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2007 Stories by Linda Leseman

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  • Musical lowlights of 2007

    published December 27, 2007

    As the only year in the next thousand to end in 007, this past "James Bond Year" was unique. Its never-ending parade of music-related... More >>

  • Raveonettes

    published December 20, 2007

    Finally, the Raveonettes have realized the potential their previous three albums only hinted at — turns out it was just waiting to... More >>

  • Crushing on Avril Lavigne

    published December 6, 2007

    I'll just come out and say it: I have a full-on girl crush on Avril Lavigne. There. Now it's in the open. I own all the DVD-enhanced... More >>

  • Galactic

    published October 25, 2007

    Galactic's latest trip through Houston should feature not only their trademark groovy jams but also the hip-hop-infused sound of the funky New... More >>

  • The Dresden Dolls Brigade

    published October 25, 2007

    Whatever you do, don't call the Dresden Dolls goth. Amanda Palmer, the Boston duo's singing half, so wants to avoid the G-word, she invented... More >>

  • David Bowie, Buddha of Suburbia

    published October 18, 2007

    Originally released in 1993 — though not in the U.S. until 1995, when it was overshadowed by Bowie's drum 'n' bass experiment... More >>

  • Kanye West, Graduation

    published September 27, 2007

    Graduation completes Kanye West's academic trilogy, and if it's truly his "dissertation," as he says on opener "Good Morning," he's... More >>

  • Weird Wide Web: International Strange Music Day, Oddmusic, Starving Weirdos, Strange Glue and many more

    published September 27, 2007 This site claims August 24 is International Strange Music Day.... More >>

  • Knock on Wood

    published September 6, 2007

    This past July 21 marked the end of an era, but perhaps the advent of another. Around 1 a.m., three police cars arrived outside an unassuming... More >>

  • Buford at the Strand Theatre

    published September 6, 2007

    Dave Erwin never saw any ghosts or tried to murder his uncle while he was growing up in East Texas, but somehow Hamlet seemed very familiar... More >>

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    published August 16, 2007

    With Is Is, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have perfected their haphazard delivery. Part of what makes this band so captivating is their ability to... More >>

  • Garbage

    published August 9, 2007

    Thirteen years ago, Garbage created a rock-electronica hybrid and proclaimed, "I can't use what I can't abuse" — the opening lyric of "Vow,"... More >>

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