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    Download: Pimp C, 1973-2007

    1. Solomon Burke: "Got to Get You Off of My Mind." Preview/Buy from iTunes Pimp grew up steeped in music, particularly Southern soul music. His father was a trumpet player for Burke, among others. In this Noz interview, Pimp talked about being a k...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 7, 2007 @ 11:15 am
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    Damage Control: Pimp C Tribute

    Matt Sonzala came out of retirement on Wednesday night to help broadcast this Pimp C tribute. The file is huge, so we'd suggest you right-click (or whatever it is you Mac people do) and save the mp3 on your hard drive. (And don't get distracted by th...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 7, 2007 @ 8:08 am
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    Slideshow: Howl at the Moon

    In this week's Nightfly, Shea Serrano takes you to Howl at the Moon, a former auto shop turned dueling piano bar. We sent photog Bill Olive out last weekend to grab some pics, and from the looks of it, he wandered into a mythical land of bachelor...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 6, 2007 @ 12:00 pm
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    The Apple of Her Eye: Pimp C's Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher Remembers Chad Butler

    League City resident and Deer Park teacher Susana Valdes never knew Pimp C. She did, however, know Chad Butler. In fact, she taught the Dirty South hip-hop legend sixth grade social studies back at Woodrow Wilson Junior High in Port Arthur. Here's t...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 5, 2007 @ 4:53 pm
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    Judy's Catalog Finally Available on CD

    "The three of us are in the studio this afternoon, doing the theme from an anime cartoon TV pilot," bassist Jeff Walton, now a TV and film composer, says. "I realized it needed to be a Judy's thing, so we're doing it." The Judy's first disbanded aft...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 5, 2007 @ 4:20 pm
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    Willie D Remembers Pimp C

    Willie D was very close to Pimp C. The Geto Boy and former boxer and radio host spoke with Houstoned Rocks earlier this afternoon about Pimp's musical soulfulness, self-confidence, anger and influence, and threw in a mean Pimp C impersonation while h...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 5, 2007 @ 3:45 pm
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    Lil' Flip Mourns Comrade Pimp C

    Just like he did with April's Virginia Tech shootings, Houston's Lil' Flip has posted a current-event song on his MySpace page before the ink on the newspaper headlines is even dry. This time, of course, it's the unexpected death of his friend and ...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 5, 2007 @ 2:09 pm
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    Drenched in Blog: Queens of the Stone Age in a Salt Mine

    aiming to release the footage for a concert DVD. This is a quick teaser clip. Expect the complete concert to be unveiled by spring. - Craig Hlavaty ...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 5, 2007 @ 1:07 pm
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    Drenched In Blog: Noddin' After Midnight

    This picture of Amy Winehouse surfaced from across the pond yesterday: My job is done for today. Have fun trying to scour that visage from your brains. Dr. Hlavaty recommends a bottle of sleeping pills and a fifth of the worst bourbon Kentucky can o...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 4, 2007 @ 3:05 pm
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    This Just In: Pimp C Found Dead in a Sunset Strip Hotel

    And the hits keep fucking coming. According to this TMZ report, Pimp C was found dead in his bed in a Sunset Strip hotel room this morning. The rapper, born Chad Butler, had just performed with Too Short at the LA House of Blues last Saturday. W...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 4, 2007 @ 2:03 pm
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    Get Lit: For You: Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen's Legendary Fans, edited by Lawrence Kirsch

    Canadian Lawrence Kirsch is such a fan that he wanted to present the written and visual show memories of other die-hards, and has done so brilliantly with For You. A lavish, gorgeous, detailed book, it is truly a pleasure to read and counters the oft...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 4, 2007 @ 8:08 am
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    Chris King Injured In Wreck

    File this under Bad News That Could Be Worse... In the wee hours of Saturday morning, former Carolyn Wonderland bassist and Jug O' Lightnin' drummer and universally beloved local figure Chris King was involved in a serious one-car accident on West Al...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 3, 2007 @ 5:25 pm
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    Blog in Drenched: Underwater Lives God

    As long I'm on the whole "backwards" tip, I might as well post this 1998 video from God Lives Underwater. It's three minutes of a Japanese guy pulling food out of his mouth. Just think of him as a confused version of Kobayashi, the champion eating-ma...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 3, 2007 @ 2:17 pm
  • Scarface, M.A.D.E.

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    Scarface, M.A.D.E.

    "I write in tears and pray till it hurts," Houston rapper emeritus Scarface offers on the excellent "Who Do You Believe In" on the grim, mournful M.A.D.E., an album that's as much Old Testament as old school. Paranoia is pervasive, vengeance sweet a...

    by Sam Chennault on January 17, 2008
  • The Art of Noise - Signal to Noise founder Pete Gershon turns his private collection into art

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    The Art of Noise - Signal to Noise founder Pete Gershon turns his private collection into art

    Music writers tend to be pack rats, accumulating all sorts of memorabilia over the years: gig posters, flyers and handbills; promotional trinkets and T-shirts; autographed album covers. Pete Gershon is no different, except next week the editor and p...

    by Chris Gray on January 17, 2008
  • Kobain Lounge - Insert Nirvana joke here

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    Kobain Lounge - Insert Nirvana joke here

    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 either. That's the basis of a somewhat off-kilter but entertaining argument being waged by Louis Wilcott...

    by Shea Serrano on January 17, 2008
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    Six Organs of Admittance

    Of all the artists associated with the freak-folk movement, Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny sounds most like a "normal" folk musician, largely because he's a much better guitar player than most of his peers; he's more Jimmy Page than John Fahe...

    by Daniel Mee on January 17, 2008
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    The Toasters

    For many people, ska died in the late '90s, around the time it graced the opening credits of the Daisy Fuentes-hosted incarnation of America's Funniest Home Videos. Fortunately, not everybody got the message. Arguably responsible for popularizing Tw...

    by Nicholas L. Hall on January 17, 2008
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    MGMT, Yeasayer

    If LCD Soundsystem is the Sound of Silver, then MGMT strikes solid gold. Essentially the duo of former art students Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, MGMT's disco-glam combines the Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever with David Bowie's futuristic v...

    by Austin Powell on January 17, 2008
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    Foo Fighters

    Foo Fighters have been many things to many people over their 14-year career. Everyone knows their history: beginning as Dave Grohl's studio project (1995's Foo Fighters), becoming modern rock's last bastion of hope (1997's The Colour and the Shape) ...

    by Craig Hlavaty on January 17, 2008
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