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2003 Stories by John Nova Lomax

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  • Mary Cutrufello

    published September 18, 2003

    Texas and Mary Cutrufello's new home state of Minnesota are bizarro mirror images of one another. Minnesotans pay high taxes for lots of services,... More >>

  • Drastic Unilateral Action

    published September 18, 2003

    "Today we are making a major announcement…We [will] significantly reduce our CD prices in the U.S. starting in the fourth quarter. On... More >>

  • David Brake and That Damn Band

    published September 11, 2003

    Every now and then you get a very good local record that totally takes you by surprise. This is one of those albums, a well-written and performed,... More >>

  • The South's Done It Again

    published September 11, 2003

    Well the Dickinson boys are cookin down in Mississip' / And the Garza boys are making Texans shake their hips / People down in... More >>

  • NTX & The Electric Sexxx

    published September 4, 2003

    If you get out the sandpaper and start working away at the Electric Sexxx's sound, if you rub away some of the distortion from the vocals, a... More >>

  • Whirlwind Heat, with the Kills and the Singles

    published September 4, 2003

    Whirlwind Heat appears Wednesday, September 10, at Fat Cat's, 4216 Washington Avenue. The Kills and the Singles are also on the bill. For more... More >>

  • A Trip to Bountiful

    published September 4, 2003

    As Billy Joe Shaver played his 1940s-style "The Good Ol' USA," only the eightysomething guy in the old Stetson and the UT golf shirt knew the... More >>

  • Money and Masa

    published September 4, 2003

    Though he's only 18 years old, he says he's been in the rap game for 25 years. They say he bought out Taco Cabana and will soon be renaming it... More >>

  • Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

    published August 28, 2003

    No one man caused more harm to Houston's music community than Roy Ames, who passed away August 14 of natural causes at age 66 at his home in West... More >>

  • Pull Your Load

    published August 28, 2003

    When he's on stage, Scott Miller's catchphrase is "Are you with me?" The former V-Roys front man uses that question -- which was also the title of... More >>

  • Bluegrass Meltdown, Montrose-Style

    published August 21, 2003

    Helios on a Monday night. The barmaid stands on top of a plastic garbage bin and chalks "Shiner Bock -- $2" on the blackboard at the end of the... More >>

  • Cattle Call

    published August 21, 2003

    They started coming on Sunday night, even though they weren't supposed to start lining up until noon Monday, bringing with them tents, coolers,... More >>

  • Racket

    published August 14, 2003

    The spring Arbitron radio ratings book is out, and there's a shocker in it. Long-time country market leader KILT (100.3) has been toppled -- not... More >>

  • Hothouse Flowers

    published August 14, 2003

    This year was nothing short of a watershed for the Houston Press Music Awards. This time a year ago we wrote, "here's what we want for... More >>

  • Los Lonely Boys

    published August 7, 2003

    Two years ago, Los Lonely Boys were described in these pages as young phenoms whose Spanglish roadhouse blues-rock was taking them to the big... More >>

  • Racket

    published August 7, 2003

    Ah yes, the 14th annual Houston Press Music Awards showcase. It was sublime. It was excellent. It was amazing. It was also, at times,... More >>

  • Endless Boogie

    published August 7, 2003

    Oh, we got both kinds of music in here," said the barmaid to Elwood Blues. "Country and western." That line from The Blues Brothers... More >>

  • Everything Old Is New Again

    published July 31, 2003

    Singer-songwriter Steve Young, a fine soloist but perhaps more famous for writing Waylon Jennings's "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" and the Eagles'... More >>

  • Reelin' In the Years

    published July 24, 2003

    Well, the Music Awards are in their 14th year, and Racket thought this as good a time as any to take a look back through the archives. And what a... More >>

  • Wango Chango

    published July 24, 2003

    Ever since his band Chango Jackson switched from singing in English to Spanish and later changed its name from Moscas, guitarist-singer Chango Van... More >>

  • '80s Babies

    published July 24, 2003

    Some musicians take you to a place. Think of Calexico and that Arizona desert vibe, of Dr. John's New Orleans aura, of Snoop Dogg's ability to... More >>

  • Richmond's Burning

    published July 17, 2003

    The Richmond Strip is a very Houstonian take on the concept of an entertainment district. Where most are cozy and pedestrian, ours is spread out... More >>

  • Whatcha Gonna Do?

    published July 17, 2003

    For Houston reggae act the Neutral Sisters, this gig in Jamaica promised a tough crowd. This was not your typical Jamaican reggae festival slot... More >>

  • Potty Mouths

    published July 10, 2003

    The tamale, one of many launched by Chango Jackson's roadie from the Lower Westheimer stage on a sweltering Sunday afternoon, flew upward into the... More >>

  • A.R.E. Weapons

    published July 3, 2003

    Melding industrial beats, synth wash, drunken rants and trash-punk ethics, NYC's A.R.E. Weapons flog a drug-crazed, sex-addled rotten apple image... More >>

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