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    Undertaker Update for Pimp C and Rory Miggins

    As everyone knows by now, the Grim Reaper feasted on the local music scene last week, first claiming Grammy-nominated rapper Pimp C Tuesday, then beloved Local Charm owner Rory Miggins Friday. Funeral arrangements for both have now been set. The Bea...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 10, 2007 @ 4:17 pm
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    Drenched in Blog Extra: Foxboro Hot Tubs

    When Drenched came to after Saturday night's Houston Press holiday party, we needed something to lift our deflated, dehydrated spirits. You see, open bars and rock writers mix just as well as peanut butter and anti-freeze. This is Foxboro Hot Tubs,...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 10, 2007 @ 2:06 pm
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    Drenched in Blog: The Song Remains Lame

    Are you guys serious? At this moment, people are lining up for tonight's Led Zeppelin reunion at London's O2 Arena? What's the big deal? Jesus, you would think Herman's Hermits are getting back together or something. Look, the band with the guy fro...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 10, 2007 @ 1:04 pm
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    Last Night: Heroes, SuperROOT, H.I.S.D. and Lower Life Form at Fitzgerald's

    We Got the Jazz: A Special Night of Texas Hip-Hop Beats and Rhymes Fitzgerald's December 8, 2007 Better than: The end of The Last Dragon when Bruce Leroy realizes he is the master and then whoops Sho Nuff. Download: "BPM" (Heroes), "Quarters" (Sup...

    @ Rocks Off by Shea Serrano on December 9, 2007 @ 8:52 pm
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    Sailing with Captain Jack

    And the truth is, I like Billy Joel. That's right, I said it. Billy Joel is just fine by me. As long as he's not driving me anywhere. This disturbing, yet extremely liberating, realization set in one morning last week when I stopped by Valero seeki...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 9, 2007 @ 8:08 am
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    Radio Houstoned: Caf Tacuba

    Click here for Olivia Flores Alvarez's interview (en espaol) with Joselo Rangel of Caf Tacuba. Caf Tacuba perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 8, 2007 @ 8:08 am
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    Weekend Music: Get Your Free On

    Save your money for a cab ride home from your holiday party, because you won't need it tonight: Houston's favorite youthful indie-rockers the Dimes juice a free 7 p.m. show at Sound Exchange with the buzzworthy solo Casio-tones of Hearts of Animals a...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 7, 2007 @ 4:48 pm
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    RIP, Rory Miggins

    We just received word that Rory Miggins, the long-time owner of East End bar Local Charm and grand man about town, has passed away at 50 of melanoma. The Irish (and northern English and Scots too) have a word for what followed in Rory Miggins's wak...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 7, 2007 @ 4:26 pm
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    Drenched in Blog: Pearland Represent!

    Earlier this week, the guys from venerable Pearland New Wavers the Judy's released a series of remastered reissues of their catalog. YouTube is awash in clips from their heyday, including a short documentary film. P.S. I'm pretty sure my Mom made o...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on December 7, 2007 @ 4:18 pm
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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
  • 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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