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2008 Stories by Shea Serrano

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  • Staying Cool at Joe Carmouche's Legends Jazz Cafe

    published May 29, 2008

    On the official list of Things That Are Cool, playing a mean jazz guitar is right near the top. Specifically, it's directly above "catching a... More >>

  • What's in a Name?

    published May 15, 2008

    The size of a man's hands and feet is related to the size of his, er, penis, if you catch our drift. (Wink.) Or so claims singer Faye... More >>

  • An evening with perennial Houston street hustlers Big Body Click

    published May 15, 2008

    There's something strangely endearing about someone selling you a hand-­packaged, homemade CD. It may seem like just another ho-hum... More >>

  • A conversation with Mohammed Al-Farra of Palestinian Rapperz

    published May 8, 2008

    As a hip-hop quartet originating in perennial battleground the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Rapperz are currently serving as the archetype for a... More >>

  • There's a Fly in My Soukous

    published May 1, 2008

    Africans love to party. Now, typically we try to stay away from broad ethnic stereotypes — except of course those that we... More >>

  • Last Concert Café

    published April 17, 2008

    It's not very often that we get to write a sentence that we know, without a doubt, has never ever been written before, but today is one of... More >>

  • Zydecowboys

    published April 10, 2008

    Are you an old man? Do you fancy dancing with attractive younger women? Well, Mister Inappropriately-Dances-With-Girls-Half-His-Age-Guy, Jax... More >>

  • Rhapsody at Bohemeo's on Telephone Road

    published March 27, 2008

    God really loves Manuel Gutierrez. Or so he claims. The 49-year-old Detroit native has been hit by a car, stabbed twice during a street... More >>

  • You're with Me, Leather

    published March 20, 2008

    Ever thought to yourself, "Man, I really like my iPod, but I wish there were a way I could connect a vibrator to it?" Black Hawk Leather has... More >>

  • An Elevated Conversation with Perseph One and AndAcc

    published March 20, 2008

    Perseph One, Houston's queen of experimental hip-hop, is a genius, or else she's bat-shit crazy. Either way, the Kansas City transplant has... More >>

  • Nicolay and Kay: Time:Line

    published March 20, 2008

    Following his impressive Foreign Exchange project, for which he teamed up with Little Brother's Phonte, Dutch producer dynamo Nicolay... More >>

  • Movie Pirates

    published March 20, 2008

    Brandy and Chris meet at the AMC Studio 30 movie theater at Dunvale and West­heimer in southwest Houston. The couple, whose names are not... More >>

  • All in la Familia at Azteca's Bar and Grill

    published March 13, 2008

    It's a scientific fact that old white people love "Mustang Sally," claims Rich Latimer, of Houston's conveniently named Rich... More >>

  • Strapped-a-Lot

    published March 6, 2008

    It's standard operating procedure, really. After you turn an independent label into a regional powerhouse boasting a dynastic roll call of... More >>

  • Javajazz: No java, no jazz, lots of rock

    published February 28, 2008

    Mike Leibovich is hanging upside down from the ceiling by his goddamn legs. O.S.H.A. would not be pleased. The keyboard... More >>

  • X-Clan's Brother J Drops Some Knowledge

    published February 28, 2008

    Always near the forefront of conscious hip-hop, Brother J and X-Clan sat poised to take over the world 18 years ago. Their Afrocentric LP To... More >>

  • Are You Hot Enough for Citizen Lounge?

    published February 21, 2008

    Ever had a doorman tell you and your friends, "Sorry, guys, the club is full? " Well, we hate to be the ones to tell you this, but that's just... More >>

  • Irie Time at Club Riddims

    published February 14, 2008

    Jamaican Rum Punch is magic. Real talk. The Caribbean concoction of Overproof rum, grenadine and various fruit juices is an $8 crowd... More >>

  • Two Nights Ago: Bun B and Other Members of the UGK Family

    published Feb 10, 2008

    The Return of the Trill Warehouse Live February 8, 2008 Better than: The first time you pulled off that dance move from House Party where you hold onto your right foot with your left hand and then ju... More >>

  • UGK for Life

    published February 7, 2008

    When the Houston music history book is penned, a significant portion will be devoted to Bun B and Underground Kingz, the duo he started in 1987... More >>

  • Floating over to Monarch Lounge

    published January 31, 2008

    Contrary to popular belief, most millionaires are not dicks. That dubious honor often falls to those known as New Money. Monarch Lounge... More >>

  • Blues Clues at The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club

    published January 24, 2008

    Texas Johnny Brown is playing the shit out of a bluesy guitar solo. If that's not impressive enough, he's decided to go on a walk right smack... More >>

  • Hueston Independent Spit District

    published January 24, 2008

    Remember when hip-hop was exciting, back before its braggadocio became banal, its lyrics repurposed and watered down? Wouldn't it be great if,... More >>

  • Kobain Lounge

    published January 17, 2008

    You should have to be at least six feet tall and weigh 195 pounds to be allowed to drive a Ford F-150. Having some facial hair wouldn't hurt... More >>

  • Dug Pinnick: Strum Sum Up

    published January 10, 2008

    You know those movies where some cocky kid runs around bragging about how good he is at something like playing the guitar? Then he comes across... More >>

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