Subject:

Squirrel Nut Zippers

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Who the Heck Is This Guy Jimbo Mathus Anyway?

    Jimbo Mathus was born in the land of the Mississippi Delta blues, where a singer has one of two choices when catapulting the hill-folk sound into mainstream Americana: Elvis Presley's blues or Huckleberry Finn's country. Though he looks the part of Finn, with his overalls and swanky countrypolitan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Week: Emeli Sande, Jimbo Mathus, Fitz & the Tantrums, etc.

    Emeli Sande House of Blues, July 8 A few years ago, it was Corinne Bailey-Rae, now here comes Emeli Sande to claim the title of the the British Isles' reigning soul starlet. The piano-trained Scottish native, now 26, notched the UK's top-selling debut of last year with Our Version of Events, a nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Friday Night: Andrew Bird at House of Blues

    Andrew Bird House of Blues October 12, 2012 Once in a while, I think it's healthy for critics to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves by tackling an assignment that is foreign to them, to test their powers of observation and analysis in a neutral environment. It's easy to rev ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel

    Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    How Bizarre: How the Hell Are These Songs All 15 Years Old?

    "Simple. Fifteen years have gone by." Nineteen ninety-seven may have been one of the most magical years in trash-pop history. You had the Spice Girls, Hanson, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton and Aqua burning up the radio as old-timers like David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John made retu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    The Roots Of Jimbo Mathus: From Charley Patton To Charlie Parker

    Jimbo Mathus's latest work, Confederate Buddha, was easily one of the most overlooked roots albums of 2011. Don't worry, we sort of slept through it too, but that just means you can make up for that with us by checking him out Saturday night at the Continental Club, with opening act Shinyribs. You ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012
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    November 24, 2011
  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Easy Credit

    Everything is art at downtown's indie compound of Dean's and Notsuoh...especially the people.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Lost '90s Songs Houston's The Zone Should Play

    ​A few weekends back, Craig's Hlist spent his whole weekend driving around town running errands listening to 106.9 The Zone, Houston's newest "alternative gold" radio station. In those 48 hours, our entire adolescence flew into our ears, reminding us of most every good and bad moment, at least ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    On Its 40th Birthday, the Top 10 Sesame Street Musical Guests

    Sing the blues, Kermit... or greens. We know how you feel. Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and Grover have something to celebrate. Sesame Street, their fictional New York borough, and the television show probably responsible for everything you knew as a kid, turns 40 today. Created ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Hill Country Hoodoo

    No record deal, no recordings — no problem for the South Memphis String Band.

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    BR5-49

    Wednesday, February 15, the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Endless Boogie

    Former Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus gets back to basics

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Keep On Truckin'

    Two Tons of Steel has gone from cover band to kings of the Texas dance hall

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    The b-sides

    Thursday, March 14

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Celebrate Good Times, C'mon!

    Merge and Matador reach ten years of indie success

  • Music

    November 19, 1998
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    August 6, 1998

    World of Their Own

    Carolina retronauts the Squirrel Nut Zippers swing clear of camp

  • News

    June 25, 1998
  • Music

    December 12, 1996
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    May 23, 1996
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    April 6, 1995
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