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2006 Stories by Olivia Flores Alvarez

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  • Alive and Well

    published December 7, 2006

    The waitresses are chatting in Russian. The food is Italian. There's a group of Argentineans in the corner, talking Spanish at full-speed. And... More >>

  • One Fan at a Time

    published December 7, 2006

    Houston rock band Jadewood is on a mission -- to earn an audience, even if it has to do it one fan at a time. Jadewood's three members -- Elias... More >>

  • Chaos Theory

    published December 7, 2006

    Jazz guitarist Al Di Meola has been to Houston before. "One of my first shows ever was at the Astrodome with Chick Corea when I was 19 years old.... More >>

  • A'anya Cantley Update

    published Dec 05, 2006

    Although the transcript for the show-cause hearing in the case of A'anya Cantley is a public record, we had a heckuva time getting it from, you know, the courthouse. While Child Protective Services p... More >>

  • YuleTube

    published Dec 05, 2006

    The holidays are a special time for family and friends to come together in a show of magical unity and optimism. The whole human race becomes as one with a sense of childlike wonderment and admiration... More >>

  • More from Indian Jewelry

    published Nov 29, 2006

    Here's a little extra from our conversation with Tex Kerschen of Indian Jewelry in our feature Smoke Signals, Indian Jewelry comes home by Olivia Flores Alvarez in the November 30 issue of the Houston... More >>

  • Some Kind of Wonderful

    published November 30, 2006

    Twelve-year-old Cheyenne James laughs when I ask her what she knows about sorrow and misery. "How do you sing 'At Last' with all the heartbreak... More >>

  • Where Do You Buy Your Hair?

    published November 30, 2006

    Reporters are nosy people. That's what they pay us for. That's what we scored highest on on our vocational aptitude tests -- minding other... More >>

  • Slightly Stoopid

    published Nov 28, 2006

    Slightly Stoopid's dual frontmen Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald have been friends since they were one and two years old and have been playing music since their midteens. In 1995, they caught ... More >>

  • Rotation: My Chemical Romance

    published Nov 24, 2006

    Reaching for bigger and better, The Black Parade still disappoints. My Chemical Romance The Black Parade Reprise Ever get the feeling that modern rock is now all about one-upmanship? The Kill... More >>

  • Double Trouble

    published Nov 23, 2006

    Q& A with Lady Sovereign Just in case you didn't get enough of rapper Lady Sovereign in this week's print edition of the Houston Press (Sovereign Ruler, Is the U.S. Ready for the S-O-V? by Geoff Ca... More >>

  • Rotation - The Walkmen

    published Nov 22, 2006

    The Walkmen Pussy Cats Starring the Walkmen Record Collection Evidently, the Walkmen recorded Pussy Cats Starring the Walkmen as a spontaneous send-off to their Brooklyn studio, the buildin... More >>

  • El Vez

    published November 23, 2006

    Want some well-done, socially relevant music? Well, you better skip the El Vez show at the Continental. On the other hand, if what you want is a... More >>

  • Straylight Run

    published November 23, 2006

    Straylight Run is one of those Internet-success fairy tales all unsigned bands dream about. The band started in May 2003 when friends John Nolan... More >>

  • Muck a Duck

    published November 23, 2006

    The guitar player on stage has impossibly long legs. And he's entirely too calm to be playing those licks. Other guitarists would be making all... More >>

  • Miss Leslie Live at the Continental

    published Nov 21, 2006

    Fans find Miss Leslie at the Continental Club every Wednesday, but this week Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers will be unveiling their new CD, Honky Tonk Happy Hour - Live at the Continental C... More >>

  • Who's cool?

    published Nov 17, 2006

    So the Who is back on tour. Why should we care? Well, to start with, it's the Who's first visit since original bassist John Entwistle died in 2002, some 38 years after joining the band (which i... More >>

  • Getting the Slip

    published Nov 17, 2006

    The Slip Eisenhower Bar/None The Slip's new album is available from Bar/None Records. Longtime fans of The Slip will find the band almost unrecognizable on Eisenhower. But that's not necessari... More >>

  • The Houston Hump

    published Nov 15, 2006

    Looking for a little music to help you get over hump day? Something low-key, but fun? We have a few suggestions. Miss Leslie & her Juke-Jointers are at the Continental Club for tonight's Honky Tonk ... More >>

  • Rozzano Zamorano

    published November 16, 2006

    Bass player Rozzano Zamorano is well known to Houston music fans thanks to a long stint with the Fondue Monks. A Musical Illustration of the... More >>

  • 1960 Rock

    published November 16, 2006

    Where the hell are we going?" Conchita demands. "It's just a couple more blocks," I tell her. I'm lying, of course. FBI Rocks #1... More >>

  • Dixie Doc

    published Nov 14, 2006

    15 little words changed everything for the Dixie Chicks. In an instant, the Dixie Chicks went from country darlings to America's scape goats, and two filmmakers caught it all. Barbara Kopple ... More >>

  • Guitar Shorty

    published Nov 13, 2006

    As a young man, Houston born Guitar Shorty was a sideman on shows with artists like BB King, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry and Ray Charles. But once he became a solo artist, opening spots became harde... More >>

  • Be Your Own PET

    published November 9, 2006

    Be Your Own PET (BYOP) has been wreaking havoc since their inception in 2003. Back then they were just some crazy-talented teenagers sitting... More >>

  • Tilly and the Wall

    published November 9, 2006

    Not many bands have to make their set list based on breaks for their tap dancer, but indie pop group Tilly and the Wall does. "We don't want her... More >>

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