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John Cramer

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    April 17, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Punk-Rock "Newcomers" Screech of Death

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the original Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? The annual Sk8 & Rock concert serie ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Erin Rodgers, the Keys to Glass the Sky

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the original Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Describing Glass the Sky's music is ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Alycia Miles, Triumphant Soul Singer

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Sometimes I am just embar ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Piam, Poison Girl's Bacon-Fat Funk Specialist

    Who? DJ Piam is one of those Houston treasures that is hard to translate to outsiders. A bike mechanic by day, Piam slips into DJ mode when the sun goes down and lays down a mighty smorgasbord of late-'60s/early-'70s old-school funk that would tie even a music critic's head in a knot. He started co ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Mister Insane, Host of The Insane Show

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Would you watch a program call ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Jake Rawls -- Kemo For Emo Is Back

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jake Rawls is the lead gu ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Santos Pastrana, Sound Engineer and DJ Ninja

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Santos Pastrana tells us ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Dayta, Keeper of That Good Good

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Trent Icaza is a DJ and t ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Matthew Davis Buehrer, Runaway Sun's Globally-Thinking Bassist

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Do you like blues-rock? No ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Fat Tony, Third Ward to "BKNY"

    Who? Anthony Obi, aka Fat Tony, is a Nigerian-American rap musician from the great Third Ward, Houston, Texas. His his music is smart, fun and (according to Tony) "very enjoyable in Whataburger drive-thrus!" Home Base: "I like to keep it moving," Tony says. "I made my last two albums in Los Angele ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200 Noon, Rapper With a Lot On His Mind

    Who? The Houston rapper who goes by Noon, or Noonston, has a pretty compelling tale to tell and an easy flow, so we'll just let him take it from the top, as unfiltered as one of his rhymes. Here he is: Who I am is a question I think I just figured out. My whole life has been one big ball of confusi ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Jason Smith, Alkari's Space City Rocker

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? This Friday is a good day ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Penetrate, All Lit Up In "Neon Lights"

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? DJ Penetrate is a profess ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Catch Fever Is Catching On

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. It's always a good sign to mee ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Renée Jonard, Princess of Noise Pollution

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Houston native Renée Jon ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Junior Gordon, Big Man With a Big Sound

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Junior Gordon first came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Chad Smalley, Blaggards' Barse Player

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? What? If ass is arse when ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Damien Randle, K-OTIX Man of Action

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Damien Randle describes h ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Kevin Anthony, 45 Southbound Man

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? It's not even Mardi Gras ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Robert Kuhn, the Well-Traveled Islander

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? They say it's difficult t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Tyler Newberry, Head Chef In the Songwriters Kitchen

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Tyler Newberry came to ou ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Gunnar Cushway, Insko's Feel-Good Utilityman

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Everything about Insko fe ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200 Mario Rodriguez, Tax the Wolf/Bang Bangz's Wonky Power Monger

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? His full name is Mario Al ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: John Smith, Goodtime Continental Club Manager

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? John Smith is the dapper, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Dwayne Cathey, A Good Man to Scare People With

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Dwayne Cathey doesn't exa ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Walter Carlos, Guitar-Punisher of Funeral Horse

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Walter Carlos, who goes ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Ryan James, Putting Up a Good Fight

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who? In all likelihood you haven't heard much about Ryan James, but that's why we're ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: John Cramer, Guitar Apostle of Project Grimm

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jeez, where to begin... ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    5 Albums I'd Like to Read

    I suppose it was inevitable that Rush wrote a book. To move from long-form albums with intricate plot-lines and involved character development to a multi-hundred-page novel with the same isn't really much of a leap, after all, and prog has always been at least a bit about bombast. What could be more ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Local Musicians Come Together For Charalambides' Tom Carter

    Rewind: Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend Some local musicians are rallying to help out one of their own this weekend, and it appears that some good, weird tunes will be a happy side effect for the rest of us. Tom Carter, guitarist for long-running H-town expatriate avant-gardists Cha ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend

    Tom Carter, guitarist for Charalambides, the influential and prolific ex-Houston avant-garde/psychedelic duo, is out of intensive care and recovering at a rehabilitation hospital in Ahrenshoop, Germany after awakening from a medically induced coma last week. Carter's bandmate and ex-wife, Christina ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    Houston's Alleged Amnesiac, Coming Soon To Inside Edition

    The case of the Curmudgeon and the Amnesiac Drifter has legs. Inside Edition, the hard--hitting news program that launched blowhard Bill O'Reilly on an unworthy America, has picked up the story, putting it alongside such Frontline-esque headlines as today's vital (also Houston-tied!) scoop: "Fo ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Amnesia Victim's Possible Scam Restores Hero Curmudgeon's Lack Of Faith In Humanity

    In a story you read first on Hair Balls, local rocker and Bookstop warehouse manager (and occasional Press contributor and full-time curmudgeon) John Cramer helped Houston police crack the case of the mysterious amnesiac woman.Since then, the woman's identity has been made public. Her name is Janene ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    Crusty, Cynical Guy Performs Good Deed For Amnesia Victim

    Photo courtesy HPDThe amnesia victimIf you work on loading docks long enough, you develop an eye for the rhythms of a parking lot. You learn whose car is there daily, of course, but you also learn who's living in their car, and how to spot a dumped stolen ride. After 15 or so years as the receiving ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Texas Garage Rock

    This weekend's Texas Gone Garage festival turns up the volume

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    November 8, 2007

    The Light Brigade

    Linus Pauling Quartet: Crunchy on the outside, cheesy in the middle

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    July 26, 2007

    Ten Years After the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

    Where are the bands and nominees today?

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    May 25, 2006

    Partners in Rime

    People Under the Stairs fix the leak

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    February 9, 2006

    Getting Personal

    Nouveau punk rockeros need love, too

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    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

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    December 1, 2005
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    October 27, 2005

    Gettin' Jiggy Again

    The Jigsaw Killer returns in Saw's even sharper sequel

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    December 18, 2003

    Acid Test

    Enter the warped world of the Linus Pauling Quartet at your peril

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    May 9, 2002

    Grimm Reality

    John Cramer shows no signs of fading, no matter what the indie visionaries say

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    April 25, 2002

    Ozzy Lore

    Several Texans are trying to separate Ozzy the myth from Ozzy the man

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    November 22, 2001

    Dunlavy

    The Alison Effect (Camera Obscura)

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