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    January 30, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Good Grief Knows How to Have Fun

    Who? This local vinyl junkie is known as DJ Good Grief. He has been involved in mixing & producing live music since around 11 years of age. He is M\mostly known for catering to Houston's hip-hop audience and DJing behind local celebrity and upcoming rap artists. "I dabble in all styles of music and ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: November 12-15

    DJ Sun The Flat, November 12 For two decades now, DJ Sun has been a Houston turntable institution thanks to his his wide-ranging sets, which only start with jazz, hip-hop, R&B, soul, Latin, reggae, funk and electronica. They always come twice a week, on his KPFT-FM show Soular Grooves (9 p.m. Satur ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Your Musical Word of the Day: Calenture

    John Oxley LibraryClipper Ship Blackadder​Definition: A fever, specifically a fever that was supposed to affect sailors on long sea voyages to the tropics. The fever caused hallucinations that the ocean was actually a green field, and sailors would attempt to jump down to it only to drown. The ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011
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    January 20, 2011

    The Main Event

    Midwinter festival brings 12 hours of music to "The Island."

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    June 3, 2010

    Funk Brothers

    The Stone River Boys' debut Love on the Dial is as much Joe Tex as Buck Owens.

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    March 4, 2010

    Chatter: Say Hey

    Spearhead leader Michael Franti's Middle Eastern trip inspires an unlikely Top 40 hit.

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    April 2, 2009
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    January 15, 2009

    RIP Gary Kurfirst

    Stop Making Sense Music-business legend Gary Kurfirst passed away from undisclosed causes while on vacation in Nassau, the Bahamas, January 13. A venue owner, talent manager, film producer and label founder, Kurfirst opened New York City's Village Theater, later known as the Fillmore East, in 1967 ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
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    July 26, 2007
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    January 13, 2005

    Method Rocking

    Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.

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    October 31, 2002

    Sum 41

    Friday, November 1

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    September 14, 2000

    Jailhouse Rock

    Clifford Antone looks to diva Barbara Lynn and others to help him regain some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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    March 11, 1999

    Simmer Up

    Celebrating the love and music of Bob Marley

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    February 18, 1999

    They're Nationwide

    Local H breaks into the pop mainstream with genuine rock sound

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    December 24, 1998
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    July 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 23 - 29, 1998

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    July 9, 1998
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    October 9, 1997
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    September 25, 1997
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    July 3, 1997

    The Playa

    With partner/producer DJ Quik, Suga Free preaches Street Gospel

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    September 26, 1996
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    July 6, 1995

    Come to Her Window

    From the closet to the charts, Melissa Etheridge is out and rising

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    March 23, 1995
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    January 12, 1995
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    September 29, 1994