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  • The Sole of Houston: Working for You

    published May 12, 2008

    Looks like David Beebe and my expose on the epidemic of stray shopping carts is bearing fruit. Here’s what the Chronicle says H.P.D. is doing about the problem: “’There are more shopping car... More >>

  • HouTube: The Best Music Video of All Time

    published May 09, 2008

    Well, that's the way my dad put it when he sent it to me, and damn if I don't think he might be right. What we have here is the sedate majesty of pop-soul king Brook Benton, teamed up with a bevy o... More >>

  • nelo CD release

    published May 09, 2008

    Austin newcomers nelo's press kit helpfully points that the sextet's names rhymes with "hello." A much better homophone would be "mellow," because their self-titled debut is about as chill as an Octob... More >>

  • Mp3: Arthur Yoria’s “The Libyans”

    published May 09, 2008

    Houston pop-rock king Arthur Yoria is giving away a new song called “The Libyans.” As usual, it’s catchy as hell, but Yoria’s skillz in the studio continue to develop. The spare, skeletal intr... More >>

  • Disco Kroger Gets SexyAttacked

    published May 06, 2008

    Roving local flash-mob, hit and run graffiti boogie lords SexyAttack recently hit up the infamous “disco Kroger” on Montrose. Ironically, the management at this most oontz-oontzy, dance-friendly ... More >>

  • Pam Robinson Fights Back

    published May 8, 2008

    Walter's on Washington owner Pam Robinson just can't catch a break. Seven years ago, when she was Pam Arnold, she managed Walter's Icehouse on... More >>

  • HouTube: Building My Own MTV

    published May 02, 2008

    If I ran MTV, instead of that trash they air all day, every day, it would look something like this. We’d start with a little chestnut from Spiritualized: And then we’d get fresher with some Ca... More >>

  • RIP, Father of LSD

    published May 01, 2008

    On Tuesday, one of the most important contributors to the development of most popular Western music and culture in general passed away at 102 years of age at his home in Switzerland. I am speaking, ... More >>

  • Sole of Houston: Richmond Avenue, Houston’s Street of Dreamz

    published May 01, 2008

    Eight a.m. to noon, The trip out, and in from Mission Bend to Westchase: David Beebe and I like to think we are great urban adventurers, veterans of what is now over 130 miles of walking the city st... More >>

  • Sole of Houston: Richmond Avenue Facts

    published May 01, 2008

    This week, David Beebe and I tackled Richmond, from the Mission Bend Park and Ride to the Wheeler Station on the light rail. I’ll have the full story up in a few minutes, but here’s a little so... More >>

  • The Blog of Lists: 20 Teetotaling Musicians other than Ian Mackaye

    published Apr 30, 2008

    Last week we gave you the vegans. This week, the designated drivers: David Bowie Eric Dolphy Davey Havok (also a vegan) Elton John Chris Martin Ted Nugent Donny Osmond Jade Puget Henry Rollins Gene ... More >>

  • More Googlism Poetry

    published Apr 30, 2008

    Back in January, I plugged the names of Houston musicians into the endlessly amusing but mostly pointless site Googlism and generated a few poems composed entirely of the collective conventional wisdo... More >>

  • Larry McMurtry and Willie Nelson in Houston

    published May 1, 2008

    In his 1968 essay collection In a Narrow Grave, Larry McMurtry wrote that Houston was "a city with great wealth, some beauty, great... More >>

  • Why You Say Pong?

    published Apr 26, 2008

    About a decade ago, Ed Hall staged sweaty, savage shows marked by the Austin trio performing in body paint, bizarro film projections second only to the Butthole Surfers and suffocating psych-punk that... More >>

  • Monotonix: Body Language

    published April 24, 2008

    It used to be that a band's records enticed you to the live show. Though a studio recording, Monotonix's Drag City debut EP Body... More >>

  • Sgt. Pepper at Discovery Green

    published April 24, 2008

    Man, there is a lot going on downtown this weekend. Not only are there a bunch of good shows in the clubs (see elsewhere in this section for... More >>

  • New Orleans Brass Band Showdown Downtown Tonight

    published Apr 17, 2008

    I finally got around to checking out the entertainment line-up at Discovery Green, and tonight's offering really caught my eye. Basically, it's a showdown between two New Orleans-style brass band wit... More >>

  • Which Bruce Show Was Better: Dallas or Houston?

    published Apr 16, 2008

    Pete Freedman, our counterpart at our sister paper up I-45, wants to know here.... More >>

  • This Week's MuxTape

    published Apr 16, 2008

    Sadly, I had to delete my African diaspora Muxtape, as the site only allows you to have 12 songs up with any one account. This week's version takes a more local focus -- 12 of my favorite contemporar... More >>

  • The Houston International Festival Is Upon Us

    published April 17, 2008

    Allow Houston International Festival education coordinator and performing arts director Rick Mitchell to channel his inner Ron... More >>

  • Big Sam's Funky Nation

    published April 17, 2008

    A dancing bear of a man, Big Sam Williams is a nose tackle-size New Orleans trombonist and veteran of an apprenticeship in the Dirty Dozen... More >>

  • Weekend Music: No Money, No Problem

    published Apr 11, 2008

    This is a good weekend to be broke. Not only is the Westheimer Block Party tomorrow afternoon, but Sunday brings Rice Radio's 17th annual Outdoor Show at the university's Intramural Fields 2 and 3, so... More >>

  • Sitting Down with La Porte's Buxton

    published April 10, 2008

    La Porte quartet Buxton are fresh off their most successful tour to date, a weeklong all-Texas jaunt that took them as far west as Marfa, as... More >>

  • Houston Music Festivals

    published April 3, 2008

    It may be more correct from a musical standpoint than a meteorological one, but in Houston, April is the coolest month. There's something... More >>

  • Zydepunks, with Blaggards

    published April 3, 2008

    Finding Cajun and zydeco CDs in "World Music" record store bins has always annoyed me, especially when they are filed that way in stores in... More >>

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