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2006 Stories by John Nova Lomax

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  • Cold Cuts: Bun B vs. Byron Crawford

    published April 20, 2006

    Participants: Port Arthur-bred Texas rap legend Bun B, who, with recently paroled rapper Pimp C, formed the hugely influential duo UGK,... More >>

  • Irie iFest

    published April 20, 2006

    Well, the Houston International Festival is again upon us, and this year the spotlight nation is Jamaica, so expect downtown to be infused with... More >>

  • Merengue Mosh

    published April 20, 2006

    "Coupling a Brooklyn-bred garage rock with a sassy southwestern styling might seem as unfitting a marriage as beer and tequila, but with their... More >>

  • Kinky's Got His Mojo Workin'

    published April 13, 2006

    Here's a conundrum: Kinky Friedman and Mojo Nixon are both one of a kind, and yet they are very much alike. Both are rootsy musicians with an... More >>

  • Burnside Exploration

    published April 6, 2006

    Ever since I was a baby critic, I've been hearing about how the blues was dying. Allegedly, it died when Wolf passed away, and then again when... More >>

  • Scarface

    published April 6, 2006

    Shades of Monty Python's cheese shop: There really isn't that much Scarface on this Scarface album. Sure, among a couple of other humdrum 'Face... More >>

  • Number of the Beeyotch

    published April 6, 2006

    Ladies and gentlemen, we give you...the world's premier all-female Iron Maiden tribute band! Okay, so there's not much competition for the mantle,... More >>

  • Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over

    published April 6, 2006

    It was around midnight on Saturday, and the Cactus Music & Video farewell party was nearing the bitter end. Cactus employee bands the Program and... More >>

  • Pandora's Boss

    published April 6, 2006

    Most casual music fans have that one person in their life they turn to before they buy new music, a guru who keeps up with the trends, reads the... More >>

  • KACC Mentality

    published March 30, 2006

    Nowhere does the truism that your college years are the happiest ones in your life seem truer than at KACC/89.7 FM, Alvin Community College's... More >>

  • South By So Huge

    published March 23, 2006

    "Is It Too Big?" ran the headline on Friday's Austin American-Statesman, the 'it' in question of course being South By Southwest. And I... More >>

  • Andre Williams

    published March 16, 2006

    A bluesier, raunchier one-man version of the entire Brat Pack, the suave and debonair Andre Williams returns to the Continental Club after last... More >>

  • Three Fantastic

    published March 16, 2006

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  • Oscar Pimpin'

    published March 16, 2006

    So last week, Three Six Mafia's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" won the 2005 Oscar for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original... More >>

  • The Hype of March

    published March 16, 2006

    Ah, March, the time of year when the music business heats up, the world's hot bands descend on Texas and the hipsters get their marching orders on... More >>

  • Fat Beats

    published March 9, 2006

    Friends, Houstonians, fellow fatsoes –- lend me your ears. A travesty has been visited upon us. After the annual Men's Fitness poll rightl... More >>

  • Van Gogh with a Resonator

    published March 2, 2006

    "Willie Dixon once told me, and I know this sounds like a cliché, but he told me, 'Son, you've got to live the blues if you want to play the b... More >>

  • Enter Pissman

    published February 23, 2006

    The day Bill Fool entered into rock and roll history was, for him, a typical Sunday. It started off at happy hour at Miyako's, where he and his... More >>

  • Into the Frey

    published February 16, 2006

    James Frey lied. We know that now. He's admitted as much. Frey took it on the teeth in front of millions a few weeks back on Oprah, the... More >>

  • Told You So

    published February 16, 2006

    As longtime readers will know by now, we don't like to gloat in this column. Frankly, it's beneath us -- it's unseemly, rude, uncouth,... More >>

  • Band Suicide

    published February 16, 2006

    For most who heard it, Michael Haaga's solo debut, The Plus and Minus Show, was the kind of magical record you fall in love with on first... More >>

  • Snooks Eaglin

    published February 9, 2006

    There's a sticker on the front of my copy of these reissued 1959 sessions that informs us that Mojo has called this effort from the... More >>

  • A Crying Shame

    published February 9, 2006

    Well, aging owners and Netflix have finally finished off what was started by CD downloading, file sharing, Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricanes... More >>

  • Never Go to a Party in Friendswood

    published February 2, 2006

    A couple of years ago, we used sales data to examine the musical tastes of Houston and the suburbs.... More >>

  • Gutbucket Blues, Chopped and Screwed

    published January 26, 2006

    Few American cities are as musically intertwined as Houston and Memphis. Think back to Duke-Peacock Records -- a label founded in Memphis and... More >>

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