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Walter Becker

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    September 18, 2014

    Sampling Joe Sample: 1977

    By 1977, the individual members of the Crusaders were so successful that the pressure to record two albums a year no longer applied. There was no new Crusaders album in 1977, but that doesn't mean the members weren't working, and working hard. Trombonist Wayne Henderson was trying his hand at produ ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Steely Dan's Fagen: Houston Hotel Was "Old and Ailing, Just Like Me"

    Eminent Hipsters By Donald Fagen Viking Adult, 176 pp., $26.95 Fans of Steely Dan know that singer/keyboardist Donald Fagen usually dips a wry, sardonic, sarcastic, and sometimes poison pen into the pitch-black inkwell with his lyrics. And they cherish it. Many of his songs have become singalong ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend

    Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Cactus Music, August 30 It can't be a coincidence that the recent vinyl revival and the rise of young throwback soul bands like Austin's Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears have happened at the same time, but it sure works out well Friday night. To promote the band's b ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Donald Fagen Turns In Essay/Press Release For New Album

    Rewind: Last Night: Dukes of September Rhythm Revue at The Woodlands The press release that went out in advance of Donald Fagen's newest solo album, Sunken Condos, is the most exhaustive one I have ever seen in recent memory. I thought I knew the gist of Fagen's career, from his jazz beginnings, ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

    ​Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. ​The band managed to ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Sexy Halloween Costume Challenge For the Ladies

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. While we don't know when or where we'll black out/get sick this Halloween, ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Clint Black at RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy Houston Livestock Show & RodeoNot only does Clint Black know how to play to the home folks - after being introduced by his daughter Lily, he said hello to Tomball, Spring, Pasadena and his hometown Katy (but where, Aftermath would like to know, was Friendswood?) upon takin ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008
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    August 14, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    Bill Bentley Goes Online with Sonic Boomers

    Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans

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    March 16, 2000

    Rotation

    Music Reviews

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    July 1, 1999
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    March 7, 1996

    Sample Idea

    A boy and his electric toys are the source of Self's soundscapes

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