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Necrophagist performs Friday, June 8, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717. Arsis, As Blood Runs Black, Beneath the Massacre, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic, Daath, Faceless and Ion Dissonance also perform.
A tri-ologue with three scene vets about selling out, not being true to yourself and rocking too hard
Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act
Shakira vs. Mariah, head-to-blond-head
Sunday, August 6, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717
Ruminations on irony, Maidenhood and fraternity
Inside the world of death metal's premier vocal coach
A music-video renaissance is afoot -- but it's strictly on the download
Saturday, December 3, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.
Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11
If the Lost Boys can't get young Hispanic males to buckle up, nobody can!
You already know all about this year's crop of wolf bands. We examine the tiger, bear, shark and lion bands, and offer up a rock zodiac.
Monday, September 19, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest
The rock and roll life of Jeff Bagwell
Bowfire shows off its hot hands at Hobby
The Donnas out-Crüe the Crüe with a new spin on the old sex-and-excess glam formula
Diamond Dave rants on fashion, being a digital gigolo, his rival/tourmate Sammy Hagar, a pending lawsuit and a bunch of other stuff
Friday, November 9
The filmmakers have consumed all the standard clichés and yakked them up in the humorless Rock Star
The Me Generation hasn't stopped believin' in its own soundtrack
Awake (Universal Records)
Early recruiter of headbangers
Cigarette companies get crafty
Unlike their North American counterparts, Jamaican rappers are incorporating heavy metal into their material, with some amazing results
Unlike many of his rock guitar god peers, Joe Satriani has yet to flee to audiences overseas
Back in Black
Three adventuresome acts new to Houston set to perform
Mudhoney March to Fuzz
Retinkered Machine Head apes current metal sounds
Remember when Megadeth used to be the fastest, most talented metal band around?
Rage Against the Machine preaches anticapitalism, sells millions of records
After two years, Houston's demonseeds are ready for the public ear