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Herb Alpert

  • Culture

    August 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Unscripted: Top 10 Actor/Musician Collaborations

    Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Stout and High

    Austin alt-country progenitors the Wagoneers return for the first time in 20 years.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    10 Sexually Suggestive, Food-Related Album Covers

    ​ If there are three things we report on quite well here at Houston Press Blog Central, it's food, sex and music. So, hell, let's merge 'em! Here is a rundown of ten of the most sexually suggestive, food- related album covers that caught our eye and gave us the craziest cravings. 10. Katy Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Whipped Cream Day & Other Delights

    ​When you think of whipped cream, you probably think of doing whippets off the canister or dessert treats. Or how the kids at Starbucks always ask if you want whipped cream on every goddamned thing you order. Today is National Whipped Cream Day, another fake holiday for us to give thanks for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The Worst Album Covers Of 2010

    Not a bad album cover. Not even close.​These are some of the worst album covers to grace store shelves your hard drive this year. Only a few of you seem to be buying albums anymore unless you still buy vinyl, in which case you are a saint and a scholar. You know what is a good album cover? K ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Los Skarnales

    The punk/ska band adds New Orleans funk.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, April: Springsteen, Jandek, Morrissey, The Faint, iFest, Cake... and Nickelback

    Harley C. Pitts​ Kevin and Dustin Welch, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, April 2: "Dustin (son of Kevin) Welch stunned the sparse crowd at the Duck last night from the first note of "One False Move," the brilliant opener to his new album, Whisky Priest. While the graying crowd had mostly come to hear the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Aftermath: Brave Combo at Discovery Green

    Photos by Allen Hill It would be interesting to find out how many weddings have taken place at Discovery Green since it opened last year, but it's hard to imagine that any of them could have been any livelier than Brave Combo's free concert there Thursday evening. In its second season, DG's free con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Aftermath: Cake at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Craig HlavatyCake has never sounded like anyone else, and no one that came after has ever come close to sounding like the Sacramento band either. It's not like Nirvana or Green Day, with 1,000 copycat bands immediately coming out of the proverbial woodwork to shove out their own shingle. E ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Never Go to a Party in Friendswood

    Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Nortec Collective

    Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Downtown H-town Throwdown

    Tearing it up at the Music Awards Showcase

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    Short Stuff

    Seize your three minutes of fame

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Pop Goes the Bastard

    Unlike the UK, Houston resists the urge to commit plagiarhythm

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Racket

    German culture has been a part of Houston for well over a century

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Masked Avengers

    Forget the headgear. Los Straitjackets are having a seriously good time deconstructing instrumental pop.

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    World Jazz

    Highlights from the Houston International Jazz Festival

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Party On

    Bad breaks haven't slowed Vallejo's funky ascent

  • Music

    May 6, 1999
  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    He's Ba-ack

    Burt Bacharach's swanky pop stylings return to hipness

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Baby, It's Him

    Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left

  • Music

    October 16, 1997
  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Heavy on the Lite

    Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy

  • Music

    April 17, 1997

    Broadcast Power

    What can a little radio play do? It can make you a star. Just ask Vallejo.

  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Same Old Waylon

    The most rebellious thing Waylon Jennings has done is not change

  • News

    October 20, 1994

    Tea at the di Portanovas'

    What excess comes with riches? A tea party reveals all -- almost

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