6, 2002

    Man cries if he was blessed with a heart / But I lost mine, in the backstreets of South Park / Once again it's Mister SPM / And the shit ain't... More >>

  • Pamland Central

    published May 30, 2002

    "I just bought a new bar today," says Pam Robinson offhandedly. "I just bought Mary Jane's." Snapping up bars is getting to be a habit for... More >>

  • Moby Pick

    published May 23, 2002

    Barbara Lynn wondered why the British voice on the other end of the phone sounded so excited. After all, this wasn't the first time that one of... More >>

  • Death of a Bar Band

    published May 16, 2002

    If there's one band that could single-handedly prove Racket's belief in a Houston Press Music Award jinx, it's the Hollisters. They... More >>

  • Small Wonder

    published May 16, 2002

    "I wish it wouldn't take so long to enjoy someone else's life," says 61-year-old Frank Davis. He's painstakingly repairing one of the many... More >>

  • Living in Harmony

    published May 9, 2002

    Wednesday night on Lower Westheimer is a tale of two types of erotica. At Helios, the erotic poetry night is a deliberate, pull-no-punches attempt... More >>

  • Pop Goes the Bastard

    published May 2, 2002

    What do you call a song that has the vocals of Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious" welded onto the backing track for Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen... More >>

  • Fightin' Words

    published May 2, 2002

    Craig Feazel, singer/guitarist/ pedal steel player of the local rock band Drifter likes a few things, among them Led Zeppelin, Jug O' Lightnin',... More >>

  • Casino

    published April 25, 2002

    Casino may record for a label called Fancy Music, but its music is anything but. Affluenza is Brit-style raunch and roll. More... More >>

  • Ozzy Lore

    published April 25, 2002

    If ever more proof was needed that This Is Spinal Tap was the most perfect satire ever made, we have this moment from MTV's smash-hit... More >>

  • People Who Died

    published April 25, 2002

    Listening to Firewater's 2001 release, Psychopharmacology, conjures thoughts of Jim Carroll, but after a couple of spins it's still hard... More >>

  • Creative Interpretations

    published April 18, 2002

    This Saturday, when South African Zulu mbaqanga singers Mahotella Queens bring their indestructible sounds of Soweto to the stage at the... More >>

  • Rocksteady Ska-lawags

    published April 18, 2002

    Ska -- that venerable Jamaican-born music -- has endured as many ups and downs as the Democratic Party, and right about now it's just as dead and... More >>

  • Hidden Speaker

    published April 11, 2002

    Houston-bred Evan Dickson, founder of Hidden Speaker, is back in town, at least some of the time. His schedule finds him shuttling back and forth... More >>

  • Back To Basics

    published April 11, 2002

    Little Steven Van Zandt speaks of rock and roll as though he were mourning a friend who died a long time ago. "I just miss it, man, you know?" he... More >>

  • Houston, Icarus Has Landed (in Montrose)

    published April 11, 2002

    Just before and even a little after the release of Spiritualized's Let It Come Down, word out of London had it that this was to be Jason... More >>

  • Clear Channel Cajun Invasion

    published April 4, 2002

    Father Emmanuel Domenech, the Catholic missionary who in the 1840s was the first-ever French visitor to the Bayou City, was singularly unimpressed... More >>

  • Traffic Jam

    published April 4, 2002

    For Gary Hartman, co-head of local independent promotion company Tapir Productions, the moment of truth came after the jam band String Cheese... More >>

  • Tribute to Johnny Clyde Copeland

    published March 28, 2002

    It's hard to believe that July 3 will mark five years since Johnny Clyde Copeland passed away. Even though he made his name internationally from... More >>

  • Cultural Clash

    published March 28, 2002

    It's Friday afternoon on Austin's über-hip South Congress strip, and the Allen Oldies Band has set up in front of an antique shop. All its... More >>

  • Mike Barfield

    published March 21, 2002

    It's official: Mike Barfield has shelved the Hollisters name, along with the band's boom- chicka-boom sound. Since getting unstuck from our East... More >>

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