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  • 2 years ago

    No matter what language you use to say it (Portuguese is the official tongue this year), it's party time downtown for the next two weekends as the Houston International Festival takes over the streets around City Hall and Sam Houston Park with a s...

  • 17 years ago

    Richard Buckner Since MCA It's just like Richard Buckner to attach a drab, monosyllabic title like Since to a work of such complicated beauty. He's the critics' pet, after all -- the kind of sinfully gifted storyteller who makes us music scribes f...

  • 17 years ago

    The 1998 edition of Smashing Pumpkins is a much different beast than the one that made its name coupling grunge's raw power with art-rock's lofty perfectionism. Turmoil and change have swirled around the group over the past two years. Drummer Jimm...

  • 17 years ago

    Public Enemy He Got Game Def Jam Gangstarr Moment of Truth Noo Trybe If there is any value to the '80s revival, it's that Public Enemy and Gangstarr have returned to revitalize the sense of substance in rap. Frankly, these two ghetto brigades from...

  • 17 years ago

    Jeff Buckley Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk) Columbia Anyone well-versed in the more senseless aspects of rock and roll tragedy ought to be acquainted with Jeff Buckley's abrupt demise. The charmed offspring of vocal gymnast Tim Buckley -- ...

  • 17 years ago

    Sometimes, it almost seems Ronnie Earl is too busy making great music to make a name for himself. And that's a shame, because the guitarist is one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers in blues today. His sharp-edged, jazz-tinged sol...