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2003 Stories by John Nova Lomax

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  • Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    published December 25, 2003

    If you've ever read one of these jive-ass year-enders before, you'll know that (insert year here) was full of plenty of Ups and Downs. That for... More >>

  • A Bevy of Benefits

    published December 18, 2003

    'Tis the season for benefits, and if you don't want to be haunted by a bunch of chain-clanking phantoms of your dead mean friends on Christmas... More >>

  • I'm Not Dreaming of a White Christmas

    published December 18, 2003

    Ho ho freakin' ho, it's Christmas time again, and time for Racket to get his Scrooge on. But instead of trashing a bunch of half-baked yuletide... More >>

  • Acid Test

    published December 18, 2003

    Getting a story out of Linus Pauling Quartet on the occasion of the release of their positively stellar new album, C6H8O6, is one of the... More >>

  • Rallying Round Al

    published December 11, 2003

    When you think about musician-playwright Alejandro Escovedo, you start thinking about religious icons. It's easy to imagine his image painted on... More >>

  • A Kinky Kind of Campaign?

    published December 4, 2003

    First, there was Jesse Ventura in Minnesota. Then there was Ah-nuld in California. What's next in the world of politainment? How about Kinky... More >>

  • Hip-hop, Tejas

    published December 4, 2003

    All my friends know the low rider / The low rider is a little higher / The low rider drives a little slower / Low rider, is a real goer. --... More >>

  • Computer Error

    published November 27, 2003

    Slowly but surely, the Web site has become the permanent record your teachers always... More >>

  • Banjos and Body Piercings

    published November 20, 2003

    "Texas rules. I always have a good time down there. I wish I was there right now." So says 25-year-old singer-songwriter, banjo... More >>

  • Return of Los Vatos Rudos

    published November 13, 2003

    Los Skarnales are the Dropkick Murphys of Houston. As the Murphys reflect Boston and its dominant Irish-American subculture, the Skarnales are the... More >>

  • City Under Siege

    published November 6, 2003

    Last week we brought you the story of, as they would say in a movie trailer, one man with the courage, the passion, the desire to take the... More >>

  • Solas

    published October 30, 2003

    St. Patrick's Day may fall in the springtime, but for me the best time of year for Irish music is fall, or whatever you want to call the beginning... More >>

  • Sweet Recovery

    published October 30, 2003

    Musicians get their gear ripped off all the time. Someone unhitches a band's trailer and hauls ass. Another guy snatches a guitar off the stage... More >>

  • Pleasure Club

    published October 23, 2003

    Houstonian by birth, New Orleanian by choice, skull-faced and sharp-dressed James Hall is the founder of Pleasure Club, purveyors of what a bunch... More >>

  • Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys, with Zombilly

    published October 23, 2003

    If you think Country Legends 97.1 is a misnomer because they don't play any Webb Pierce or Lefty Frizzell, this show and this band are for you. A... More >>

  • Roll Over, Eric Clapton. And Tell Stevie Ray the News.

    published October 23, 2003

    It's official -- the blues is in again, if indeed it ever was out. Following the release of its epic DVD How the West Was Won, blues-rock... More >>

  • The Carlsonics

    published October 16, 2003

    Out of northern Virginia/Washington, D.C., it comes, a band with malice toward all and goodwill toward none, a mod/neo-garage quintet that kicks... More >>

  • Hype This

    published October 16, 2003

    Ho-hum, here we go again. Another sports and entertainment palace opens in Houston, and the Chronicle pulls out all the stops saying it's... More >>

  • Califone, with Clem Snide and Scattered Pages

    published October 9, 2003

    Here's a little word problem for you. If a van containing Son Volt, whose members are listening to the Harry Smith anthology, is traveling at 70... More >>

  • Do You Know the Way to Balmorhea?

    published October 9, 2003

    Jesse Dayton has always been a man of motion. His band names (the Road Kings, the Alamo Jets) reflect a sense of movement, as does his restless... More >>

  • Sleep

    published October 2, 2003

    Things you could do in less time than that which drags past, ponderously as an elephant on quaaludes, on the title track of metal act Sleep's new... More >>

  • Houston 1, Luftwaffe 0

    published October 2, 2003

    Well, folks, it was fun while it lasted, but after about nine months Stuka's blitzkrieg of Houston nightlife is now officially over. The club that... More >>

  • Brown Suga Suga

    published October 2, 2003

    There's more than one thing that's pretty old-school about Baby Bash and his hit single, "Suga Suga." First, there's the song itself: a... More >>

  • Reprogram Your Life

    published September 25, 2003

    To Racket, at least, chaos is usually more interesting than order, certainly in the case of post-Garland Ganter KPFT. Ganter's streamlined "Sounds... More >>

  • Flaco Jimenez

    published September 18, 2003

    The problem with Flaco Jimenez's recent career is that he has often sounded like a guest star on his own albums. For years, every rock and country... More >>

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