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  • Sole of Houston: This One's for Rory Miggins

    published Dec 28, 2007

    Click here for a slideshow. This installment of the Sole of Houston takes us to the Southeast side of town. There were a lot of firsts to this walk. For starters, it was the first that had a theme... More >>

  • Music Deaths

    published December 27, 2007

    First, the standard disclaimer: A few years ago, we started stealing the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter, which he invented in his now... More >>

  • Home for the Holidays

    published December 20, 2007

    Ah, December, a most bittersweet time of year for the Houston music scene. In most cities, it's a slack time for gigs, both local and national.... More >>

  • R.I.P. Pimp C

    published December 13, 2007

    I came late to the UGK party. I was out of the country for much of their rise from 1992-1995, and then I lived in Nashville, where their legend... More >>

  • Back in the High Life: Michael Pollack and the VCR Bikini Hottie

    published Dec 07, 2007

    “Htownr” posted this link as a comment at the end of my most recent Sole of Houston post, and it totally deserves a blog of its own. Those of you who were sentient beings with TVs in Houston... More >>

  • Sole of Houston: Bissonnet, from Synott Road to Montrose

    published Dec 04, 2007

    In this episode of the Sole of Houston, David Beebe and I selected Bissonnet. We would catch the #65 bus at Bellaire transit center, ride it out to Synott Road, about 14.5 miles southwest of our i... More >>

  • Dangerously Drunk Pedestrianism

    published Dec 04, 2007

    So two more of those ubiquitous, specialized city rankings have come out this week. In one, the Brookings Institution ranked Houston 21st in walkabilty of the 30 largest metro areas in America, ed... More >>

  • The Smoking Ban

    published November 29, 2007

    It's safe to say that John Evans is no fan of the recently enacted smoking ban. To him, the municipal stubbing out of our collective ciggies is... More >>

  • Tales from Transit: Deputy Dawg, Robert Plant and Uncle Tom

    published Nov 21, 2007

    Interesting train ride home yesterday…I get on a packed car about 5:30 last night, a Zeppelin playlist cranked to 12 on my iPod. I notice a commotion among the other passengers in my immediate surro... More >>

  • Trenchtown in the 'Trose

    published November 22, 2007

    Maybe there are taller peaks ahead in the career of Ryan Scroggins, the former keyboardist in Los Skarnales and now the leader of his own band,... More >>

  • Hannah from Heaven

    published November 15, 2007

    With last week's announcement of a new Hannah Montana show next March, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rode in like the U.S. Cavalry to... More >>

  • To Do: Devendra Banhart and Claude Wampler at DiverseWorks

    published Nov 09, 2007

    As his fans already know, when Devendra Banhart isn’t singing his stark, eerily simple neo-folk music, he’s usually drawing. The Houston-born 26-year-old recalled in a recent interview that it... More >>

  • The Return of Cactus Music and Video

    published November 8, 2007

    Early last year, with good reason, we called March 31 "a day that will live in Houston music infamy." That was Cactus Music and Video's last... More >>

  • Fucking Transmissions, Begin Transmission

    published November 8, 2007

    All too often, rap-rock assumes the worst of both genres. Songs like "Fight for Your Right" and bands like Limp Bizkit blended rap's lack of... More >>

  • Getting Better All the Time

    published November 1, 2007

    Finally, someone executed one of Stephen Adams's big ideas — a faithful note-for-note live re-creation of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts... More >>

  • James Howard Kunstler Finally Drags His Ass to Houston

    published Oct 24, 2007

    To anybody who has read so much as a page of his work, the fact that James Howard Kunstler has revealed on his blog that he is no fan of the city of Houston will come as absolutely no surprise. To sa... More >>

  • The Scene Is Dead. Long Live the Scene!

    published October 25, 2007

    Another Day of the Dead is upon us, and it would seem to offer us the chance at creating a unique intercultural Houston... More >>

  • Nothing Happening Here: Protest Music, Then and Now

    published October 18, 2007

    You're feeling your freedom, and the world's off your back, some cowboy from Texas, starts his own war in Iraq." So runs a line from... More >>

  • David Rice

    published October 11, 2007

    In the beleaguered mid-1990s Houston rock scene, David Rice seemed like a rare mainstream success story. In just a few years, the folk-tinged... More >>

  • StickerStop, Thanks. Midas, Eff Off.

    published Oct 02, 2007

    The inspection sticker on our 1995 Toyota Camry expired October 1, and since we live near the cities of Bellaire, West U and South Side Place and their vigilant police forces, we don’t mess around a... More >>

  • Save Our Houston Songs

    published October 4, 2007

    Off and on for the past six months, we've been working on a list of the top 100 songs to ever come from Houston. (The top 20 appeared in last... More >>

  • Houston's Ten Worst Songs

    published September 27, 2007

    Three years back, inspired by Texas Monthly's list of the 40 best songs from Texas, I compiled a list of the "Dirty 30" worst tunes from... More >>

  • Anders Parker

    published September 27, 2007

    These days we're utterly awash in music from all sides — terrestrial and satellite radio, iPods, MP3 blogs, TV ads, and on and on. This... More >>

  • Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    published September 27, 2007

    When we originally set about attempting to catalogue a list of Houston's top songs ever, we thought it was a stretch. How could there be a list... More >>

  • Tonk Blokes And the Mean Streets Of Da R.O.

    published September 20, 2007

    10. Mike Jones is a "'rapper' for people with A.D.D." 9. Hamilton, Ontario, Hickory, North Carolina and the London district of Hackney... More >>

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