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1995 Stories by Tim Carman

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  • Rotation

    published September 14, 1995

    Steven Kowalczyk Moods and Grooves Atlantic Suave New Englander Steven Kowalczyk fancies himself a young Tony Bennett -- or,... More >>

  • A Band's Dissolve

    published September 14, 1995

    The boys in Banana Blender Surprise have the gift of self-awareness and perspective, a decidedly precocious gift for a bunch of twentysomethings.... More >>

  • 1995 Houston Press Music Awards

    published August 10, 1995

    best new act The Jinkies If you didn't see this one coming, you forgot to look both ways. This past year has seen The Jinkies win every... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 3, 1995

    Rod Stewart A Spanner in the Works Warner Bros. Rod Stewart is such a pain in the ass to review. The guy's a great talent. With... More >>

  • New Band, Old Country

    published August 3, 1995

    Times are tough for honky-tonkers in this once proud land of the twangy guitar. It used to be that a good old boy could slip into his Wranglers,... More >>

  • High Hopes

    published July 27, 1995

    The very technology that makes IMAX 3D so lifelike is the same technology that makes it a barren vehicle for dramatic films. For every frame in... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published July 27, 1995

    Herb Ellis doesn't waste time, either on the bandstand or in his personal interactions. It's the humble philosophy of a lifelong musician who has... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published July 20, 1995

    Earth, Wind and Fire was paradoxical -- couching positive messages inside grooves wicked enough to make your loins ignore any moralistic input --... More >>

  • All in the Family

    published July 13, 1995

    Erich Avinger gives the impression of being everything his father is not. The younger Avinger, a Houston guitarist who has taught virtually every... More >>

  • Rotations

    published July 13, 1995

    Michael Jackson HI Past, Present and Future, Book 1 Epic Records A bluish gray statue of Michael Jackson stands defiantly on the... More >>

  • Jazz Notes

    published June 29, 1995

    It's hard to imagine a more mismanaged photo session than the one that took place in New York City in 1958. The upstart graphics editor at Esquire... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published June 22, 1995

    The ''Houston jazz scene'' may be an oxymoron. The improvisation specialists who call Bayou City home are few, and only a handful of those players... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 8, 1995

    Ron Sexsmith Ron Sexsmith Interscope Life is amazing in its endless capacity for renewal. Just when you've written off a... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 1, 1995

    Elvis Costello Kojak Variety Warner Bros. Elvis Costello is a man of many tastes and many ideas. In the last few years, he's... More >>

  • Feats of Courage

    published June 1, 1995

    It's been seven years since Little Feat reconstituted itself, but even after all that time a question still follows the band around like a... More >>

  • What Is It Good For?

    published May 18, 1995

    There are, to be fair, two kinds of nostalgia acts: those that suck really hard, and those that don't. The former category includes a slew of... More >>

  • Rock and Roll Royalty

    published May 18, 1995

    Gina Haley has a great idea: the fresh faced, delicately freckled singer/songwriter suggests we meet at the Hard Rock Cafe on Kirby Drive. It will... More >>

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