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    Tori's Story

    Plenty of songwriters draw upon low points in personal relationships to churn up their creative juices. Tori Amos, however, tends to take it a step further. She not only churns up memories of past partners and their actions, she disembowels them, tos...

    by Hobart Rowland on June 13, 1996
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    Not the Same Old Junkies - A new label and energy return Canada's moaners to the spotlight

    It's been a while, but the four members of Cowboy Junkies can actually say that they feel like a band again. For a long time, the instrument playing members of the Canadian group best known for its droning remake of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" retreated ...

    by Greg Barr on June 13, 1996
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    Static

    Not just another cranky pop band... In attempting to bundle Super Deluxe's moody nature and strange work habits into a single, excusable cliche, it would be easy to type "temperamental artists." That's how they're often described. But it isn't the wh...

    by Hobart Rowland on June 6, 1996
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    Where Ya Been, Ms. Lynn?

    Get ready to file another early June weekend under "Only in Houston" when the Juneteenth Blues Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. On Saturday, a vintage triple bill of Pete Mayes and the Texas House Rockers, Trudy Lynn and Clarence "Gatemouth"...

    by Greg Barr on June 6, 1996
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    Her Wayor No Way - Ani DiFranco's loner's resolve is beginning to pay off

    Ani DiFranco has nothing to be sore about these days. Though she's often labeled a folkie malcontent because of her caustic lyrics and offbeat, aggressive performances, at this moment, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter is in a mood highly uncharacter...

    by Joe Hon on June 6, 1996
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    Happy Trails - A cowboy's name hasn't kept bluesman Roy Rogers off his chosen range

    "Hobart -- great name. There's not many of those in the world, I bet." Roy Rogers seems genuinely tickled to be speaking with someone who's probably taken as much flack as he has for a name he had nothing to do with choosing -- even if that someo...

    by Hobart Rowland on June 6, 1996
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    Rotation

    Magnapop Rubbing Doesn't Help Priority If Rubbing Doesn't Help sounds looser and more scatterbrained than its much-hailed 1994 predecessor, Hot Boxing -- much like a demo -- it could be because Magnapop's second full-lengther is a dem...

    by Jim Sherman on June 6, 1996
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    Static

    Non Stop adjustments... Change is nothing new for Non Stop Bombers -- and neither is chaos. Less than two years into the Houston rap-metal group's existence, bassist/songwriter Jay Schneider is now the only original member left to tell the story of t...

    by Hobart Rowland on May 30, 1996
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    Squeezebox Serenade

    Ridiculing the accordion is no longer fashionable, especially now that the instrument has wiggled its way into almost every imaginable musical sphere. Much of the credit for the resurgence belongs to Texas and Louisiana, where squeezeboxers toiled in...

    by Betsy Froehlich on May 30, 1996
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    Playing Dumb - Atticus Finch are smarter -- and hungrier -- than they sound

    You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand Atticus Finch. The Houston quartet's songs aren't all that complex; their post-grunge guitars plod along much like scads of other Pearl Jam/Soundgarden wannabes. So it may surprise the band's detr...

    by Greg Barr on May 30, 1996
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    Sound Check

    In 1971, as they transported boxes of their very first release -- by a crusty North Carolina banjo picker named George Pegram -- to the basement of their ramshackle house in Somerville, Massachusetts, it's not likely that the three founders of Rounde...

    by Bob Burtman on May 30, 1996
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    Lesson in Survival - Seattle's Posies go their own soft way, no matter who likes it

    If slavishly adapting to trends has increasingly become the "alternative" norm, then count the Posies among the ever-declining number of real nonconformists. Since 1988, they have quietly and persistently gone about their business as Seattle's sensit...

    by Hobart Rowland on May 30, 1996
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    Saxy Stuff

    Over the last few months, musicians' "summits" -- mini package tours of virtuoso musicians -- have been popping up on the Rockefeller's schedule with increasing regularity. From that, one can only assume there are actually people in Houston willing t...

    by Bob Burtman on May 23, 1996
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    Weird Without Choice - Eccentricity is an inescapable reality for Thinking Fellers

    Before each tour, the five bandmates in the Iowa-born, San Francisco-bred Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 gather together and choose the songs they'd like to cover in concert. Each member is allotted one pick, and the song list they assemble tells a...

    by Roni Sarig on May 23, 1996
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    Rotation

    Soundgarden Down on the Upside A&M Why is it that while many of Seattle's sons of grunge have dropped down a gear (Pearl Jam), dropped out (Mudhoney) or simply dropped dead (Nirvana), Soundgarden has been able to push forward on all fronts,...

    by Edith Sorenson on May 23, 1996
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    Static

    Uncle Walt remembered... Houston's extended singer/songwriter family was devastated Mother's Day weekend by the news that much-loved Walter "Uncle Walt" Hyatt was a passenger on ValuJet Flight 592, the 29-year-old DC-9 that crashed into the Everglade...

    by Hobart Rowland on May 23, 1996
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    Rotation

    The Jesus Lizard Shot Capitol I don't care if, with this CD, Chicago's the Jesus Lizard has moved away from longtime indie home-label Touch and Go and invited cries of sellout from the indie minions. Let 'em cry. I don't care if vocalist Da...

    by Jim Sherman on May 16, 1996
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    Static

    Major inhale... With a band name like Superdrag, it shouldn't come as a surprise that someone among this Tennessee foursome has a passion for tobacco. That someone is professed nicotine fiend John Davis, who also happens to be the band's lead singer ...

    by Hobart Rowland on May 16, 1996
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    The Resurrection of Sam Taylor - After years of laying low, a Houston music guru has come back for more

    The grim hearsay surrounding Sam Taylor took to the air sometime last year, swirling its way like a tiny, gossip-fueled twister around the city. The rumor mill came to a head last fall when an anonymous caller telephoned the Press to report that, amo...

    by Hobart Rowland on May 16, 1996
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    The Name Game - When Austin's Little Sister found she had too many siblings, she became Sister 7

    In rock and roll, being first matters. Austin's Little Sister found that out last month after signing a sweet deal with Arista Texas. The ink was barely dry on its contract with the major label when a problem cropped up: the band's name. Though Littl...

    by Greg Barr on May 16, 1996
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