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  • Silverstein

    published November 9, 2006

    Canadian post-hardcore group Silverstein (Neil Boshart and Josh Bradford on guitars, Bill Hamilton on bass, Shane Told on vocals and Paul Koehler... More >>

  • In Style with Nistal

    published November 9, 2006

    Twenty-six-year-old singer Karina Nistal doesn't let her day job at an investment banking firm get in the way of her performing around the U.S.... More >>

  • Krazy Kuzins

    published November 9, 2006

    Brothers-in-law Matt Lavan and Mike Griffith grew up listening to rap and hip-hop music, and when they became fathers, they wanted to share that... More >>

  • Joshua Radin

    published November 2, 2006

    If you watch prime-time television, you've probably already heard of Joshua Radin -- his songs are regularly part of the Brothers and... More >>

  • Pitbull

    published November 2, 2006

    Pitbull's newest CD, El Mariel, includes lines like "Welcome to the real Dade County/where we're soldiers from birth to the hearse/that's... More >>

  • Dream Girl

    published November 2, 2006

    Two things you need to know before you go to the Red Cat Jazz Café: Don't go if you're not pretty. Don't go if you can't jam. The Red Cat ... More >>

  • Getting the V from E.O.D.

    published November 2, 2006

    E.O.D. Squad East Side rappers Indecent and Arch are nothing if not honest. "Do you play into that whole 'gotta get shot to get street cred' 50... More >>

  • Alpha Music by an Omega Male

    published November 2, 2006

    Australian pianist and composer John B. Levine says his music will do you good. And not just in an 'aren't you a cultured jack-ass?" kind of way.... More >>

  • Out on a Limb

    published November 2, 2006

    Taz Bentley and Vaden Todd Lewis found themselves in a bit of a bind in 2002. They had a hit single, but they didn't have a band. "I had been... More >>

  • James Hunter

    published October 26, 2006

    James Hunter's been tagged with that "blue-eyed soul singer" label, and yeah, that's accurate. It's also much too small a term to describe him.... More >>

  • Ben Folds

    published October 26, 2006

    Ben Folds's last CD, Songs for Silverman, is what he calls his "grow a beard, lock yourself in the studio and play for a couple weeks"... More >>

  • The 50 Smartest People in Houston

    published October 26, 2006

    Fifty of the smartest people in Houston are waiting for Toby Lightman to take the stage for her 11 p.m. show at Warehouse Live (813 St. Emanuel,... More >>

  • An Open Letter to Nick Lachey

    published October 26, 2006

    Dear Nicky, We here at the Houston Press want to offer you our support and assistance during this, your time of post-divorce... More >>

  • A Whole Other Magic

    published October 26, 2006

    Don't tell Dianne Reeves that jazz singers can't have million sellers. "That's not so at all," she says firmly. "Sara Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald... More >>

  • Houston Women's Festival

    published October 19, 2006

    No, this isn't just an estrogen fest -- the Athena Art Project-sponsored Houston Women's Festival is actually about great music. Great music by... More >>

  • Blues Dancing at the Big Easy

    published October 19, 2006

    They're dancing to Miles Davis," Liz tells me as soon as we walk into The Big Easy (5731 Kirby Drive, 713-523-9999). "What?" "They're... More >>

  • Ask Another Mexican

    published October 19, 2006

    While Houston rapper Carlos Coy, aka South Park Mexican, sits in a Texas Department of Corrections prison serving a 45-year sentence for the... More >>

  • Los Abandoned

    published October 12, 2006

    Lady P, lead vocalist for Los Abandoned, claims she's classically trained -- on the ukulele! Ah, okay. Lady P does play the ukulele on some of the... More >>

  • Silk

    published October 12, 2006

    Atlanta quartet Silk hit all the right notes on Always and Forever, a collection of R&B covers. Each tune is a flawless rendition of a... More >>

  • Frankie J

    published October 12, 2006

    Frankie J must be a record exec's dream: He's got smooth vocals that effortlessly go from pop to R&B to cumbias, looks that are the perfect... More >>

  • Give Me a "V"

    published October 12, 2006

    Please pay attention, because I only want to say this one time: Ladies, when you wear tight jeans, your crotch area should resemble the letter V.... More >>

  • The Buzz

    published October 12, 2006

    Mosquitos singer Juju Stulbach may be the only woman anyone ever picked up by using the line, "Hi, you're a musician." Stulbach was working in... More >>

  • Ozomatli

    published October 5, 2006

    Members of the 10-piece Los Angeles group Ozomatli say they took their name from the Aztec god of dance, and since they sometimes jump into the... More >>

  • Bonnie Raitt

    published October 5, 2006

    Guitarist Bonnie Raitt, Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, plays everything from gritty blues and funk to chart-topping pop. Her... More >>

  • Jonny Lang

    published October 5, 2006

    Guitarist Jonny Lang burst on the blues scene in 1997. Barely out of junior high, Lang was signed to A&M and released the much anticipated Lie... More >>

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