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    Static

    No gong required... A contestant's name is called midway through Scott Gertner's weekly Talent Search night at Cody's, and most in the crowd crane their necks to see what they're in for. But there's no one moving toward the stage for a few minutes in...

    by Hobart Rowland on February 12, 1998
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    Into the Folds

    In the Barry Levinson film Diner, one of the characters insists that his fiancee pass a quiz on pro football before he'll marry her. If your thing is music rather than sports, Ben Folds Five might just be the band for a similar prenuptial litmus test...

    by Bob Ruggiero on February 12, 1998
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    Static

    Jinkies' last stand... Leave it to the Jinkies to turn in what was possibly their finest performance ever on the eve of their unraveling. And leave it to a Houston audience to barely acknowledge that irony, let alone pry their asses out of their seat...

    by Hobart Rowland on February 5, 1998
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    Rotation

    Pearl Jam Yield Epic Eddie Vedder has always been a better star than artist, and don't let any critic who slept through Ten and raved about No Code tell you otherwise. He's best at grand gestures, belting out "Alive" or vowing to bring a co...

    by Bob Ruggiero on February 5, 1998
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    Ready for Recess

    The most interesting time in a band's career is often when they're on the edge of mainstream success. Marcy Playground are at that point now, poised either to explode or to fizzle. Sales of the New York City-based alterna-pop trio's self-titled debut...

    by Brendan Doherty on February 5, 1998
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    Jazzed - After years of groundbreaking music, Pat Metheny is looking for more barriers to shatter

    Pat Metheny is a unique jazz entity. He doesn't identify with the retro-jazz purist movement, nor is he a smooth jazz or hard-core fusion commodity. His music is rarely played on jazz stations, contemporary or traditional. "We don't fit anywhere...

    by Paul J. MacArthur on February 5, 1998
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    Last Year's Model

    The members of Twiggy aren't exactly musical innocents. No earnest sentiments such as "we're really trying hard to land a record deal right now" or "I know I can make a living doing this" issue from their lips as they assemble in the cramped warehous...

    by Bob Ruggiero on February 5, 1998
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    The Return of Superfly

    Today's hard-core rappers are in a difficult position. Many of them achieved success via exciting accounts of drinking, drugging, dealing, whoring and homicide that they defended by claiming the tales were simply reflections of the hard realities in ...

    by Michael Roberts on January 29, 1998
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    Pillow Talk - Cornershop's East/West diplomacy is as soothing as it is sophisticated

    "Women aren't the only ones with bosoms, you know." With that statement, Cornershop's soft-spoken leader, Tjinder Singh, is attempting to explain the meaning behind the refrain that forms the basis for the addictively catchy chorus of the English...

    by Hobart Rowland on January 29, 1998
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    Labor of Love - For Austin's Sixteen Deluxe, fun and hard work are one and the same

    Texas-tourism flacks like to call Austin the live music capital of the world, but the city's learn-as-you-gig musical ethos suggests that "live rehearsal capital of the world" might be a better description. Yet on this Friday night, the members of th...

    by Rob Patterson on January 29, 1998
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    Static

    Latin twist... At first glance, Calvin Owens and Norma Zenteno might seem an unlikely musical match. But they use their world of differences to distinct advantage on the just-released Es Tu Booty CD, a full-bodied offering of Latinized big-band blues...

    by Hobart Rowland on January 29, 1998
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    Exceptional Bass

    Quick, count the number of bassists you know who have led memorable jazz bands; if you have to use more than one hand to keep track, you're ahead of the game. By virtue of the role bass plays in jazz, bass players are usually thought of as part of th...

    by Seth Hurwitz on January 29, 1998
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    Now They're Cooking

    When the Moog Cookbook was invited to play live on MTV's Week in Rock, band members Uli Nomi and Meco Eno -- a.k.a. Roger Manning and Brian Kehew -- didn't see any drawbacks to accepting, even though it would mark their first-ever concert appearance....

    by John Jesitus on January 22, 1998
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    Rotation

    Sublime Second Hand Smoke Gasoline Alley/MCA So what if Sublime's idea of a good time involved getting high, looting, driving drunk and -- in the case of deceased lead singer/songwriter Brad Nowell -- ultimately overdosing on heroin? Beneat...

    by Craig D. Lindsey on January 22, 1998
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    Static

    Post-Teens trauma... Though Scott Ayers has been spending a lot of time holed up in his southwest Houston house since his band the Pain Teens broke up three years ago, it's not as if he's been sitting around gnawing on his toenails like a total reclu...

    by Hobart Rowland on January 22, 1998
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    Uncommon Cause

    At times, Consolidated seem less like a band than a cause-waving freak show. The quasi-militant San Francisco Bay-area trio is, quite literally, submerged in its own anarchic intentions. Tops among the group's laundry list of causes: animal rights, v...

    by Seth Hurwitz on January 22, 1998
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    No Fooling Around - Success has been anything but a cinch for Atticus Finch

    "I had seen the movie ten or 12 times, and it just always stuck out to me." Chris Laurents, drummer for amiable Houston modern rockers Atticus Finch, is musing over the origins of the band's name over dinner at a local restaurant, where the band ...

    by Bob Ruggiero on January 22, 1998
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    Cry Tough - Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

    Tommy Shannon and his wife, Kumi, are raising four elegant horses -- three of them Trakehners, an athletic European breed -- on their Austin ranch. This land, where the Shannons have recently settled, spills out into unspoiled Hill Country. With just...

    by Josh Alan Friedman on January 15, 1998
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    Static

    Uncomfy niche... Over the last few years, Clandestine has become such a reliable part of Houston's Celtic folk landscape that it's been tempting to take them for granted. Like its contemporaries in Ceili's Muse and Gordian Knot, this rustic foursome ...

    by Hobart Rowland on January 15, 1998
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    Tupelo's Curse

    Anyone who follows popular music knows that success is often a matter of timing. Yesterday's cool, after all, is today's Wang Chung. It wasn't long ago that alt-country was supposed to save the world. The genre even had its own supergroup in Unc...

    by Brendan Doherty on January 15, 1998
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