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Henry Mancini

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    September 16, 2014

    Sampling Joe Sample: 1975

    With the wild, platinum-selling commercial success of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark in 1974, Joe Sample's studio-session career went into warp drive. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he would sprint from one important project to the next. Sample's Crusaders dropped Those Southern Nights in ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014
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    April 18, 2014

    Dick Dale at Continental Club, 4/17/2014

    Dick Dale Continental Club April 17, 2014 Walking into the Continental Club, I had the thought: "Can Dick Dale still do it at 76 years old?" I mean, I know folks younger that can't even send an email, let alone rip a guitar like it's going out of style. But I would soon find out that not only can h ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Steely Dan's Fagen: Houston Hotel Was "Old and Ailing, Just Like Me"

    Eminent Hipsters By Donald Fagen Viking Adult, 176 pp., $26.95 Fans of Steely Dan know that singer/keyboardist Donald Fagen usually dips a wry, sardonic, sarcastic, and sometimes poison pen into the pitch-black inkwell with his lyrics. And they cherish it. Many of his songs have become singalong ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Last Night: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick at Toyota Center

    Aerosmith, Cheap Trick Toyota Center July 30, 2012 It always happens. I go into an Aerosmith show full of hate and distrust of laser-lips Steven Tyler and the Aero Posse and end up half-enjoying myself despite all the reservations that the rest of the world pumps into my head. It's like when you a ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 1

    ​We grew up on television. Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, afternoon re-runs, Sunday Disney and Wild Kingdom or Thursday night "must see" TV, we saw it. We noticed that on November 2, 1985, the Miami Vice¬†soundtrack went to number one on the Billboard charts where it would stay for ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Five Houston Supergroups We'd Like To See

    Marc BrubakerThe Tontons​Houston has become a cornucopia of musical talent. With so much goodness going on, it would be selfish to wish for more. So here's us, being a selfish ass and daydreaming about what could be Houston's greatest supergroups. MR. X Surf/Spy The first group we imagine wo ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    December 1, 2010

    What Is Classic Rock Today?

    ​What is classic rock in 2010? 15 years ago, it was was the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, anything Eric Clapton touched and every band your dad played in his car while he was making out with the girls he met before your mom. That's how we know classic rock: Big riffs, big voices, in ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Last Night: The Pixies At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Groovehouse​The Pixies Verizon Wireless Theater September 20, 2010 For more images from Monday's show, see our slideshow here. The Pixies are Costanza. In one episode of Seinfeld, a woman who had recently made George Costanza's acquaintance remarks to Jerry Seinfeld that there mus ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Buena Vista Social Club Screens At Domy Tonight

    Greetings from Florida. By the time you read this, Hollywood Shuffle will be well entrenched in the Sunshine State on our annual pilgrimage to visit family, douse ourselves in cuba libres and eat our body weight in Cuban pulled-pork sandwiched and plantains. It's long been a dream of HWS's to visit ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    He Said She Said: 10 Artists Who Never Got Their Due, Part Deux

    It's the plight of every musician. You struggle and struggle to make it big in the business, only to find that even the most modest margin of fame barely comes with a modicum of respect. Even artists with a lot of influence on later, more popular musicians fall by the wayside in the annals of rock ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Animal Cruelty Can Be Fun!

    Regular readers of the Houston Press and Hair Balls have been following the saga of the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care for some time as we've tried to raise awareness about mismanagement and abuse at the facility. Change is slow to come by, as the City and City Council continue to sit on their ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Suggested Names For NASA's New Space Station Module

    NASA is asking for the public's help in coming up with a name for the newest module on the International Space Station.The module will be "the world's ultimate observation deck": Eight refrigerator-sized racks in the Node 3 module will provide room for many of the station's life support systems. At ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008
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    July 27, 2006
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    July 20, 2006

    Dr. John

    Mercenary

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    March 9, 2006

    The Strokes, with the Eagles of Death Metal

    Wednesday, March 15, Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1666

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    August 5, 2004

    Various Artists

    Upstairs at Larry's: Lawrence Welk Uncorked (Vanguard)

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    June 10, 2004

    Monster Mash-up

    DJs Z-Trip and P deliver one of the first album-length mash-ups

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    December 26, 2002

    Flush 'Em All

    2002 -- the year Houston nightlife cleaned its colon

  • Culture

    November 7, 2002

    See, Hear

    Without Elmer Bernstein, scores of movies wouldn't have sounded the same

  • Culture

    March 29, 2001

    He Scores

    Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Hi Del-Fi

    New sounds from famed label

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    May 27, 1999
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    May 6, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    Pop Goes the Quartet

    Quartetto Gelato ain't your father's chamber quartet

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    September 10, 1998

    Bach to the Sax

    Catalyst breaks classical barriers

  • Calendar

    May 28, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 28 - June 3, 1998

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    May 7, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 7 - 13, 1998

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    March 16, 1995
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