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  • 6 years ago

    It's been 20 years since Sugar Shack released "You're a Freak," a bona fide local anthem that perseveres to this day. The legendary Houston band's complex, 20-plus-year history is full of numerous lineup changes, multiple record labels and wholesa...

  • 6 years ago

    "I've got a bum arm here," a gruff but cheerful-sounding Jerry Anomie says from the other end of the phone. "I've had two cervical operations, so my right arm ain't workin' good. "I'm gonna have to hold the phone up with one hand and roll a joint ...

  • 7 years ago

    In the late 1980s, on the Galveston Bay side of the island, my radio receiver just barely picked up KPFT's ­Montrose-­generated signal. Monday nights at 10 p.m., armed with two 90-­minute tapes, I would hit "record" as soon as Dayglo A...

  • 7 years ago

    A band taking four years between recordings is cause for both anticipation and dread, and on The New Year's The New Year, the results bring equal parts frustration and relief. Kadane brothers Matt and Bubba continue to anchor the Dallas-based band...

  • 7 years ago

    To pinpoint the birth of rap music in Houston is to place a number of pins along a scattered timeline of the late '70s and early '80s. You could trace it back to when the legendary Houston DJ Darryl Scott was first mixing rap into his funk and sou...

  • 11 years ago

    The sticker on this record reads, "Hey CMJ Reporters! Dig Gary Newman and Suicide? Meet Faux Fox. Make Out. Have Babies." I don't know what Gary Numan would think of that rampant abuse and misspelling of his name, but I'm guessing he and Suicide's...