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    July 30, 2010

    Houston Scenesters Sound Off On The Fitzgerald's Changeover

    claren44 via Flickr​Nationally, the music buzz may be all about Kanye's somewhat belated discovery of Twitter, Justin Bieber on CSI and the "Teknoviking 2.0," but this week all anyone in Houston seems to be talking about is the impending Fitzgerald's takeover by Free Press Summer Fest partners ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008

    Aftermath: Electric Touch and Phantom Planet at Warehouse Live

    Electric Touch's Shane Lawlor helpfully points the way to the bathroom. Shane Lawlor, lead singer of Austin-based Electric Touch introduced his quartet as “the smoothest rock and roll band in the world,” and they definitely looked the part: tight pants, button-down shirts and vests; guitarist C ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008

    Texans Electric Touch Top Amazon's MP3 Chart

    Photo by Alexandra Valenti Another Austin band with Houston ties is off to an audacious start. Rockers Electric Touch's Live EP topped's MP3 Albums best-seller list this morning. Although at the moment they've yielded the top spot to Beck's brand-new (and, to be honest, a little un ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006
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    December 15, 2005

    Kapusta Kristmas

    Thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to be on Al Kooper's holiday list to hear some of the funniest tapes in history

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    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

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    January 22, 2004

    Bash-ing the Bigwigs

    Come Super Bowl week, you can still party downtown, even if you're not very important