David Beebe

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    November 13, 2014

    Little Joe Washington: The Stories Never End

    Houston is a little less of an action town today, after Wednesday's passing of Little Joe Washington, the mighty-mite of the local blues scene. Washington's death is believed to be due to diabetic complications; he was 75. I could prattle on here with the nuts and bolts of an overview of Joe's life ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Upcoming: Aaron Lewis, B.B. King, Christina Perri, Willie Nelson, Excision, Sebadoh, etc.

    2 Chainz: Fri., March 14, 8 p.m., $37.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. 4th Annual Holiday Bash featuring thelastplaceyoulook: With Otenki, Born Again Virgins, The Soapbox Revolution, Runaway Sun., Fri., December 20, 7 p.m., $10 to $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houst ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Visit Your Own Hometown: Houston's Top 10 Hotel Bars

    There are distinct advantages to drinking in hotel bars, even at hotels in the city where you live. There is always wi-fi available. The bartender doesn't care if you nurse or linger over your drink; most people are just biding time between meetings or flights anyway. You'll meet interesting people ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    The Intrepid Walker's Guide to Houston: A Sole of Houston Forerunner, Circa 1975

    (Part one of a planned series...) As the Preacher says, there's nothing new under the sun, and it turns out I was not the first Houstonian to write about adventures on long walks and/or bike rides in the Bayou City. More than 30 years prior to my first adventure (a 16-mile slog down Westheimer fr ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Is Houston America's Future Bicycling Capitol? Tom McCasland Thinks It Is, and Is Making It So

    Tom McCasland has long believed that Houston is a sleeping giant of a bicycling city, and these days Houston appears to be waking up and stretching its legs. Today Yale Law grad McCasland serves as the interim head of the Harris County Housing Authority, but even before he began his previous positi ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Sole Of Houston: UH Architecture Professor Graphs Bellaire Boulevard

    Ray Davies never sang about seeing stars on Bellaire Boulevard​Three years ago this month, David Beebe and I trekked Bellaire Boulevard from west of Highway 6 to the Little Woodrow's on the train tracks at the West U / Bellaire border. We didn't continue any further because the prosperous stretch ... More >>

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    March 20, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Just Your Average, Garden-Variety Mayhem At The Continental Club

    Photos by Chris GrayThe Stone River Boys​SXSW moves at such a frenetic clip that when you're finally able to catch your breath and collect your thoughts, it's almost over. That moment finally arrived for Aftermath at rockabilly troublemaker and Sirius/XM Outlaw Country DJ Mojo Nixon's annual "Mojo ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Frenchy's Celebrates 40 Years

    Photo courtesy of HoustonianSome restaurants epitomize the soul of their cities. There's Brown's Diner and the Pancake Pantry in Nashville, cheese-steak joints like Pat's and Geno's Steaks in Philly, and many a corner pizzeria in Chicago and NYC. For Houston, Frenchy's is just as iconic. The Creuz ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

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    January 15, 2009
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    July 17, 2008
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    December 7, 2007

    RIP, Rory Miggins

    Another day, another terrible blow to the Houston music community. 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 ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007

    Getting Better All the Time

    Dozens of local musicians come together to honor stricken comrade Stephen Adams with a tribute show for the ages

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    August 23, 2007

    Rough Justice

    Randall Jamail rides again

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    July 26, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    The Greatest Worst Song about Houston. Ever.

    In a Racket column some time back, I spotlighted a few of my favorite songs about Houston. I didn’t get around to telling you about some on the other end of the spectrum, like ‘80s soft rocker-turned-Christian music mogul Chris Christian’s “Houston,” the very worst tune about Houston ever ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    The Unusual Suspects

    He said, he said with Houston's former ska kings

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    August 17, 2006

    The Houston Slide

    The Medicine Show rocks the ephemeral city with eternal music

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    March 23, 2006

    South By So Huge

    Austin's little music festival is all grown up

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    December 26, 2002

    Change of Beat

    Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs

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    October 24, 2002

    Crash and Burn

    Landlords and bounced checks abort the Fabulous Satellite Lounge's ten-year mission to rock the Heights

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    October 17, 2002

    Buenos Aires Virus

    Continental Club dweller Glover Gill would sooner starve to death than give up playing tango. Not that guys who back Pavarotti and score Hollywood films waste away that often.

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    August 15, 2002

    The El Orbits

    Live in Houston, Texas (Freedom Records)

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    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

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    July 12, 2001

    Music Awards 2001

    A preview of this year's show

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    July 27, 2000

    Spreading Its Roots

    Austin's renowned Continental Club expands its reach. But will the Houston market exceed its grasp?

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    April 6, 2000

    Listen In

    KISS - The Suspects - Gestapo Pussy Ranch

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    June 11, 1998
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    July 3, 1997
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    October 10, 1996
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    September 29, 1994

    Somber News from Nashville

    Townes Van Zandt hospitalized with lung problems