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2002 Stories by Matt Sonzala

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  • Bavu Blakes, with VG Skillz

    published December 19, 2002

    Austin is not exactly a hip-hop mecca. In fact, if it weren't for Bavu Blakes and a few of his folks, it would be a hip-hop nothin'. Not to harsh... More >>

  • DJ Jester

    published December 19, 2002

    If you've never heard a DJ mix George Strait with some classic Young MC, then screw down some gangsta rap vocals over bagpipes and beats, you've... More >>

  • Lyricist Lounge Tour

    published December 19, 2002

    When the Lyricist Lounge first started, it was merely an open-mike spot where aspiring emcees in New York could come together and get their feet... More >>

  • The Most Extreme Sport of All

    published December 12, 2002

    Don't be surprised if 200 crazies on bicycles roll past your house this weekend hootin', hollerin' and bunny-hoppin'. The annual North American... More >>

  • Damn, That DJ Made My Day

    published November 7, 2002

    I was in Amsterdam cooking a stir-fry for a house full of people when I got the news about 2Pac. I had stepped into the restroom for a moment.... More >>

  • Frode Gjerstad Trio

    published October 10, 2002

    There was a time when touring avant-garde jazz acts rarely came to Houston. Thanks to the Pauline Oliveros Foundation, all that is changing. Joe... More >>

  • Project Row Houses Arts and Music Festival

    published October 10, 2002

    Every year, this small festival has an intriguing bill. Like last year's affair, where you could have caught Lil' Flip and Gatemouth Brown back to... More >>

  • Huntsville 8 Benefit

    published September 5, 2002

    When the octet of rabble-rousers now known as the Huntsville 8 headed out to Walker County on the morning of June 22, 2000, to protest the... More >>

  • Bobbie Fine

    published August 29, 2002

    Bobbie Fine's debut long player walks the fine line between underground and commercial hip-hop with deft precision. Fine's forward-thinking... More >>

  • Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    published July 18, 2002

    It's time for another round of Houston Press Music Awards jinxes. Considering that last year's big winners were Japanic (who broke up six... More >>

  • Frost, with Angelina and NB Ridaz

    published July 11, 2002

    It's been 12 years since Frost's debut, Hispanic Causing Panic, dropped on the hip-hop nation and wised up a generation of Run-DMC, NWA and... More >>

  • Joe McPhee's Trio X

    published June 27, 2002

    Joe McPhee might not turn up alongside John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Ornette Coleman on the average jazz fan's top ten list, but then he's... More >>

  • Big Moe

    published June 20, 2002

    Taken with Big Moe's debut, City of Syrup, Purple World will have people thinking that all Houston is awash in codeine, that we're... More >>

  • YZ, Special Ed, Bobbie Fine

    published June 20, 2002

    YZ and Special Ed are staples of the Yo! MTV Raps generation. In the early '90s both artists could be heard banging out of trunks and... More >>

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