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Mike Gunn

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2013

    Out of the Past

    Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues

    Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Biggest Houston Bands of 1992

    Researching what the Houston music scene was like 20 years ago has been an eye-opening experience, to put it mildly. In that benighted era, the world was very analog. Musicians could design a gig flyer or type up some lyrics on their computers, maybe fiddle around with some primitive MIDI-type softw ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012
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    December 23, 2010
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    December 9, 2010

    Barfly Revisited

    A reunion for Pik N Pak, Houston's loudest icehouse ever

  • News

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    The Alabama Bookstop Remembered By 14-year Employee John Cramer

    Photo by Jim Parsons​With the exception of legendary one-eyed bookseller Jim Brown, nobody knows the soon-to-shutter Alabama Bookstop better than John Cramer. The curmudgeonly guitarist in local psych-rock bands the Mike Gunn and Project Grimm worked there - mostly as the receiving manager - ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009

    Vinyl & Compilations

    Alternatives to the full-Length CD are back with a vengeance.

  • Music

    November 27, 2008

    Turkey Trot

    Artists choose the songs that rocked their 2008 worlds

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007
  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Texas Garage Rock

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

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007

    Q&A: Linus Pauling Quartet

    Rosa Guerrero Editor’s note: this is an expanded version of Nicholas L. Hall’s interview with the Linus Pauling Quartet that appears as this week’s Music feature. The band releases their LP All Things are Light tonight at Proletariat with Mathletes, the Jonx and Jenny Westbury. Houston Pre ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    The Light Brigade

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

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Brash Melodies

    Charalambides comes home

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Acid Test

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

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Grimm and Bare It

    A reclusive (and bitchy) local musician debuts on stage at the Texas Psych Fest

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Grimm Reality

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

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Ozzy Lore

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

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Dunlavy

    The Alison Effect (Camera Obscura)

  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

  • Music

    January 2, 1997
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    July 25, 1996
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    January 26, 1995
  • Music

    January 12, 1995
  • Music

    December 22, 1994

    The Lame and the Great

    Lists you've been waiting all year for, in no particular order

  • Music

    September 29, 1994
  • Music

    September 15, 1994

    Big Band, Big Press Kit

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones! (Yawn...)

  • Music

    September 1, 1994

    Juicy Stuff

    Ames gets sued; the Juice -- Brutal and O.J.-- take to vinyl

  • Music

    July 21, 1994

    Torch Song Trilogy

    One woman's mission, and a three-night stand, benefits AIDS organizations

  • Music

    July 14, 1994

    Flop Like an Eagle

    Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs

  • Music

    June 9, 1994

    Deep-Sixed at 101

    KLOL to McKenzie: Donna, you ain't no rock and roll mama!

  • Music

    May 12, 1994

    Take My Picture -- Please!

    Police lawsuit over CD art blames it on da Rap-a-Lot

  • Music

    May 12, 1994
  • Music

    April 14, 1994

    I'm a Believer...

    Pink Floyd spectacular storms through wind, rain and Tyerades

  • Calendar

    December 2, 1993
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